[ Bitcoin ] Bitcoin mining legalized in Venezuela; National Pool included
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There are no clear regulations regarding mining activity of cryptocurrencies. The government has issued instructions regarding bitcoin investment and has warned that bitcoin is not regulated. Even after the instruction of RBI, still, the Bitcoin investment or trading is not illegal in India. Mining is just like developing a software and there is no regulation in this regard. Therefore till now the mining activity is also legal in India Source: Bitcoin Forum
For the most part, yes, bitcoin mining is most likely legal in your jurisdiction. However, there are some places around the world where possession and use of bitcoin are illegal and bitcoin mining is illegal as well. Through North America and Western Europe, bitcoin is relatively accepted by legal authorities and some laws have been passed to ... As of February 2020, Bitcoin was legal in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., Canada, and most other developed countries. In general, it is necessary to look at Bitcoin laws in specific countries. As of now, bitcoin mining is considered legal in many countries, and it is safe, but such regulatory environments can change quickly. A striking example of how official attitudes to bitcoin mining can change, came in Iran in June 2019 officials at the Ministry of Energy threatened to cut off power to crypto mining due to energy overconsumption. Is Bitcoin Legal Tender? Legal tender is defined as money that must be accepted as payment for a debt in the jurisdiction where the payment is being made. Because bitcoin is not recognized as legal tender by any government, it can only be used as payment if both parties in a transaction agree to its use as a form of payment. Bitcoin mining is the process of updating the Bitcoin blockchain or the ledger. It is also the method through which new bitcoins enter the whole ecosystem. Bitcoin miners put their resources (time, electricity, equipment, computation, etc.) to validate new transactions and hence mine new ‘blocks’ (blocks are a group of transactions).
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