Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the crypto-currency race to maturity with links to trusted sources.
The Key October 2013 Crypto-Events were:
- 10/1/2013 – New York Lawsky says “So Be It” if transparency dooms Bitcoin
- 10/2/2013 – Silk Road closed: Founder of Dark Web’s drug marketplace arrested
- 10/2/2013 – Bitcoin falls 15% following FBI’s Silk Road
- 10/3/2013 – Bitcoin prices recover after sliding on Silk Road bust
- 10/3/2013 – Marc Andreessen: Bitcoin is like the early internet
- 10/10/2013 – CapitalOne closes company’s bank account over mere mention of bitcoin
- 10/10/2013 – Dwolla shuts doors to bitcoin companies and virtual currency exchanges
- 10/15/2013 – Baidu, the Chinese “Google”, accepts bitcoin for security services
- 10/24/2013 – Swedish bank freezes customer’s account after she sells-5 bitcoins
- 10/24/2013 – Bitcoin endorsed by top hedge fund manager
- 10/26/2013 – FBI makes record $28 million Bitcoin bust
- 10/29/2013 – New UK Bitcoin exchange to bar US clients
- 10/29/2013 – First Bitcoin ATM opens in Vancouver coffee shop
- 10/30/2013 – Recording Industry trade association warns government of pirate sites that accept crypto-donations
Please point me to any events that you consider important and would like to see on the log.
For ease of tracking I’ve decided on the following discrete categories to classify all events:
- Banking: Refers to decisions made or stances taken by banks and other traditional financial institutions with respect to crypto-ventures, including adopting a digital currency strategy and banking operators
- Businesses: Includes decisions made by operators and businesses as a result of regulatory pressure or other risks facing them, as well as overall market-related news
- Enforcement Actions: Includes actual law enforcement actions on virtual currency operators anywhere in the world
- Rules & Regs: Refers to decisions made or stances taken by regulators, supervisors and policy-makers around the world
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