bitcoin regulation

Coinbase Promises to Fight the IRS in Court Over Data on All Active US Bitcoin Traders
November 21st, 2016

The Internal Revenue Services sent Coinbase a summons asking for information on all users basing on three isolated cases when people used bitcoin to evade taxes.

Bitcoin Investor Peter Thiel Said to Join Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team
November 14th, 2016

The billionaire investor who supported Donald Trump as a candidate for US presidency will have his ear on tech issues.

Bitcoin Price Rises as Donald Trump Becomes Next US President
November 9th, 2016

Bitcoin experts previously predicted that the victory of Donald Trump can result in bitcoin price boost.

Japan Wants to Drop 8% Sales Tax on Buying Bitcoins
October 13th, 2016

Japan authorities make a step as the country is the only one among the Group of Seven leading industrial economies that taxes bitcoin purchases.

Bitcoin Is Not Money, Miami State Judge Teresa Mary Pooler Rules
July 26th, 2016

The judge threw out the charges against website designer who had been accused of unlawful transfer and laundering of bitcoins.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Signed Bitcoin Bill Into Law
July 7th, 2016

The law focuses on regulation of digital currencies including bitcoin and blockchain industry in particular.

NYDFS Issues Second BitLicense to Ripple Labs
June 13th, 2016

BitLicense was granted after a thorough study of Ripple’s standards by New York Financial Watchdog.

ASIC Chairman Encourages Market Regulators to Facilitate Blockchain Innovation
March 11th, 2016

Greg Medcraft, a known supporter of the distributed ledger technology, urged global regulators to consider the challages of the blockchain to reach its widespread adoption.

Japanese Government Passes Bills to Officially Recognize Bitcoin as Similar to Real Money
March 4th, 2016

Virtual currencies become recognized as asset-like values while all cryptocurrency exchanges need obligatory registration with the Financial Services Agency.

Japan Opposes to Bitcoin Taxation
March 1st, 2016

The Financial Services Agency will soon present its plan to recognize bitcoin as fulfilling the functions of currency while the problem of bitcoin taxation remains unsolved and hotly debated.

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Considers Regulating Bitcoin the Same as Real Money
February 24th, 2016

The Financial Services Agency is planning to register all exchanges and companies dealing with virtual currencies for better control.

UK Regulator Expects Further Expansion of Blockchain Industry
February 24th, 2016

The Britain’s financial authority says it is not going to impose regulation on the distributed ledger in the near future.

European Commission Wants to End Anonymous Bitcoin Transactions
February 3rd, 2016

The EC has published an Action Plan containing a set of measures agains terrorism financing.