Ripple, NEM, Cardano, Fetch.AI, Found Blockchain Industry Lobby in Europe

Four leading global blockchain companies have announced the founding of what they call the first credible attempt to create a unified voice for the blockchain industry at European level. Blockchain for Europe intends to address the fragmented policy debate over the issue in order to lobby in favor of crypto friendly regulation in the European Union. Blockchain for Europe to Influence European Policy on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies The new lobby for the blockchain industry was founded by EMURGO/Cardano, Fetch.AI, NEM, and Ripple. Prior to the public announcement, the association hosted a Blockchain…

Business Lobby Group Sends Prime Minister Medvedev Proposal on Crypto Regulation

A lobby group of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) has recently sent its proposals for crypto regulation to country’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, Russian business media RBC reports Monday, Oct. 22. Per a document obtained by RBC, the head of RSPP Alexander Shokhin criticizes the main draft that was accepted by the Russian State Duma in the first of three readings in May. He urges Medvedev to postpone the hearings until 2019 to develop new aspects of the draft law that would serve both entrepreneurs’ and regulators’…

Russian Lobby Group to Present Alternative Bill on Digital Assets

A lobby group of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) is working on an alternative crypto regulation bill, which will eliminate supposed contradictions in the state draft law “On Digital Financial Assets,” Forklog reported Thursday, September 14. The alternative bill will be developed by a group of high-ranked Russian managers such as billionaire Vladimir Potanin, owner of the nickel and palladium mining and smelting company Nornickel, and Viktor Vekselberg, head of the Russian innovation fund Skolkovo. Both are listed among the top ten richest businessmen in the country…

Crypto Industry Leaders Establish Washington-Based Lobby Group

A group of U.S.-based blockchain and crypto companies have announced they will form the Blockchain Association, the “first” lobbying group representing the blockchain industry in Washington D.C., the Washington Post reported September 11. The Blockchain Association is comprised of industry leaders such as crypto exchange Coinbase, technology startup Protocol Labs, as well as the Digital Currency Group and Polychain Capital. The lobbying organization will reportedly be located in Washington, representing entrepreneurs and investors who are engaged in blockchain-powered projects. The Blockchain Association will represent mainstream companies that look to operate…