Philippines to Issue 25 Crypto Exchange Licenses

The administrator of a government-controlled economic zone in the Philippines has revealed plans to issue licenses to cryptocurrency exchanges
03 July 2018   1093

Residency in the Cagayan Special Economic Zone of the Philippines will be received by 25 "trustworthy" crypto exchanges, CCN reports.

The agency plans to issue licenses to sites whose activities do not contradict the current cryptocurrency legislation of the country.

We do not want the Philippines to be a haven for scammers even if these scams are happening abroad. That’s why through our probity and integrity check we can determine if their transactions are just designed to entice unsuspecting people to invest in Bitcoin or whatever crypto coin that is a fraud.
 

Raul Lambino

Chief, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority

According to him, cryptocurrency exchanges having an office in a special economic zone will have to invest at least $ 1 million in it within two years of work.

Despite the limited number of licenses, each of 25 crypto exchanges will be entitled to issue up to 30 trader and broker sub-licenses.

In April, the authorities of the province of Cagayan said that they intend to allow the activities of ten bitcoins and blockchain companies in a specially designated economic zone where they will receive tax preferences and create new jobs openings.

Most Crypto-Optimists Live in Norway, Bitflyer Study

According to bitFlyer's poll on future of crypto, europeans believes cryptocurrency has future
24 April 2019   82

Most Europeans believe that in ten years digital currencies will continue to be in demand, but they do not have the same confidence about Bitcoin. This is reported by Cryptonews, citing a study of the bitFlyer.

10 thousand people from ten European countries took part in the online survey. Of these, 63% believe in a “bright future” cryptocurrency. However, not all Europeans are confident in the future of Bitcoin - only 55% believe that the first cryptocurrency will exist in ten years.

It is also noteworthy that, despite the fall in prices of most cryptocurrencies that lasted for almost a year, the majority of respondents positively assessed the prospects for the development of the market.

Most of the “crypto-optimists” turned out to live in Norway - 73% of the inhabitants of this Scandinavian country are convinced that a decade later, digital currencies will still be in society. This is followed by Italy (68%), the Netherlands and Poland close the top four (67% each).

The percentage of consumers who believe cryptocurrencies will still exist in 10 years’ time
The percentage of consumers who believe cryptocurrencies will still exist in 10 years’ time

But the exact form of cryptocurrency will exist, almost no one knows. Only 8% believe that they will become money, and 7% - a tool for investment or a means of preserving value.

The fact that Bitcoin is not generating as much support as other cryptocurrencies is in part a symptom of the market’s volatility, but is also a direct impact of the constant media attention that is associated to its volatility.
 

Andy Bryant

COO, bitFlyer Europe

He also added that the study demonstrated how much remains to be done to increase public awareness of the benefits and opportunities of cryptocurrencies.