PBOC Director Advocates State-Issued Cryptocurrency (news.bitcoin.com)

The Director of The People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) Digital Currency Research Institute, Yao Qian, has announced his determination that the issuance of a state-owned digital currency is necessary in order to “fundamentally guarantee the market position of… [China’s] currency”, as reported by Chinese media outlet, Yicai.
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U.S. Regulators and Blockchain Advocates to Discuss ICO Implications on October 12 (news.bitcoin.com)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declared this summer that initial coin offering (ICO) tokens were subject to federal securities laws. Just recently, the regulatory agency announced that it would hold an investor advisory committee meeting on October 12 to discuss the implications of blockchain technology for securities markets.
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Bitcoin Advocates Weigh in on North Carolina Regulatory Bill

Virtual currency advocates provided input to a North Carolina legislative committee Tuesday on a proposed rule to improve regulation of digital currency and blockchain related businesses. The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association that promotes digital assets and blockchain technology, joined representatives of IBM and the Perkins Coie law firm in meeting with the […]

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