French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

Blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies keep gaining followers in a new course of action that is notably refreshing for the markets.  One of the most notable “embracers” was the French Minister of Finance, Bruno Lemaire, who declared himself to be passionate about cryptocurrencies: Alex Stachtchenko, co-founder of Blockchain Partner, a startup focused on providing consulting services in the use and implementation of blockchain technologies, made the information public. One of the key points of this statement is that it seems to imply that the cause of his previous scepticism was a…

Polish Finance Ministry Rolls Back Crypto Tax, Promises Smarter Regulation

Poland’s Ministry of Finance will temporarily suspend tax collection for cryptocurrencies, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported May 18. The Ministry says it will conduct an “in-depth analysis” of the crypto space to inform better regulation and taxation policies going forward. At the beginning of April – income tax statements in Poland are due on April 30 – the Ministry of Finance had released a statement clarifying that taxation for cryptocurrency transactions falls into two income tax brackets of 18 and 32 percent. An additional one percent levy tax due…

Seven Major Banks Begin Testing Blockchain Trade Finance Platform

Seven of India’s largest banks have joined a Blockchain-powered trade finance initiative led by Indian IT giant InfoSys, a press release announced May 16. The collective, known as India Trade Connect, includes institutions such as Axis Bank, ICICI and South Indian Bank. It was reportedly formed to conduct testing of InfoSys’ Finacle Trade Connect, a blockchain platform designed to “address the trade finance process requirements of banks.” Finance Trade Connect meanwhile already contains its fair share of bullish sentiment from participants. “We believe, this will enable automation, increase transparency as…

‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver Talks Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork | CNBC

Brian Kelly reports from Consensus on three things to watch. And Roger Ver (Bitcoin Jesus) on the bitcoin civil war. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on…

Crypto Company Circle Raising $110 Million In Latest Funding Round | CNBC

Jeremy Allaire, Circle CEO, talks with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” about the company’s latest funding round. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Crypto Company Circle…

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Goes After Institutional Investors | CNBC

Coinbase announced the launch on Tuesday of four new products aimed at that investor class: Coinbase Custody, Coinbase Markets, The Coinbase Institutional Coverage Group and Coinbase Prime. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News…

Bitcoin To Hit $50,000 By Year-End: BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes | CNBC

CNBC’s Seema Mody reports on the world’s largest bitcoin conference and Arthur Hayes, BitMEX CEO, discusses his outlook for the cryptocurrency. Included are CNBC’s Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Pete Najarian, Tim Seymour, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC…

Blockchain Company BitPesa Wants To Transform Payments In Africa | CNBC

Elizabeth Rossiello, BitPesa CEO and founder, discusses how her company allows customers to send and collect business payments between Africa and the rest of the world. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on…

St. Louis Fed’s James Bullard Talks Bitcoin And The Economy | CNBC

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks with CNBC’s Seema Mody about the state of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the U.S. economy, as well as the Federal Reserve’s views on interest rates, inflation and oil prices. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC…