CRYPTOCURRENCY IN UKRAINE

CNBC: Ukraine is latest country to legalize bitcoin as cryptocurrency slowly goes global

In a nearly unanimous vote, the Ukrainian Parliament has adopted a law that legalizes and regulates cryptocurrency

MacKenzie Sigalos
Friday, 10 September 2021 17:43

Ukraine is the fifth country in as many weeks to lay down some ground rules for the cryptocurrency market, a sign that governments around the world are realizing that bitcoin is here to stay.

In a nearly unanimous vote, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a law that legalizes and regulates cryptocurrency. The bill was set in motion in 2020 – and heads to the desk of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Until today, crypto in Ukraine has existed in a legal gray area.

Locals were allowed to buy and exchange virtual currencies, but companies and exchanges dealing in crypto were often under close watch by law enforcement.

 

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