Can bitcoin be regulated?


Some countries think that bitcoin is the future, and some hate it because of its anonymity and
uncontrol, leading to illegal activities or scams. So there is the question of whether Bitcoin can be
regulated, and if yes, what will be the consequences, see the answer here at and
how will people react that Bitcoin has many more benefits than the local currency we use daily, but it
does not have any fixed value, which means it can get lower at any time and get pumped within
seconds. The government may fully regulate bitcoin, which is impossible to say because after the
regulation, it will also fall and rise in value, and people must bear the loss. So this guide will help you
determine how the government can regulate and how it will help the bitcoin users.

Not under the control of the government?

Bitcoin only started with the vision that the users have control over the currency, so third parties like
banks, financial institutions, and the government cannot fix or decide the currency's value like they are contributing to the local currency.It does not mean that if the government cannot control bitcoin or cryptocurrency, then they cannot take any action; they can restrict the control of bitcoin, track the user's spending by implementing the new measurement system and ban crypto in specific areas or the entire country. Everyone knows that bitcoin is the only currency everyone can use globally, but if your government does not allow you to use it, you cannot use it.

China shut down all the doors for the bitcoin miners and bitcoin users because they claim that bitcoin is
affecting the environment and also leading to fraudulent or illegal activities. Many people use bitcoin for
the wrong purpose; that is why the public bank of china recently launched its digital yuan for
transparent traction. Now there will not be cash after some years because the digital yuan will replace
physical cash and everyone has to use the digital yuan application for any small transaction.
How can the government regulate bitcoin or crypto?
There are the following way the government can regulate the bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency given
1. By taxing the cash out:– Since everyone can use bitcoin, there is some limitation that you cannot
use bitcoin for every transaction. For example, suppose you have bitcoin and want to spend it to
buy things in your local area, but the vendors are not accepting or are unaware of the
technology. Then you have to use the fiat currency. You cannot go with a minimal amount if
they accept it as payment. Otherwise, it will cost you more, and you cannot bear the loss that
you will face. It means you have first to convert that bitcoin into local currency to use, and when
you cash out, you have to pay out the tax to the government for any fluctuation benefit. Paying
tax to the currency means it is regulated at a certain level.

2. By tracking bitcoin exchanges:– There are now thousands of bitcoin exchanges with millions of
crypto users. The government can check the spending of single users by tracking or withdrawing
the data from exchanges. Exchanges are centralized systems that track the record of users as
central authorities to serve the users in a better way. So the users are already aware that the
government is tracking their spending and using the currency in a regulated way.

3. Bitcoin ATMs:– Bitcoin ATMs are also a better way of transaction because many people love to buy and sell with the bitcoin ATMs. It is also like the bitcoin exchange that third-party companies
set up so they can earn profit and track the habits of bitcoin users.

4. Payment to merchants:
Merchants or vendors are also starting to accept crypto or bitcoin payments, but they have some terms and conditions. For example, if they are getting any profit from the bitcoin fluctuations or holding bitcoin, and when they cash out, they have to show in their books of account as capital gain or income, which may be taxable.

5. By conditions:– By launching new policies or conditions for the bitcoin users, the government can regulate the bitcoin appropriately. Like in India, bitcoin is hardly restricted by heavy taxation, and now people use it in a limited way. However, there is a thirty per cent tax on the income or profit you earned from bitcoin or