Tag: legislation

Putin Orders Drafting of Digital Currency Laws, Affecting Miners

Following a few months of conflicting statements, recent reports from the Kremlin indicate that Russian President Vladimir Putin has┬ámade a decision on digital currencies. He has ordered┬áhis government to create laws meant to clearly govern the status of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, but also to thoroughly regulate initial coin offerings, mining, and other aspects of cryptocurrency by summer 2018. Decisions, Decisions While there have been several hints that Russia …
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What is Nevada’s Pro-blockchain Bill?

Regulation and blockchain technology are not often a good combination. There is a lot of confusion regarding how blockchains work and what part of them can be regulated in the first place. Nevada is perhaps the first region in the world to officially introduce a pro-blockchain bill. The goal is to block local entities from taxing blockchain transactions. This is quite an intriguing development, but what does this pro-blockchain bill …
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Germany Legalizes Testing of Autonomous Vehicles on National Roads

It looks as if the topic of self-driving cars has taken another turn in Germany. The government recently legalized the testing of autonomous vehicles. That is quite a significant development for this industry, as Germany was a bit on the fence regarding this innovative technology. Moreover, it also means German automakers won’t have to export vehicles to the US anymore. A Big Step For Autonomous Car Testing It has to …
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Belgian Minster of Justice Plans to Crack Down on Bitcoin Activity

Bitcoin users around the world are well aware of how governments will never see eye-to-eye when it comes to cryptocurrency. The Belgian Minister of Justice aims to make the use of bitcoin semi-illegal in the country by confiscating all of the coins in circulation. The plan is to draft a new legislative proposal that would apply to Belgium, and possibly the rest of the European Union as well. Another Proposal …
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