Regulation

Ben Lawsky

Lawsky: Bitcoin Developers and Miners Exempt from BitLicense

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

NYDFS superintendent Benjamin Lawsky has clarified the proposed reach of the impending BitLicense regulations.

Russia

Russia’s Startups Seek Refuge Abroad Under Threat of Bitcoin Ban

| Pete Rizzo

CoinDesk speaks with Russian entrepreneurs who have had to shift market focus following government threats of bitcoin prohibition.

Andreas Antonopoulos answers questions on bitcoin from Canadian senators

‘Bitcoin Guru’ Andreas Antonopoulos Appears Before Canadian Senate

| Jon Southurst

Bitcoin evangelist and 'guru' Andreas Antonopoulos today appeared before the Canadian Senate to answer questions about decentralization and security.

Serbia

Serbia’s Bitcoin Community Pledges Response to Central Bank Warning

| Pete Rizzo

Serbia's bitcoin community intends to step up public awareness efforts after a central bank warning.

New York

Bitcoin Foundation Calls for Access to Research Behind BitLicense

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

The Bitcoin Foundation has appealed for the release of the research behind New Yorks proposed bitcoin regulation.

European Parliament

European Commissioner-Designate to Discuss Bitcoin at EU Hearing

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Commissioner-designate Lord Jonathan Hill is expected to discuss digital currencies during a hearing before the European Parliament this week.

Bitcoin Ja ATM in use

Portuguese Manufacturer Bitcoin Já Launches New Bitcoin ATM

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Portuguese manufacturer Bitcoin Já launched its first bitcoin ATM at an event in Lisbon this weekend.

Tank, Russia

Russia Proposes Monetary Penalties for Bitcoin Use and Promotion

| Pete Rizzo

A proposed Russian law calls for fines to be imposed on those who create, issue or promote digital currencies.

Australian Senate chamber

Australian Senate Launches Inquiry into Bitcoin and Digital Currencies

| Jon Southurst

The Australian Senate is to hold an inquiry into digital currencies, as industry representatives call for tax clarity.

8 US Politicians to Receive Bitcoin By Mail This Week

| Daniel Cawrey

BitPAC has sent $250 worth of bitcoin donations to eight members of Congress, including Rand Paul and Paul Ryan.