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Cryptocurrency 101

This sequence of posts will get you up to speed on blockchain technology and why it matters for policy and regulation.
  1. What are Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies?
  2. What is cryptocurrency good for?
  3. Is Bitcoin regulated?
  4. What’s a blockchain, anyway?

Policy and Regulation

Traditional ledgers have centralized ledger-keepers (like banks), so it's clear who are the responsible and regulated parties. But because open and decentralized blockchains like Bitcoin have no central operators (just like the internet itself), figuring out who is regulated, if anyone, requires deeper analysis.