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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)        

 

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