Indonesia’s Central Bank, Bank Indonesia (BI), have united with the national police service to tackle the illegal use of Bitcoin in Bali. According to them, the tourist hot spot is much more likely to attract people trying to use the cryptocurrency for transactions that are outside the law. The Jakarta Post and local language news […]
A lawmaker in Tennessee has filed a new bill that recognizes a blockchain signature as a kind of legal electronic record.
Ukraine’s national defense chief called for legislation regulating cryptocurrencies at a recent meeting on cybersecurity.
A new bill submitted to the Arizona Senate would, if approved, allow people to pay their state tax liabilities using bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
A state legislator in Vermont has proposed a bill to create a regulatory framework for blockchain tech, including a transaction tax payable in crypto.
Egypt’s Dar Al Iftaa have issued an Islamic Ruling (Fatwa) which expressly forbids using Bitcoin as a means of exchange on religious grounds. According to multiple government ministers, the cryptocurrency threatens the economy, funds terrorism, and because it lacks set rules, it is “considered as a contract annulment in Islam”. These factors have influenced the […]
When most people think about high-tech innovation, the former Soviet bloc is probably one of the last places on Earth that springs to mind. However, Belarus is making efforts to change that. Thanks to a progressive piece of legislation that was signed into law last Thursday, President Alexander Lukashenko is hoping that the brightest minds […]
New cryptocurrency laws are expected to be introduced to the Russia’s national legislature on Dec. 28.
The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre has received the go-ahead to monitor bitcoin exchanges after the passing of a new bill.
A major Japanese bitcoin exchange is looking to enter the Russian cryptocurrency market and is seeking a local partner. The exchange’s CEO says “demand is huge” and urges Russia to look at Japan as a model for cryptocurrency regulations. Also read: Sberbank Apologizes for Buying Nearly All Graphics Cards on the Russian Market Japanese Exchange Eying […]
Following a few months of conflicting statements, recent reports from the Kremlin indicate that Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision on digital currencies. He has ordered his government to create laws meant to clearly govern the status of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, but also to thoroughly regulate initial coin offerings, mining, and other aspects […]
Author of best selling book, The Coming Collapse of China, Gordon Chang, is not optimistic about a loosening of legislation surrounding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies following the 19th National Party Congress. Rumours have long circulated that with the …
Gibraltar has published a draft of its upcoming regulatory framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT).
A cryptocurrency bill has been submitted to Ukraine’s national legislature, setting the stage for new regulations in the country.
Russia’s cryptocurrency bill is expected to be completed by October, according to a senior government official.