Wyoming Becomes First State To Give Bitcoin Owners Full Property Rights

Cryptocurrency advocates are celebrating Friday after the US state of Wyoming passed a bill giving direct property rights to cryptocurrency holders. Wyoming Senate Passes Crypto Property Bill Bill SF0125 passed its second and third Senate readings February 13 and 14 respectively, and will now go before governor Mark Gordon for endorsement, becoming law as early […]

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Top 3 Worst US States for Bitcoin Regulation

Delayed Bitcoin ETFs, subpoenas, and blockchain businesses forced to close, Bitcoin regulation in the U.S. is hardly encouraging innovation. If you’re looking for friendly pastures for your cryptocurrency company, avoid these three states at all costs. 1. New York New York has consistently hit the top of the list for its unsympathetic Bitcoin regulation. Its […]

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SEC Commissioner: Decentralization Is At The Root of Our Economic System

Commissioner Hester Peirce wants to open the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) to innovation and entrepreneurship. And she calls for a novel and better regulatory framework that is more adaptable to the crypto space. Commissioner Peirce: SEC to Open the Doors to Innovation Speaking at an event entitled Protecting the Public While Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship: […]

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Bitcoin ETF is Inevitable, Says SEC Commissioner

A Bitcoin ETF is a matter of when, not if, for SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. The Commission’s lone Democrat expects a Bitcoin ETF filing to eventually satisfy all of the required standards set forth by the body. SEC-Approved Bitcoin ETF is Not Impossible Speaking during a soon-to-be-published interview with Congressional Quarterly, Jackson stated […]

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NY Regulators Issue BitLicense to Company With 88 Bitcoin ATMs

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has granted yet another Virtual Currency License (BitLicense) to one more NY-based bitcoin ATM company. Cottonwood Vending Gets the Green Light In a tweet on the official page of the NYDFS, the regulator announced that it has granted a BitLicense to Cottonwood Vending LLC, a Bitcoin […]

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Indiana, New Hampshire May Be Next to Accept Cryptocurrencies for Taxes

A house bill for amending the currently existing taxation Code of Indiana has been filed January 24 seeking acceptance of cryptocurrencies for paying taxes. Another bill requiring the state treasurer of New Hampshire to develop an implementation plan for accepting cryptocurrencies for tax payments has also been filed.  Pay Taxes With Cryptocurrencies in Indiana House […]

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Gov’t Shutdown Freezes SEC Activity, But Bitcoin ETF Date Unaffected

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frozen all pending administrative proceedings due to the government shutdown. According to a legal expert, however, the Commission is not allowed, by law, to delay the decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF past its current deadline.  No More Delays Despite Government Shutdown The SEC has issued an order […]

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Banks in India: Don’t Touch Bitcoin Or Your Accounts Will Be Closed

Reports on social media indicate that banks in India are threatening customers that deal in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with the closure of their accounts. This move is the latest salvo from the banking industry in a country where cryptos seem all but banned. Upping the Ante On Friday (Jan. 11, 2019), Morgan Creek founder […]

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China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov’t Approval

China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ‘healthy development’ of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace Administration of China to supervise node operators, as well as to request private information.  New Blockchain Regulations China’s Office of Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issued new regulations dubbed “Regulations on the Management […]

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Cardano Moving To Wyoming As New Governor Praises Blockchain

Mark Gordon, incoming 33rd Governor of Wyoming gave a shout out to the local Blockchain industry during his inauguration speech. He highlighted the approach of startups like BeefChain and SheepChain as an example of how Wyoming leads the nation while already attracting other businesses to the state such as IOHK’s Cardano.  We Can Do More… […]

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