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.

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Bitcoin News

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 | 2 days ago
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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 | 6 days ago
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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 | 6 days ago
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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 week ago
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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 week 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 | 2 weeks ago
Japan’s Cryptocurrency Self Regulator Proposes Margin Capped Trading Rules
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Int’l Finance Watchdog Appoints Japanese Cryptocurrency...

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has appointed Ryozo Himino, Japan’s top cryptocurrency regulator, as the new head of its Standing Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | 2 weeks ago
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Binance US Bitcoin Exchange Will Launch ‘In Couple Of...

Bitcoin exchange Binance will launch its US platform to everyone except New York residents by the end of October, its CEO has revealed. Binance Will Not Serve New York Speaking to news...

Anja van Oosterhout | 1 month ago
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Bitcoin ETFs Will Either Launch Or Die This October, SEC Confirms

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must approve or disapprove at least two Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this October. 2-Month Countdown To Bitcoin ETF Decision In...

Anja van Oosterhout | 1 month ago
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New Zealand Is A Good Place To Be Paid In Bitcoin

The New Zealand Tax Department has just issued guidance on salary payments made in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. This confirms that such payments are entirely within the law, and...

Emilio Janus | 1 month ago
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Kik ICO Trial: Lawyers Issue 130-Page Response Claiming SEC...

Canadian instant messaging company, Kik, has hit back at the US regulator trying to sue its ICO with a giant public document. Kik Implies ICO Trial Was SEC Publicity Stunt Following...

Anja van Oosterhout | 1 month ago
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Cryptocurrency Space Needs Room To Grow: SEC Commissioner

Speaking on the topic of cryptocurrency regulation, U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce says the crypto space requires some leeway for innovation. SEC...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | 1 month ago

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