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Government Of Philippine Will Permit Country’s First Digital Currency Companies To Operate In Special Economic Zone


Apr 26, 2018 Posted /  3180 Views


Government Of Philippine Will Permit Country’s First Digital Currency Companies To Operate In Special Economic Zone

According to Reuters report, the Philippine government will permit 10 Blockchain and digital currency organisations to function in the Cagayan Economic Zone.

The organisations will purportedly be the main Blockchain and digital currency related firms to lawfully work in the Philippines after the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) built up a fintech centre with the objective of making an Asian Silicon Valley. CEZA is a state possessed company that deals with the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport.

Raul Lambino, head of CEZA  expressed that they will allow digital currency exchanges, mining, and Initial Coin Offerings. He said:

“We are about to licence 10 platforms for cryptocurrency exchange. They are Japanese, Hong Kong, Malaysians, Koreans. They can go into cryptocurrency mining, Initial Coin Offerings, or they can go into exchange.”

Lambino focused on cryptocurrency to fiat and fiat to cryptocurrency exchanges, according to him these transactions ought to be led far-off, so as to abstain from crossing paths with Philippine law.

Firms are required to create employment in return for the tax breaks they will get. CEZA will likewise require the organisations to contribute upto $1 million in more than two years and pay up to $100,000 for the fees of license.

Lambino included that CEZA is additionally hoping to fabricate a Blockchain and fintech university to give talented representatives to the new organisations.

Prior this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines issued a warning on digital currency Cloud Mining contracts, ordering that they be specified as securities.


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