Exploring Digital Currency and E-payments in the Caribbean

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*+-This article was originally published by Shiva Bissessar in the Trinidad Express and posted on the Pinaka Technology Solutions blog. It is reposted here with permission.  In November 2014, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) commenced a study entitled “Opportunities and risks associated with the advent of digital currency in the Caribbean,” where… Read more »

What Do the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals Mean for the Blockchain?

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*+-The UN is conducting a Summit this week (Sept 25 – 27, 2015) to adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are meant to shape national level strategies for development and poverty alleviation for the next 15 years.  The 17 goals include items like: ensuring gender equality, achieving food security, combating climate change, conserving… Read more »

DCC Convenes LIVE Social Impact Chat with Factom, BitGive, MIT’s Media Lab, and Code to Inspire

*+-On September 15th, the Digital Currency Council partnered with TechChange, the leading provider of online education in technology and social change, to host a LIVE conversation about how digital currency can impact global development. Headline speakers included: Factom’s President, Peter Kirby The BitGive Foundation’s Executive Director, Connie Gallippi The MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative’s… Read more »

Russia Celebrates Bitcoin Women’s Day

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*+-В этом году #Bitcoin сообщество отмечает Международный женский день впервые. Праздник лозунг 08.03.2015 является #MakeItHappen! Кажется, мы получили отличную возможность рассказать о вкладе женщин в развитие Криптовалюта. После третьего, но навсегда первых, Bitcoin конференции России, мы встретились с Натальей Гавриленко. Москва – Киев – Санкт-Петербург – и Москва вновь. Москва снова, и снова будет что-то… Read more »

Unleashing the power of Bitcoin mobile payments

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*+-There is no longer any doubt that widespread smartphone adoption will completely change the distribution game in Latin America. In Mexico’s case, 43% of the population has internet access and 27% have smartphones, which goes to show that, for a large segment of the population, mobile is internet . This gap will only close further… Read more »

Empowering Women in Co-Ops: Finding Financial Freedom and Control in Bitcoin’s Multi-Signature Technology

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*+-Several studies show that cooperative organizations empower women in the developing world, especially in farming, textiles and crafts. While the structure of a co-op can bring women together, they often face significant legal and cultural barriers preventing them from exercising independent control of the co-op’s finances. Bitcoin’s multi-signature capability could increase economic inclusion for women,… Read more »

The Blockchain and Mobile Money for Agriculture in Developing Countries?

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*+-Many compare the emergence of the decentralized blockchain payments system to the emergence of the internet. While there were those who predicted the collapse of the internet there have been others who predict the collapse of the world’s first decentralized payments infrastructure. Fortunately, there has not been any US federal crackdown but instead a cautious… Read more »

Income Tax Treatment of Virtual Currencies in Singapore

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*+-Businesses that choose to accept virtual currencies such as Bitcoins for their remuneration or revenue are subject to normal income tax rules. They will be taxed on the income derived from or received in Singapore. Tax deductions will be allowed, where permissible, under our tax laws.

Luis Buenaventura of Satoshi Citadel Industries and Rebit.ph encourages us to “show, don’t tell” the benefits of Bitcoin

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*+-As part of the Digital Currency Council’s Continuing Education partnership with Inside Bitcoins, the DCC’s Director of Curriculum, Dan McArdle, has had the opportunity to interview the thought leaders that will be speaking at Inside Bitcoins Singapore on January 29-30. Today, we share insights from Luis Buenaventura, Head of Product for Satoshi Citadel Industries and Co-Founder of Rebit.ph…. Read more »

Oscar Darmawan of Indonesia’s Leading Bitcoin Exchange Compares the Adoption of the Blockchain to Democratization

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*+-As part of the Digital Currency Council’s Continuing Education partnership with Inside Bitcoins, the DCC’s Director of Curriculum, Dan McArdle, has had the opportunity to interview the thought leaders that will be speaking at Inside Bitcoins Singapore on January 29-30. Today, we share insights from Oscar Darmawan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bitcoin.co.id in Indonesia. Dan: Tell us… Read more »