French Parliament Rejects Crypto-Friendly Tax Changes

In France, several proposed changes to the laws governing the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies were rejected in the parliament on December 17th. The proposals would have made the tax treatment for transacting in cryptocurrencies more advantageous. The decision comes a week after two French lawmakers released a report advocating for the investment of hundreds of millions of public money in blockchain technology.

Read the full piece at CryptoSlate.



In Shift from White Paper, Substratum to Begin Trading ICO Treasury

The CEO of decentralized computing startup Substratum Network announced the company is planning to begin actively trading some of the $13.8 million USD it raised in its 2017 ICO. In doing so, it appears the company is backtracking on its white paper, where it promised to hold its treasury funds in a predetermined portfolio.

Read the full piece at Bitsonline.




Radio Appearance on Danielle Smith Show

I appeared on the Danielle Smith show on CQHR 770 in Calgary, Canada on November 13th to discuss the proposed blockchain smart city in Nevada. I wrote a story about the project for Bitsonline called, “Blockchain Firm Plans to Build Smart City in Nevada Desert.”

You can listen to the audio here.

More information on the Danielle Smith show here.


New BancorX Service Looks to Connect EOS and Ethereum

Bancor is connecting Ethereum and EOS, the two largest smart contract platforms, with a new cross-chain liquidity network. Called BancorX, the new service looks to facilitate the creation of the untested “token economy.”

Read the full story at Bitsonline.

Next Up: BAT Pumps After Coinbase Pro Listing Announcement

Coinbase Pro said on November 2nd it was listing Brave Attention Token (BAT). The first trading pair available will be with the USDC stablecoin. BAT’s price jumped nearly 20 percent on the news.

Read the full story at Bitsonline.