bitcoin regulation

Russia Plans to Legitimize Bitcoin by 2018, Says Country’s Deputy Finance Minister
April 11th, 2017

The country’s Deputy Finance Minister unveiled that bitcoin may soon become a legal payment method, only a year after the Russian authorities threatened cryptocurrency users with jail time.

Major Japanese Retailers to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments Thanks to Legalization
April 5th, 2017

Starting today, Bic Camera and Recruit Lifestyle will cooperate with bitcoin exchanges to add cryptocurrency payment option.

Bitcoin Becomes Legal Payment Option in Japan, Price Rises to $1136 Level
April 3rd, 2017

The recognition of Bitcoin in Japan is good news for the global cryptocurrency ecosystem as it may drive demand and price.

SEC Rejects Winklevoss’ Bitcoin ETF Bid
March 11th, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission has denied a request to launch the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF, prompting bitcoin price to fall by 35% within a day.

Danish Police is the World’s First to Trace Bitcoin Transactions to Convict Drug Dealers
February 23rd, 2017

Denmark’s police have used cryptocurrency transfers as an evidence for the second time in a row, what is likely to prevent bitcoin usage by criminals in the future.

China’s Bitcoin Exchanges to Impose Trading Fee Beginning 24th January
January 23rd, 2017

Chinese biggest bitcoin exchanges unveiled on Sunday they will impose trading fees, as the government is tightening control over digital currency.

Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Gets New York’s BitLicense
January 18th, 2017

The New York Department of Financial Services approved the virtual currency and money transmitter license for Coinbase after a thorough review of its applications.

OCC Considers in Granting Special Purpose National Bank Charters for Fintech Companies
December 6th, 2016

Сhartering financial technology companies that offer bank products and services is connected with increased interest and inflow of investments in the sphere.

Illinois Blockchain Initiative Aims at Creation Governance around Blockchain
December 5th, 2016

Several Illinois agencies have teamed up to explore blockchain and the way how the technology can be integrated into government operations.

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.