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Swedish Bitcoin Firm Enters Court Battle to Protect Customer Data

| Stan Higgins

A Swedish bitcoin brokerage has gone to court with the country’s tax authority to prevent an audit of its customer information.

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Isle of Man Introduces Regulation for Bitcoin Businesses

| Emily Spaven

Digital currency businesses will have to comply with the Isle of Man's anti-money-laundering laws from 1st April.

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Hong Kong Official: Bitcoin Legislation Not Necessary

| Stan Higgins

A senior Hong Kong official has said that the government does not see a need for legislation that would regulate bitcoin.

Startups Speak Out on Russia’s Looming Bitcoin Ban

| Pete Rizzo

As Russia prepares for a forthcoming decision on bitcoin's legal status, current and former entrepreneurs weigh in on their market strategy.

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Token Sales and The US’ Impressionistic Securities Laws

| Jared Paul Marx

Attorney Jared Marx discusses why securities law is problematic for bitcoin 2.0 companies operating in the US.

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Treasury Report: UK’s Bitcoin Startups React

| Grace Caffyn

This week's news that the UK government will seek to regulate digital currencies made waves in the local startup community.

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UK’s Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Revealed in Treasury Report

| Joon Ian Wong

The UK Treasury has announced a series of initiatives dealing with digital currency in a landmark report published in conjunction with the Chancellor…

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Top Global Law Firm: Virtual Currency is Here to Stay

| Emily Spaven

Cryptocurrency's advantages mean it's unlikely to completely go away, says a partner at one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the US.

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Coinbase Joins Facebook and Uber in Internet Lobbying Group

| Pete Rizzo

Coinbase has become the first bitcoin company to join the Internet Association (IA), a Washington, DC-based public policy group.

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Why Bitcoin Regulation Lags Where it’s Needed Most

| Tanaya Macheel

Africa has significant market potential for bitcoin companies, but its challenging regulatory environment is deterring development.