Colombia Newly-elected President Ivan Duque speaks pro blockchain technology and virtual currencies.

A CoinSurvey report, 04 September 2018.

President Duque wants to turn Colombia into a technological leader in the region.

Having worked in the Inter-American Development Bank prior to politics, President Duque first-hand understand how cutting-edge technologies will shape today’s digital society.

He remarked blockchain could be used to overcome corruption by helping keep tabs on public funds.

President Duque said a mandate will be formulated exempting companies in the information and communications technologies from taxes for the first five years if they generate a specific number of jobs.

Crypto and blockchain-related companies will seemingly fall under that.

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