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2014-12-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

This November was an extremely quiet month -only four meaningful events, a 19-month low!

The  Key NOVEMBER 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-11-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

This October was an extremely quiet month.  The number of crypto-events reached a 17-month low.

The  Key OCTOBER 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-10-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

September was also a very quiet month.  The number of crypto-events reached a 14-month low.

The  Key SEPTEMBER 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-09-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

Quite an uneventful month this past one has been.  The number of crypto-events reached a 13-month low.  Could it be that Bitcoin is finally getting “boring?”

The  Key AUGUST 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-08-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key JULY 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-07-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key JUNE 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-06-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key MAY 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-05-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key APRIL 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-04-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

Phew.  Short month, but no shortage of shocking news in February!

The  Key MARCH 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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Thoughts on a Country Adopting a Bitcoin-Like Currency

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A few months ago, a Latin American advisory group asked me to comment on the Digital Sucre and the potential impact of a country adopting a digital or crypto currency as legal tender.  It never occurred to me that I should post the surface-scratching responses I came up with, until American Banker‘s Bailey Reutzel asked the question (here).  With the upcoming release of AuroraCoin in Iceland, and the adoption of a bitcoin clone by the Oglala Lakota Native American nation, this seems to be a good time to poke the discussion.  So here go my two cents in the hope that a few extra thoughts will be triggered.

In concept, is bitcoin more a currency or a payments system?

Bitcoin is both.  In addition, and most importantly and fundamentally, it’s also a protocol on top of which additionally functionality can be built.  The fact that Bitcoin (with a capital B) is multiple things at once is what creates most of the confusion about it.  Bitcoin is a sophisticated globally distributed asset register that, at this moment in time, is mostly being used to register value in USD or other fiat currencies.  Hence the fact that it’s Continue reading

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