Regulation

Several countries are working on legislation to regulate and discipline the use of cryptocurrencies within the traditional financial system.

In this section we discuss regulation and bureaucracy from the perspective of cryptocurrency users, investors and developers.

Blockstack may kick off the era of SEC-regulated token offerings (RTO) by @Cryptobill
The Harvard Endowment Fund has invested between U$ 5 and 10 million in Blockstack. The big news is that the company has also registered a U$ 50 million SEC filing for a Regulated T...
Cryptocurrencies largely snubbed at Davos 2019 – Watch the Emerging Tech talks by @Cryptobill
Bankers are seriously worried about cryptocurrencies. The main agenda in Davos 2019 includes climate change, globalization 4.0 and social inclusion. There's one topic that few w...
Brazilian tax authority hardens rules for Bitcoin exchanges: monthly statements to become mandatory by @Cryptobill
The Brazilian equivalent of the IRS, Receita Federal (RFB), wants to tighten the rules for cryptocurrency exchanges. The new administrative guidelines were released to the publi...
Brazil’s second highest Court rules that banks can unilaterally close cryptocurrency-related accounts by @Cryptobill
Brazil's second highest Court, STJ, has decided in favor of Ita├║ Bank in a lawsuit started against them by Mercado Bitcoin, one of Brazil's largest and oldest Bitcoin exchanges. ...
e-Franc: Is Switzerland about to release a cryptocurrency version of CHF? by @Cryptobill
A statement by Romeo Lacher, chairman of the Six Swiss Stock Exchange, has generated much buzz in the cryptocurrency space today. Switzerland could soon adopt the e-Franc - a bl...
US Residents may face legal issues if they invest in the new Venezuelan cryptocurrency by @Cryptobill
Although most State Department-issued sanctions apply to certain specific Venezuelan individuals, according to the US Treasury, US Residents may not invest in any Venezuelan govern...
Putin’s 5 orders for cryptocurrencies in Russia by @Cryptobill
Russian president Vladimir Putin has issued 5 orders which may shape the future of cryptocurrencies in Russia. In a document entitled "List of instructions for the meeting on th...