The Blog

A national alternative to onerous state-by-state regulation of cryptocurrency intermediaries

Don’t make these five common mistakes about blockchains and cryptocurrency.

Coin Center travel series: Mexico City, Mexico

FOIA documents reveal cryptocurrency guidance has not been a priority for the IRS

The differences between Bitcoin and Libra should matter to policymakers

Breaking down the consumer benefits of cryptocurrencies

The upcoming FATF interpretive note is not doomsday for cryptocurrency

On SEC v. Kik

Coin Center Travel Series: Venezuela by way of Medellín, Colombia

FinCEN’s new cryptocurrency guidance matches Coin Center recommendations

Evaluating estimates of Bitcoin electricity use

Coin Center Travel Series: Bogota, Colombia

Coin Center Travel Series: Lima, Peru

It is time for the IRS to answer open questions about cryptocurrency

Coin Center analysis of SEC cryptocurrency guidance

Howey test found to be determined under admiralty law and therefore invalid

New regulation would effectively ban crypto exchanges in Mexico

Texas cryptocurrency bill threatens financial privacy

The Constitution Protects Software Developers and Users from Surveillance Overreach

Coin Center Travel Series: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How the CFTC can take a pro-innovation posture while maintaining orderly markets

We must protect our ability to transact privately online

Coin Center Travel Series: Kyoto, Japan

Coin Center Travel Series: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Coin Center Travel Series: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

What can the EtherDelta settlement tell us about how decentralized exchanges are regulated?

Cryptocurrency isn’t the primary threat to sanctions enforcement

Writing and publishing code alone cannot be a crime

The public internet needs public payments infrastructure

Coin Center Travel Series: Sofia, Bulgaria

Three pro-cryptocurrency bills are being introduced in Congress

Welcome to the party, Blockchain Association

IRS inaction on cryptocurrency can hurt taxpayers, but Congress can help

An updated Framework for Securities Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Coin Center Travel Series: Valencia & Barcelona, Spain

Cryptocurrency: What is it good for? (A lot, actually.)

Understanding Bitcoin’s role in the Russia investigation

Coin Center Travel Series: Lisbon, Portugal

What could “decentralization” mean in the context of the law?

Coin Center Travel Series: Cape Town, South Africa

Why treating all tokens as securities would harm innovation

Kraken is matching donations to Coin Center up to $1 million

No, ether is not a security.

Coin Center Travel Series: How cryptocurrency is being used around the world

SEC’s Clayton: Use of a token can evolve toward or away from being a security

Addressing concerns of illicit images on public blockchains

Money Transmission Licensing is broken. Here’s how to fix it.

How the SEC and CFTC can address cryptocurrency while preserving U.S. innovation

Making sense of Lightning network nodes and money transmission licensing

How Bitcoin could drive the clean energy revolution.

Munchee Settlement Puts the Utility Token Argument to the Test

Congress's anti-money laundering bill (S. 1241): Coin Center is on it

The SAFT is a reasonable approach to securities law when preselling useful network tokens

Coin Center celebrates three years of crypto-advocacy

Reps. Polis & Schweikert introduce Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act in Congress

Visualizing Digital Currency Regulation State-by-state

Coin Center files amicus brief opposing IRS’s overbroad request for Coinbase user data

The ULC’s model act for digital currency businesses has passed. Here’s why it’s good for Bitcoin.

Congress's new anti-money laundering bill likely duplicates existing law on digital currency

We testified in Congress and advocated for your right to innovate with open blockchains

No, Bitcoin is not tied to the Paris attacks.

It should not be a crime to help victims of ransomware

Six principles governments around the world should heed when considering blockchain regulation

It's time to assess the potential for terrorist use of cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin taxation is broken. Here’s how to fix it.

Congress should create a blockchain technology safe harbor. Luckily they already figured it out in the '90s.

New Coin Center report: How lawmakers can protect consumers without harming digital currency innovation.

Coin Center raises $1 million for 2017 operations, announces new supporters

Blockchain’s night out: the Coin Center Annual Dinner is back!

Congressional Blockchain Caucus kicks off

Bitcoin innovators need legal safe harbors

Things are looking up for Bitcoin's biggest regulatory hurdle

“Blockchain technology” is a buzzword with little meaning. Here’s what matters.

An update from the recent Uniform Law Commission drafting meeting

Announcing the Digital Currency & Ledger Defense Coalition

Bipartisan Blockchain Caucus formed in Congress

Could your decentralized token project run afoul of securities laws?

Food for Thought: A Federal Safe Harbor for non-custodial cryptocurrency users

Celebrating two years of fighting for sane Bitcoin policy

New California digital currency bill is a step backwards

Neither the CFTC nor multi-sig are to blame for the Bitfinex hack

After eight months, an update on the Blockchain Alliance

DTCC backs Coin Center, Mark Wetjen joins our advisory board

Let’s take a deep breath on the FSOC report’s ‘warning on Bitcoin’

How to improve North Carolina’s digital currency bill

DAOs: the internet is weird again, and these are the regulatory issues

Why we need a federal fintech charter

Slides from Consensus Workshop: Regulating the Blockchain

What Coin Center believes in, and what we do

Is the US losing its global competitive edge in fintech?

Our Congressional testimony on the blockchain’s disruptive potential

Why Bitcoin is not the root cause of ransomware

No, FinCEN Policy is not Relevant to the Bitcoin Forking Debate

Coin Center raises $1 million for 2016 operations, announces new supporters

Is Bitcoin a Security?

We tell Washington: an open global blockchain is the innovation that matters

Some facts about digital currency and terrorist financing

What last week’s European VAT ruling means for bitcoin fungibility

Announcing the Blockchain Alliance

Released Today: Updated State Digital Currency Principles and Framework

Janet Yellen on sound Bitcoin Regulation

Call for Papers: Cryptocurrency’s First Peer-Reviewed Journal

Freshly Unveiled CSBS Model Regs: Good Goals, Poor Execution

Ledger joins ranks of Coin Center Founders Circle

Celebrating one year of crypto-advocacy

Sponsor of California’s Bitcoin bill responds to critics, here’s our take

Startup exodus from New York highlights BitLicense’s threat to innovation

EFF’s opposition to California bill unwittingly endangers Bitcoin innovators

Get your FREE Coin Center pocket Bitcoin White Paper

Coin Center and Google host “Digital Gold” Book event in Washington, DC

BitLicense: It’s not just for New Yorkers

California updated its digital currency legislation and it looks great

Coin Center releases “Moon Mission” t-shirt–get yours now!

Your Toolkit for Bitcoin Education

Connecticut and Bitcoin: A legislative question mark

The 325-year-old Company that’s Learning about Bitcoin

Coin Center holds major Capitol Hill briefing for senior congressional staff

New Backgrounder: Why are there so many Bitcoin Scams?

New York BitLicense Falls Short

New Backgrounder: What are Micropayments and How does Bitcoin Enable Them?

Our thoughts on the BitLicense: California is Winning

Tracking Bitcoin Regulation State by State

Our Principles and Framework for State Digital Currency Regulation

Coin Center welcomes OKLink as first international benefactor

New backgrounder: How can law enforcement leverage the blockchain in investigations?

Wall Street is using Bitcoin, not just the blockchain.

Coin Center releases new shirt for supporters

Case Wallet: A Possible Case Study in Unintended Consequences

Pocket Satoshi White Paper now available for more Coin Center donors

Coin Center Publishes Framework for State Digital Currency Regulation

Silk Road corruption case shows how law enforcement uses Bitcoin

Coin Center releases March 2015 Bitcoin Public Sentiment Survey Data

Coin Center files comment on NY DFS revised BitLicense proposal

Sign this letter to tell NY DFS that the BitLicense needs a safe harbor

The New York BitLicense and California’s Digital Currency Bill – A Comparison

Coin Center comments on CFPB proposal to regulate digital currencies

The UK plan for Bitcoin is a step in the right direction

How Bitcoin Will Change International Bank Payments

Apple Pay isn’t enough to fix a broken payment system

Report: Bitcoin enables unprecedented financial privacy and security

U.S. Comptroller of the Currency: Law should adapt to remain relevant

Video: Can Bitcoin Feed a Family?

Steady Sentiment and the Problem of Scams

Video: Three Things to Know About Bitcoin

The BitLicense Needs a Safe Harbor

Should You Trust This Secretive Chinese Bitcoin Mine?

Coin Center to testify before NJ State Assembly

Our initial thoughts on New York’s revised BitLicense proposal

‘Age of Cryptocurrency’ is the serious introduction to Bitcoin we’ve been waiting for

Reporting from the EU Parliament: Building an Open Bitcoin Coalition

Coin Center brings Bitcoin to DC’s top tech policy conference

Coin Center’s new Bitcoin Public Sentiment Survey

Bitcoin at State of the Net 2015

Reporting back from the Blockchain Workshops at MIT and Harvard

Coinbase secures major vote of confidence

Boston and the Blockchain this weekend; we’ll be there.

Putting the Price of Bitcoin into Perspective

Brookings Institution: Like the early internet, blockchain tech deserves a careful, light touch from regulators

Will 2015 Bring New Regulations for Bitcoin Users?

Some perspective on Bitstamp

Coin Center takes off: Who we are and what we do

Based in Washington, D.C., Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Our mission is to build a better understanding of these technologies and to promote a regulatory climate that preserves the freedom to innovate using permissionless blockchain technologies.