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Category: Regulation

Crypto and the IRS: Why It Doesn’t Have To Be So Taxing

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Crypto and the IRS: Why It Doesn’t Have To Be So Taxing

With cryptocurrency prices and trading volumes soaring, more and more Americans lament having to figure out how to report their earnings to the taxman. Inaccurate reporting on a tax return could land one in hot water and create lots of hassles. With the Coinbase/IRS saga continue to garner a lot of attention, it is clear that the U.S. Department of...

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Australian Regulator's Sixfold Path to Blockchain Regulation

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation

Australian Regulator's Sixfold Path to Blockchain Regulation

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has published an information sheet outlining regulatory considerations for startups and existing licensees who intend to make use of distributed ledger technology to develop new solutions for their businesses. ASIC’s regulatory framework requires financial services companies to have appropriate technological resources and risk management system as well as organizational competence and the necessary...

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Crypto and The Regulatory Gamble

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Entertainment, News, Regulation

Crypto and The Regulatory Gamble

The impact of both traditional and online gaming relative to local economies has been massive. Despite generating high revenue flows, the industry, however, is viewed negatively in some circles and has long faced heavy regulation and compliance oversight. In 2016, we saw the traditional gaming world embrace digital cash systems. Simultaneously, cryptocurrencies found their way to online gaming sites, ushering...

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EU Publishes New Draft Law for Digital Currencies to Combat Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

EU Publishes New Draft Law for Digital Currencies to Combat Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing

On March 9, EU lawmakers published new draft legislation that covers the use of cryptocurrencies within the borders of the European Union. The proposal suggests changes and additions to the “Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing” that include regulating and overseeing electronic money transfer...

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Irish Funds Collaborates with Deloitte To Complete Proof of Concept for ‘RegTech’ Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation, Tech

Irish Funds Collaborates with Deloitte To Complete Proof of Concept for ‘RegTech’ Blockchain

Fund management association Irish Funds announced that, together with financial services consultancy firm Deloitte and several global asset servicing institutions including Deutsche Bank, Metzler, State Street, and Northern Trust, it had completed a proof of concept for a regulatory reporting blockchain called ‘RegChain.’ The proof of concept was built using the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) and tested...

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'ChinaCoin' Tested with Experiment by Chinese Banks

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation

'ChinaCoin' Tested with Experiment by Chinese Banks

After news of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) developing their digital currency broke, and after news of tighter regulation around bitcoin, two cities are now testing the PBoC’s Bitcoin alternative, announced March 7. Known as 'ChinaCoin' colloquially, but referred to as Renminbi officially, RMB was designed to allow the PBoC to work with public and private entities more cohesively....

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Jury Weighs Charges Against Software Engineer and Pastor in Coin.mx Trial

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Jury Weighs Charges Against Software Engineer and Pastor in Coin.mx Trial

On March 10, the jury in a Manhattan federal court prepared to weigh charges against two individuals, a software engineer and a pastor, who were allegedly involved in a scheme to help the illegally operating digital currency exchange Coin.mx. The Coin.mx Trials Florida-based software engineer Yuri Lebedev and New Jersey pastor Trevon Gross are being accused of helping the owner...

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While Chinese Exchanges Extend the Locking of Bitcoin, PBoC Talks about the Shape of Upcoming Regulation

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

While Chinese Exchanges Extend the Locking of Bitcoin, PBoC Talks about the Shape of Upcoming Regulation

The large Bitcoin exchanges of China prolong the locking of bitcoin withdrawals, and a director of the Chinese central bank outlines how he wants to regulate Bitcoin; with observation, supervision, licenses, negative lists - and with blockchain technology. There is a proverb saying that if an official of the Chinese central bank falls on a Bitcoin exchange, the price of...

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The Bitcoin ETF: Is it Already In the Bag?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

The Bitcoin ETF: Is it Already In the Bag?

On March 11 it will become clear if the Bitcoin ETF COIN will be allowed to be traded on exchanges. On this date, years of waiting for a decision comes to an end. Let us have a look, how good chances for approval are, and what the rumors and speculations say. For Bitcoin, an ETF would be a milestone. Such...

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Will a Chinese Sovereign Cryptocurrency Threaten its Banking System and Bitcoin?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation, Tech

Will a Chinese Sovereign Cryptocurrency Threaten its Banking System and Bitcoin?

China’s banks have loaded up on debt for years to fuel their expansions. However, China’s indebted banks are now starting to threaten China’s economic growth outlook. A heavily-indebted banking sector was one of the reasons why China has appointed a new head of banking regulations, named Guo Shuqing, who has been introducing a broad range of new regulatory directives to...

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