China Ready to Talk Asian Monetary Fund to Cut Dollar Dependence, Malaysia Says – Bitcoin News

An idea to establish an Asian Monetary Fund has caught the attention of the Chinese leadership, the head of the Malaysian government revealed. The prime minister believes there is no reason for his country, which is hurting from a strong U.S. dollar, to remain dependent on the greenback. Malaysia Prepares to Trade With China in … Read more

Russia’s Industrial Giant Rostec Announces Blockchain-Based Alternative to SWIFT – Finance Bitcoin News

Rostec, the Russian manufacturing and technology conglomerate, has developed a system allowing the processing of international settlements and storage of digital currency. The blockchain-based platform has been announced as an alternative to SWIFT, which is unavailable for some Russian banks. Rostec Employs Distributed Ledger Technology to Substitute SWIFT Russian state-owned corporation Rostec has built a … Read more

Provision Allowing Cryptocurrency Payments in Foreign Trade Added to Russian Bill – Regulation Bitcoin News

A proposal to permit companies to use cryptocurrency in cross-border settlements has made its way to a draft law designed to regulate Russia’s crypto space this year. According to a press report, the finance ministry has introduced a number of revisions to the legislation it has been working on in the past few months. Changes … Read more

Thailand Exempts Crypto Transfers From VAT Until End of 2023 – Taxes Bitcoin News

Authorities in Thailand have formally introduced a value-added tax (VAT) exemption for transfers of cryptocurrencies through government-approved exchanges. The tax break, in force until the end of next year, will also apply to digital currency issued by the Bank of Thailand. Royal Decrees Enforce VAT Exemption for Crypto Trading in Thailand Investors moving cryptocurrencies and … Read more