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.

Chainalysis Enables Coinfield Exchange To 'Know Your Transaction'
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Chainalysis Enables Coinfield Exchange To ‘Know Your...

Blockchain analysis company, Chainalysis, will provide crypto exchange CornField with its Know-Your-Transaction (KYT) software, in a partnership announced yesterday. Chainalysis...

Emilio Janus | 18 hours ago
New Jersey Politician Proposes Crypto Regulatory Act
Bitcoin Regulation

NJ Politician Proposes New Crypto Regulatory Act

New Jersey lawmaker Yvonne Lopez is concerned. There is a lack of consumer protection in the crypto space and she wants to put that right by introducing new regulatory measures. A Bill...

Christina Comben | 19 hours ago
Russia FSB $450 million Bitcoin
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Russia Decides to Outlaw Crypto as a Means of Payment

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor of KGB, agreed with the Central Bank of Russia that cryptocurrencies should not be allowed as means of payments on the...

Anatol Antonovici | 2 days ago
Hurry Up and Regulate Crypto, FSB Chair Urges World Leaders
Bitcoin Regulation

Hurry Up and Regulate Crypto, FSB Chair Urges World Leaders

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is asking global finance ministers to step up their efforts in creating regulatory frameworks for crypto and other innovative digital payment...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | 2 days ago
Netherlands Shares Bitcoin Mixer Probe Report With J5 Nations
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Netherlands Shares Bitcoin Mixer Probe Report With J5 Nations

The Dutch Government is sharing intelligence data, including that gathered during last year’s takedown of a Bitcoin mixing service, with four other countries. The Netherlands...

Emilio Janus | 2 days ago
SEC Files Motion For Sanctions Against Blockvest Founder
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SEC Forces Crypto Company to Return ICO Funds to Investors

The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ruled that startup Enigma MPC violated federal securities laws when it conducted the ENG token ICO. The company must refund...

Trevor Smith | 3 days ago
Michael Bloomberg Pushes For Crypto Regulation
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Michael Bloomberg Pushes For Crypto Regulation

U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is proposing rules that will clarify the status of crypto assets within the financial system. Bloomberg intends for these to offer greater...

Trevor Smith | 3 days ago
FCA looking for crypto experts
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UK’s FCA is on the Lookout for ‘Crypto Experts’

The United Kingdom’s FCA is looking for crypto experts as part of their latest efforts to regulate digital currencies operating in the UK. The UK’s financial conduct authority...

Luke Whelan | 2 weeks ago
singapore open to crypto
Bitcoin Regulation

This Country is Now Open to Global Crypto Exchanges Expanding Locally

With Singapore’s Payment Services Act coming into effect, crypto exchange platforms can now apply for operating licenses in the country. Crypto Exchange Platforms Now Legalized in...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | 4 weeks ago
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Bitcoin Regulation

New York Crowned the World’s Crypto Litigation Capital

New York, the financial capital of the world, is also becoming the capital of blockchain litigation activity, according to a financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle report...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | 4 weeks ago
Russia Might Finally Adopt Crypto Law This Spring
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Russia Might Finally Adopt Crypto Law This Spring

Russia’s State Duma (lower house of the parliament) might adopt the law on digital financial assets in the spring session, an official believes. Digital Assets to Have Legal...

Anatol Antonovici | 1 month ago
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IRS Says Charity Crypto Donations Must be Declared

Recently, the US government’s revenue service, the IRS made a few changes to its set of FAQs on crypto assets. Charity organizations that are generally exempted from tax...

Himadri Saha | 2 months ago

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