China’s Supreme Court has called to strengthen property laws pertaining to digital currency, network virtual property and data.
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.
Grayscale’s managing director talks inevitability of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, or ETF.9995
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.2628
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.7436
Gemini looks at regulation as a good thing, with the recently suggested conditional BitLicense as a move in the right direction.24325
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.2897
Latest news shows an intended bid for Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, chairman Jay Clayton as New York's Southern District attorney.5559
The American Gaming Association has laid out a proposal of new guidelines for gambling payments.2826
A recent U.S. government hearing showed a significant uptick in online crime since COVID-19 took over in 2020.6434
The Winklevoss twins believe crypto regulation and customer freedom can meet in the middle.8109
Multiple exchanges posted positive fiscal year end numbers, a self-regulatory agency listed crypto asset market price references, and more headlined news from Japan this past week7288
Several exchanges gained regulatory paperwork, VC Trade exchange announced a 1,700% spike in pre-tax fiscal year profit, and more headlined news from Japan this past week.6808
The Japan Security Token Offering Association announced on April 20 it had issued new guidelines to protect clients’ assets and privacy.6941
In its most recent position paper, the IFWG labeled crypto as a possible (but unlikely) threat to South Africa's monetary system.1728
Square Capital is now authorized to provide small businesses with low-interest loans that can be 100% forgiven if used to cover approved costs.2993