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Bitcoin Regulations by Country (Updated for 2018)

Bitcoin Regulations by Country (Updated for 2018)

Why do bitcoin regulations matter?  Here’s a real-life example that sheds some light. Upon returning home from a vacation in Cuba, a British citizen named Elliott Smith learned that his Coinbase account was closed. Coinbase, an American company, was acting in accordance with U.S. Department of Treasury requirements regarding the use of […]

Is Bitcoin a Commodity or a Stock?

Is Bitcoin a Commodity or a Stock?

Here’s a multiple choice question. Bitcoin is: A. a currency. B. a stock. C. a commodity. How would you answer? In reality, bitcoin behaves like all three, to varying degrees. However, when you carefully consider the purpose for which bitcoin is generally used, answer “C” may just be the winner. […]

Here Are the Public Companies with the Most Blockchain Patents

Here Are the Public Companies with the Most Blockchain Patents

According to an analysis by patent research experts Envision IP, a number of private and public companies have filed for blockchain patents in the last few years. Here’s a complete list of public-traded companies who have filed for blockchain patents. You can use it to identify ways to add indirect […]

Best Bitcoin Apps 2018

Best Bitcoin Apps 2018

There are hundreds of bitcoin apps on the Apple Store and on Google Play, but their quality and usefulness vary greatly. So that you won’t waste any time with bitcoin apps that add no value to your life, we have rated and reviewed the best apps in this quick-and-easy bitcoin […]

How Will New CTFC Guidance for Exchanges Impact Investors?

How Will New CTFC Guidance for Exchanges Impact Investors?

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an advisory on the listing of altcoin derivative products. Following the ruling of U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein on March 6 that altcoins can be regulated by the CFTC as a commodity, the CFTC has issued a joint staff […]

What Are the Most Common Legal Risks for Cryptocurrency Investors?

What Are the Most Common Legal Risks for Cryptocurrency Investors?

An investor should not be mistaken or confused about the fact that cryptocurrency investing is extremely risky. While record returns-on-investment and an endless chain of online hype make altcoins look like the must-invest vehicle, the reality is that there are as many stories of altcoin investors losing it all as […]

Best Privacy Coins, Rated and Reviewed for 2018

Best Privacy Coins, Rated and Reviewed for 2018

Bitcoin is not as anonymous as you may think. Due to its public blockchain that allows anyone to follow bitcoin transactions, numerous bitcoin de-anonymization methods have been developed over the years that enable regulators and law enforcement agencies to link bitcoin addresses to real-world identities. Therefore, it comes as no […]

Equity Tokens vs. Security Tokens: What’s the Difference?

Equity Tokens vs. Security Tokens: What’s the Difference?

Developers: In partnership with the good folks at Lannister Development, we have now released an open-source framework for EquityTokens. Download the Equity Token framework here, and let us know how it works for your blockchain project! First, blockchain firms invented a business model. Ecosystem-and-token is a new way of running […]

Best Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News Sites 2018

Best Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News Sites 2018

We’ve put together a list of some of the top bitcoin and cryptocurrency news sites for 2018 (besides our own Bitcoin Market Journal, of course!). Our custom scoring system rates websites on a scale of 1 to 5 based on factors that measure the credibility and usability of different sources. […]