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...

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...
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USA & Australia – Video Update

https://youtu.be/UGQLpbhyWd8

IGCI creating Digital Currency to fight crime

The newly created centre for Interpol research based in Singapore called the  Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) has already turned its attention to the blockchain. At the end of March, it issued a press...

Regulatory Update – USA, EU and Spain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMXVrfCZjXg

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...

Are you trading a digital currency derivative? UK

Financial Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) is the main legislation regulating the financial services industry. This may affect you if you are trading digital currency derivatives in the UK. Core prohibition under s.19 FSMA: "(1)No person may...