Sheree Ip on the State of Bitcoin Regulation in Australia


*+-As part of the Digital Currency Council’s Continuing Education partnership with Inside Bitcoins, DCC interviewed thought leaders who will be speaking at the Inside Bitcoins Conference in San Diego on December 14-16, 2015. Today, we share an interview with Sheree Ip, an Academic at Curtin University, Curtin Law School.

California Virtual Currency Legislation

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*+-On February 27, 2015, California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, chairman of the state’s Banking and Finance Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 1326, which would prohibit a person from engaging in California in the business of “virtual currency” without a license from the California Department of Business Oversight, unless such person otherwise qualifies for one of a limited number… Read more »

Creating a Bitcoin Ecosystem that Reduces Human Suffering


*+-If you hold Bitcoin hoping its value will increase, you should consider investing it in human development.  Bitcoin can help lift women out of poverty by eliminating the barriers to control over their economic lives. Bitcoin promises to overcome hurdles associated with traditional banking: high transaction fees, inaccessibility to capital and savings instruments, gender-based restrictions… Read more »

Building a Legal Practice on the Cutting Edge


*+-I was 24 years old when I founded Saper Law Offices.  From the outset, I had one hyper-focused mission:  to build a niche practice representing creative entrepreneurs and innovative business organizations. Considering my age (and probably my gender), in order to attract clients, I established myself as an expert in areas of the law that… Read more »

Virtual Currency – Is it an Answer to Dispensary Banking Problems?


*+-In the United States, marijuana still carries federal offenses despite being legalized in some states. Given that the traditional banking industry is regulated by the federal government, most banks have been slow to accept (and service) legal dispensary and related business activity, even if individuals or businesses are legitimate under state law and attempt to… Read more »

New York’s BitLicense: A Primer (Part 3 of 3)

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*+-In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the purpose of the BitLicense regulation and the scope of the requirement to obtain a BitLicense. In Part 2, I outlined most of the major obligations a BitLicense imposes on the Licensee. In this third and final article of this series, I will discuss the requirement to… Read more »