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Regulating Blockchain Would Be an Exercise in Futility - CoinDesk

Regulating Blockchain Would Be an Exercise in Futility - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it
In this opinion piece, technology lawyer Cameron-Huff discusses why he believes it's too early for regulators to craft rules for blockchain tech.
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Regulators Ease On Blockchain Technology Future | PYMNTS.com

Regulators Ease On Blockchain Technology Future | PYMNTS.com | money money money | Scoop.it

The answer to questions about whether financial regulators will help propel blockchain technology may come sooner rather than later.

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Blockchain: The road towards technological and regulatory frameworks emerge

Blockchain: The road towards technological and regulatory frameworks emerge | money money money | Scoop.it

The “central banker’s central bank” is backing blockchain technology. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an organization whose membership consists of the central banks of 60 nations.

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Instead of Fighting Bitcoin, the US Could Make Its Own Digital Currency | WIRED

Instead of Fighting Bitcoin, the US Could Make Its Own Digital Currency | WIRED | money money money | Scoop.it
A Georgetown University professor thinks that the US Government should issue its own crypto currency.
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Regulations force Bitcoin ATM Robocoin to ban anonymous transactions - VentureBeat

Regulations force Bitcoin ATM Robocoin to ban anonymous transactions - VentureBeat | money money money | Scoop.it
As Bitcoin businesses become compliant with financial regulation, they're eschewing anonymity -- and the Bitcoin community is not happy. Bitcoin ATM Robocoin stated yesterday that all of its ATM op...
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Business Is Eager to Embrace Bitcoin But Regulators Are Not

Business Is Eager to Embrace Bitcoin But Regulators Are Not | money money money | Scoop.it
Retailers worldwide increasingly see Bitcoin as just another payment method but governments are suspicious it is a rival to currency.
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Will Bitcoin Meet Napster's Fate?

Will Bitcoin Meet Napster's Fate? | money money money | Scoop.it
Napster, a revolutionary peer-to-peer service, aimed to change music before its fall. Could bitcoin face the same fate? (Wrong example @danielcawrey Napster was a company, #Bitcoin is a technology.
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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac And The Financial Crisis: Whitepaper - ValueWalk

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac And The Financial Crisis: Whitepaper - ValueWalk | money money money | Scoop.it


The dramatic events of the financial crisis led the government to respond with a new form of regulation.

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Leading Altcoin Developers Speak Out Against New York's BitLicense Proposal - CoinDesk

Leading Altcoin Developers Speak Out Against New York's BitLicense Proposal - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

New York’s proposed bitcoin regulations have been the subject of increasing criticism in recent weeks, with a wide variety of industry leaders coming forward to criticize the laws for their lack of clarity and for putting up unnecessary obstacles to the ecosysem’s future growth.

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Britain May Embrace Bitcoin As A Legitimate Currency - Business Insider

Britain May Embrace Bitcoin As A Legitimate Currency - Business Insider | money money money | Scoop.it

In addition to Blocksign’s Bitcoin-based electric signature launch on Tuesday, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne is signaling that the UK wants to regulate Bitcoin, or virtual currency systems like it, as legal, digital cash, reports the Daily Mail.




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States debate digital currency

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Now that consumers can use digital currencies such as Bitcoin to buy rugs from Overstock.com, pay for Peruvian pork sandwiches from a food truck in ... (Digital Currency debate making the local papers in Pittsburgh via @triblive.
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UK government to assess whether virtual currencies should be regulated - Out-Law.com

UK government to assess whether virtual currencies should be regulated - Out-Law.com | money money money | Scoop.it

Chancellor George Osborne said the review would look into the potential of "alternative payment systems" to boost UK growth and would include an assessment of the need to regulate the use of virtual currencies in transactions.

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States debate digital currency - Phys.Org

States debate digital currency - Phys.Org | money money money | Scoop.it


Jerry Brown signed legislation to allow the use of alternative currencies, including digital currencies.

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Why Can’t the Banking Industry Solve Its Ethics Problems?

Why Can’t the Banking Industry Solve Its Ethics Problems? | money money money | Scoop.it
Scandals keep occurring, even after the financial crisis, raising the uncomfortable possibility that the industry is fundamentally flawed. (Why are the ethical breaches at megabanks so routine that it is hard to keep them straight?
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Beyond New York: What Lies Ahead for Bitcoin - CoinDesk

Beyond New York: What Lies Ahead for Bitcoin - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

According to the proposed 17th July bitcoin regulation from New York State, the public now has 45 days to comment and then a 45-day grace period prior to full adoption. But what’s after 17th October? More importantly, what’s after New York?

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California Passes Bill to Legalize Complementary Currencies

California Passes Bill to Legalize Complementary Currencies | money money money | Scoop.it

A community without dollars is not a community without wealth – this basic insight lies at the heart of the community resilience movement. With income and wealth inequality still on the rise in our “post-recession” economy, communities are finding creative ways to meet their needs and maintain social ties through community-created forms of exchange, or complementary currencies. And, as with most social innovations, existing legal and regulatory systems take some time to catch up.

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Chicago N. America Bitcoin Conference - Philanthropy, Emerging Markets & Regulation

I've warned people repeatedly about the fact that regulators are not our friends -- so the onerous proposal came as no surprise. Many Bitcoiners seemed shocked and caught off guard that the proposal could be so unrealistically strict. Some examples include Bitcoin companies being unable to retain profits in Bitcoin, requirements that small startups hire expensive compliance personnel, requirements that inventors and programmers obtain a license before creating new alt coins, rules which would essentially end mining etc. The regulations are at the core a thinly veiled ban of Bitcoin in New York.

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New York To Bitcoin Startups: Get Permission Or Get Out | TechCrunch

New York To Bitcoin Startups: Get Permission Or Get Out | TechCrunch | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitcoin allows people to build financial technology without asking for permission, but if New York state has its way, this won't be the case for long.

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TNABC Day 1: Bitcoin Industry Seeks Plan of Attack for US Regulation - CoinDesk

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CoinDesk TNABC Day 1: Bitcoin Industry Seeks Plan of Attack for US Regulation CoinDesk Day one of the North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago kicked off with the surprise debut of the Chamber of Digital Commerce plus a new bitcoin-focused...
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New York unveils Bitcoin license rules - CNNMoney

New York unveils Bitcoin license rules - CNNMoney | money money money | Scoop.it


New York's top financial regulator isn't the Bitcoin-hating bureaucrat everyone feared.

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Why bitcoin buffs hate New York's proposal to regulate bitcoins - Quartz

Why bitcoin buffs hate New York's proposal to regulate bitcoins - Quartz | money money money | Scoop.it


Global, anonymous, and free from any central authority, bitcoin and other digital currencies are not easy to regulate—by design.

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New York Is the First State to Propose Bitcoin Regulations

New York Is the First State to Propose Bitcoin Regulations | money money money | Scoop.it

On Thursday, Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent for New York’s Department of Financial Services, proposednew rules for virtual currency businesses. The “BitLicense” plan, which if approved would apply to all companies that store, control, buy, sell, transfer, or exchange Bitcoins (or other cryptocurrency), makes New York the first state to attempt virtual currency regulation.



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New York Proposes First State Regulations for Bitcoin - New York Times

New York Proposes First State Regulations for Bitcoin - New York Times | money money money | Scoop.it


The new rules would be required for Bitcoin exchanges and for companies that secure, store or maintain custody or control of the virtual currency on behalf of customers.

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Taking Bitcoin for Payment in California is Now Legal - IEEE Spectrum

Taking Bitcoin for Payment in California is Now Legal - IEEE Spectrum | money money money | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago California officially killed a law prohibiting the use of any currency that's not the “lawful money of the United States,” like community currencies, frequent customer points, or bitcoin.
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Italian Authorities Issue Bitcoin Warnings, Urge Regulation - CoinDesk

Italian Authorities Issue Bitcoin Warnings, Urge Regulation - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

Three Italian institutions have issued new bitcoin warnings in recent days, calling for new legislation to eliminate loopholes and regulatory ambiguity.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation