According to local news agency Izvestia The Russian state-owned bank Sberbank is introducing non-contact ATMs in Russia using blockchain technology. The aim is to improve security and reduce the spread of coronavirus. A pandemic has paved the way for contactless technology. From touchless travel, payments, touchless toilets to touchless ATMs introduced in the Russian market. Touchless solutions are becoming increasingly popular and are setting new prospects.
Governments around the world are introducing laws that impose taxes on the income from BTC transactions, but there are still a few countries that allow investors to buy, sell or store digital assets without paying a penny. Today we present you with a list of eight countries that can be considered as a Bitcoin tax haven.
Italy is one of the countries most affected by the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. It is slowly starting to recover the economy. Among the programmes aimed at improving the situation, there is a project to combat counterfeiting and its key aspect is the development and implementation blockchain technology.
Just before halving, Bitcoin's Hash Rate almost reached its new ATH. Unfortunately, shortly after halving (as expected by many analysts), drastic drops was recorded. According to data provided by blockchain.com, the 7-day average HR value of the BTC network increased for the first time since May 11th. Although small, as only 1% of the rebound may suggest a slow stabilization of this very important indicator.
Mastercard, has joined the ID2020 Alliance, a global company whose main goal is to create a digital identity for every person in the world by 2030. According to the company this would improve quality of life.
According to the Russian government, cryptocurrencies trading is about to become a crime, and traders could end up in prison. This is part of a law bill through which Russia wants to regulate cryptocurrencies.
Many central banks around the world are considering their own digital currencies to start competing with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Some countries have speeded up their work on this technology after Facebook announced its plans for the global digital currency Libra in June 2019, but only a few have taken real steps in this direction, while France has just successfully tested its CBDC central bank currency, the digital euro.
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