Tag Archives: virtual currency
- Benedikt Manigold: virtual currency regulation has a trade-off
March 8, 2017
In this interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Becky Liggero, Benedikt Manigold of Cubits weighs in on the virtual currency debate. To regulate cryptocurrency or not to regulate cryptocurrency? That is the question. The debate on virtual currency regulation may not be as old as Hamlet’s time but it sure is a very...
- Bitcoin leaps to 2-year high of $689 amid forecast of supply shrink in July
June 13, 2016
The lackluster winter has ended, and it’s finally spring in the virtual currency world. Bitcoin bulldozed its way past the $680 mark on Monday, hitting a high $689.87 with 15.65 million bitcoins in circulation—its highest since September 2014, when the cryptocurrency went on a free fall from more than $1,000...
- Developments in virtual currency merit a rethink of EU payments law, parliament members say
May 25, 2016
The European Commission (EC) may soon be rethinking its stance on virtual currency, if some members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have their way. EC, the executive arm of the European Union, has been firm in its position that digital currencies shouldn’t be regulated just yet, stressing the need to...
- Aussie bitcoin industry rushing to bring in tougher code of conduct amid exchange’s collapse
April 13, 2016
The Australian virtual currency industry is in a rush to bring in a new set of guidelines following reports that a local bitcoin exchange has gone under, bringing with it thousands of dollars in customers and clients’ money. Local media reported early this week that Igot, an Australian-founded international bitcoin...
- Spanish Treasury says gambling sites need license to transact in bitcoins
December 2, 2014
Spain's Treasury has acknowledged that Spanish online gambling sites wishing to use bitcoins as means of transactions must apply for a license at the General Directorate of Games, a government body accountable to the State Secretary of the Treasury, who in turn, is responsible for authorizing, regulating, supervising, and penalizing gambling...
- Interview with Jonathan Levin on Crypto Currency
October 29, 2014
Becky Liggero talks to Jonathan Levin of Coinometrics and he shares the current state of the Bitcoin economy and what the future of virtual currency will be. Becky Liggero: Today, im with Jonathan Levin. He is a post graduate economist at Oxford; has degrees from everywhere. He is expert in virtual currency and today...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017