This table provides a comprehensive snapshot of the regulatory landscape, government stance, and general populace adaptation towards cryptocurrency in various countries. It encompasses key legal frameworks, the primary regulatory bodies, any government involvement in crypto, and a general sense of how widespread the use of cryptocurrency is among the general populace in each country.

Country Govt. Stance on Usage Trading Stance Legal Acts/Regulations Main Regulatory Body Govt. Use of Crypto Populace Use/Adaption Other Comments
Australia Tolerant Tolerant Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 AUSTRAC No Growing adoption, especially among younger generations Crypto seen as property for tax
Brazil Tolerant Tolerant No specific act yet CVM No Growing rapidly, high interest in Bitcoin Growing market; light regulation
Canada Tolerant Tolerant Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act FINTRAC No Increased interest and investment in crypto Active in crypto regulations
China Prohibited Prohibited Multiple bans and regulatory notices PBOC No Despite bans, underground interest remains Banned crypto trading & ICOs
France Tolerant Tolerant PACTE Law for ICOs AMF No Growing adoption, especially in urban areas Active in blockchain tech
Germany Tolerant Tolerant Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz) BaFin No Widespread acceptance and investment Crypto as private money
Ghana Ambiguous Ambiguous No specific act yet BoG Exploring CBDC Growing interest among the youth Exploring CBDC; warned against crypto
India Ambiguous Ambiguous Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill (proposed) RBI No Growing adoption despite regulatory uncertainties Fluctuating stance on crypto
Japan Tolerant Tolerant Payment Services Act FSA No High adoption, several retailers accept crypto Licensed crypto exchanges
Nigeria Ambiguous Ambiguous No specific act yet CBN No High adoption, especially for remittances and P2P trading P2P trades thrive despite bank restrictions
Russia Ambiguous Ambiguous Law on Digital Financial Assets Central Bank of Russia No Varied, but younger demographics show interest Legal to own; not for payments
South Korea Tolerant Tolerant Act on Reporting and Use of Specific Financial Information FSC No High adoption, especially among youth Introduced crypto tax
UK Tolerant Tolerant FCA’s rules for crypto businesses FCA No Growing adoption and investment, particularly in urban centers Banned crypto-based derivatives for retail
USA Tolerant Tolerant Multiple guidelines & regulatory approaches SEC, CFTC, and others No High adoption, with many investing and some using for transactions SEC active in regulating ICOs; states have varied regulations

It’s important to note that the “Populace Use/Adaption” column offers a broad overview. There can be significant nuances and variances within each country’s populace regarding cryptocurrency adoption and usage. For the most up-to-date and detailed insights, always refer to recent local sources or experts in the field.