There is a new president in the USA and the head of Treasure made a quick announcement about the illicit use of BTC. Of course, there is the illicit use of all kinds of money in the world. The point is more rules incoming to the crypto industry, and this may be a good thing.
The Bitcoin itself not needed any regulation. It has been working great for 10 years, regulated by its core code. For mass adoption it has to become a trusted, reliable money-asset. The companies, services, organizations which are connected with the users, the clients, need to be regulated.