Bitcoin Regulation

Bitcoin regulation has been a hot potato recently. Not a day goes by when news does not emerge somewhere in the world of new regulations being brought in. Crypto is such a new industry that governments are scrambling to keep up. The massive ICO boom of 2017 and 2018 led to a lot of bad actors entering the scene which has put the entire ecosystem in the spot light for regulators.

Bitcoin regulation is not a bad thing, it is necessary to protect traders and investors from bad actors though governments will often use this as an excuse to clamp down on crypto companies. The nations of Asia appear to be further ahead with bitcoin regulation with Japan and Singapore leading the way. The US has procrastinated thus far but moves are afoot to accelerate the process as institutional interest increases and new bitcoin investment products await regulatory approval.

At Bitcoinist we have access to the latest news and updates on regulation efforts around the world as nations either warm to crypto or decide to prevent their people using it.

China Crypto Market $28 Billion
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China Pumps $28 Billion into Economy, Crypto Waits For Boost

The Chinese central bank has pumped nearly $30 billion into the economy after recent data showed a slowdown. Chinese crypto investors may get another lucky break if the funds overflow...

Christine Vasileva | 6 hours ago
EU needs common approach to crypto
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EU Needs a ‘Common Approach’ to Crypto Regulation Says...

Valdis Dombrovskis — the European Union’s (EU) finance commissioner says crypto regulation will be a major focus of his if appointed for a second term. Robust Crypto Regulation in...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | 1 week ago
FCA increase investigations into cryptocurrency
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FCA Cryptocurrency Scam Probes Up 74% in 12 Months

UK regulators are increasingly shinning the spotlight on cryptocurrency businesses to root out bad actors. Combating Cryptocurrency Scams According to The Telegraph, the Financial...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | 1 week ago
FCA to ban UK crypto derivatives
Bitcoin Regulation

FCA Pondering Crypto-Derivatives Ban

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) intends to ban crypto-related derivatives aimed at retail investors, according to a recent article published by The Economist. A...

Anatol Antonovici | 2 weeks ago
new york bitlicense bitcoin
Bitcoin Regulation

Lawsuit to Abolish BitLicense Moving to Highest NY Court

Theo Chino and his attorney Pierre Ciric have been trying to eliminate BitLicense almost since its enactment. Now they are pushing their case to The New York Court of Appeals, which is...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | 4 weeks ago
Bitcoin CME
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CME Bitcoin Futures Volumes Hit 4-Month Low, Should We Be Worried?

The market for CME Bitcoin futures shrank to its lowest level in four months, with volumes about 50% lower than peak activity in July. The futures market behavior was viewed as an...

Christine Vasileva | 4 weeks ago
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Bitcoin for Monthly $1K Payouts? Andrew Yang Says Yea

Free Bitcoin payouts could become reality under a US presidency if 2020 candidate Andrew Yang is elected, he has hinted in fresh comments. Universal Bitcoin Income? Speaking during an...

Anja van Oosterhout | 1 month ago
crypto businesses to whitelist
Bitcoin Regulation

Holland: Crypto Businesses Outside the EU Will Need...

Cryptocurrency businesses from outside the European Union will need to be white-listed to operate in Holland, based on the demands of the Central Bank. Holland may help to change the...

Christine Vasileva | 1 month ago
donald trump bitcoin ban
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Trump ‘May Ban’ Bitcoin When Price Reaches $100,000

Bitcoin could see a total ban in the United States if its price reaches $100,000, a well-known industry commentator has warned.  Tom Lee: ‘Nothing Out Of Reach’ For US...

Anja van Oosterhout | 1 month ago
bitcoin exchange Bitmex hires Derek Gobel
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BitMEX Hires Veteran General Counsel Amid Silence On CFTC Probe

Bitcoin derivatives giant BitMEX has announced it has made a significant addition to its legal team in the form of veteran finance lawyer Derek Gobel.  Derek Gobel Joins BitMEX In a...

Anja van Oosterhout | 1 month ago
Bitcoin FATF rule
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FATF ‘Absurd’ Bitcoin Exchange Rules Will Reduce Crime...

The FATF ‘Travel Rule’ that cryptocurrency proponents have described as “absurd” will result in a mass shift to compliance among Bitcoin exchanges, new data claims...

Anja van Oosterhout | 1 month ago
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Anger At Call For Congress To Place ‘Effective Ban’ On...

Bitcoin proponents have reacted angrily to what they warn is a fresh attempt to make US Congress ban public cryptocurrencies. Murray: US Should Treat Miners Like Banks As financial...

Anja van Oosterhout | 1 month ago

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