May 29, 2014

29 May 2014

How Should Bitcoin Be Regulated?

Economic Note exploring the legal and regulatory modifications required to clarify Bitcoin's status

In order for Bitcoin to develop and grow, its legal status will have to be clarified. As it happens, this digital currency is attracting more and more attention from governments around the world. Several of them are currently studying the phenomenon in order to better understand it and find ways of regulating its use. This Economic Note presents an analysis of the situation in Canada and in other countries that have adopted regulatory frameworks for Bitcoin.

Media release: Bitcoin's future hinges on a clear legal status

Technical Annex

Bitcoin: More Than a Currency, a Potential for Innovation (Economic Note, January 15, 2014)


Links of interest

Give the currency simple rules (National Post, June 5, 2014)        


MEI in the Media

Rank those hospitals
Op-ed by Frederik Roeder, associate researcher at the MEI, and Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, published on October 20 in the National Post.

Privatizing, partnerships future of public transit
Op-ed by Germain Belzile, senior associate researcher, and Vincent Geloso, associate researcher at the MEI, published on October 14 in the Toronto Sun.

"Super nurse" clinics are now allowing thousands of Quebecers to enjoy quick access to front-line care. Yet the government insists on maintaining a rigid, physician-centric model rather than allowing innovative solutions like doctorless clinics to emerge. As part of its health care research program, the MEI has produced a short documentary looking at the efficiency of this new model of clinics led by specialized nurse practitioners (SNPs).

Watch the short documentary...