Tag: bitcoin regulation

Oct 06 2021

The SEC Will Not Ban Crypto, That Would Be Up To Congress, Says Gary Gensler

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chairman, Gary Gensler, told Congress that the SEC will not ban cryptocurrencies. This is a huge relief, even though Gensler then said “that would be up to Congress.” The SEC Chairman is in the middle of quite the press tour, spreading his opinions on crypto around, clarifying his stance. Those opinions...

Oct 04 2021

News From El Salvador, Early October: The Chivo Ecosystem’s Stress Test

Another month, another Bitcoin mined using volcanic power. That’s what’s happening in El Salvador, the little country that could. Plus, Moneygram alters its business. Problems and solutions with Chivo ATMs and the Chivo ecosystem as a whole. Stars in Bitcoin Beach and direct reports from the ground. This edition of our now regular news roundup comes full of action and heartwarming stories, so...

Sep 02 2021

News From El Salvador, Early September: TV Spot, Chivo Leaks, And BTC Smiles

El Salvador ’s Bitcoin Law goes into effect on September 7th. Legal tender day is just around the corner, and you know what that means. It’s time for another news roundup! How’s the growing excitement treating El Salvador? Is there any pull-back from the general public? Does El Salvador ‘s first Bitcoin tv spot explain the technology clearly? Does the image below show...

Aug 28 2021

Latin America, Tipping Point: Cuba Regulates, Honduras ATM, Venezuela Spends

Is Latin America in the eye of the storm that’ll reshape the world? The region certainly benefits from the existence of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Latin America needs hedges against inflation and a quick and easy way to send remittances. The cheaper the fees, the better. And when you truly need something, you’re bound to understand it. You have bigger incentives to study,...

Aug 26 2021

El Salvador’s Central Bank Issues Guidelines For Banks, Raises Questions

El Salvador’s Central Bank opened the door for banks to develop their own wallets. The organization published the "Guidelines for the Authorization and Operation of Digital Wallet Platforms...

Aug 25 2021

Central American Bank For Economic Integration Bullish On Bukele’s Bitcoin Bet

As September 7th approaches, all the participants raise their heads. The Central American Bank For Economic Integration sat down with Reuters to discuss...

Aug 24 2021

President Bukele Guarantees Zero Commissions, Shows Confidence In Bitcoin Law

To respond to the opposition’s claims and announce several key aspects of his Bitcoin Law strategy, President Bukele used a tweetstorm. On September 7th, El Salvador’s Bitcoin experiment goes into full effect. The...

Aug 23 2021

National Review Vs. El Salvador: Can’t Criticize Bitcoin, Turns To Nayib Bukele

The National Review hosted notorious Bitcoin critic Steve Hanke as he turned his eye to a new target, President Nayib Bukele. Time and time again, Bitcoin proves this fiat-fueled economist wrong. However, his job depends on him finding ways to criticize El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law. Hanke’s...

Aug 11 2021

Aug 09 2021

Is The US Government Paving The Way For Bitcoin Adoption In the Future?

Governmental Bitcoin adoption seemed so far away just a year ago. All eyes are on the US Senate and the infrastructure draft bill. Opinions vary. Lobbying efforts abound. Two competing amendments try to fix its troublesome wording. Could a plan be in the works for some kind of formal Bitcoin adoption in the future? It seems unlikely. But a pseudonymous Bitcoin analyst presents...

Aug 06 2021

Crypto Industry Lobbyists Are Losing Sleep Over New Tax Policy

The crypto industry could be going through one of the most critical points of its history. In the United States, the $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure draft bill has been sent to the Senate to be approved. The bill seeks to impose more taxes on transactions related to cryptocurrencies. As Jake Chervinsky, General Counselor at Compound Labs,...

Aug 04 2021

BTC + The Lightning Network ’s Energy Consumption Vs. The World, A Comparison

Let’s admit it, the narrative around Bitcoin’s energy consumption really hurt the movement for a while there. The Lightning Network fixes this. Was the narrative warranted? Absolutely not. However, we still need to address it. And the Lightning Network proves to be a powerful tool to do so. As the miners leave China in search of cheap energy, and Bitcoin Beach in El...

Jul 30 2021

Aljazeera Vs. El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

It’s time to turn our heads to the Arabic world. How does the Qatar-based international news station Aljazeera sees El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law? Are they as lost as western media or can they handle themselves in the cryptocurrency space? Well, their journalistic report is balanced and complete. Aljazeera gives you the good and the bad. They’re still confused about a few concepts, but...

Jul 15 2021

Paraguay ’s Bill To Regulate “Crypto Assets” Misses The Point Entirely

Member of Paraguay 's parliament Carlos Rejala fooled the world with his laser eyes. His supposed “Bitcoin Law” proposal doesn’t even mention Bitcoin. Rejala heard about El Salvador’s news and attached himself to it trying to steal its thunder. He then deployed a Twitter marketing campaign with big promises and ended up disappointing the whole world. Related...

Jul 10 2021

News From The El Salvador Experiment, Mid July: More ATMs and CNN

This week was low on high-profile people news but high in community building and hard work. Everyone seems to be waiting to see where the chips fall before making any decisions. Except for the people of El Zonte, they can’t stop and won’t stop building. As the big September date approaches, we’ll see where everyone in the world lands in relation to the...

Jul 09 2021

Crypto Entrepreneurs From Paraguay Chip In: Is A Bitcoin Law On The Cards?

When El Salvador announced that Bitcoin would be legal tender in their country, the clock started ticking. What country, if any, would follow in their footsteps? Paraguay was one of the most likely candidates, and member of parliament Carlos Rejala’s...

Jul 01 2021

Visit El Salvador’s Bitcoin Beach Through VICE’s Mini-Documentary

It’s all about El Zonte. A beach town that took part in an economic experiment, became Bitcoin Beach and changed its country. Also, if everything goes right, it will change the world. For the best. As Bitcoinist reported, “...

Jun 29 2021

President Bukele Clears Up Misconceptions About The Government’s Chivo Wallet

On June 24th, in a national broadcast, President Bukele cleared up misconceptions about El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law and presented the government’s wallet. That created a whole lot of new misconceptions about the app itself, the newly minted Chivo Wallet. Most of...

Jun 26 2021

Volcano Mining And President Bukele ’s Bitcoin Insights

As El Salvador prepares for the Bitcoin law to come into force, Bitcoinist keeps analyzing President Bukele ’s words. And he keeps using the right ones, “The Bitcoin system is so perfect, that I think it’s going to be the future. It’s the present, but it’s going to get bigger in the future.” That was one of the reasons that inspired...

Jun 24 2021

President Nayib Bukele Explains El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law

We at Bitcoinist already analyzed the controversial Article 7 from El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law from every angle. But, did we? The President himself, Nayib Bukele, defends and explains it in a way that leaves little...

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