To Clarify Crypto: New Bill in U.S. Would Split Digital Assets Into 3 Categories

“Cryptocurrency” is the reigning moniker for blockchain-based digital assets the world round, not just in America. But if new legislation put forth in the U.S....

Mining Pool Simplecoin and Interactive Faucet Chopcoin Shut Down Due to EU Regulations

Like crypto payments provider Bottle Pay, mining pool Simplecoin and interactive bitcoin faucet Chopcoin are shutting down in light of restrictions imposed by EU...

Protocol, Networks, Law, and Anarchism

I imagine long ago there was a time when neither verbal nor written language existed for humans. Hand gestures and other physical cues were...

German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services Under New Law

Fintech companies in the Federal Republic are quickly moving to develop and offer custodial solutions for digital assets under the new German legislation that...

New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for Payments

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s legislature, has approved amendments that introduce legal terms and definitions pertaining to the crypto space. The new legislation, which aims...

Wyoming Sets Standard for U.S., Passing 13 Blockchain Laws in 2019

Last year, the state of Wyoming assembled its Blockchain Task Force, whose goal was to pass legislation to help make the jurisdiction an attractive...

FinCEN Chief: Cryptocurrency Firms Aren’t Above the Law

Like it or not, cryptocurrency firms have long operated in a legal gray zone. For most of Bitcoin’s ten-year lifespan, exchange platforms and other...

Traditional Law and Finance Can Adapt to Bitcoin, These Examples Show

Bitcoin brought about solutions to persistent problems that stood in the way of previous attempts to invent digital money, such as the risk of...

Liechtenstein Adopts Token Act to Attract Crypto Business

One of Europe’s smallest but richest nations, Liechtenstein, has made a significant step towards clarifying the regulatory environment in its already crypto-friendly jurisdiction. The...

Initiative to Curtail Negative Interest Rates Gains Traction in Germany

Negative interest rates, a common occurrence in Europe these days, are unpleasant for both banks and clients. And financial institutions have been increasingly transferring...

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