Paying Salaries in Bitcoin to be considered in Israel

The solution to encourage talented specialists of the technological firms with Bitcoin is presently being mulled by the authorities of Israel
14 June 2018   159

Israel companies are generally known by high salaries, conductive working conditions and regular promotions. But all these things are not enough: nowadays the officials of the state are thinking about the encouraging perspective specialists with salaries in Bitcoin. 

The Example has been given by the company Spot.IM. The client asked the officials about a permission for paying its employees` wages in bitcoin. Such cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin are hardly regulated by the security and taxation systems in Israel. In order to overcome all the possible difficulties, Spot.IM is aimed to solve these problems by setting the airbag arrangement with the state authorities. Presently the negotiations with the Israel Securities Authorities are kept. First of all, the exchange rate is being discussed, as it is necessary to consider the volatility of Bitcoin exchange rate.

As soon as all the agreements with the agency would be reached, this issue can be transferred into the Ministry of Labour coordination. The ministers of the structure are  already concerned with the matter and are to be involved in making the decision in near future. Spot.IM is going to take on the costs of conversion. 

The specialists of the technological company Spot.IM are confident about the future of cryptocurrencies, but actually the firm is not yet involved with them. Among the customers of Spot.IM are such news services as Time Magazine, NBC, Huffington Post, Engadget, Fox News and others. Spot.IM is responsible for the social interactions and commentary on these resources. Since the establishing in 2012, the company managed to raise $38 million. In November of 2017 the firm gained $25 million, partially these earnings are owned by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

Crypto Exchange White Label Service launched by OKEx

OKEx, one of the biggest exchanges in the world, has declared the run of a crypto exchange creation programme ‘Digital Asset Exchange Open Partnership Program’
20 June 2018   72

The announcement claims that the programme is intended to “nurture a new generation of digital asset exchanges”. To establish a new crypto exchange, interested parties have to provide OKEx with a domain name, logo, and specialties of the management team. They are assured to possess “solid industry experience, quest for service excellence, and strong industry influence.”

Applicants should also deposit 500,000 OKB tokens into their accounts. This equals around $2.5 million at the present rate, according to coincodex.com. OKB is a utility token that were first sold in March of this year in packages of up to 100, each costing $100. They can be applied to settle transaction fees on the exchange and traded for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tether.

The applicants will get access to OKEx’s fitting system (which links up buy and sell orders), cold and hot wallets (offline and online cryptocurrency storage), clearing system (which handles money transfer), client support system, and know-your-customer and anti-laundering systems. They will also get support from the OKEx technical team.

100 places are suggested by the programme in its first phase. It is anticipated to start in July. The announcement also points out the setup that the new exchanges must have. They will develop their own native tokens, and distribute them as follows:

  • 25 percent to themselves;
  • 24 percent to OKB holders;
  • and 51 percent to be mined.

OKEx explains the mechanisms by which the tokens will be mined/released. The term white label was firstly invented in the music industry - a white label vinyl record was a release so new that it had not yet been labelled, a much sought-after thing. Presently it cites to a service or product manufactured by one company and sold to another for re-sale under a different brand name.