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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A recent U.S. government hearing showed a significant uptick in online crime since COVID-19 took over in 2020.
Cybercrime Up 75% During COVID-19, Congressional Hearing Details
Benjamin Pirus
2020-06-16T19:00:32+01:00
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The Winklevoss twins believe crypto regulation and customer freedom can meet in the middle.
Cameron Winklevoss on Crypto Regulation: “Free-for-Alls Don’t Work”
Benjamin Pirus
2020-05-26T22:05:00+01:00
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Multiple exchanges posted positive fiscal year end numbers, a self-regulatory agency listed crypto asset market price references, and more headlined news from J...
Cryptocurrency News From Japan: May 3 - May 9 in Review
Benjamin Pirus
2020-05-09T19:44:48+01:00
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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...
Cryptocurrency News From Japan: April 26 - May 2 in Review
Benjamin Pirus
2020-05-03T02:00:09+01:00
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The Japan Security Token Offering Association announced on April 20 it had issued new guidelines to protect clients’ assets and privacy.
Japan STO Association Releases New Regulatory Guidelines
Turner Wright
2020-04-21T05:27:00+01:00
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In its most recent position paper, the IFWG labeled crypto as a possible (but unlikely) threat to South Africa's monetary system.
ZA Group Says Crypto Not Likely to Be a Threat to Monetary System
Benjamin Pirus
2020-04-16T22:30:33+01:00
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Square Capital is now authorized to provide small businesses with low-interest loans that can be 100% forgiven if used to cover approved costs.
Dorsey’s Crypto-Friendly Firm Square Joins Paycheck Protection Program
Helen Partz
2020-04-14T13:31:00+01:00
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As the European Commission finished its crypto consultation in March, France’s major financial regulator expressed its stance on the matter.
French Financial Regulator Responds to EU’s Crypto Consultation
Helen Partz
2020-04-09T14:51:00+01:00
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