Tag: government

Jul 13 2021

Bitcoin: An Orange New Deal

What would it look like if governments were to embrace and support the Bitcoin network?Investing In HopeYou know the New Deal -- a massive and unprecedented effort the United States federal government undertook in the 1930s to invest in infrastructure, build hope, and turn the course of a nation towards prosperity and justice. You’ve likely heard of the Green New Deal...

Jul 05 2021

Jun 26 2021

Country Adoption Methods For Bitcoin

Jun 26 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption culture government

How can nation states capitalize on this major technological advancement?The exciting thing about predicting a Bitcoin future is there is very little direct history to draw on. Everything is new, unpredictable, terrifying, and full of opportunity. Until El Salvador, there were no data points, but perhaps this provides insight into the next country-sized domino to fall. What internal or external catalysts...

Jun 13 2021

Brazil’s Central Bank Delays CBDC Timeline to 2024

Brazil’s central bank, the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB), is pushing for more time to roll out its central bank digital currency (CBDC). Earlier in May, BCB released a document covering the general guidelines and characteristics of Brazil’s future CBDC. Roberto Campos Neto, BCB’s chief central banker, also stated earlier last year that the country would likely be prepared and ready...

May 13 2021

Government Adoption: Cryptos are property in Texas, Hungary to cut taxes

The ruling class is turning its eye to the cryptocurency space. Institutional adoption is one of the biggest stories of the last few months. After that, governments might follow suit. From MicroStrategy to Square, from Visa to Goldman Sachs, institutional buyers and big companies are slowly moving into the space. The money attracted them, and their presence created a feedback loop that fueled...

Apr 16 2021

Peer-To-Peer Is Patriotic

The founding principles of Bitcoin echo that of the genesis of the United States of America.In the spring of 1774, the British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts, dubbed the Intolerable Acts by the soon-to-be-free Americans. Months later, in the spring of 1775, Paul Revere would...

Apr 07 2021

Ukraine’s Civil Servants Report Owning $2.6 Billion Of Bitcoin

Apr 07 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  business government ukraine

A Ukranian government data report indicates that public officials there have declared owning 46,351 BTC, with several whales among them.According to Ukranian government data transparency provider Opendatabot, civil servants in the country have declared owning a total 46,351 BTC (worth some $2.6 billion at the time of this writing).The declarations...

Mar 30 2021

Bitcoin Has Won Over Institutional Investors: Could Governments Be Next?

When Bitcoin surged to an all-time high of $17,000 in late 2017, the cryptocurrency headlined media outlets and financial journals -- but not for the right reasons. Analysts and major institutional figureheads bashed...

Feb 17 2021

Dubai Free Zone Becomes First UAE Government Entity to Accept Bitcoin

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business dubai government news payments

The free zone accepts payments in bitcoin, ether and the tether stablecoin.

Feb 15 2021

Australia’s Blockchain Ecosystem Needs More Support From Regulators, Says Industry Body

Blockchain Australia CEO Steve Vallas believes the country is "well placed" when it comes to blockchain, but a bigger conversation is needed with financial regulators.

Feb 08 2021

India May Side-Step Parliament to Push Through Crypto Bill: Report

The bill would potentially kick off the development of a digital rupee while banning “private cryptocurrencies.”

Dec 11 2020

Putin Orders Russia’s Public Officials to Report Crypto Holdings

Russian civil servants must start reporting their crypto assets as the country's first crypto law comes into force in January.

Dec 07 2020

Thai Excise Department Will Deploy Blockchain Tech to Boost Tax Collection

Dec 07 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  government news policy & regulation tax tech

All three of Thailand's tax departments reportedly aim to improve tax revenue collection using blockchain technology.

Nov 24 2020

Bitcoin Critic and Economist Janet Yellen Set to Lead U.S. Treasury

Nov 24 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  government people regulations

According to the Wall Street Journal, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen could become the next Secretary of the Treasury. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Yellen for the position. Yellen's Vocal Criticism of Bitcoin If Yellen is confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold the position of Treasury secretary. She will also be the first person to lead three of the...

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