Oman Creates Blockchain Club

A Blockchain Club has been established in Oman to explore financial technologies and potential of blockchain technology
27 November 2017   945

The announcement stems from the recently held Blockchain Symposium, organised by a number of government institutions among which were the Central Bank of Oman (CBO), the Capital Markets Authority (CMA), the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) and many others.

The founding meeting was held at the Cultural Club, which was attended by the founding members and other interested parties. The meeting aimed at development the club’s organizational framework and exploring the ways in which the new body can become an educational center and platform for sharing the latest developments in this realm.

We have started the process of establishing the first blockchain company, and while Oman Blockchain Solutions and Applications is a company that will not undertake projects itself, it will be a vehicle where every person who would like to test an application can come on board and probably find the right financing, and the right access to regulators and decision-makers in Oman.

 

Abdulsalam bin Mohammed al Murshidi

Executive-president of the SGRF

The club will work under the Cultural Club and is expected to initiate its activities in the near future.

Member of British Parliament Wants to Payl Tax in BTC

MP  comments were made shortly after the Ohio government allowed companies registered in this state to pay bitcoin taxes
11 December 2018   7

Eddie Hughes, a member of the UK Conservative Party, said that the state should make it possible to use Bitcoin when paying taxes and utilities. It is reported by The Daily Express.

Eddie Hughes, who represents North Walsall in parliament, calls himself a "crypto-enthusiast with amateur knowledge." According to him, the blockchain technology attracts a lot of attention, and therefore members of parliament "must understand it."

Eddie Hughes also said that he recently met with representatives of the Royal Society for Water Rescue, which accepts donations in cryptocurrencies, after which he came to the idea of ​​making it possible to use Bitcoin when paying municipal taxes and utilities.

It just feels like it gets talked about a lot, wherever you go in the UK, and as MPs we have a duty to understand it. 
 

Eddie Hughes

MP

Hughes comments were made shortly after the Ohio government allowed companies registered in this state to pay bitcoin taxes, which he also reminded in his interview within the publication.