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...

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...

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...

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...

Taiwan FSC Minister Says Bitcoin Considered Commodity, Not Banned or Regulated

The Taiwanese government has not banned bitcoin in Taiwan, according to comments made by Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Minister Tseng Ming-chung. The minister said there is no law preventing use of bitcoin as long as...

Regulatory Update – Bitlicence, IGCI, Liberland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj04mIn6Xog

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...
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USA & Australia – Video Update

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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...

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...