US State-level Digital Currency Law & Regulation

  In the US, most states have not provided any regulatory guidance, issued new rules, or began the process of passing digital currency-specific legislation. New York issued new regulations defining a license specific for digital...

FinCEN states that issuing negotiable certificates of ownership of precious metals are MSBs and...

In a letter published on the 14th August 2015, FinCEN stated that if a company issues digital or physical certificates that relate to the ownership of precious metals, then they would be considered a money...

Clarification of tax position for mining – Sweden

Disclaimer: Before applying these rules to your own circumstances or act upon the information contained here, please seek information from your accountant, tax advisor, legal representative or the Swedish Tax Authority. The Swedish Tax Authority...
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CFTC ruling that bitcoin and digital currency are commodities

Recent action brought against Coinflip by the CFTC clarifies definition of digital currencies as 'commodities'. The CFTC states: "Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are encompassed in the definition and properly defined as commodities". The Coinflip platform...

Tax treatment of speculative digital currency transactions – UK

HMRC Guidance Note March 2014 mentions that the application of income, corporation or Capital Gains to a transaction will depend on the facts. See as follows: "Whether any profit or gain is chargeable or any...

Legal precedent of P2P Bitcoin loans set in Kentucky, USA

  A legal precedent was set on the 5th June when a circuit judge in Kentucky ruled that P2P loans taken out in Bitcoin have a legal basis to be repaid. The case arose when...

Regulatory Update – USA, EU and Spain

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USA & Australia – Video Update

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France tightening compliance on cash transactions – impact on digital currencies

As of end of September, in France transaction above 1000 euros will be prohibited and transactions over 10,000 euros will be reported to TracFIN. This is a crack-down for anti-terrorism purposes. At this stage...

Coincenter – creating a flexible regulatory framework for digital currencies

Coincenter the now de facto policy body of the US have issued a framework for the regulation of digital currency. This covers matters such as providing exemptions for startups, recognising digital currency as a...