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This weekend, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a nonprofit dedicated to creating consistency among U.S. state laws, will convene in Washington D.C. to discuss model legislation ("Regulation of Virtual Currencies Act") for the regulatory oversight of bitcoin entities. The most recent draft of the ULC’s...

Much has been written lately about the rapid growth of bitcoin in the Ukraine. Economists and digital currency enthusiasts alike point to a myriad of interconnected factors, including capital controls, hyperinflation of the Hryvnia, and the crisis in Crimea. Last year, as you may...

Earlier this week, the Isle of Man received a great deal of mainstream press, deservedly so, for its innovation-friendly climate and straightforward bitcoin regulation. The Manx government has successfully turned this quirky island off the coast of the U.K. into one the world’s foremost technology...

AB-1326, “Virtual Currency”, was unexpectedly shelved earlier this week despite multiple unanimous or near-unanimous votes in the California Assembly and Senate. The bill, which would have governed how digital currency businesses can operate in California, was lauded by many in the industry as a favorable...

Earlier this week, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) issued its long-awaited regulatory framework for the digital currency industry. The CSBS sought to create this framework for states to use in the development and implementation of their individual regulatory requirements. We recommend that state...

Recently, much has been written about the relatively slow rate of bitcoin adoption in Asia. The cause, it’s been said, is the combination of a lack of awareness and the absence of regulation. The latter seems a bit ironic given recent events here in the...

FATF is an inter-governmental body which sets global standards for combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and other threats to the global financial system. They are widely considered the standard-bearer for AML compliance and regulation. While its standards and recommendations are not legally binding, FATF maintains...

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