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South Africa’s ANC Election Manifesto Cites Blockchain as Game Changer

South Africa's ANC Election Manifesto Cites Blockchain as Game Changer

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed the ruling African National Congress (ANC) manifesto ahead of May’s elections which features the advancement of blockchain as an important tool for change. After a ten-year period of chaotic government in South Africa under the Zuma government, a man now under pressure and facing trial for corruption, the country is looking at Ramaphosa …


Beijing to Enforce New Blockchain Laws to Monitor Internet Content

Beijing to Enforce New Blockchain Laws to Monitor Internet Content

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the state body for internet censorship, has announced new guidelines for controlling the blockchain space in the country. The plan for tighter control over blockchain service providers was introduced in October of last year. Beijing’s Blockchain Information Service Management Regulations will take effect from 15 February, showing how urgently the government wants to curb content …


Canada Debates Crypto Campaign Donations as Elections Loom

Canada Debates Crypto Campaign Donations as Elections Loom

With the Canadian General Election scheduled for later this year, Elections Canada, the body responsible for overseeing federal political fundraising, is polling the relevant parties on the question of whether campaign contributions could be allowed in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Elections Canada have posted online that “with interest in cryptocurrency on the rise, political entities have requested guidance on accepting …


Iran Reinforces Its Stance Against Telegram Crypto

Iran Reinforces its Stance Against Telegram Crypto

The Iranian government has reinforced its position on the ban of Telegram messaging app in a recent post by the Tehran Times yesterday. According to the news outlet, the Secretary of Criminal Content Definition Task Force Javad Javidnia said: “One of the most important factors in banning Telegram was a sense of serious economic threat from its activities.” The authorities …


Crypto Reading Catch Up? Now Could Be the Perfect Time

Crypto Reading Catch Up? Now Could Be the Perfect Time

With cryptocurrencies currently languishing ahead of their next step major step forward as international interest continues to grow, now might be the time to grab something to read, do some research, fill a few educational gaps, and prepare for the future as the industry gathers new momentum. Whether it be a fiction or a non-fiction read, there is plenty out …


Identification, Tax, Self-Regulation Named Emerging Trends in Crypto Regulation

Ex-senior official at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Jeff Bandman recently shared his expectations on the future of cryptocurrency regulations, pointing to identity checks, a clearer tax obligation, and industry self-regulation as trending areas. Bandman said that a turning point for cryptocurrency regulation came in 2013 when the US government auctioned off the substantial amount of confiscated Bitcoin seized …


MEP Eva Kaili: ICOs Needed When Banks Overregulate

MEP Eva Kaili: ICOs Needed When Banks Overregulate

Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Eva Kaili has revealed that a report on initial coin offerings (ICOs) was being prepared for the European Parliament that would promote their use as a crowdfunding tool. ”We really need [ICOs] when banks are overregulated and projects need liquidity… we must try not to overregulate them and stop innovation,” she said. MEP Kaili made …


US Politician Sets Record Straight on Crypto Campaign Donations

US Politician Sets Record Straight on Crypto Campaign Donation

US politician Brian Forde published an article Monday criticizing the misinformation around cryptocurrency campaign donations, pointing to a number of areas where these contributions are far more transparent than they are portrayed as in the mainstream media. Forde has a number of notable achievements in US politics, including serving as Senior Tech Adviser in the Obama administration where he was …


US Study Reveals Contentious Opinions on Bitcoin Campaign Donations

US Study Reveals Contentious Opinions on Bitcoin Campaign Donations

A recent study that gauged voter opinions of cryptocurrencies in US political campaign donations has revealed positive yet cautious sentiments. The survey conducted by research firm Clovr gathered the views of 1,023 registered US voters across a number of areas including financial stability, legality, foreign interference, and political misuse. The results were then further filtered down by political affiliation – …


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