25 Jun '14, 2pm

Swiss Government Report: Bitcoin Too ‘Insignificant’ for Legislation

Swiss Government Report: Bitcoin Too ‘Insignificant’ for Legislation

Switzerland’s Federal Council has published a report stating that, for the time being, it will not create legislation relating specifically to bitcoin or other digital currencies. The government report claims the economic importance of these currencies is currently “fairly insignificant” and the council doesn’t expect this to change in the near future. This report has been created following the submission of postulates by National Councillors Jean-Christophe Schwaab and Thomas Weibel last year, which asked the Federal Council to examine the risks and opportunities associated with bitcoin. No ‘legal vacuum’ A point the government is keen to stress in the report is that virtual currencies are not in a “legal vacuum”, meaning that existing laws apply to activities associated with these currencies. It states: “Contracts with virtual currencies are enforceable in principle and ...

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