Tag: bitcoin

  • The Regulatory Landscape of Bitcoin – Melanion Capital Podcast

    The Regulatory Landscape of Bitcoin – Melanion Capital Podcast

    The Role Of Education In Shaping Bitcoin Policy The world of Bitcoin is not just about digital currency; it’s also about policy and advocacy. In this Bitcoin Equities Talks episode, Yael Ossowski, Deputy Director at Consumer Choice Center discusses how the Bitcoin Policy Institute is at the forefront of educating lawmakers and the public about…

  • Taking a bite out of MiCA, the EU’s comprehensive crypto legislation challenging the nature of decentralisation

    Taking a bite out of MiCA, the EU’s comprehensive crypto legislation challenging the nature of decentralisation

    To much fanfare, European Union legislators and commissioners last year negotiated the final framework of the bloc’s cryptocurrency regulation, known as the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA). On June 30 of this year, Titles III and IV came into force, stipulating the requirements for issuers of “asset-referenced tokens” (commodity basket tokens) and “e-money tokens” (stablecoins). The rest…

  • Elizabeth Warren Ditches Consumer Welfare In Support of Big Banks

    Elizabeth Warren Ditches Consumer Welfare In Support of Big Banks

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) loves to cast herself as the ultimate public defender of consumers and the arch-nemesis of bankers on Wall Street.  However, with her recent record opposing popular mergers and shutting down regulatory reform for Bitcoin and its crypto-offspring, Warren has sided more with the major banks rather than new players that stand…

  • Open Source Arrests: US Officials Sour on Biden’s War on Privacy

    Open Source Arrests: US Officials Sour on Biden’s War on Privacy

    Biden is waging war on financial privacy, and not everyone is happy. The last several weeks have weighed heavily on those in Bitcoin who use privacy tools and software. Between the ceremonious arrests across two continents, Justice Department press releases, FBI warnings, and souring mood in Washington, many popular services for both sovereign and private…

  • The feds are trying to stifle Bitcoin and crypto with draconian new regulations

    The feds are trying to stifle Bitcoin and crypto with draconian new regulations

    Should regulations aimed at halting the financial activity of alleged criminals and terrorists be vastly expanded to include cryptocurrencies and firms that use them? Could this potentially harm entrepreneurial spirit and consumer freedom to deal in digital assets? Those were the questions asked this week in Washington as officials from the Treasury Department seek new…