Georgia aims to adopt European crypto standards for Anti-Money Laundering

Georgia, one of the world’s most cryptocurrency-friendly countries, is moving to introduce new crypto regulations to pursue its ambitions to become a global crypto hub. Georgian lawmakers have prepared a new regulatory framework targeting digital business and cryptocurrency trading in the country, Georgian Minister of Economy and Vice Prime Minister Levan Davitashvili announced. Davitashvili said […]

Georgia crypto mining’s potential: What’s driving growth in the industry?

Who would have thought that a small country in the Caucasus Mountains could become one of the world’s leaders in cryptocurrency mining? Despite its small size and population, Georgia has become a popular spot for cryptocurrency mining thanks to its cheap electricity, the absence of legislative restrictions and attractive tax incentives. This combination of factors […]

Georgia punches well above its weight for Bitcoin mining: Report

At first glance, the pint-sized Republic of Georgia is an unlikely suspect for Bitcoin (BTC) mining activity. An underdog for mining, the country boasts abundant hydropower while ranked seventh worldwide for the World Bank’s ease of doing business index –ahead of the United Kingdom and Germany. Nestled on the Black Sea at the intersection of Europe […]

Georgia lawmakers consider giving crypto miners tax exemptions in new bill

Five members of the Georgia House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would exempt local crypto miners from paying sales and use tax. On Monday, Georgia Representatives Don Parsons, Todd Jones, Katie Dempsey, Heath Clark, and Kasey Carpenter introduced HB 1342, a bill which has yet to be titled. The legislation proposes to amend […]

Russian finance ministry official calls for crypto regulation, not restriction

In surprising comments made by the Russian director for financial policy, Russia could be softening its stance toward crypto. Ivan Chebeskov, a director within the Ministry of Finance, has come out in support of regulating crypto rather than banning it. His support is a response to the Russian central bank proposing a blanket ban on crypto mining […]

Georgian citizens made to swear an oath to stop mining crypto

Residents of Svaneti, Georgia, have reportedly been made to pledge a holy oath they will not mine cryptocurrency in order to deal with energy shortages blamed on Bitcoin mining. The economy of the northwest Svaneti region of Georgia depends on tourism spending, which rose every year from 2000 to 2019 according to Macrotrends. As a […]