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Cryptocurrencies are far from unregulated

The chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will testify before Congress Tuesday on one subject and one subject alone: cryptocurrencies. Panic, hype, price swings...

The SAFT Is a Symptom of Regulatory Uncertainty

Let’s put to rest a common misconception. During a recent fintech conference at Georgetown Law, Brian Quintenz, a commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said that crypto-tokens offered in a pre-sale...

SEC hasn’t quashed blockchain innovation. Let’s keep it that way

In a recent report, the Securities and Exchange Commission stated unequivocally that blockchain-powered digital tokens can be securities. This finding could have serious consequences for the future of blockchain technology....

The Uniform Law Commission Has Given States a Clear Path to Approach Bitcoin

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a private body of lawyers and legal academics, has voted to finalize and approve a uniform model law for the regulation of virtual currency businesses....

What Bitcoiners Are Doing to Fight Ransomware

A recent wave of high-profile ransomware attacks has swept the globe and brought with it attention to Bitcoin. It’s not surprising that if a person’s first exposure to cryptocurrency is...

Why Bitcoin Needs Washington to Go Mainstream

Digital currencies like Bitcoin are back in the news in a big way. Major influxes of investment, increased usage, and public votes confidence from influential financial industry players seem to...

Bitcoin’s DC Debut: All Eyes Watch the US Government’s Response

On 18th November, 2013, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held the US Congress's first hearing on bitcoin. These days, such meetings hardly raise an eyebrow. Back then,...

The price of bitcoin still doesn’t matter right now.

The new year began with a bang as the price of a single bitcoin rocketed up past $1,100 and quickly fell back to around $900, where it seems to be...

“Dear Mr. Trump: To ‘Cyber’ Better, Try the Blockchain.”

As president-elect Trump prepares to take office he must develop comprehensive plans to address growing cybesecurity concerns. In a recent op-ed for WIRED, Coin Center director of research Peter Van Valkenburgh suggests...

IRS Quest for Coinbase Data Sets Dangerous Precedent

It is understood and accepted that, if someone is investigated for tax evasion, a bank or brokerage may be required to turn over private financial records to the government. However,...

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