Regulation

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LocalBitcoins.com Gets Swiss Bank Account Frozen, Unfrozen Due to SEPA Transfer
LocalBitcoins.com finally gets its Swiss bank account unfrozen due to SEPA Transfer.
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The futility of regulating Bitcoin
Bitcoin is likely to face government regulation in the next few years, but how effective will it be and who will it hurt?
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FinCEN quizzed on mining regs
Do FinCEN's regulations apply to miners? One US-based firm wants to find out, and has asked the regulatory body to clarify.
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Virginia compliance issue leads FastCash4Bitcoins to suspend service
Tangible Cryptography says it is suspending new purchases of bitcoins through its FastCash4Bitcoins service while it tries to resolve a compliance issue.
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FinCEN boss lays out Bitcoin rules
The boss of US regulator FinCEN has outlined what Bitcoin exchanges need to do to keep the feds happy and stay out of prison.
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Bitcoin exchanges need to grow up fast
Bitcoin exchanges shouldn't expect the same free ride from regulators that giant "too-big-to-fail" banks like HSBC have enjoyed.
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Liberty Reserve's lesson: Don't take liberties with the law
Whether you use “real” government-backed fiat or a distributed digital currency, what you use it for is subject to laws and regulations of many kinds.
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Bitcoin must charm regulators, says professor
A British business school professor believes Bitcoin needs to go on a charm offensive to win over worried national regulators.
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Canada confused on Bitcoin, eh?
Some Canadian Bitcoin exchanges reportedly received letters from financial regulators saying they do not have to follow the rules required by US regulators.
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Bitcoin 2013 Regulatory Panel
Regulatory compliance a high-stakes 'must' for bitcoin businesses #Bitcoin2013
At the Bitcoin 2013 show in San Jose today, a panel of businesspeople and attorneys addressed the knotty regulatory challenges faced by bitcoin businesses.
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