Austria Finance Minister Hartwig Lцger is urging both his country and the broader European Union to treat cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in a regulatory fashion as they do now with regard to gold and derivatives.
The wealth of bitcoin mining titan Bitmain has long been assumed to be north of 'huge'. Thanks to its near-monopolization of the ASIC manufacturing business, Bitmain has effectively had a license to print money.
The deputy chair of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Ahmet Kenan Tanrikulu, has written a 22-page report seeking to highlight the regulatory vacuum that presently exists in Turkey pertaining to cryptocurrencies.
Autority es march financiers (AMF), the independent regulatory body governing France's stock market, issued two statements today, one on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and another on the prospect of bitcoin derivatives.