Harsh new rules for using and issuing digital assets without a license might soon become law in Russia.
A new bill in Congress asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to consider a national blockchain strategy.
Bank of Russia is in favor of digital securities, but maintains cryptocurrencies shouldn’t be allowed in the nation.
Hawaiian lawmakers have submitted a bill that allows banks to provide custody for digital assets.
From next year, banks in Germany will be allowed to offer the sale and storage of cryptocurrencies under new legislation.
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a revised proposal to remove legal hurdles still holding up blockchain innovation, and will pass the legislation to the parliament.
A legal amendment to an act addressing the South Korean crypto industry would criminalize unregistered exchanges, but has loosened other requirements.
A draft bill setting out how crypto-related income should be taxed in Ukraine would tax gains at 5 percent for the first five years if passed.
A new bill from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy would triple the price of power for miners, raising fears it could stifle the local mining industry.
Germany’s cabinet has passed a national strategy for exploring blockchain tech, while limiting the threat of stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra.
Blockchain payments tech provider Ripple has hired a former political adviser to assist its advocacy efforts with lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
Iran’s government has introduced a bill that lifts the illegal status of cryptocurrencies and authorizes mining as an official industry.
“Big Sky Country” has gone crypto friendly, with new legislation exempting utility tokens from securities laws.
The Securities Commission of the Bahamas is pushing for a new token framework to draw blockchain businesses to the island nation.
Japan is lowering the limits for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year, and will also mandate registration of platforms offering the service.
Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Colorado are eyeing a role for blockchain technology in the agricultural industry.
Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has called for an exploration to see if blockchain can make the U.S. government more efficient and transparent.
The Commerce Committee of the U.S. state of Connecticut has filed a new bill that would authorize the commercial use of blockchain smart contracts.
Lawmakers in Colorado want the state to study the potential of blockchain technology in water rights management.
Rhode Island lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill to exempt blockchain tokens with a “consumptive purpose” from securities laws.