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Bank of England Governor To G20: No Need For Cryptocurrency Regulation

Posted on 19th March, 2018

In his official report to the G20 summit of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, Financial Stability Board (FSB) Chair Mark Carney told regulators that there was no need for global regulation of “crypto-assets.” Carney, who also serves as the Governor of the Bank of England, said that the rapid growth of crypto-assets prompted the […]

The Bank of England releases extensive new report on bitcoin’s potential impact in the U.K.

Posted on 11th September, 2014

The Bank of England released a pair of cryptocurrency-related articles today, prompting waves of commentary throughout the global financial press. The articles, pre-released from the BoE’s forthcoming Quarterly Bulletin 2014 Q3 report, focus on defining bitcoin’s core innovation — the trustless, distributed ledger better known as the block chain — and on examining the economics […]

Bank of England declares virtual currencies to be commodities

Posted on 13th March, 2014

As governments across the globe race to develop laws and policies for handling virtual currencies like bitcoin, one of the biggest problems they face is simply knowing what general category cryptocurrency falls under. They’re clearly not legal tender, or even currency, even though in practice virtual currencies act like money. In a new report from […]