Around the world, regulators are realising Bitcoin is money

Joel Emery, Australian National University and Miranda Stewart, Australian National University The tax treatment of digital currencies is a challenge for governments around the world, as it is for other aspects of the “disruptive” digital economy. In October 2014, the Commonwealth Senate Economics Committee launched an inquiry into digital currencies. The Committee released its report …

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Africa News Headlines for 25 May 2015

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