Jurisdiction and digital currency businesses

For the most part, digital currencies are by their very nature decentralised; meaning that they are not tied to a specific country unlike the British Pound or the US Dollar. However, this does not...

Third Key proposing to Save the DAO from itself

Third Key proposing to Save the DAO from itself Source: Daolegal

From P2P insurance platforms to smart insurance contracts – a regulatory perspective.

P2P insuretech platforms are P2P Mutuals with or without re-insurance. In this article we explore how these platforms are currently being regulated at a high level. We also explore the notion of disintermediation of insuretech platforms themselves...

Legal anatomy of a DAO

None of the below should be construed as legal advice as this a highly risky untried area of law. In the below we are just giving examples regarding UK law as illustrations; there are...

Interview with Linus Lindgren – BTCXIndia

Bitlegal and Allcoinsnews sat down with Linus Lindgren from BTCXIndia (the first cryptocurrency exchange in India) to talk about the challenges and opportunities of cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech in a country of over a...

Vietnam – Warning Against Use of Digital Currencies

Vietnam warning consumers about digital currencies. Article covered by CCN and original press release in Vietnamese here.

US Gov Funded Report: Non-State Groups Might Use Cryptocurrency to Protect Own Cyber...

A report by RAND Corporation examines the capability of non-state actors, such as terrorist and insurgent groups, to increase their political and economic power through launching a digital currency. The report, titled "National Security...

European Court of Justice rules that Bitcoin is VAT exempt.

Following the appeal of David Hedqvist against the decision of the Swedish Tax Authority (Skatterverket) to tax Bitcoin transactions, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) have ruled that such transactions should be; "exempt from VAT...

Nigerian Central Bank official suggests virtual currency regulation

Following on from the most recent FATF Recommendations on digital currency regulation (see article here), the Deputy Governor of the Financial System Stability Working Group, Dr. Okwu Nnanna stated that steps should be taken...

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...