In an effort to attract global investors and companies, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, is advancing a bill exempting foreign residents from capital gains tax on the sale of digital currencies. Sponsored by Knesset member Dan Ilouz and passed through a preliminary reading in the parliament on 5 June, the bill also proposes to lower the tax rate on crypto bonuses with employee stock options from 50% to 25%. Nir Hirshman and Shauli Rejwan, co-founders of Israeli Crypto Companies Forum (ICBW3), welcomed the move, perceiving it as the country’s endorsement of cryptocurrencies. The bill also seeks to differentiate the term “digital currency” from “security”.