Category: Daily Roundup

Roundup – 08/11/2018 – France Lowers Cryptocurrency Tax by 6 Percent & more

France Lowers Cryptocurrency Tax by 6 Percent Currently, the gains tax on cryptocurrencies lies at 36.2% in France. A new amendment wants to reduce the tax to 30%. The same rate applies to many other financial products as well. However, the bill still needs to pass the parliament which will discuss the amendment in the […]

Roundup – 07/11/2018 – Pro-Bitcoin politician has Become the Governor of Colorado & more

Pro-Bitcoin politician has Become the Governor of Colorado The pro-Bitcoin politicain Jared Polis has become Colorado’s new governor. Cryptocurrencies are not just a side-note in his programm. Polis wants to impose blockchain-friendly policies in the state to help innovative companies in the financial and adjacent sector in Colorado. Another one of his ideas is to […]

Roundup – 06/11/2018 – Unknown Token Makes up Large Part of Gas Activity on Ethereum Blockchain

Unknown Token Makes up Large Part of Gas Activity on Ethereum Blockchain An unknown token is responsible for driving up the gas price on the Ethereum network. The token is called Omniscience Dedication Financial. The holder address sends out various amounts of ODF to addresses. According to the Gas monitoring website ETHgasstation.info, The token accounts […]

Roundup – 05/11/2018 – Blockchain Researchers Claim EOS is not what it Claims to be & more

Blockchain Researchers Claim EOS is not what it Claims to be The Research and Testing Company Whiteblock Claims that EOS is not a Blockchain but a “distributed homogeneous database management system”. According to their research, it also suffers from heavy security issues and is not as efficient as it claims to be. The press realease […]

Roundup – 3/11/2018 – Blockchains CEO Wants to Build a Smart City in Nevada & more

Blockchains CEO Wants to Build a Smart City in Nevada Jeffrey Berns has acquired 67,000 acres in the desert of Northern Nevada to build a smart city. Reportedly, he invested $170 million USD for the land alone. Berns met up with Tesla founder, Elon Musk and the governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval.  The project has […]

Roundup – 02/11/2018 – Black Rock CEO: No Bitcoin ETF until Bitcoin is ‘legitimate’ & more

Black Rock CEO: No Bitcoin ETF until Bitcoin is ‘legitimate’ Black Rock, the world’s largest asset management firm stated that it will not launch a Bitcoin ETF before cryptocurrencies have become legitimate. Larry Fink, the CEO of Blackrock, is basically bullish on Bitcoin. However, remains skeptical on short-term. Major issues like anonymity and its consequences, […]

Roundup – 01/11/2018 – Seoul Court Rules that Banks Cannot Block Crypto Exchange Transactions Based on AML & more

Seoul Court Rules that Banks Cannot Block Crypto Exchange Transactions Based on AML A Civil Law court in Seoul has ruled that banks cannot block fiat-transactions of a cryptocurrency exchange solely based on AML suspicions. The case in question was that of Coinis against the Nonghyup Bank. It was the first time that an exchange […]

Roundup – 31/10/2018 – Second Largest Diamond Manufacturer Joins Tracr & more

Second Largest Diamond Manufacturer Joins Tracr The DeBeers Group, South Africa’s largest player in the diamond industry, has developed Tracr. The blockchain solves the problem that a buyer of jewelry cannot be sure about the origin of the product. With Tracr miners can save all relevant data of a diamond on a blockchain at the […]

Roundup – 30/10/2018 – Germany’s Financial Watchdog Wants Global Regulation for Crypto & more

Germany’s Financial Watchdog Wants Global Regulation for Crypto & more The president of the BaFin (Germany’s financial authorities), Felix Hufeld, is critical of ICOs. He stated that investors have few rights and that many ICOs are untransparent. Investors could hardly research whether a legitimate business model backs an ICO or not. Even fraudulent schemes are […]

Roundup – 29/10/ 2018 – Liberland Will Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency and Will Be Run like a DAO & more

Liberland Will Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency and Will Be Run like a DAO The president of Liberland, a microstate between Croatia and Serbia, wants to implement a new currency. So far, the small country has relied on Bitcoin as a reserve currency. Liberland’s president and founder Vit Jedlicka has strongly libertarian views. In order to […]
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