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Mexico Partners with Overstock on Blockchain Land Registration

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Mexican government and Overstock’s Land registration division on the 4th of February 2019. In an article published by Nasdaq details about the agreement includes reference to a digital platform that will be developed to collect land registration information. Once all the information has been collected Overstock’s […]

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Crypto Tax in Chile to Starts in 2019

Starting this year, crypto investors in the South American nation of Chile, will have to start declaring and paying tax on their earnings last year, in 2018. Originally, the tax agency of Chile Servicio de Impuestos Internos SII, declared last year that cryptocurrencies were not subject to Value Added Tax (VAT). However, the tax agency […]

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Technology

IBM and Ford Pilot Blockchain for Cobalt Supply Chain

A press release from IBM has revealed a blockchain pilot scheme between IBM, Ford Motors, Huayou Cobalt, LG Chem and RCS Global . The pilot aims to investigate how blockchain can be used to “trace and validate ethically sourced materials”. The joint pilot covers vendors across the supply chain from mine to end-user. The blockchain […]

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The Challenge for Executives to Understand Blockchains

Forbes has published an article today entitled “The New C-Suite Confession: I Don’t Get Blockchains“. It recounts a common worry from many C-level executives that they neither understand blockchains nor the potential impact on their business. The article cites a survey by Deloitte, where 84% of 1,000 “blockchain-savvy” executives believed it would achieve mainstream adoption. […]

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Bitmain Owners Jihan Wu and Ketuan Zhan Step Down

South China Morning Post have published that Bitmain’s two founders Jihan Wu and Ketuan Zhan will be stepping down. The sources are said to be “people with knowledge of the matter”, likely via an internal leak. Bitmain Technology is the world’s largest cryptomining hardware vendor. They build rigs for large mining operations, accounting for 75% […]

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Poland to Lower Crypto Tax rate to 19%

This year tax authorities in Poland will start to treat crypto trades similarly to revenues derived from the equity market, and, with a lower tax rate of 19%. Cryptonews reported that MSZTax, a Polish Tax advisory firm, stated: ..the [applicable] tax rate will be lowered from 32% to 19% for those investors whose revenues will […]

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Overstock.com Becomes First US Company to Pay Taxes via Cryptocurrency

Overstock.com announced yesterday that it would be paying taxes in cryptocurrency, in the state of Ohio. It would pay its Commercial Activity Taxes (CAT) in Bitcoin (BTC) this coming February. [T]houghtful governmental adoption of emerging technologies such as cryptocurrencies (when accompanied by non-restrictive legislation over these technologies) is the best way to ensure the U.S. […]

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Yo, You Got Beef? Blockchain Does

Blockchain technology is being used to increase transparency and share information across the beef supply chain. Mutually beneficial for all parts of the supply chain, the move is a living example of where blockchains can be used to augment and improve traditional processes. The video talking about the industry adoption has been released by the […]

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Bank of England Poll: We Prefer Digital Currency to Cash as Gifts

In a Twitter poll by the Bank of England, respondents overwhelmingly prefer digital assets to cash as gifts. 75% of respondents preferred digital currency, whilst only 18% would like to receive cash. Perhaps a sign of growing adoption, over four times as many people preferred cryptos to cold, hard fiat. Gone are the days of […]

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BBVA and Porsche Execute First Blockchain Acquisition Term Loan

A report by FinTech Futures reveals that BBVA and Porsche Holding Salzburg have closed a term loan to back retail acquisitions within Europe and Asia. The loan is reported to be worth €150 million. BBVA claims this is an industry first: This is not only the first acquisition term loan ever arranged through blockchain technology, but Porsche […]

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Trump Names Pro-Bitcoin Congressman Mulvaney Next White House Chief of Staff

US President Donald Trump announced yesterday via Twitter that Mick Mulvaney will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff. He will be replacing John Kelly. Mulvaney is a Republican from the state of South Carolina. He has been a long time supporter of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Responsible for creating the bipartisan Blockchain Caucus, […]

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Bitcoin Ranks 1 in USA Google Search for 2018

The decentralised asset has had a controversial year to say the least. Its trading range over the past year has been from almost $20k to $3.3k. It has been condemned by institutional leaders, such as Jamie Dimon, as a ‘fraud’ while others like Morgan Stanley hail it as a new asset class. However according to Google, […]

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Opera Mobile Browser Rolls Out Crypto & Web 3 Support

Today Opera have publicly released cryptocurrency wallet and Web 3 support in their Android web browser. Earlier this year, we covered Opera’s beta releases testing these new features. Opera Browser is the first of the major browsers to offer Web 3 and blockchain support built in. The built-in wallet currently supports Ethereum and ERC20 tokens. […]

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Pigzbe, the Children’s Crypto-Wallet

Fiat allowances may become a thing of the past, if the Pigzbe Kickstarter crowdfund comes to fruition. The project aims to deliver a child-friendly hardware wallet for Wallo (WLO). WLO is touted to be a “family friendly cryptocurrency”. The device will help children develop skills in saving, budgeting and managing digital money. Parents can use WLO to […]

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