Tag Archives: Politics

Devs Behind Marshall Islands’ National Crypto Confirm Plans to Launch This Year

A national cryptocurrency for the Marshall Islands is still being actively developed, despite previous disagreements among government officials on the subject, a blog post from the team behind the coin revealed Jan. 10. In the recent post, the team behind the coin — dubbed Sovereign (SOV) — revealed that it had made “significant progress in finding partners, investors,… Read More »

What We Know About Yellow Vests’ Bank Run and How Crypto Could Help It

On Jan. 7, activists of the French grassroots political movement the Gilets Jaunes — Yellow Vests — announced a bank run via social media, essentially hoping to meet their goals by destabilizing the local financial system. Dubbed the “Collectors’ Referendum,” the movement’s latest demonstration calls on supporters to withdraw their savings from financial institutions on Saturday, Jan. 12.… Read More »

Russia to Buy Billions of Dollars Worth in BTC Next Month, Russian Economist Says

The Russian government is unwilling to allow the unilateral economic sanctions imposed by Donald Trump’s government to further affect its economy and may be considering a forceful measure to combat American power in this current diplomatic war. Vladislav Ginko According to Vladislav Ginko, a lecturer at Moscow’s Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Russian… Read More »

Dave Rubin Turns to Bitcoin for Crowdfunding After Alleged Patreon Censorship

American libertarian political commentator Dave Rubin has announced he is turning to Bitcoin (BTC) in lieu of the crowdfunding platform Patreon, in protest against the latter’s alleged censorship practices. Rubin made his announcement on Twitter Jan. 6. In an interview with the Washington Examiner last week, Rubin explained his decision to leave Patreon — which reportedly accounts for… Read More »

Thai National Tech Development Center to Introduce Blockchain in Voting

The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand has developed blockchain technology for e-voting, the Bangkok Post reports on Jan. 2. NECTEC is a statutory government organization that operates under the purview of the National Science and Technology Development Agency and the Ministry of Science and Technology. The organization chiefly promotes the development of computing, electronics,… Read More »

Pro-Bitcoin Official in the White House: What We Know About Trump’s New Chief Of Staff

United States President Donald Trump has appointed vocal Bitcoin supporter Mick Mulvaney as the new White House chief of staff. The 51-year-old politician, who is currently serving Trump’s administration as the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will become the acting chief of staff closer to the end of the year. The length of his… Read More »

Tim May: Original Crypto Anarchist Who Was Displeased With Crypto Hype

Timothy C. May, co-founder of the cypherpunk activist movement and author of “The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” has passed away at the age of 67. That information was first shared on Dec. 15 by alleged cypherpunk member Lucky Green via Facebook. According to Green, May had most likely died of natural causes earlier last week at his home in… Read More »

Switzerland Working on Major Changes to Develop Pro-Crypto and Blockchain Legal Framework

The Swiss government has recently announced that it would take a new direction regarding its position on the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, working out a strategy to create an appropriate legal framework to allow such technologies to flourish. In an official report released this Friday, the government recognized the importance of blockchain technologies as critical tools… Read More »

Pro-Bitcoin Mick Mulvaney Joins Donald Trump’s Cabinet as Acting Chief of Staff

President Trump seems to be highly interested in the potential of blockchain technologies and the benefits of using cryptocurrencies for the country’s economy. Yesterday, he addressed the nation via Twitter announcing the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as the White House’s new acting Chief of Staff. Mulvaney joins the list of politicians with pro-Bitcoin orientations to whom Mr. Trump… Read More »

Blockchain Could ‘Speed up the Economy,’ Says Nigerian Presidential Candidate

The presidential candidate of Nigeria’s leading opposition party has promised to support blockchain and cryptocurrency, local news outlet the DailyPost article reported Nov. 24. The Nigerian news outlet reportedly analyzed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar’s “Get Nigeria Working Again” policy that he reportedly promised to enact if he is elected president February 16, 2019. DailyPost… Read More »