In 2017 China Filed the Most Blockchain Patents

The Financial Times reports that most patent filings for Blockchain technology to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2017 came from China. The data collected by Thomson Reuters from the international patent organization show that over half of the 406…

Switzerland Wants to be The Crypto-Nation

Earlier this year, Johann Schneider-Ammann, economics minister, said Switzerland wanted “to be the crypto-nation”. The country has become a hub for initial coin offerings, whereby start-ups sell digital tokens to investors, and a Swiss foundation is…

Germany Will Not Tax Bitcoin When Used as…

The German Federal Ministry of Finance posted a notice yesterday regarding VAT tax treatment of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. In brief, the German government will not tax bitcoin when used as a method of…

Gibraltar GBX Rock Token Sells Out in 9…

The Rock Token, known as RKT, went live at 1pm today after a successful general public token sale which sold out in 9 seconds. The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Rock Token has officially started trading on…

Crypto Ban Lifted by Israel’s Supreme Court

Finance Magnates reported yesterday, Feb. 26. that Israel’s Supreme Court has issued a temporary court order prohibiting Leumi Bank from restricting the banking activity of crypto broker Bits of Gold. [caption id="attachment_1488" align="alignnone" width="590"] Yuval…