A good number of countries including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Italy, Estonia, Ukraine, Denmark and Russia are planning to use blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) to conduct their polls via sophisticated electronic processes and in other vital sectors. As the US presidential elections are getting closer, some blockchain-friendly candidates including Andrew Yang are proposing the use of the technology in e-polling, to avoid vote rigging and manipulation of poll results as what happened in the last elections.
Innovative technology giant countries such as Malta, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, and Estonia, are in the top 5 European nations which are friendly to blockchain, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and have acknowledged the importance of creating a cryptocurrency focused economy. Nevertheless, forming, registering and operating a cryptocurrency firm, how much good the ground is levelled, the crypto businesses in the continent still experience serious problems.
The first quarter (Q1) of 2019 introduced several key legal updates concerning cryptocurrency taxation. Q1 has seen various countries such as Italy, United States (U.S), Japan, Denmark, Poland, Romania, Venezuela, Indonesia, South Africa, India, Chile and others, define tax treatment for cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), the top virtual asset by market cap (MC), Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP).