Investors See Possible El Salvador Bitcoin Embrace as Too Little to Move Market

El Salvador's announcement was largely ignored by markets, possibly due to the country's small size, analysts say.

Markets  ·  7 June 2021

Has COVID-19 Made Biden’s Big Spending the New Normal?

The pandemic has made Americans increasingly open to getting help from the government. The Biden budget aims to make the most of those feelings.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 May 2021

Ex-London Stock Exchange Chief Says UK Should Embrace Crypto Post-Brexit

"It is a good example of a policy area where independence allows us to be more agile," said Xavier Rolet and others in a blog post.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 February 2021

Dubai Free Zone Becomes First UAE Government Entity to Accept Bitcoin

The free zone accepts payments in bitcoin, ether and the tether stablecoin.

Business  ·  17 February 2021

Australia’s Blockchain Ecosystem Needs More Support From Regulators, Says Industry Body

Blockchain Australia CEO Steve Vallas believes the country is "well placed" when it comes to blockchain, but financial regulators need to take a more active role.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 February 2021

India May Side-Step Parliament to Push Through Crypto Bill: Report

The bill would potentially kick off the development of a digital rupee while banning “private cryptocurrencies.”

Policy & regulation  ·  8 February 2021

Putin Orders Russia’s Public Officials to Report Crypto Holdings

Russian civil servants must start reporting their crypto assets as the country's first crypto law comes into force in January.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 December 2020

Thai Excise Department Will Deploy Blockchain Tech to Boost Tax Collection

All three of Thailand's tax departments reportedly aim to improve tax revenue collection using blockchain technology.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 December 2020

Cryptocurrency Is Just a Minor Threat to the State

States still have the armies, the police and – on a good day anyway – democratic legitimacy. All of that still matters, and will for a long time.

Policy & regulation  ·  17 October 2020

Australia to Spend $575M on Tech Including Blockchain to Boost Pandemic Recovery

The investment comes as Australia attempts to make a recovery from the recession brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Policy & regulation  ·  1 October 2020

How the Battle for Thailand Is Being Fought on Twitter

The Thai government and pro-democracy protesters are at war over social media. Authorities blocked local access to a Facebook group that was critical of the monarchy. Young protesters now fear the military government is interfering with Twitter as well.

News  ·  26 August 2020

Thailand to Raise $6.4M With Sale of Blockchain-Based Bonds

The Thai Public Debt Management Office plans to sell the cheaply priced bonds through a state-owned bank’s blockchain e-wallet.

Tech  ·  17 June 2020

Governor: Colorado Startups Have Raised $50M in Venture Capital

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis joined CoinDesk at ETHDenver where he talked about the future of crypto regulation.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 February 2020

Japanese Lawmakers Will Propose Digital Yen to Counter Libra, China: Report

Around 70 politicians from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party plan to propose the nation issue its own digital currency.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 January 2020

EY Launches Blockchain Tool to Help Bring Accountability to Public Finances

The accounting giant is using blockchain tech to assist governments in improving transparency and accountability in the management of public funds.

Business  ·  16 October 2019