Tag Archives: Bitcoin Regulation

Canadian Court Rules to Return Mistakenly Sent Ethereum to Rightful Owner

A Canadian court has decided that a sum of mistakenly transferred cryptocurrency should be returned to its rightful owner, according to a report from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law published Dec. 12. A superior trial court of British Columbia found that Ethereum (ETH) tokens, which were mistakenly sent by the plaintiff, blockchain startup Copytrack, to the… Read More »

Dutch Central Bank Proposes License Requirement for Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Cryptocurrency service providers will soon be required to obtain a license from the central bank of the Netherlands, major Dutch news outlet DeTelegraaf reports Dec. 11. The article explains that the measure has been undertaken hoping that it will “prevent such cryptocurrencies being used to launder money obtained through crime or to fund terrorism.” To qualify for a… Read More »

Allianz Global Investors CEO Says Crypto Assets Should Be ‘Outlawed’

The CEO of Allianz Global Investors (GI), an investment management firm with €524 billion ($595 billion) in assets under management, has called for crypto assets to be “outlawed,” Reuters reported Dec. 11. Allianz GI CEO Andreas Utermann is said to have made his remarks during a panel in London on Tuesday, seated alongside the head of the United… Read More »

Denmark Targets 2,700 Bitcoin Traders for Tax Payments After Tip-Off From Finland

Denmark’s tax agency (Skattestyrelsen) has confirmed it is “identifying” 2,700 individuals it says owe taxes on Bitcoin (BTC) gains, according to a Dec. 12 press release. According to Skattestyrelsen, the Danish citizens bought and sold Bitcoin via an unnamed Finnish cryptocurrency exchange between 2015 and 2017, but did not declare any profits or losses on tax documents. Now,… Read More »

FATF: UK Crypto Exchanges Pose ‘Low’ Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing Risk

Advertisement The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) revealed that crypto exchanges operating in the United Kingdom pose low money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risks. The global standard setter for ML/TF published a report to evaluate the overall efforts that the UK has put in combating the money-related illegal activities. As the study touched on various topics,… Read More »

SEC Chairman Expresses ‘Optimism’ About DLT Investment Opportunities in Senate Testimony

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton has said this week that he is “optimistic” that developments in distributed ledger technology (DLT) can “help facilitate capital formation.” Speaking as part of a testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs — published on the SEC website Dec. 11 — Clayton added… Read More »

UK MP Wants to To Introduce Bitcoin Tax Payments

UK Member of Parliament, Eddie Hughes, has called for local authorities to take a lead, and accept Bitcoin payments. The Conservative politician also believes that a lack of reliable information is holding back wider adoption. The UK Should Take the Lead MP Hughes’ comments, reported in the Express newspaper, follow the recent announcement that Ohio now allows local companies… Read More »

Harvard Economist: Bitcoin’s Future Value More Likely to Be $100 Than $100K

The former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has characterized Bitcoin (BTC) as “a lottery ticket,” in an article for major United Kingdom daily broadsheet The Guardian Dec. 10. Writing in the midst of the recent crypto market price collapse, current Harvard University Professor of Economics and Public Policy Kenneth Rogoff suggested that the “overwhelming sentiment”… Read More »

Bitcoin ETF Approval Chances Down to 10%, Says Legal Expert

Following last week’s delay of the SEC to decide on whether to approve or not the proposed, commodity-backed bitcoin ETF proposal of VanEck and SolidX, legal expert Jake Chervinsky now says that there is a 10 percent chance of its approval.  ‘I Think the ETF is in Trouble’ Jake Chervinsky, a legal expert who correctly predicted that the SEC… Read More »

South Korean National Assembly Holds Regulation Debate With Local Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s representative body, the National Assembly, has held a crypto regulation debate arranged by major local cryptocurrency exchanges, IT media oulet ZdNet Korea reports Monday, Dec. 10. According to local business outlet Financial Leaders, the topics of the debate were proposed by seven crypto exchanges — Bithumb, CobitCoin, Coinone, Upbit, Gopax, Coinplug and Hanbitco. The debate was… Read More »