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Norway: Anarcho-Capitalist Smart City Adopts Crypto as Sole Recognized Medium of Exchange

Liberstad — a private, anarcho-capitalist city in Norway — has adopted a cryptocurrency native to its blockchain-powered smart city platform…

Indonesia: New Legislation Recognizes Crypto as Trading Commodity

Indonesia has introduced new legislation that recognizes Bitcoin (BTC) as a trading commodity, Asia-oriented news outlet KrASIA reported on Feb.…

Japan Economic Alliance Asks Financial Regulator FSA to Reduce Tax on Crypto

The Japan Association of New Economy (JANE) has asked the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) to reduce the current tax…

SEC Starts Review of NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin ETF Rule Change Proposal

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started reviewing a rule change proposal for NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded…

CME Group CEO Terry Duffy: Government Involvement Key to Crypto’s Success

Terry Duffy, CEO of leading derivative market CME Group, has said that until governments start to accept cryptocurrencies, it is…

Russian Tech Giant, Blockchain Platform Sign Agreement to Improve Operational Systems

A subsidiary of Rostec, a Russian state-owned high-tech conglomerate, has partnered with blockchain platform Vostok, major Russian news agency Tass…

Fairfax County Pension Funds Invested $21 Million in Blockchain Technology

Fairfax county of the United States state of Virginia, has invested $21 million in Morgan Creek Blockchain Opportunities Fund, according…

Russian Minister of Justice: Cryptocurrency Doesn’t Yet Need to Be Legally Defined

The Ministry of Justice of Russia does not see the need to legally define the concept of cryptocurrency at this…

CFTC Official Argues Against SEC’s Grounds for Disapproving Bitcoin ETFs

Brian Quintenz, a Commissioner at the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has argued against the Securities and Exchange…

Spanish City Gives $13 Mln to Develop ‘Industry 4.0’ Technologies, Including Blockchain

The government of the Spanish city of Aragon has allocated over 12 million euros ($13 million) for the development of…

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