This article is originally published in Albaron Ventures. As Bitcoin and other digital assets continue to grow in adoption and popularity, a common topic for discussion is whether the U.S. government, or any government for that matter, can exert control of its use.  There are two core issues that lay the foundation of the Bitcoin…

Some countries in Asia are feeling the pain of inadequate cryptocurrency regulation, while others, like India, China and South Korea, have taken an uncertain or hostile stance to cryptocurrency. In contrast, Japan is building a clear framework for how virtual currency exchanges, and soon initial coin offerings (ICOs), should operate there. In doing so, Japan…

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has explicitly prohibited regulated entities from doing business with any companies dealing in virtual currencies. Last week’s decision raised concerns regarding a full ban on cryptocurrencies, which is not true. The jolted market fears Bitcoin and altcoins will face a drop in traded volumes in India, but that may…


China’s central bank states that the country is willing to support a global regulatory framework for cryptocurrency established by G20. China’s Central Bank Supports Global Regulatory Framework The Institute of International Finance, a part of The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), offered new insight to the country’s cryptocurrency policy on its “Global Banking Industry Outlook Report” released…


Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People’s Congress, Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), made it clear that the country does not recognize Bitcoin and other digital currencies like it does traditional banking tools such as paper money, coins, and credit…


DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES Regulators from around the world, including in New Zealand, are struggling to define cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrencies are proving to be a headache for local and global regulators alike. In New Zealand, no decisions have yet been made on how to apply the law to these new technologies. To help local regulators make those…


New cryptocurrency laws are expected to be introduced for official consideration to the Russia’s national legislature on Dec. 28, according to a senior government official. Russian media sources RIA and TASS cited comments from lawmaker Anatoly Aksakov, who chairs the State Duma’s financial markets committee, that the new rules – which will reportedly formalize rules around the…


Earlier today, as South Korean mainstream media outlet Hankyoreh reported, the South Korean government’s planned regulations around bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market have been leaked. Cryptocurrency-related regulations drafted during an emergency meeting held on Wednesday by the South Korean government leaked Translated at CCN, the four leaked regulations expected to be implemented by the end…


Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev has confirmed that a comprehensive framework for the regulation of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which is currently a work-in-progress under the joint supervision of Russia’s Ministry of Finance and Central Bank, will be ready by February next year. During an interview on the Russia 24 TV channel,…