Belarus to Legalize Cryptocurrency and ICO

President of Belarus is expected to sign a decree which would legalize cryptocurrencies through the Belarusian High-Tech Park (HTP)
24 November 2017   693

In 2005, Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree to set up an IT-focused special economic zone, similar to Silicon Valley in the U.S, called the High-Tech Park. HTP explores provisions for cryptocurrencies and ICOs at the legislative level.

Among other provisions, if the law is passed, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offering (ICO) tokens will be approved for circulation. In addition, exchanges will be able to trade rubles for cryptocurrency, ICOs can be used for financing, and mining will also be allowed by law in Belarus.

The decree provides for the introduction into civil circulation of cryptocurrencies and tokens based on the technology of blockchain. A comprehensive legal regulation is proposed so that HTP residents can provide crypto exchange services, exchange cryptocurrencies, attract financing through ICOs, [and] use cryptocurrencies and tokens in civil circulation.

 

HTP statement

Belarus is also about to have its first centralized cryptocurrency exchange. Set to launch in the spring of next year, it will be the first centralized cryptocurrency exchange in Belarus with the possibility of legal input and output of fiat funds.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   218

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.