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UK: Gov considers cryptocurrency regulation

 |  February 25, 2018

Following the growing popularity of crypto currencies and blockchain technology in general, the UK Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry to assess the potential risks and benefits that Bitcoin and other crypto currencies could bring to individuals, businesses, and the government.

The UK government will also look into the possible impact that regulations may have on blockchain technology. The government wants to make sure that innovation is not hampered, while protecting the interests of investors and business enterprises.

To arrive at a decision, the Treasury Committee will also study the approach of overseas governments and regulators towards crypto currencies. Recently, the UK prime minister Theresa May warned that she might take serious action against crypto currencies. However, the tone of the UK government has considerably changed as several countries are drafting friendly legislations favoring blockchain technology related investments that will contribute to innovation and jobs in the future.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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