Blockchains and Bitcoin: Regulatory Responses to Cryptocurrencies

@article{Guadamuz2015BlockchainsAB,
  title={Blockchains and Bitcoin: Regulatory Responses to Cryptocurrencies},
  author={Andres Guadamuz and Christopher T. Marsden},
  journal={Sustainable Technology eJournal},
  year={2015}
}
This paper examines Bitcoin from a legal and regulatory perspective, answering several important questions. We begin by explaining what Bitcoin is, and why it matters. We describe problems with Bitcoin as a method of implementing a cryptocurrency. This introduction to cryptocurrencies allows us eventually to ask the inevitable question: is it legal? What are the regulatory responses to the currency? Can it be regulated? We make clear why virtual currencies are of interest, how self-regulation… 
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