bitcoin regulation

‘Bitcoin Can Be an Asset But Not a Currency,’ Says People’s Bank of China Adviser
July 7th, 2017

Sheng Songcheng doubts if bitcoin can become a means of exchange that could meet modern economic development needs.

South Korea is Preparing to Regulate and Legalize Cryptocurrencies
July 4th, 2017

A set of bills to regulate the cryptocurrency market is being developed in South Korea.

Nevada Becomes the First U.S. State to Enact Blockchain Legislation
June 7th, 2017

The state’s governor has signed the law aimed to validate the use of the blockchain technology in Nevada.

Bitcoin Price Hits New All-Time High, Just 9 Cents Below $3,000 Level
June 6th, 2017

Bitcoin has recently been the focus of media and investors attention as both a long-term safe haven asset and digital currency.

WannaCry Ransomware Infections Are Likely to Get Worse This Week with Bitcoin Income Expected to Increase
May 15th, 2017

A large number of institutions and companies in about 150 countries were attacked by malware called WannaCry.

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.