Regulation

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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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Big Ben
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.
Big Ben

Gavel
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.
Gavel

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.
Bitcoin 2013 Regulatory Panel

Team-America-World-Police
Team America's Dwolla bashing is just the start
Bitcoin companies might think they're smarter than the online gamblers and have better connected investors but US authorities have rules of their own.
Team-America-World-Police

US Department of Homeland Security
Homeland Security stops Dwolla transactions with Mt. Gox
An order from the US Department of Homeland Security is preventing Dwolla users from transferring funds to and from the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange.
US Department of Homeland Security

Bitcoin has to win a battle of hearts and minds
Perception is bitcoin's biggest battle
Is bitcoin merely a tool for financial speculation … or a real currency capable of being used to buy and sell goods, as well as for investment purposes?
Bitcoin has to win a battle of hearts and minds

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Bitcoin comes under US regulator radar
US financial regulators are ‘seriously considering’ regulation of Bitcoin and 'if they wanted to', they could regulate it.
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Police Tape
Does bitcoin encourage crime?
A look at why bitcoin no more inherently encourages criminal activity than any other form of currency.
Police Tape

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The end for Bitcoin-24 exchange?
Bitcoin-24, the largest bitcoin exchange in Europe, has been offline for the last two weeks after its Polish and German bank accounts were closed.
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