Tag Archives: Bitcoin laws

Regulators Say Nice Things About Bitcoin. Do We Care? – YMB Podcast E226

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E226

This is episode 226 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are some scary groups. They probably have the power to decimate parts of Bitcoin with the stroke of a pen. Of course, they don't legitimately have that power, but we sheeple concede that power to them in our imaginations.

Fortunately, those regulators had some nice things to …

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Updates on Global Cryptocurrency Regulation

We are living in the times of turmoil and uncertainty around the cryptocurrencies. Nearly every week a new country announces some potential revision to their crypto-regulation and it can seriously impact the exchange prices of nearly every coin.

This post summarizes the current state of the cryptocurrency regulation around the world, and examines how it can be potentially developed in the near future and how these regulations may impact the cryptocurrency market.

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Legal Pressures Continue. Will ICO Madness Finally End? – YMB Podcast E204

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E204

This is episode 204 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast. We know it's not Thursday, but we're making up for the episode we skipped on Thanksgiving.

ICOs are (still) going hard. Fundraisers dump loads of cash into marketing so they can attempt to grab our attention on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else (including here on YMB). Some campaigns have successfully raised hundreds of millions of dollars, only to accomplish virtually …

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The Law Wants Bitcoin. Are We Prepared? – Bits & Pieces #14

Regulation in Bitcoin

Last week, on February 4, two dreadful pieces of news hit the Bitcoin space. First, Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator of a Bitcoin black marketplace, was found guilty on all seven charges that he was facing.

Ross Ulbricht found guilty on ALL charges, facing life in prison #SilkRoadTrial

— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT) February 4, 2015

Then just hours later, Benjamin Lawsky thought it would be a great idea to announce his BitLicense revision a …

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YMB Podcast E42: Andreas Antonopoulos Before the Canadian Senate

Last week, one of the most respected men in Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, spoke before a Canadian Senate Banking Committee. He did a fantastic job explaining Bitcoin, answering questions, and offering advice for how Bitcoin should or should not be regulated. Today, we’ll be playing a few clips from the hearing and offering our own opinions. We might also have a few laughs at the expense of the lawmakers. Mr. Antonopoulos is one of …

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YMB Podcast E4: Bitcoin Adoption, Regulation, and Privacy

Almost every day the Bitcoin community is hearing about new people and places that are beginning to accept Bitcoin. This is great news of course, but it could attract the unwanted attention of lawmakers. In this week's episode, we explore the possible dangers of expansion and some ways to mitigate the risks of using Bitcoin with services like Dark Wallet and CoinJoin. Tim Baker, John Stuart, and myself, Daniel Brown, are your hosts. This …

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