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  • The head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has called for a balanced approach to regulation governing financial technology development in the United States, citing bitcoin as one such example. Months after calling digital currencies “potentially revolutionary”, OCC Comptroller Thomas Curry highlighted bitcoin during a recent speech as he called for regulators to avoid crafting overly […]

  • The UK could become the world’s most attractive location for businesses using digital currencies, such as bitcoins, after George Osborne announced a new package of regulation for the nascent sector including anti-money-laundering rules. Entrepreneurs have long complained that the lack of rules has made it hard for them to be accepted as legitimate, and there […]

  • LONDON (InsideBitcoins) — As of January 1st, the European Union instituted new rules regarding electronic services as a taxable commodity. Whilst not directed at bitcoin specifically, the directive refers to supplying a ‘digital service’ to another member state and as such one clear requirement for the supplier would be determining if they are providing this […]

  • Scott Eells | Bloomberg | Getty Images Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services After 3,700 public comments, the proposed licensing for bitcoin-related firms has been slightly relaxed. Benjamin Lawsky, New York state superintendent of financial services, announced his new proposal for the so-called BitLicense in a Thursday speech. The […]