Ukraine’s State Agency for E-Governance: Blockchain Will End Corruption

April 13, Ukraine’s state agency for e-governance and BitFury have signed a historic memorandum of cooperation. A few days later, the country’s Ministry of Justice announced it was ready to deploy blockchain technology within SETAM, the system for escheat sales, and the ministry’s basic ledgers.

Kazakhstan to Move VAT Reporting to Blockchain

According to Sanzhar Kettebekov, CEO of Almaty Tech Garden, Kazakhstan is working on blockchainizing VAT data bases. As reported by local oublication LS, currently the project team is working on electronic invoices.

Code Is No Law, Law Is No Code

The feature was written by Alexander Boldachev, a philosopher, the member of Russia’s Futurology Association, and eGaaS analyst exclusively for ForkLog.

Blockchain Investment Reaches $120 Million in 2017Q1

Over the first three months of 2017, overall investment in bitcoin and blockchain-related startups comprised $120 million spanning 21 deals. The officially announced funding of blockchain companies comprised $119.29 million with one more deal involving Tezos remaining officially undisclosed.