Taiwan will not regulate against ICOs and crypto

Unlike China and South Korea, Taiwan will not regulate against ICOs and cryptocurrencies
06 October 2017   487

Taiwan will not follow the paths of China and South Korea: the county is not to regulate against ICOs and cryptocurrencies. 

Today, Financial Supervisory Commission chairman Wellington Koo pledged to leave "space open" for the development of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology in Taiwan, as reported by international.thenewslens.com.

Just because China and South Korea are banning, doesn’t mean that Taiwan should follow suit – there is a huge opportunity for growth in the future. We should emulate Japan, where they treat cryptocurrency as a highly regulated, highly monitored industry like securities.
 

Wellington Koo
Financial Supervisory Commission chairman

Philipp Pieper, co-founder of Swarm Fund, a U.S.-based platform focused on attracting alternative funding for high-risk assets such as distressed real estate through tokenization, argues that "crypto is here to stay in some form, whether its fiat money and crypto in a hybrid or crypto only". The man continues, claiming that "if you don't realize that as a reality then you are shutting yourself down for future compatibility as a country or a company. There is a real systems competition that is happening where smaller more agile countries can outpace other countries in terms of their stance".

Waht the future has in stock for Taiwan, remains to be seen. What's important, is that Taiwan made a start.

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Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
22 February 2018   71

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.