Avanti CEO and Kraken Financial Managing Director discuss Wyoming's progressive steps in blockchain regulation
Bitcoin Regulations News
Bitcoin (BTC) was invented to challenge the hegemonic order of global finance, so naturally it has had a tense relationship with regulators since its early days. The technical and social roots of cryptocurrency largely stem from communities with a deep distrust of the state. From its design to its driving narratives, Bitcoin is a dissident technology.
However, due largely to founder anonymity, decentralized development and distributed architecture, Bitcoin has persisted despite early attempts by regulators to suppress the technology.
Nowadays, the legality of Bitcoin is not as ambiguous, and ongoing regulatory efforts are trying to situate it within finance rather than keep it out — from consumer protection and tax regulation to launching institutional investment vehicles such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
The challenge and concern around Bitcoin regulation is how patchwork legislation across jurisdictions may hinder the growth and maturation of the crypto economy that is intended to be a borderless, open financial system.
The fintech firm was supposed to reinstate its CFTC registration after 12 months of no trading but will not have to face an enforcement action.3578
Alabama crypto enthusiasts now have another trading venue.3613
Regulatory compliance requirements are becoming increasingly important.2849
Blockchain regulation continues to increase and it isn't likely to slow down any time soon.7020
An anti-thesis to some of industry's core concepts.2735
Mainstream finance continues piling into Bitcoin.4598
BitFlyer USA has almost all the U.S. covered now.11377
China’s Supreme Court has called to strengthen property laws pertaining to digital currency, network virtual property and data.3323
Grayscale’s managing director talks inevitability of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, or ETF.11079
An upcoming U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, advisory group meeting will host talk on a number of topics, including Distributed Ledger Technology, or DLT, digital assets and trading.2660
Tosei real estate and Tokyo Financial Holdings issued an asset-backed digital financial product, Coinage registered with Japanese authorities as an exchange and more headlined news from Japan this past week.7473
Gemini looks at regulation as a good thing, with the recently suggested conditional BitLicense as a move in the right direction.24433
SBI announced a crypto investment fund, Bitflyer Holdings used blockchain-based voting for a shareholder meeting, and more headlined news from Japan this past week.2940
Latest news shows an intended bid for Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, chairman Jay Clayton as New York's Southern District attorney.5606