In a blog post published earlier today, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage firm Coinbase announced that it has been granted an e-money license by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The license will allow Coinbase to provide payment services (as well as some bank-like services, such as fiat account balances) in both Britain and […]
This time last year, the idea of any national government considering the possibility of creating its own cryptocurrency would have been laughable. Times have definitely changed. This week, both Russia and the UK made it clear that they’re at least giving the concept of a state-backed cryptocurrency serious thought.
Bitcoin machines might just be popping up like wildflowers all across the U.K. later this year thanks to a new deal between bitcoin ATM maker Lamassu and newly formed distributor QuikBit. Based in the self-governing British dependency of the Isle of Man, QuikBit aims to build a network of ATM-like automated vending machines (AVMs) across […]
As international awareness of bitcoin grows, regulators across the globe are racing to create polices for handling the virtual currency. This week, several countries hinted at coming plans for regulation of bitcoin and related cryptocurrencies. Here are the highlights of this week’s regulation news. Mexico: Banco de México issued a warning about the risks of […]
Until today, if you wanted to Bitcoin in the U.K., you had to do it the old-fashioned way: Mining it, connecting your bank account to an exchange, or buying it directly from another Bitcoiner. With the activation of a new Lammasu-made Bitcoin ATM at London’s trendy Old Shoreditch Station cafe and bar. Operated by Bitcoin […]
It’s no secret that Bitcoin’s unusual structure has completely blindsided governments and financial regulators across the globe. In fact, Bitcoin is so unlike traditional forms of money that it’s proving difficult to fit into existing tax laws. Even knowing how to broadly define the cryptocurrency to know how it should be taxed is proving problematic. […]