Montenegro’s government has embarked on its journey to become a hub of blockchain innovation by giving Ethereum’s founder, Vitalik Buterin, a passport of Montenegro. Buterin will help the Southeastern European nation to integrate the blockchain technology and become attractive to investors.
During the ‘Future Now!’ debate, hosted by Montenegro’s Finance Minister Milojko Spajić on April 7th, Buterin, Spajić and other officials discussed the legaility of blockchain technology, smart contracts and other topics.
Local news outlet ‘Media’ stated that, during a meeting on April 4th, Buterin and other government officials broached the important topic of how to regulate cryptocurrency in Montenegro.
Budućnost Sad! Kripto zakon, inovacije, zajednica— Milojko Spajić (@MickeySpajic) April 7, 2022
Prilika za uspostavljanje zdrave, održive, blokčejn industrije u službi 🇲🇪 naroda.
V.Buterin - osnivač ETH
V.Zamfir - glavni istraživač ETH
B.Mamlyk - internacionalni profesor prava
M.Spajić - moderatorhttps://t.co/PvBNeQi52n pic.twitter.com/X9WCNJz6eZ
Minister Spajić emphasized that Montenegro should be strict with cybercrime that is active in crypto industries. He said:
“Montenegro strives to become a center of innovation in blockchain technology with an emphasis on all the advantages of a legitimate industry that will bring attractive regulations.”
A photo of Buterin receiving his new passport was shared by the Minister of Finance and Social Wellfare, Milojko Spajić.