Browsing the "Government" Tag

Germany Passes National Policy to Explore Blockchain But Limit Stablecoins

| Anna Baydakova

Germany's cabinet has passed a national strategy for exploring blockchain tech, while limiting the threat of stablecoins like Facebook's Libra.

UK’s Pensions and Welfare Department Eyes DLT for Faster Payments

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. Department for Work and Pensions is investigating distributed ledger technology as a way to boost its payments systems.

UK Announces ‘Dirty Money’ Crackdown, Including Tougher Crypto Regime

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. government has drawn up an action plan aimed to combat financial crimes that it says will include a new regime for crypto assets.

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Launches Blockchain Initiative

| Daniel Palmer

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has launched an initiative to study the "unique attributes and use-cases" of blockchain tech.

Snowden: ‘The Most Important Thing Bitcoin Is Missing Right Now Is Privacy’

| Diana Aguilar

Snowden used bitcoin to buy encrypted services to talk with journalists in 2013.

Rhode Island Looks to Adopt Blockchain For Government Use

| Daniel Kuhn

Rhode Island is looking for RFPs for blockchain projects including innovations in anti-fraud, medical marijuana management, and governmental…

Korean Government Plans Action Over Risks of Resurgent Crypto Market

| Daniel Palmer

With the price of bitcoin surging, the South Korean government has held an inter-agency emergency meeting over the risk for investors.

Australian Government Employee Charged With Mining Crypto at Work

| Yogita Khatri

A 33-year-old Australian IT contractor has been charged after he allegedly mined cryptocurrency on government computer systems.

IRS Says It Will ‘Soon’ Issue Crypto Tax Guidance in First Since 2014

| John Biggs

The Internal Revenue Service is working on its first tax guidance for cryptocurrency since 2014, the agency's commissioner told a lawmaker Monday.

South Korea’s Military Acquisitions Agency Plans Blockchain Pilot

| Yogita Khatri

The South Korean military acquisitions agency hopes a blockchain system can boost security and efficiency in defense business operations.