India IT industry participants have urged the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which serves as the nation’s financial authority to reconsider its decision to exclude crypto-related products from its fintech regulatory sandbox
The National Development Council (NDC) of Taiwan which will in June create a new blockchain association as part of the country’s effort to explore the potential applications of blockchain technology. Does your country know blockchain technology?
South Korea's amended tax law stipulates that any company innovating with specific technologies such as blockchain will be entitled to some tax deductions. The deductions will be from the company's research and development (R&D) expense and will vary in value depending on the size of the business.
The Italian Ministry of Economic Development released a list of 30 experts from several industries that will become part of a newly created blockchain advisory board. The new board is expected to identify essential public and private sectors where blockchain technology could be adopted within the nation's economy to a significant effect.
Blockchain and cryptocurrency experts in Nigeria has continued their call for regulation of the emerging industry. In a recent meeting organized by crypto exchange, Luno, the enthusiasts reflected mostly on what has been a fruitful beginning for the African crypto industry and looked forward to what is needed to enlarge the coast.
French MPs Jean-Michel Mis and Laure de La Raudière had written a report requesting that the French Government release €500,000,000 ($569m) for the development of state-level blockchain infrastructure within the next three years.
According to reports from the Financial Times, transport ministers from, France, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, and Greece have joined Malta to sign a declaration that will promote the use of Distributed Ledger Technology such as blockchain in their countries.
The research arm of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) known as LabCFTC has published a new guide about smart contracts. CFTC will subject smart contracts to laws such as the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and anti-money laundering (AML) rules
Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president of Nigeria, has stated that if he eventually wins the 2019 presidential election he is to create regulations that will make blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies thrive in the African region