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...

NY Bitlicense definitive framework [pt.4]

  AML/KYC Requirements Licensees must implement an anti-money laundering program. The AML program is to be based upon an initial risk assessment performed by the Licensee. Risk assessments must be performed on an annual basis, or...

NY Bitlicense definitive framework [pt.3]

  Capital Requirements The Superintendent determines the amount and form of capital a Licensee must maintain at all times to “ensure the financial integrity of the Licensee and its ongoing operations.” The Licensee’s finances and market positioning strongly...

NY Bitlicense definitive framework [pt.2]

  The BitLicense is setting new precedents with its definition of “Virtual Currency” and “Virtual Currency Business Activity.” Virtual Currency The definition of virtual currency in the BitLicense is as follows: Virtual Currency means any type of digital...

NY Bitlicense definitive framework [pt.1]

  On the 3rd June the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released the definitive BitLicense framework. The focus was on those businesses that maintain custody of a client’s funds or exchange digital...

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...

Euro Banking Association favours ‘asset-centric’ protocols for the banking industry

  The Euro Banking Association (EuroBA) has published a report on the 11th May expounding the benefits of a particular form of blockchain technology and setting out of real world use-cases for integration into banking...

ESMA Call for information

  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is currently accepting responses for information regarding several aspects of decentralised digital currencies until the 21st July. ESMA is looking into aspects such as : Investment products (e.g....

Canada puts forward recommendations on Bitcoin regulation

  Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce published a report on the 19th June. It outlined 8 recommendations on dealing with Bitcoin on a regulatory level. The specific recommendations to the Federal...

Regulatory Updates – P2P lending in the US and Canada’s perspective on regulating BTC

  In this week's update we discuss: - Legal precedent for P2P lending in the US - Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce publishes a report on regulating Bitcoin  For more information and in-depth analysis on...