Legal status of Bitcoin in Ukraine to be considered in August
The question was put forward to the meeting of the Financial Stability Council
“In order to develop a comprehensive position on the legal status of Bitcoin and its regulation, the National Bank started the dialogue with the Ministry of Finance, the State Fiscal Service, the State Service for Financial Monitoring, the National Committee on Securities and Stock Market, and the National Commission that performs state regulation on financial services markets,” the NBU informed.
At the moment Bitcoin doesn’t have a specific legal status in Ukraine. In some countries Bitcoin operations are officially allowed. Usually they are seen as goods or investment assets and are subjected to tax under the corresponding legislation. In some countries Bitcoin is recognized as a currency.