Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Simply Existing Positively Impacts Monetary Policy: Research

The existence of private decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) has a healthy impact on governments’ fiscal and regulatory policy, a new analysis contends. TThe argument was put forth in a paper published on Aug. 16 by Max Raskin (NYU School of Law), Fahad Saleh (McGill University) and David Yermack (NYU Stern), entitled “How Do Private Digital Currencies Affect Government Policy? 3 positive impacts of cryptos simply existing The analysis notes that as regards the global financial system, the question of cryptocurrencies’ influence is not confined to whether or not the…

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Is US Environmental Tax Policy Hindering Solar Power to Fuel Digital Technologies?

Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, AI and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies, necessitate very high consumption of electric energy, currently produced with coal and fossil fuels with adverse environmental effects. A global shift towards green energy will require the removal of the technological/infrastructure, financial and regulatory/tax policy barriers. In a series of articles, we will evaluate the tax, digital technology and solar policies (including space power satellites) of the top CO2 emitting countries. The United States is at the forefront of blockchain and artificial…

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Bitcoin 

World Economic Forum Forms Tech Policy Councils for Blockchain, AI, IoT

The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced the formation of six separate “fourth industrial revolution councils” to work on new technology policy guidance, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 29. Per the release, the councils intend to help regulators regulate artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, blockchain, drones, internet of things and precision medicine. The boards — allegedly composed by over 200 leaders from the public and private sectors, civil society and academia — will also gather regularly to address the absence of clearly defined rules. The announcement notes…

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Chinese Social Media Giant WeChat Bans Crypto Transactions in Its Payment Policy

Chinese social media giant and payment service provider WeChat banned cryptocurrency transactions in its payments policy. Dovey Wan, founding partner of crypto investment firm Primitive, tweeted the news on May 7. The tweet contained a screenshot of the policy changes, which intimates that users who engage in cryptocurrency trading will have their accounts terminated. Wan expressed concern that since most over-the-counter transactions are happening in WeChat, “this may impact local liquidity to quite some extent.” WeChat is a popular messaging and payments service provider in China, also featuring game integrations.…

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