Spanish Government, Practitioners Look to Cryptocurrency Controls   

Bloomberg Law January 26, 2018

For the first time, Spain’s Tax Agency has put cryptocurrencies on its radar for potential inspection activities, raising eyebrows with its references to “organized crime” and “the use of cryptocurrencies’’ in the same sentence …

Gains on Cryptocurrency Sales Can’t Be Taxed: Portugal              

International Tax Monitor January 23, 2018

Sales of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies aren’t currently taxable as capital gains under existing Portuguese law—and investors continue to see opportunities in existing gray areas absent immediate regulation …

Spain Weighs Blockchain Incentives to Attract Companies  

Bloomberg BNA May 25, 2018

As the government points to measures to encourage and attract new blockchain initiatives, local operators say fundamental changes are needed to ensure existing players don’t look for better treatment elsewhere.