French Lawmakers to Lower Cryptocurrency Tax by 6 Percent

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French lawmakers have adopted an amendment to the 2019 budget bill that will cut capital gains tax on bitcoin sales to 30 percent from 36.2 percent. This will bring cryptocurrency transactions in line with other non-real estate assets, which are taxed at a flat rate of 30 percent. Also Read: Survey: South Africans Turn to Crypto…

South Korea Cracks Down on Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Funds

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South Korean financial regulators are cracking down on unauthorized cryptocurrency funds. In particular, one crypto fund launched by a local exchange is reportedly being investigated. The exchange claims no wrongdoing as its token activities were carried out overseas, but has promptly canceled its plan to launch a second fund. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into…

Taiwan Drafting National ICO Standards

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The Taiwanese Financial Supervisory Commission is drafting a set of national standards for initial coin offerings. The regulator reportedly aims to make tokens as easy to invest and as liquid as stocks. The commission emphasizes that it “has no intention of curbing the creativity and productivity associated with cryptocurrencies if they are not used as…

Proof of Use? Civil Believes This ICO Model Lets It Sell Anyone Tokens Legally

Proof of Use? Civil Believes This ICO Model Lets It Sell Anyone Tokens Legally

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Amid regulatory uncertainty, the ICO industry has all but cut off retail investors. But will a new model open it up again? Civil is testing it.

South Korean Lawmaker Proposes Special Crypto Zone for ICOs

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A South Korean lawmaker has reportedly proposed designating a regulation-free special cryptocurrency zone aimed at initial coin offerings. It has been about a year since token sales were banned in the country but the government has yet to introduce any guidelines for them. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Proposal…

Korea's Jeju Island Appeals to President in Push for ICO Hub Status

Korea's Jeju Island Appeals to President in Push for ICO Hub Status

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The governor of South Korea’s Jeju island is maintaining his push to turn the autonomous region into a blockchain and initial coin offering free zone.

Binance Backs $32 Million Funding for Unicorn Founder's Crypto Stablecoin

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With an e-commerce company leading the launch of a new stablecoin, its founders and allies believe they can really bring crypto to consumers.

Can Security Tokens Save Crypto From the Bear Market Blues?

Can Security Tokens Save Crypto From the Bear Market Blues?

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A conference this week in Canada saw discussion of how securities tokens might offer a path for blockchain products to reach consumers.

Tickets Now On Sale for San Francisco's First 'Blockchain Music Festival'

Tickets Now On Sale for San Francisco's First 'Blockchain Music Festival'

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Tickets for the first music festival, set to be powered by blockchain technology this October, are going on sale Wednesday.

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

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Even though it’s yet to gain much notoriety, token project Spectre is innovating in a trending area – private staking for proof-of-stake blockchains.