Policy

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A G20 Crypto Policy? Let's Hope It's a Pipe Dream
The world's economic leaders are seeking a globally coordinated policy on cryptocurrencies. This could take a while. But that may be just as well.
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China's Biggest Political Event Sees Blockchain Praise
At China's annual "Two Sessions" political event, policy advisors have made a wide range of comments on the future of blockchain in the country.
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Former FDIC Chair: Bitcoin Policies Shouldn't 'Feed the Frenzy'
Sheila Bair, ex-chair of FDIC, argued that bitcoin shouldn't be banned. Instead, policies should be in place to protect investors.
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Gibraltar Bill Passage Paves Way for Blockchain Regulations
Lawmakers in Gibraltar approved a piece of legislation last week that fits into the government's broader plans for blockchain.
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Bitcoin 'Double Taxation' Relief Bill Introduced in Australia
Australia has introduced a new bill that, if passed, would end the country's bitcoin "double taxation" issue.
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G20 Should Create Central Bank Blockchain Consortium, Report Says
A new report sheds light on how the G20 economic forum could move to harness the benefits of blockchain technology.
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White House Fuels Growing Blockchain Interest on Capitol Hill
Blockchain interest and awareness are increasing on Capitol Hill, spurred by a series of recent high-profile events.
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Washington DC
Banking Trade Group BAFT Seeks Bigger Role in Blockchain Policy
BAFT's newly launched Innovation Council makes serving its members blockchain needs a top priority, and that won't likely change anytime soon.
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US Congress Reps Receive Blockchain Briefing at Capitol Hill Event
More than 15 members of Congress met with representatives of the blockchain technology industry this week in Washington, DC.
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Coinbase Joins Facebook and Uber in Internet Lobbying Group
Coinbase has become the first bitcoin company to join the Internet Association (IA), a Washington, DC-based public policy group.
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