New circular on virtual currencies in Nigeria

On the 12 January, the Financial Policy and Regulation Department within the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released a circular on virtual currencies. The stance of the CBN is that due to the significant...

Estonia’s Highest Court Consults Four Government Institutions on Bitcoin Legality

The Supreme Court of Estonia requested in November that four government institutions answer eight questions regarding the legality of bitcoin, following a lawsuit brought by a Dutch citizen over police suppression of the bitcoin...

EU Ministers Jittering over Bitcoin After Paris Attacks

European Union member states plan to "crackdown" on digital currencies, anonymous payments and pre-paid cards in effort to combat terrorism financing in the wake of the Paris attacks, according to a draft memo shown to...
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USA & Australia – Video Update

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Canadian Senate Calls for Soft Approach to Cryptocurrency Regulation

The Senate of Canada has recently set its sights on cryptocurrency and the technology that surrounds it and the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has compiled a report on the threats and...

New Cryptocurrency Rules Discussed by Japan’s Financial Services Agency

On Monday, the Japanese Financial Services Agency panel decided that Japan needed to improve its oversight mechanism for cryptocurrencies. Back in June, the Japanese government started to consider new regulations to combat the threat...

Russian Gov Threatens Bitcoin Ban As 7% of Russians Use Bitcoin for Payment

As the Russian government threatens to ban bitcoin, 6.9% of Russians are using the cryptocurrency, according to a recent survey by Slovakian Internet security company ESET. The ESET survey, which compared credit cards, PayPal, payment...

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...

Far Right-Driven European Parliament Motion on Controlling Digital Currencies Updated

A European Parliament motion calling for a resolution controlling virtual currencies such as bitcoin has this week been updated. In November, the motion was first brought by three MEPs from France's National Front party, Sophie Montel, Florian Philippot...

Regulatory Update – Bitlicence, IGCI, Liberland

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