Cryptocurrency Laws and Regulations
The legal environment for cryptocurrencies is a dynamic field that’s still playing catch up to new innovation. There are manifold nuances to legislating cryptocurrencies. These point to the fact that there are several hundred cryptocurrencies in existence and in use. You can also add that cryptocurrencies can vary in form and function. As such, coming up with one all encompassing code or rules would be a task that would require further research.
Innovation and Regulation
Another factor to note is the intangible and transnational nature of cryptocurrencies. Not all cryptocurrencies are from the United States. With the sheer dearth of coins created all over the world, different jurisdictions have come to grapple with how to treat cryptocurrencies.
If a country regulates too much, innovation is stifled and real cryptocurrency companies often end up in the following scenario: they close up shop, move to another jurisdiction or they’re forced to go underground.
This begs the question, “How much regulation is too much regulation?”
What’s in this course?
In this course we’ll look into research and policy concerning current regulation and their attitudes towards cryptocurrencies. The amount of material is immense so we’ll only cover a small segment as a sort of catalyst for further studies.
As a student you are expected to do the following:
- Do your own research
- Verify, validate and check information
- Update yourself on pertinent facts and issues
Disclaimer: This course is meant for educational purposes only. You should not construe any segment of this course as legal, financial or investment advice.
- Lectures 8
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 10 days
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 75
- Assessments Yes
Distinguishing the Abstract from the Technical
It should be noted that there are diverse sources online that highlight the legality of cryptocurrencies worldwide. This section will go into the specifics of countries that garner our interest.