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Czech Firm Reveals $100 Mln Venture Fund for Israeli Startups With ‘Emphasis’ on Blockchain

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Investment banking firm Benson Oak revealed it would pump “around $100 mln” into Israel-based startups with an “emphasis” on blockchain, local Israeli news outlet the Jerusalem Post reported today, July 9. The Czech-headquartered giant’s subsidiary Benson Oak Ventures will focus specifically on the Israeli market. Having already raised $25 mln, a further $75 mln is Read More

Israel Tax Authority Convinces Local Exchange to Report Big Traders

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Taxes Tax agencies around the world keep applying pressure on bitcoin and crypto companies to make their operations transparent to them. The latest example comes from Israel, where a local exchange with over 50,000 clients has been convinced to report its bigger traders to the national tax authority. Also Read: Decentral Launches Its New Crypto Read More

Game of Thrones Bitcoin Hacker Included in Broader Iranian Sanctions

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Featured US Department of Justice formally sanctioned an Iranian company and nine Iranian nationals for broad, worldwide hacking schemes against government outlets, universities, energy concerns, and private companies. Among the over half dozen hackers named was the alleged perpetrator of the Home Box Office (HBO) compromise and subsequent bitcoin ransom. The wildly popular HBO drama, Read More

Israeli Regulator: Utility Tokens Shouldn’t Be Deemed Securities

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Israeli Regulator: Utility Tokens Shouldn’t Be Deemed Securities
The Israel Securities Authority is recommending lenient regulations for initial coin offerings, including a clear definition of what separates a so-called “utility token” from a security. In a report released last week, the regulator even proposed a temporary sandbox, where regulators would allow entrepreneurs to experiment under supervision as the cryptocurrency market evolves. According to Read More

Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear
Economics With the meteoric rise in the value of bitcoin this year and the media cacophony around it, its a surprise that not all world leaders have spoken about the subject yet. One political figure that we can now rest assure is keeping an eye on bitcoin is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Also Read: Israeli Read More

Israeli Regulator: We Need to Welcome Cryptocurrency to Develop International ICO Hub

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Israeli Regulator: We Need to Welcome Cryptocurrency to Develop International ICO Hub
Regulation One of the toughest financial regulators in Israel has made some surprisingly positive comments today regarding the acceptance of ICO crowdfunding and cryptocurrency. The outgoing chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) talked about a need to foster the creation of an international financial center based on ICOs. Also read: Reports of Israeli ICO Read More

Gold Mining Company’s Shares Jump 1,300% After Switch to Bitcoin

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Gold Mining Company’s Shares Jump 1,300% After Switch to Bitcoin
Mining With the exponential growth in bitcoin’s price this year and ‘blockchain technology’ becoming the hottest buzzword in the business world it is not surprising that investors are betting on everything crypto-related. The allure of capitalizing on this attraction is so strong, now even regular mining operators are jumping in – and even succeeding in Read More

Reports of Israeli ICO Ban Are Fake News, Entrepreneurs Look to Create ‘Crypto Nation’

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Reports of Israeli ICO Ban Are Fake News, Entrepreneurs Look to Create ‘Crypto Nation’
Crowdfunding Should people be free to invest their bitcoin as they see fit, accepting the risks upon themselves as responsible adults, or should the nanny state protect them like kids from all potential losses while also stifling innovation? This is what is at stake right now in Israel as regulators are debating how to approach Read More

Israel Might Finally Issue Clear Bitcoin Regulations

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Israel Might Finally Issue Clear Bitcoin Regulations
Regulation Ambiguity can be dreadfully annoying when it comes to matters of law. Such is the case of bitcoin use in Israel, where citizens have yet to receive any official word on the subject. Soon, however, this issue might finally be resolved. Also read: Israel Securities Authority Chairman Outlines Concerns Regarding ICOs On Tuesday it Read More

Israel Securities Authority Chairman Outlines Concerns Regarding ICOs

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Israel Securities Authority Chairman Outlines Concerns Regarding ICOs
Regulation The chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), Professor Schmuel Hauser, has recently outlined a number of the regulator’s concerns regarding cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Also Read: Israeli Securities Authority Establish Committee to Consider ICO Regulations “There’s a Difference Between Blockchain Technology in General, and Cryptocurrencies and ICOs” Professor Hauser opened his address Read More