While the global economy continues to groan under the corona pandemic, the German crypto industry is starting the new year with a tailwind. This is ensured by the federal government’s new crypto law, which is only waiting for the approval of the Bundestag.
Milestone: Cabinet Adopts Blockchain Securities Law
The first hurdle has been cleared: After the Federal Cabinet around Ministers Olaf Scholz and Christine Lambrecht passed their law on the issue of electronic securities last week, the domestic crypto industry rejoices at the upcoming location advantages. In future, digitally securitized securities should have the same status as their analogue, documented counterpart. Now only the Bundestag has to agree, which will probably not thwart the ministers‘ bill. The foundation stone for the federal government’s blockchain strategy has thus been laid.
Crypto values vs. Crypto values: On the dissonance of German and European crypto regulation
The supranational coordination between the organs of the European Union and its member states has its pitfalls and bottlenecks. The regulations of one do not always go hand in hand with the implementation of the other. This also applies to the regulation of crypto values. In his guest commentary , specialist lawyer Lutz Auffenberg from the law firm Fin Law puts the German and European regulations on the dissection table – and in the process reveals many inconsistencies. It’s worth reading.
Every year again: Maduro wastes Petros at Christmas
Christmas is a time of giving: this is what Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro also seems to have in mind. Last week he announced that he would be giving out half a petro to Venezuelan pensioners and public sector workers as a Christmas bonus. However, the fact that no one gives completely without intention also applies to the autocrat. With the initiative, this kills two proverbial birds. On the one hand, Maduro seems to want to buy back part of the long-lost support in the population with the action. On the other hand, the government will want to continue pushing the state Bitcoin Revolution, which, according to reports, is still hardly used almost two years after its publication.
Hard bandages: Estonia takes action against letterbox companies
Thanks to cheap electricity and benevolent public authorities, Estonia has long been considered the Mecca of the blockchain industry. Now it seems to be over. After companies around the world took advantage of the favorable local legislation for a long time and moved their mailboxes to the Baltic States, the government is only now making an official announcementAccording to the authorities, licensed more than 1,000 crypto companies with „minimal ties to the country“ in the past year. The authorities simply do not have the capacity to oversee them. Now new legal regulations are on the way. The promised land seems to wither for foreign profiteers.
Former PBoC governor: Digital yuan is not a world currency
In the books of Western monetary authorities and governments, the digital yuan is one of the biggest nightmares of the coming years. For many, the currency project embodies the sick arms of Chinese imperialism, which is now also interfering in the economic order. A former governor of the PBoC is now giving the West a cautious all-clear: According to Zhou Xiaochua, Beijing is not aiming with the digital currency to replace the monetary system of other countries. However, the CBDC could facilitate cross-border trade, reports the South China Morning Post. However, diplomatic rhetoric is unlikely to calm the foreign policy hawks among Western leaders.