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Majority Leader of California State Assembly Pushes for Legal Certainty for Blockchain

News Speaking at Elev8CON in Las Vegas on Dec. 10, Majority Leader of the California State Assembly Ian Calderon discussed plans to bring greater legal certainty for blockchain technology to the State of California. California is the most populous of the United States, with about 40 million resid..

Ukraine Passes Law on Money Laundering With Crypto Policy Based on FATF

News The Ukranian government has approved the final version of a money laundering law that will handle virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs) per FATF guidelines. On Dec. 6, the Rada, Ukraine’s legislative body, published a final version of the law that considers virtual assets..

Weekly Digest: Bitcoin Posts Gains, Becomes Valentine’s Gift

This week saw the 500th anniversary of Magellan setting sail to circumnavigate the globe. So how is Bitcoin doing on its path to global domination? Bitcoin Price: Another Net Positive Week Bitcoin price started the week on a flyer, jumping 10% on Monday, and propelling it back towards the $12,000 m..

When Cash Is Banned, Centralized Cryptos Are Not Going to Save You

Australia is now moving forward with its proposed legislation to ban cash purchases over 10,000 AUD ($6,900) for business purposes. According to the treasury website: “The Black Economy Taskforce recommended this action to tackle tax evasion and other criminal activities.” While many Aussies are cel..

Crypto Is Part of Free Speech, and Free Speech Is Everything

On July 23, U.S. Attorney General William Barr gave a speech demanding big players in the tech industry work with government agencies in providing backdoor entry points for encrypted devices and software. Per his reasoning, certain devices and messaging services pose a safety threat by providing a s..

US Moves Closer to Accepting Blockchain, Still Uncertain Over Crypto

Analysis Despite concerns expressed by many United States regulators during the recent House Committee on Financial Services’ hearing on Facebook’s proposed digital currency, Libra, an increasing number of U.S. lawmakers are speaking out in favor of developing a permissive regulatory apparatus to ..

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