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CSBS Virtual Currency Framework Comment

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors has issued a forward thinking draft model state regulatory framework for virtual currency activities

On December 16, 2014, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors issued for public comment a draft model state regulatory framework for virtual currency activities. We congratulate the Conference and the...

Foreign Affairs Cryptocurrency Policy Forum

Foreign Affairs, the distinguished journal published by the Council on Foreign Relations, held a forum in New York City for the technical, legal and political community to come together and discuss cryptocurrency.

In this panel Jerry Brito is joined on stage by representatives from the cryptocurrency industry and the Treasury Department to discuss integrating the technology with mainstream systems.  For more information about this event...

The BitLicense Needs a Safe Harbor

Sign this letter to tell the NYDFS that reasonable safe harbors foster innovation.

Following extensive public comment, the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued its revised “BitLicense” proposals last week in hopes of taming our newest wild west: digital currencies. The...

Should You Trust This Secretive Chinese Bitcoin Mine?

A video from Vice’s Motherboard depicts a “secretive” Bitcoin mine in China. Should we be concerned? Far from it.

This fascinating video from Vice's Motherboard has been making the rounds: The video has inspired some pointed questions along the line of "does this make you feel that Bitcoin is...

Testimony before New Jersey State Assembly

The Assembly’s Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, which oversees New Jersey’s financial regulatory agencies, invited Coin Center Executive Director Jerry Brito along with other experts to answer questions about the...

Coin Center to testify before NJ State Assembly

The New Jersey State Assembly today deepens the ranks of lawmakers who are working to educate themselves on the promise of digital currencies like Bitcoin.

The New Jersey State Assembly today deepens the ranks of lawmakers who are working to educate themselves on the promise of digital currencies like Bitcoin. The Assembly’s Financial Institutions and...

Our initial thoughts on New York’s revised BitLicense proposal

Breaking down this first-of-its-kind rule.

The New York Department of Financial Services has released a revision of its proposed BitLicense. This revised draft will soon be published in the New York State Register and that...

‘Age of Cryptocurrency’ is the serious introduction to Bitcoin we’ve been waiting for

A sober yet exciting account of cryptocurrency, told by two very smart and objective reporters.

One of the things we do on an almost daily basis at Coin Center is explain Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and what they mean for society and the economy. We usually do...

Reporting from the EU Parliament: Building an Open Bitcoin Coalition

We went to the European Parliament. Here's what happened.

Yesterday I spoke at the European Parliament's STOA (that's Science and Technology Options Assessment) workshop. I was one of eight speakers discussing, "The Collaborative Economy: Impact and Potential of Collaborative...

Coin Center brings Bitcoin to DC’s top tech policy conference

With the help of Coinbase and Blockstream, we explained to an audience of over 700 policymakers and DC insiders the potential we see in Bitcoin, and answered questions about policy implications for the technology.

Yesterday we attended State of the Net, the biggest technology and Internet policy conference in the country. The annual DC event has become the central forum for technologists and policymakers...