Bitcoin regulation is a very touchy topic. The regulators don’t want some open source, decentralized currency to take reigns of their country’s economy. At the same time, they don’t want to lose out when speaking of the blockchain technology or the possibility of creating their own digital currency.
While these regulators try to find ways to get what they want without jeopardizing the potential benefits of the “rogue currency” and its underlying technology, most of them tend to do so armed with incomplete information.
The European Union nations have been calling for the digital currency to be regulated. Their attempts got the much-required momentum after rumors claimed that the terrorists responsible for attacks in Paris used bitcoin to finance their operation. These rumors were put to rest later by the Europol investigation which didn’t find any evidence of bitcoin’s involvement in the attacks, but still there is plenty of pressure from the member nations at the European Parliament to regulate digital currencies.
There are a few logical voices in the parliament that call for proper due process and a better understanding of things before introducing any legislation against things unknown. in this case, it is bitcoin.
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