Blockchain Regulation Database

January 2023 - Cointelegraph Research

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1. What is this database?
The Cointelegraph Research Blockchain Regulation Database provides an overview of the legal status of blockchain and cryptocurrency activity across the globe. It links to applicable laws and regulations of the corresponding countries. While absolute bans on blockchain-related activities are relatively rare, there is a variety of possible limitations on specific activities such as, for instance, mining or payments. The database carefully distinguishes between sector specific regulations and is constantly updated to reflect latest changes in countries’ regulatory approaches. It should be noted that different countries have proposed bills on crypto regulations but, in many cases, have not fully implemented them in their legal system, so relevant information about those legislations is updated on a monthly basis. 

2. How to use this database?

Use the database to quickly check the legal status of cryptocurrencies in a given country, as well as inspect the relevant legal provisions of tax codes and other legislations. A potential use case could be to check the compliance with local or international regulations when assessing regional business expansion or M&A activities. 

  1. Choose the jurisdiction you want to learn about: Use the drop-down menu or search function to find the country or region you're interested in.

  2. Check the legality status of cryptocurrency - that section of a database contains information on the legality of cryptocurrency in various countries and can be extremely useful for individuals and professionals involved in the cryptocurrency industry.

  3. Check the regulatory status in different countries: it can be helpful for investors who are interested in cryptocurrency as an asset class. By understanding the regulatory landscape in a specific country, investors can make informed decisions on which cryptocurrencies to invest in and which jurisdictions to avoid.

  4. Review AML/CFT requirements: this column can help you to ensure compliance with local AML/CFT regulations when investing or managing a cryptocurrency portfolio. This can help users to avoid potential legal or financial penalties that may arise from non-compliance, and to protect their reputation by demonstrating a commitment to strong compliance standards.

  5. Check the “Ban” column in our database: by understanding whether there are bans on cryptocurrency-related activities in a country, businesses and investors can make informed decisions about whether to expand and how to comply with local regulations.

With these steps, you can effectively use our database to stay informed about crypto regulation in different countries.

We are always open for data suggestions and additions to our bases, so do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any. We also recommend reading the glossary in the first tab to enhance your user experience.

3. Key Insights

  1. Blockchain regulation by region: The chart "Blockchain regulation by region" displays a visual representation of the regulatory landscape for blockchain technology across different regions of the world. Also the chart is intended to provide a high-level overview of the current state of blockchain regulation across different regions, and to help individuals and businesses better understand the regulatory environment in different parts of the world.

  1. Ban on different activities related to cryptocurrency or blockchain in the world: This chart shows a graphic that contains information on ban on different activities related to cryptocurrency or blockchain in the world provides a comprehensive overview of the different types of activities related to cryptocurrency and blockchain that are banned in countries around the world.