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Blockchain tax policies receive votes from European Parliament members

After taking some form in 1991, through efforts and fast technological development, Blockchain went through a process of development that influenced a lot of today’s world structure and functioning.

Recently, members of the Parliament of the European Union voted for a non-binding decision targeted towards the usage of blockchain in order to combat tax evasion and coordinate tax coverage on cryptocurrencies: 566 out of 705 contributors of the European Parliament voted in favour of the decision. According to the legislative body, the decision encouraged government in its 27 member states to take into account a “simplified tax treatment” for crypto customers worried with occasional or small transactions and having countrywide tax administrations use blockchain technology “to facilitate green tax collection.”

For cryptocurrencies, the decision referred to as at the European Commission to evaluate whether or not changing crypto to fiat could represent a taxable occasion relying on in which the transaction occurred, announcing it turned into a suitable choice after all. In addition, the coverage could request an administrative change to higher change records in regard to taxes on crypto. The decision brought with itself the following idea: that the parliament’s member states should combine blockchain answers into tax programs.

As members from the European Union have made progress to regulate the crypto market through the Market for Crypto Assets Framework, which was first submitted to the European Commission in 2020 and approved by the European Council in 2021, the bill aims to create a uniform regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies across EU member state and it is expected that the guidelines will take effect sometimes in 2024.

How has Blockchain technology managed to come so far?

The developer working under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto releases in 2008 a white paper establishing the model for a blockchain. After this moment, a year later in 2009, Nakamoto implements the first blockchain as the public ledger for transactions made using bitcoin and a few years later, more precisely in 2014, Blockchain technology starts referring to applications beyond currency.

The Ethereum blockchain system introduced computer programs into the blocks, representing financial instruments such as bonds and they represent what we know today under the notion of smart contracts. Posting their seminal whitepaper in 2008 and launching the initial code in 2009, Nakamoto succeeded into creating bitcoin as a form of cash that could be sent peer-to-peer without the need for a central bank or other authority to operate, as it’s the case of physical cash.

Although this wasn’t the first online currency to be proposed, the bitcoin proposal solved several problems and has been by far the most successful version. The engine that powers the Bitcoin ledger designed by Nakamoto is called a blockchain. The original largest blockchain is still the one that coordinates Bitcoin transactions today. Note that Bitcoin has its own course of action and if you are interested into discovering more about its fluctuations, read more about the effects of its transactional downfall on gamblineers.com.


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