Where are those U.S. State and federal laws they tried to pass to “stop” or “control” bitcoin?

A brief overview: NY bitlicense regulation still exists, the battle against it continues in the courts.

California – the proposed bitlicense bills were all defeated between 2015 and 2018.

Connecticut – proposed bitlicense was defeated.

Hawaii – proposed bitlicense defeated.

Nebraska – proposed bitlicense defeated.

Alaska – proposed bitlicense defeated.

North Carolina – a form of bitlicense, H289 has been state law since 2016 – it unfortunately happened while few people were watching.

Older link to previous status of bitlicense proposals in various U.S. states: https://np.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8c5xhb/where_is_bitlicense_now_a_brief_overview_of_who/

The Congressional attempt to “stop that terrible bitcoin thing:” dead. Fortunately never made it far out of the gate. Past post on it at https://np.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/79oq0j/icymi_another_attack_on_bitcoin_coming_from/

For those of you who lobbied hard and were active helping to stop bitlicense in the various U.S. States where it was introduced, thank you. You helped us close out 2018 in a positive way by preventing another state from becoming “bitlicensed.” Thanks also to those working to help challenge and invalidate the NY and NC bitlicenses, and thanks to those working to ease restrictions currently in place in Washington state.

Stay vigilant in the years ahead.

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