2016 is off to a great start for Blockstream, and the European Union is clamping down on Bitcoin.
It was a big year for Bitcoin, and perhaps even more so for the blockchain technology underpinning Bitcoin. The news was not always positive, but did include several major milestones that pushed the price of Bitcoin to increase by more than 30 percent over the full year.
Satashi Nakamoto is not eligible to win a Nobel prize, and the G7 could change its stance on Bitcoin.
Bitcoin will now be treated as a currency in the EU and Deloitte thinks it’s too soon to regulate digital currencies.
Japan states it’s not possible to “own” Bitcoin, while Australia is about to treat Bitcoin as a regular currency.