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Two US Bills Focus on Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation and Improving Regulations

Two new bills focusing on cryptocurrency market manipulation aim to “position the United States to be a leader in the cryptocurrency industry,” their sponsors claimed Dec. 6. The bills, dubbed “The Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act of 2018” and “The U.S. Virtual Currency Market and Regulatory Competitiveness Act of 2018” will go before the House of Representatives having… Read More »

US Lawmakers Push for ‘Blockchain’ Definition in New Congressional Bill

A bipartisan bill recently introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives proposes creating a “consensus-based definition of blockchain.” Representatives Doris Matsui and Brett Guthrie – both members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection – submitted the legislation Monday. If passed and signed into law, bill H.R. 6913, dubbed the… Read More »

California Legislature Finalizes Blockchain Working Group Bill

California may soon be forming a working group to examine the potential benefits of blockchain to the state – and how best to update laws to make use of the technology. California bill 2658, first introduced in February 2018, originally recognized “a record that is secured through blockchain technology is an electronic record,” as previously reported. However, the final version… Read More »

Malta Approves Three Blockchain, Crypto Bills in Second Parliamentary Reading

Malta approved three distributed ledger technology and crypto-related bills in their second reading in Parliament yesterday, June 26, according to legislative records from the plenary session. The approved bills include the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Bill, the Virtual Financial Assets Bill, and the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Bill. The first two bills provide for the regulation of… Read More »

Lawmaker Wants New York State to Pilot Local Cryptocurrencies

New York Assemblyman Ron Kim wants cryptocurrencies to help support local communities. Bill A11018, if passed, would amend the New York urban development corporation act to launch 10 pilot programs creating local community currencies, which could be cryptocurrencies or other forms of alternative digital currencies, according to public documents. The programs would hopefully encourage residents of a particular… Read More »