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...

Poland Introduces New Bill to Simplify and Clarify Crypto Taxation

The government of Poland has announced a new draft bill amending the country’s tax laws to incorporate the taxation of income and profit related to cryptocurrencies. The draft bill is set to simplify and clarify...

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...

Regulatory Update – Bitlicence, IGCI, Liberland

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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...

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...

Coexistence of Blockchain technology with General Data Protection Regulation

In this article, we will cover the newly adopted European legislation on the data protection called the General Data Protection Regulation or simply GDPR which sets out general principles and rules the existed businesses...

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...