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Belgian Think Tank Calls for Crypto Exchange and ICO Regulations at EU Level

A report from a Belgian think tank that will reportedly be distributed to European Union (E.U.) ministers calls for unified legislation on cryptocurrencies and more scrutiny on how they are distributed to investors, Reuters reported September 5. The report, ostensibly released by Brussels-based think tank Bruegel, comes ahead of an informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers from the ...

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Major Think Tank Envisions a Bright Future for Cryptocurrency in Venezuela

Addressing the financial situation in Venezuela will pose many challenges. Cryptocurrencies are still in the best position to make a meaningful impact in this regard. The Center for Strategic and International Studies is thinking along the same lines. Venezuela Needs Cryptocurrencies to Survive The financial struggles taking place in Venezuela have been documented quite often in the past few months. ...

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U.S. Think Tank, AEI, Argues for Self-Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

The U.S.-based political think tank, American Enterprise Institute, recently published an essay arguing for the self-regulation of the cryptocurrency industry and said that government regulation should only be used as a last resort. Broynwyn Howell, author of the essay, started off by mentioning how it is understandable for governments that see the price volatility and technical complexity of cryptocurrencies to ...

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US Think Tank Urges Clarity With ICO Regulation Proposal

The non-profit CATO institute has released its proposal for ICO regulation in an effort to push US agencies to commit to a policy and settle the issue of clarity. Cato Institute Pushes US Regulators for ICO Clarity The libertarian think tank established in 1974 which focuses on issues of public advocacy in media and society released its two-tier proposal in a brief ...

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Indian Govt. Think Tank to Trial Blockchain for Fertilizer Subsidy Payments

India’s most influential state-run think tank is set to undertake a research project to explore the use of blockchain technology for fertilizer subsidy disbursements to farmers. The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI), the Indian government’s primary policy-making body, has entered a statement of intent (SOI) with the fertilizer giant Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) to develop ...

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Shark Tank Investor Barabara Corcoran

Millionaire investor and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran has revealed that buying a home with bitcoin is the future. Her comments come at a time when cryptocurrency’s market capitalization has been plummeting for months now coupled with gruff criticism from some quarters. In a recent interview with Money, Corcoran intimated that buying and selling a home for cryptocurrency makes a lot ...

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Think Tank Director Tells UK Parliament That Blockchain Is ‘Pixie Dust’ and ‘Magic Wands’

Martin Walker, director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, dismissed blockchain technology, calling it a “pixie dust” fad before the British Parliament, Business Insider reported May 1. Walker, who directs a think tank that aims to improve the quality of executives’ decision-making, spoke before the Treasury Committee at a hearing on blockchain in the financial system. Walker said it can ...

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Indian Think Tank Proposes Digitizing Medicine on Blockchain to Fight Counterfeits

Indian think tank the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) is hoping to put all drugs made and consumed in the country on a blockchain in attempts to crack down on counterfeits, according to sources with NITI Aayog. Despite the fact that India has been a vocal supporter of blockchain-based technologies, the country made headlines this week after barring its ...

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The Buy In | The New Crypto “Shark Tank” Gameshow

‘The Buy In’ is a new TV show focused on crypto and blockchain. Teams will be competing in a “Shark Tank” style competition to get their ICOs funded – and you get to be one of the sharks. That’s right, in true decentralized form, anybody watching the show will be able to participate in the outcome of the competition and ...

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