France Is Cutting Taxes for Retail Crypto Traders – CoinDesk

Amateur cryptocurrency investors in France are currently stung heavily when it comes to tax day, but that is about to change, reports indicate. The French Council of State, the body that advises the government on legal matters and acts as the supreme court for administrative matters, announced Thursday that profits arising from cryptocurrency sales should … Read more

Alibaba Advances Blockchain Food Fraud Platform to Pilot Phase – CoinDesk

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is trialling a blockchain platform for supply chain tracking in bid to prevent food fraud. The new pilot program will use the blockchain-based Food Trust Framework to track international shipments to China from Australian healthcare supply firm Blackmores and New Zealand dairy product maker Fonterra via Alibaba’s T-Mall e-commerce arm, according … Read more

PBoC Research Lead Touts Hybrid Approach to Blockchain Decentralization – CoinDesk

Giving up absolute decentralization could solve many of the problems facing blockchain technology, according to Yao Qian, the People’s Bank of China’s digital currency research lead. In an opinion article, published by Chinese business news site Yicai on Friday, Yao summarized the current state of development of bitcoin and blockchain technology and offered his view on how … Read more

PBoC's Research Lead Argues for Hybrid Approach to Decentralization – CoinDesk

Giving up absolute decentralization could solve many of the problems facing blockchain technology, according to Yao Qian, the People’s Bank of China’s digital currency research lead. In an opinion article, published by Chinese business news site Yicai on Friday, Yao summarized the current state of development of bitcoin and blockchain technology and offered his view on how … Read more