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. 

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If it's a taxable event, authorities want to know.
New Zealand's tax authority grills companies for info on crypto users
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-28T18:12:39+01:00
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The CFTC is looking to make an unregistered foreign platform pay back U.S. investors in its crypto futures, suggesting expanding jurisdictions.
CFTC charges crypto futures trading platform for failure to register in the US
Kollen Post
2020-09-28T15:40:26+01:00
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The proposal hopes to avert a blanket ban that some warn would result in the illegal trade of cryptocurrencies
Major Indian exchange proposes new regulatory framework to avoid crypto ban
Anupam Varshney
2020-09-25T05:09:12+01:00
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“The regulatory reality in Israel is not adapted to the existing reality in the field,” the proposed bill states.
Israeli regulators propose Bitcoin be taxed as a currency, not an asset
Turner Wright
2020-09-24T21:50:00+01:00
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Interview
Avanti CEO and Kraken Financial Managing Director discuss Wyoming's progressive steps in blockchain regulation
Interview: Caitlin Long and David Kinitsky on crypto's big win with Kraken Financial bank charter
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-17T21:35:37+01:00
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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.
Tassat will be able to launch Bitcoin swaps after all, says CFTC
Turner Wright
2020-09-15T21:32:00+01:00
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Alabama crypto enthusiasts now have another trading venue.
Binance’s US branch lands in Alabama
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-14T22:14:32+01:00
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Regulatory compliance requirements are becoming increasingly important.
ETC Labs startups can now access automated transaction tracking
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-10T19:02:49+01:00
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