Regulation 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, crypto is a dissident technology. 

The legality of cryptocurrencies is an ongoing debate. While some institutions are trying to situate them within finance rather than keep them out, many governments are still discussing topics including consumer protection legislation, tax regulation, launching institutional investment vehicles such as exchange-traded funds, known as ETFs, and even building central bank digital currencies, otherwise known as CBDCs. 

The challenge and concern around Bitcoin and cryptocurrency 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. 

Stay tuned to daily regulatory news updates in the crypto industry with Cointelegraph.

News
Bills from the Energy and Commerce Committee are making their way to the Senate following votes this afternoon.
Blockchain legislation passes the House, heads for Senate
Kollen Post
2020-09-29T21:14:30+01:00
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News
The crypto industry exudes more confidence against industry risks than outsiders looking in.
Mainstream lags in crypto understanding, think tank survey finds
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-29T18:49:09+01:00
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News
“Regulators can get comfortable with privacy-enabling cryptos,” Gemini says.
Gemini crypto exchange adds shielded withdrawals for privacy coin Zcash
Helen Partz
2020-09-29T13:59:00+01:00
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News
A stablecoin that will be used to pay entrance fees for the golfing tournaments of a Kenyan 'entrepreneurs network’ has started testing under the local regulato...
Kenya’s golf stablecoin highlights need for Africa-wide regulations
Samuel Haig
2020-09-29T07:00:03+01:00
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News
A class-action lawsuit accusing MakerDAO of misrepresenting the risks associated with its DAI stablecoin has been stayed pending arbitration proceedings.
$30M MakerDAO 'Black Thursday' lawsuit sent to arbitration
Samuel Haig
2020-09-29T04:23:19+01:00
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The owner of a Bulgarian crypto exchange has been convicted of providing money laundering services to a Eastern European cyber fraud syndicate.
Bulgarian exchange owner convicted over auction fraud scheme
Samuel Haig
2020-09-29T02:50:05+01:00
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Expert Take
For the U.K. to remain attractive to the crypto industry, it should strive to provide more clarity and certainty around compliance.
Crypto regulations in the United Kingdom: Are we there yet?
Erika Federis
2020-09-28T20:00:00+01:00
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Interview
Congressman Conaway sheds some light on new legislation in conversation with Cointelegraph.
House Ag Committee leader talks new bills to treat more cryptos like commodities
Kollen Post
2020-09-28T19:15:02+01:00
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