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SEC typically refers to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which "protects investors in the $3.8 trillion municipal securities markets that cities and towns rely on to provide neighborhood schools, local libraries and hospitals, public parks, safe drinking water and so much more". But it can also refer to the security and exchange regulation bodies of other countries.

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Telegram Agrees to Turn Over ICO Documents To SEC

Telegram Agrees to Turn Over ICO Documents To SEC

May 11, 2020

Telegram has agreed to provide the SEC with ICO Documents.

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Blockstack PBC Files Annual Report with SEC

Blockstack PBC Files Annual Report with SEC

Apr 29, 2020

Company releases most comprehensive report since the first-ever SEC qualification for its token offering last year

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SEC Makes ICO Token Sales More Inclusive, Not Enough For SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

SEC Makes ICO Token Sales More Inclusive, Not Enough For SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

Aug 27, 2020

The US SEC has modernized their definition of an 'accredited investor' to consider not just an individual’s wealth, but their education.

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Former SEC Commissioner Says Incoming SEC Chair Gary Gensler Could Withdraw Lawsuit against Ripple

Former SEC Commissioner Says Incoming SEC Chair Gary Gensler Could Withdraw Lawsuit against Ripple

Mar 11, 2021

Gary Gensler, who has been tapped by President Joe Biden to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as chairman, is awaiting the Senate floor’s final vote.

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Crypto Mom Hester Peirce Officially Sworn in as SEC Commissioner

Crypto Mom Hester Peirce Officially Sworn in as SEC Commissioner

Aug 18, 2020

Crypto Mom and blockchain forward SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has been sworn in for a second term at the US SEC.

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Schedule for SEC Case against Ripple Approved by Court, Hearing for SEC Chair Nominee Gary Gensler Set for March

Schedule for SEC Case against Ripple Approved by Court, Hearing for SEC Chair Nominee Gary Gensler Set for March

Feb 25, 2021

A management plan and a scheduling order for the SEC case against Ripple Labs has officially been approved by the court.

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Former SEC Official Reveals why He Thinks Ripple Has a Good Chance of Winning SEC Lawsuit over XRP

Former SEC Official Reveals why He Thinks Ripple Has a Good Chance of Winning SEC Lawsuit over XRP

Feb 05, 2021

Joseph Hall, a partner at Davis Polk law firm, thinks that Ripple has a good chance of winning the legal case the SEC has built against XRP cryptocurrency.

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SEC Charges Crypto Project Unikrn $6.1M for ICO Violations

SEC Charges Crypto Project Unikrn $6.1M for ICO Violations

Sep 16, 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Unikrn for conducting an unregistered initial coin offering of its native token, UnikoinGold (UKG).

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Trump Nominates SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce For Second Term

Trump Nominates SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce For Second Term

Jun 04, 2020

Crypto Mom, Hester Peirce has been nominated for a second term with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as one of its five commissioners, until 2025.

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US SEC Rejects Bitwise Proposal to List Bitcoin ETF

US SEC Rejects Bitwise Proposal to List Bitcoin ETF

Oct 10, 2019

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected a proposal filed by Bitwise Asset Management to list a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF).

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What Will Gary Gensler’s Confirmation to The Role of SEC Chair Mean for The Crypto Industry?

What Will Gary Gensler’s Confirmation to The Role of SEC Chair Mean for The Crypto Industry?

Mar 03, 2021

SEC chairman nominee Gary Gensler testified before the Senate Banking Committee as part of his confirmation hearing.

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MoneyGram Puts Ripple Partnership on Hold Due to SEC Lawsuit

MoneyGram Puts Ripple Partnership on Hold Due to SEC Lawsuit

Feb 23, 2021

MoneyGram has announced that it will be temporarily suspending the use of XRP and taking a step back from its partnership with Ripple Labs, in light of the fintech firm's legal battle with the SEC.

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US National Security at Risk Due to China’s Dominance in Mobile Payments, says former State Department Official

US National Security at Risk Due to China’s Dominance in Mobile Payments, says former State Department Official

Apr 23, 2023

Former Department of State official Anja Manuel warns that if the US loses its dominance in financial innovation and payments, it could impact its national security policy, specifically on sanctions. Manuel stated that China is catching up on dominance in mobile payments, which could make enforcing sanctions against “bad actors” like Iran or North Korea more challenging.

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Block.one Settles with SEC to the Tune of $24 Million

Block.one Settles with SEC to the Tune of $24 Million

Jan 30, 2020

Blacksburg startup Block.one has agreed to pay $24 million (HK$ 188 million) in fines to settle the allegations of unlawfully selling its ICO (initial coin offering) to US investors. The blockchain company had raised several billion dollars between 2017 and 2018 by selling its own digital currency.

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US Court Indicts Alleged Lazarus Group Members in $250 Million Crypto Exchange Theft

US Court Indicts Alleged Lazarus Group Members in $250 Million Crypto Exchange Theft

Mar 04, 2020

Two Chinese nationals, Tian YinYin and Li Jiadong were sanctioned yesterday by the US Government yesterday for their alleged involvement in laundering stolen cryptocurrency from a 2018 cyberattack. The pair have been charged with stealing nearly $250 million in virtual assets and laundering the money through converting BTC to USD and Chinese Yuan as well as through iTunes gift cards.

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US SEC Signs Contracts with Blockchain Analytics Firm Anchain.Ai to Monitor DeFi Sector

US SEC Signs Contracts with Blockchain Analytics Firm Anchain.Ai to Monitor DeFi Sector

Aug 30, 2021

The US SEC has awarded contracts to monitor unwanted movements across the DeFi sector. The SEC has tapped Anchain.AI artificial intelligence and blockchain company to help the regulator to analyze and trace smart contracts with the technology.

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Hong Kong IFEC Warns Against Trading on Illegal and Foreign Platforms for Virtual Assets

Hong Kong IFEC Warns Against Trading on Illegal and Foreign Platforms for Virtual Assets

Jul 03, 2023

The investor and Financial Education Council (IFEC), a public organisation under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has issued a warning regarding the potential risks connected to unlicensed and foreign virtual asset trading platforms.

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Grayscale Files with US SEC to Convert GBTC Into Bitcoin Spot ETF

Grayscale Files with US SEC to Convert GBTC Into Bitcoin Spot ETF

Oct 20, 2021

Grayscale believes that if the SEC approves a futures-based ETF, the agency should be open to approve the physical based ETFs.

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Gemini Is Giving Away 4,000 Ripple XRP Every Day at 3 pm EST

Gemini Is Giving Away 4,000 Ripple XRP Every Day at 3 pm EST

Aug 12, 2023

Gemini is hosting an XRP giveaway, dubbed the 'XRP Faucet,' from Aug 11-18, 2023. Eligible U.S. residents with verified accounts can participate daily.

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Ripple Co-Founder Jed McCaleb Dumps 28 Million XRP Tokens amid SEC Lawsuit

Ripple Co-Founder Jed McCaleb Dumps 28 Million XRP Tokens amid SEC Lawsuit

Jan 20, 2021

Jed McCaleb, Ripple’s co-founder and its former Chief of Technology Officer, has seemingly resumed the sale of his XRP reserve, cashing out 28 million XRP.

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Grayscale Will Dissolve XRP Trust In Reaction to SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple

Grayscale Will Dissolve XRP Trust In Reaction to SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple

Jan 14, 2021

Institutional-grade digital asset firm Grayscale will dissolve its XRP Trust as the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pursues its lawsuit against Ripple

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South Korean Watchdogs Request Interpol’s Red Notice against Do Kwon

South Korean Watchdogs Request Interpol’s Red Notice against Do Kwon

Sep 20, 2022

The controversy surrounding Do Kwon’s whereabouts continues to grow, given that South Korean prosecutors asked Interpol to issue a red notice against the Terraform Labs’ founder.

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Circle Denies Receiving 'Wells Notice' Over USDC

Circle Denies Receiving 'Wells Notice' Over USDC

Feb 17, 2023

Circle's CSO refused SEC Wells notices for its USDC token.

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Paxos Discusses BUSD Stablecoin With SEC Following Wells

Paxos Discusses BUSD Stablecoin With SEC Following Wells

Feb 22, 2023

Paxos CEO Charles Cascarilla said the business was "engaged in productive negotiations" with the SEC and will continue to communicate privately.

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Commissioner Hester Peirce Agrees with Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s Criticism of SEC

Commissioner Hester Peirce Agrees with Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s Criticism of SEC

Jul 22, 2020

Commissioner Hester Peirce, affectionately knowns as ‘CryptoMom’, believes the SEC’s court victory over Telegram was inappropriately reached and has further stifled innovation for the United States.

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Crypto Lawyers Dispute SEC Chief's Jurisdiction Claims

Crypto Lawyers Dispute SEC Chief's Jurisdiction Claims

Mar 03, 2023

Lawyers for the cryptocurrency industry have challenged recent comments made by the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, in which he claimed that all cryptocurrencies except Bitcoin fall under the agency's jurisdiction. The lawyers argue that the SEC must prove its case in court for each token individually before it can claim jurisdiction over them.

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Vitalik Buterin Explores Ethereum Protocol Enhancement Strategies

Vitalik Buterin Explores Ethereum Protocol Enhancement Strategies

Oct 01, 2023

Ethereum's co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, reflects on Ethereum's protocol enhancement strategies in a recent blog post, weighing the merits of a minimalistic approach versus enshrining more features into the core protocol to address various user needs and system efficiencies. The discussion encompasses account abstraction challenges, the shift towards enshrinement, and the exploration of specific enshrinement targets like ZK-EVMs, proposer-builder separation, private mempools, liquid staking, and precompiles.

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SEC Lawsuit against Ripple Continues with Gary Gensler Taking The Lead

SEC Lawsuit against Ripple Continues with Gary Gensler Taking The Lead

Apr 22, 2021

With Gary Gensler officially sworn in as the official Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), many XRP advocates are hoping that this may be an opportunity for the SEC and Ripple to revisit the basis of the lawsuit and to rediscuss it.

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Paxos Launches Blockchain Settlement Platform Following No-Action Relief From SEC

Paxos Launches Blockchain Settlement Platform Following No-Action Relief From SEC

Oct 29, 2019

Paxos Trust Company announced that it will go ahead with the launch of its blockchain-enabled Paxos Settlement Service after receiving No-Action relief from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Taiwanese Singer Chen Lingjiu Implicated in JPEX Cryptocurrency Fraud Case

Taiwanese Singer Chen Lingjiu Implicated in JPEX Cryptocurrency Fraud Case

Nov 09, 2023

Taiwanese singer Chen Lingjiu faces fraud case involving JPEX, highlighting potential pitfalls of celebrity endorsements in cryptocurrency investments and the need for robust regulatory measures.

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SEC to Keep Close Watch on Crypto Brokers and Advisers

SEC to Keep Close Watch on Crypto Brokers and Advisers

Feb 10, 2023

The SEC stated the 2023 review goals would ensure crypto brokers and advisors follow "respectful standards of care."

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CFTC Commissioner Clarifies the Agency's Sweeping Rights to Regulate Crypto Derivatives

CFTC Commissioner Clarifies the Agency's Sweeping Rights to Regulate Crypto Derivatives

Aug 24, 2021

CFTC Commissioner Dawn D. Stump has given several clarifications that show the agency has powers to regulate cryptocurrencies.

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Web3 Foundation Claims DOT is a Piece of  Software and Not a Security

Web3 Foundation Claims DOT is a Piece of Software and Not a Security

Nov 06, 2022

Web3 Foundation has made a conclusion based on SEC terms that Polkadot is not a security

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Continuous Crackdown on Crypto by US SEC is a Bullish Factor for Investors - Report

Continuous Crackdown on Crypto by US SEC is a Bullish Factor for Investors - Report

Oct 27, 2022

The US SEC might be considered harsh for its crypto regulations, some investors use this as a basis for their investments in the space

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Secret Network Announces Partnership with Modular Settlement Layer dYmension

Secret Network Announces Partnership with Modular Settlement Layer dYmension

Apr 14, 2022

Secret Network announced a partnership with dYmension, which will provide the tools and infrastructure to network and aggregate Cosmos ecosystem layer 2 data, reducing the pressure on on-site traffic and expanding derivability.

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Hong Kong Embraces Web3 Despite Crypto Market Volatility

Hong Kong Embraces Web3 Despite Crypto Market Volatility

Apr 11, 2023

Hong Kong's financial secretary, Paul Chan, has emphasized the need for the city to embrace Web3 technology, despite the fluctuations in the crypto market. Chan has proposed a strategy that focuses on proper regulation and promoting development to facilitate Web3's steady growth. He also noted that Hong Kong plans to prioritize financial security, prevent systemic risks, and focus on investor education and protection. The region's approach to crypto regulation contrasts with that of the United States, which has adopted a more hardline response to the industry.

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Exclusive: What are Top 5 FinTech Career Advice for Graduates?

Exclusive: What are Top 5 FinTech Career Advice for Graduates?

Jul 18, 2019

Prof. Aris Stouraitis presents how Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) offered by Hong Kong Baptist University strives to nurture interdisciplinary talents and he offers the top 5 career advice for graduates who wish to work in FinTech and blockchain industry!

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Bloomberg Predicts Bitcoin Price to Surge Past $20,000 in 2020, Doubling Last Year’s High

Bloomberg Predicts Bitcoin Price to Surge Past $20,000 in 2020, Doubling Last Year’s High

Jun 04, 2020

Bloomberg predicted in its recent report that Bitcoin’s price in 2020 could reach double of last year’s high of $14,000. It further suggested that adoption is the primary Bitcoin metric, and Bloomberg takes a positive outlook on this end. Bitcoin’s price has seen a 60% decline in 2014, and at the end of 2016, Bitcoin matched the peak in 2013. If Bitcoin chooses to follow the same trend as 2016, with a 75% decline in 2018, Bitcoin is headed towards $20,000, according to Bloomberg.

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Long-Term Bitcoin Holders Unfazed by Recent SEC Accusations Against Binance and Coinbase

Long-Term Bitcoin Holders Unfazed by Recent SEC Accusations Against Binance and Coinbase

Jun 12, 2023

Data provided by Glassnode reveals that the percentage of Bitcoin supply sent to trading platforms by long-term holders accounts for a mere 0.004% of the total. This figure underscores the significant inactivity of long-term Bitcoin holders amid intensifying market pressures, demonstrating an apparent indifference to the regulatory accusations faced by leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance and Coinbase.

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Korean Prosecutors Consulting if LUNA Classified "Security"

Korean Prosecutors Consulting if LUNA Classified "Security"

Sep 14, 2022

The probe into Terraform Labs by South Korean prosecutors is taking a whole new twist as watchdogs are making consultations on how best to classify the collapsed LUNA tokens - now known as Luna Classic (LUNC).

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Crypto Intermediaries Must Register with the SEC in Some Capacity: Gensler

Crypto Intermediaries Must Register with the SEC in Some Capacity: Gensler

Sep 15, 2022

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler said crypto intermediaries should be registered under the SEC.

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Texas Authorities Slap “Bitcoin Pope” and Forex Birds with Cease and Desist Order for Fraudulent Investment Scheme

Texas Authorities Slap “Bitcoin Pope” and Forex Birds with Cease and Desist Order for Fraudulent Investment Scheme

Sep 07, 2020

An emergency cease and desist order has been issued against the “Bitcoin Pope” trader, under allegations of fraudulent cryptocurrency investments.

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Ransomware Gang Evil Corp Group Strikes Again with New Ransomware WastedLocker

Ransomware Gang Evil Corp Group Strikes Again with New Ransomware WastedLocker

Jun 24, 2020

A ransomware gang called Evil Corp Group is back in action again, after having been in retirement for an undetermined period of time. The malware hacker group strikes again by developing a ransom software dubbed WastedLocker.

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Invesco Puts Blame on U.S. SEC Rules for Decision to Withdraw Bitcoin Futures ETF

Invesco Puts Blame on U.S. SEC Rules for Decision to Withdraw Bitcoin Futures ETF

Nov 24, 2021

Invesco eventually talked about what prompted it to pull out its filing for Bitcoin futures ETF. The firm faulted SEC rules for the disaster.

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Hong Kong-Based OSL Digital Securities Receives License Uplift to Enable Retail Trading of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Hong Kong-Based OSL Digital Securities Receives License Uplift to Enable Retail Trading of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Aug 03, 2023

OSL Digital Securities Limited ("OSL Digital Securities"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BC Technology Group Limited (Stock Code: 863), has been granted an uplift to its existing license by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong.

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Binance Faces Scrutiny Over Switzerland-Based Sigma Chain in Latest SEC Filing

Binance Faces Scrutiny Over Switzerland-Based Sigma Chain in Latest SEC Filing

Jun 05, 2023

In the latest court filing by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Binance, the Switzerland-registered crypto-asset trading company, Sigma Chain, is under scrutiny.

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INX to Issue SEC-Regulated CCNA Token, Emphasizing 'Future of Green Automotive Transportation and Logistics' Concept

INX to Issue SEC-Regulated CCNA Token, Emphasizing 'Future of Green Automotive Transportation and Logistics' Concept

Jul 06, 2023

INX Digital Company, Inc., a US-regulated broker-dealer, ATS, and transfer agent, announced on July 5, 2023, its facilitation of the primary capital raise and issuance of Convertible Concepts Corporation's CCNA Token.

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Hidden Road Partners in Big Talks With Top Firms to Provide Access to Trade or Hedge Crypto Risks

Hidden Road Partners in Big Talks With Top Firms to Provide Access to Trade or Hedge Crypto Risks

Aug 23, 2022

Hidden Road Partners is in talks with hedge funds and many of the top 20 global banks about providing access to trade or hedging their crypto risks, Bloomberg reported citing executives at the firm.

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Hamilton Lane Tokenizes Funds to Offer Individual Investors Access Private Markets

Hamilton Lane Tokenizes Funds to Offer Individual Investors Access Private Markets

Oct 06, 2022

Hamilton Lane is making three investment funds available to individual investors by tokenizing part of its $835 billion funds via a partnership with Securitize.

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Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon Joins IMF Panel on Cross-Border Payments

Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon Joins IMF Panel on Cross-Border Payments

Oct 19, 2020

Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon is slated to take part in the IMF's annual meeting today, to discuss the private-sector’s role in addressing the limitations of cross-border payments.

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Solana Foundation Responds to SEC's Security Classification of SOL Token

Solana Foundation Responds to SEC's Security Classification of SOL Token

Jun 13, 2023

The Solana Foundation has publicly objected to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) recent classification of its native cryptocurrency, Solana (SOL), as a security.

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Tencent Report: Leading AI Innovation with Responsible Safety and Ethical Practices

Tencent Report: Leading AI Innovation with Responsible Safety and Ethical Practices

Jan 30, 2024

Tencent's report emphasizes its commitment to responsible AI, emphasizing safety and ethical practices in large models, highlighting strategies for model security, value alignment, and ethical considerations.

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Thailand SEC Considers Ban on Crypto Staking and Lending

Thailand SEC Considers Ban on Crypto Staking and Lending

Mar 11, 2023

Thailand's SEC is seeking public comments on a draft regulation that would ban virtual asset service providers from offering or engaging in any crypto staking or lending activities.

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SEC Settles DWAC Fraud Charges Over Merger with Former President Trump's Company

SEC Settles DWAC Fraud Charges Over Merger with Former President Trump's Company

Jul 26, 2023

SEC settles fraud charges with DWAC over undisclosed plans to merge with Trump's TMTG. DWAC to pay $18M penalty if merger closes.

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Trezor Strengthens Security Measures Amid Phishing Concerns

Trezor Strengthens Security Measures Amid Phishing Concerns

Jan 22, 2024

Trezor recently faced a security breach in its third-party support ticketing portal, potentially affecting 66,000 users. While user funds and device security remain secure, the incident raises concerns over increased phishing risks.

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Polygon Labs Critiques SEC Proposed Rulemaking That Threatens Permissionless Blockchain Networks

Polygon Labs Critiques SEC Proposed Rulemaking That Threatens Permissionless Blockchain Networks

Jun 14, 2023

Polygon Labs, the leading blockchain technology firm, issued a response today to a proposed rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that redefines the term "exchange."

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Genesis Agrees to $21 Million SEC Settlement in Bankruptcy Resolution Effort

Genesis Agrees to $21 Million SEC Settlement in Bankruptcy Resolution Effort

Feb 02, 2024

Genesis Global settles with the SEC for $21 million over unregistered securities sales allegations, aiming to mitigate legal challenges and focus on repaying customers amid bankruptcy proceedings. The agreement, pending a February 14 hearing, marks a significant step towards resolving the company's financial and legal hurdles.

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U.S. Judge Approves SEC's Motion to Extend its Discovery Period For Lawsuit with Ripple

U.S. Judge Approves SEC's Motion to Extend its Discovery Period For Lawsuit with Ripple

Jun 16, 2021

SEC's request to extend the facts discovery period for the ongoing Ripple case has been granted by Judge Sarah Netburn.

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Judge Denies Telegram's Appeal to Issue Grams to Non-US Entities, Says it's Too Late to Question SEC Jurisdiction

Judge Denies Telegram's Appeal to Issue Grams to Non-US Entities, Says it's Too Late to Question SEC Jurisdiction

Apr 02, 2020

US Federal Judge P. Kevin Castel has denied Telegram’s request to issue its Gram tokens to overseas investors.

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The Bank of Ghana Cooperates with German Giesecke+Devrient to Conduct its CBDC Pilot

The Bank of Ghana Cooperates with German Giesecke+Devrient to Conduct its CBDC Pilot

Aug 12, 2021

The Bank of Ghana has launched cooperation with Giesecke+Devrient to conduct a pilot project for its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in West Africa Ghana.

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Coinbase, Gemini, Binance & Kraken Address Twitter Hack: "Repercussions for Bitcoin Could’ve Been Worse"

Coinbase, Gemini, Binance & Kraken Address Twitter Hack: "Repercussions for Bitcoin Could’ve Been Worse"

Jul 20, 2020

Twitter has never in its history experienced as big of a security breach and crypto hack scam as the one that happened earlier this week.

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Wakweli and Polygon Partner for NFT Authentication

Wakweli and Polygon Partner for NFT Authentication

Mar 30, 2023

Web3 protocol Wakweli has partnered with layer-2 scaling platform Polygon to offer certification of authenticity for NFTs. The partnership will allow all digital assets on Polygon to be compatible with Wakweli's certification system, enhancing the security of the digital ecosystem. Wakweli's testnet will be available in April, with alpha testing with Polygon's mainnet set to begin in Q2 2023.

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BOCI and UBS Partner to Issue First Tokenized Security in Hong Kong

BOCI and UBS Partner to Issue First Tokenized Security in Hong Kong

Jun 13, 2023

BOCI, a leading Chinese financial institution, has issued the first tokenized security in Hong Kong, reaching a milestone in digital finance.

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Coinbase CEO Calls Out US SEC For Using Intimidation Tactics

Coinbase CEO Calls Out US SEC For Using Intimidation Tactics

Sep 09, 2021

Coinbase CEO has faulted the SEC for resorting to intimidation rather than provide needed regulatory clarity.

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Blazar Token Scam: Former New Jersey Corrections Officer Charged by SEC

Blazar Token Scam: Former New Jersey Corrections Officer Charged by SEC

Aug 24, 2023

Former New Jersey State Correctional Police Officer John A. DeSalvo has been charged with fraudulently raising funds through the unregistered offering of the Blazar Token, a crypto asset security. The token, which collapsed in May 2022, was marketed as a replacement for state pension systems. DeSalvo misused investor funds, transferring a large portion to his personal wallets.

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FINRA's 2024 Oversight Report Emphasizes Crypto Asset Compliance

FINRA's 2024 Oversight Report Emphasizes Crypto Asset Compliance

Jan 11, 2024

FINRA's 2024 Regulatory Oversight Report emphasizes compliance in crypto asset activities, emphasizing cybersecurity, anti-money laundering protocols, and transparent reporting, reflecting its commitment to guiding members in the evolving cryptocurrency world.

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SEC's XRP and Grayscale Bitcoin ETF Cases Challenged by US House Majority Whip Tom Emme

SEC's XRP and Grayscale Bitcoin ETF Cases Challenged by US House Majority Whip Tom Emme

Sep 03, 2023

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer criticizes the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) approach to cryptocurrency regulation, citing legal losses against Ripple and Grayscale. Emmer questions the agency's treatment of Bitcoin futures ETFs and spot ETFs, adding to ongoing debate.

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US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

Oct 18, 2023

The US Department of Commerce tightened export controls on advanced computing semiconductors to China and other countries of concern to address national security threats posed by military modernization. The rules, effective from November 16, 2023, refine the parameters defining restricted chips, introduce a global licensing requirement, and expand controls on semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The update also adds certain PRC entities to the Entity List, requiring a BIS license for foundries manufacturing chips for these entities.

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US National Security at Risk Due to China Dominance in Mobile Payments, says former State Department Official

US National Security at Risk Due to China Dominance in Mobile Payments, says former State Department Official

Apr 23, 2023

Former Department of State official Anja Manuel warns that if the US loses its dominance in financial innovation and payments, it could impact its national security policy, specifically on sanctions. Manuel stated that China is catching up on dominance in mobile payments, which could make enforcing sanctions against “bad actors” like Iran or North Korea more challenging.

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SEC Collaborates with South Korea in Probing Terraform Labs and Do Kwon

SEC Collaborates with South Korea in Probing Terraform Labs and Do Kwon

Aug 19, 2023

The US SEC has approved collaboration with South Korea to investigate Terraform Labs and co-founders Daniel Shin and Do Kwon. The investigation focuses on Chai Corporation's use of the Terra blockchain and its relationship statements with Terraform. Shin is charged with fraud, while Kwon faces investigations in both the US and South Korea.

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Tom Emmer Accuses SEC Chair of Exceeding Authority, Detrimental to Americans, Citing Ripple Case

Tom Emmer Accuses SEC Chair of Exceeding Authority, Detrimental to Americans, Citing Ripple Case

Sep 09, 2023

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer has criticized SEC Chair Gary Gensler for expanding authority negatively impacting Americans. Emmer emphasized Congress's need to use appropriations process to check Gensler's misuse of taxpayer resources, highlighting the ongoing debate on crypto regulation in the U.S.

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Hut 8 Mining Corp. Responds to Short-Seller Accusations Amid Stock Tumble

Hut 8 Mining Corp. Responds to Short-Seller Accusations Amid Stock Tumble

Jan 20, 2024

Hut 8 Corp faces serious accusations from JCapital Research, claiming mismanagement and legal issues post-merger, leading to a significant stock price drop. The company is now working to address these allegations and reassure investors.

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FTX Issues Fresh Warning on Phishing Emails and Scam Sites

FTX Issues Fresh Warning on Phishing Emails and Scam Sites

Oct 05, 2023

FTX issues a fresh warning about phishing emails and scam sites mimicking its Debtors' portal. The alert, dated October 5, 2023, comes amid industry-wide concerns about phishing attacks, including a recent warning from Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.

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Bitfinex Launches $400 Million Bounty Hunt for 2016 Hackers Who Stole $1.3 Billion in BTC

Bitfinex Launches $400 Million Bounty Hunt for 2016 Hackers Who Stole $1.3 Billion in BTC

Aug 06, 2020

Bitfinex has launched a 400 million dollar bounty hunt in search of the hackers responsible for the theft of nearly 120,000 Bitcoins from the global exchange in 2016.

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Coinbase warns of losing crypto industry leadership

Coinbase warns of losing crypto industry leadership

Mar 26, 2023

The U.S. SEC has issued a Wells notice to Coinbase. As a result, Coinbase warns that the U.S. government’s regulatory approach to crypto has created an uncertain and unstable environment. Meanwhile, other countries, such as France, the U.K., and the European Union, are building friendlier crypto regulation ecosystems and becoming crypto hubs, causing the U.S. to lose its status as the leading hub of the crypto sector.

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PlexCoin Founder Indicted by US Grand Jury for 2017 ICO Securities Fraud

PlexCoin Founder Indicted by US Grand Jury for 2017 ICO Securities Fraud

Jul 27, 2020

A United States grand jury indictment has been delivered to Plexcoin founder, Dominic Lacroix, as well as Yan Ouellet and Sabrina Paradis-Royer for securities and wire fraud, and conspiracy to launder money, according to the DOJ.

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Binance.US Could Be in Violation of Securities Law

Binance.US Could Be in Violation of Securities Law

Feb 26, 2023

SEC opposes Binance. US acquisition of nearly $1 billion in Voyager Digital assets.

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Is Bitcoin's Price at $10K Stable? Here are Some Factors that Could Influence BTC

Is Bitcoin's Price at $10K Stable? Here are Some Factors that Could Influence BTC

Sep 07, 2020

Bitcoin's (BTC) price dropped below $10,000 on the weekend, which ended BTC's two-month streak of staying above $10K.

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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Criticizes Current Financial Regulations

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Criticizes Current Financial Regulations

Oct 27, 2020

Alibaba founder Jack Ma highlights the importance of fintech innovations over regulations.

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$1.7 Billion Rehabilitation Plan for Mt. Gox Hack Victims Shelved Until December

$1.7 Billion Rehabilitation Plan for Mt. Gox Hack Victims Shelved Until December

Oct 16, 2020

Victims of the now non-defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox will have to wait on their refund following a 2014 hack, which triggered the loss of over 150,000 Bitcoin.

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NY Business Examines Core Scientific Securities Fraud

NY Business Examines Core Scientific Securities Fraud

Jan 09, 2023

In 2022, Culper Research reported that Core Scientific had oversold its mining and hosting operations in 2021 and waived a 180-day lockup term of approximately 282 million shares, allowing them to be dumped in March. Pomerantz LLP reported that Core Scientific's stock plunged 9.4% on this news. Last month, the same law firm filed a class-action lawsuit against Silvergate Capital for making false and deceptive promises.

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BlackStar Seeks SEC Registration for On-Chain Stock Trading

BlackStar Seeks SEC Registration for On-Chain Stock Trading

Apr 18, 2023

BlackStar Enterprise Group plans to conduct over-the-counter stock trading on-chain and has sought registration with the SEC after two years of development and regulatory communication.

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Coinbase Custody Leads in Digital Asset Safety Amid ETF Adoption Surge

Coinbase Custody Leads in Digital Asset Safety Amid ETF Adoption Surge

Mar 08, 2024

As crypto ETFs gain SEC approval, Coinbase Custody emerges as the trusted custodian for digital assets, leveraging advanced security and regulatory compliance.

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What the U.S. Congress Decides on Crypto Will Ultimately Overstepping their authority

What the U.S. Congress Decides on Crypto Will Ultimately Overstepping their authority

Feb 17, 2023

Jake Chervinsky, the Blockchain Association's chief policy officer, criticized the SEC's enforcement-based regulation and urged Congress to regulate the sector.

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Alphapo Hot Wallets Drained of Over $23M in BTC, ETH and TRON

Alphapo Hot Wallets Drained of Over $23M in BTC, ETH and TRON

Jul 23, 2023

Alphapo, a payment processor for various gambling services, reported a breach of their hot wallets today, July 23, 2023. The breach resulted in a loss of over $23 million in Ethereum (ETH), TRON (TRX), and Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrencies.

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Despite Clear Divide Amongst Lawmakers, Crypto CEOs Request Clear Regulations

Despite Clear Divide Amongst Lawmakers, Crypto CEOs Request Clear Regulations

Dec 10, 2021

Top executives representing the biggest companies in the American digital currency ecosystem appeared before Congress to testify on the state of the crypto industry.

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INX to Tokenize and List Casper Labs Equity on Regulated ATS Platform

INX to Tokenize and List Casper Labs Equity on Regulated ATS Platform

Jul 20, 2023

INX Digital Company, Inc., a US-regulated broker-dealer, ATS, and transfer agent, announced on July 19, 2023, that it will tokenize and list the equity of Casper Labs, a leading enterprise blockchain software provider.

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Will the Binance.US CEO's Resignation Trigger a Domino Effect?

Will the Binance.US CEO's Resignation Trigger a Domino Effect?

Sep 13, 2023

Binance.US, the American subsidiary of the global cryptocurrency exchange, has experienced significant staffing changes, including the departure of CEO Brian Shroder and the elimination of around 100 positions. The company is also facing legal actions from the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as well as a decline in market share. The cryptocurrency community is concerned about the future of Binance and its potential demise, with WhaleWire warning of a larger explosion than FTX's.

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Paradigm Challenges SEC's Authority in Lawsuit Against Binance

Paradigm Challenges SEC's Authority in Lawsuit Against Binance

Oct 02, 2023

Paradigm, a venture capital firm, has filed an amicus brief in the SEC's ongoing lawsuit against cryptocurrency exchange Binance. The brief criticizes the SEC's approach, arguing that the agency is overstepping its regulatory boundaries. Paradigm emphasizes that the SEC's actions could have far-reaching implications for securities law.

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Ripple CEO Garlinghouse Foresees Ether ETF Approval, Critiques SEC's Approach

Ripple CEO Garlinghouse Foresees Ether ETF Approval, Critiques SEC's Approach

Jan 18, 2024

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse predicts the approval of an Ether ETF by the SEC, critiquing the commission's approach under Gary Gensler as a political liability and detrimental to the U.S. economy's growth.

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SEC Freezes Assets of DEBT Box in $50 Million Crypto Fraud Case

SEC Freezes Assets of DEBT Box in $50 Million Crypto Fraud Case

Aug 04, 2023

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained a temporary asset freeze, restraining order, and other emergency relief against Digital Licensing Inc., a Utah-based entity operating as "DEBT Box," along with its four principals and 13 other defendants.

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Ripple and The SEC’s Joint Letter Reveals that a Pretrial Settlement Is Unlikely to Happen

Ripple and The SEC’s Joint Letter Reveals that a Pretrial Settlement Is Unlikely to Happen

Feb 16, 2021

Per the official court order, Ripple and the SEC has submitted a letter presenting their arguments ahead of the pre-trial court date.

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AI-Driven "Audio-Jacking": IBM Uncovers New Cybersecurity Threat

AI-Driven "Audio-Jacking": IBM Uncovers New Cybersecurity Threat

Feb 06, 2024

IBM Security researchers have identified a new cybersecurity threat called "audio-jacking," where AI can manipulate live conversations with deepfake voices, raising concerns about financial fraud and misinformation.

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Kaspersky’s Expert Take on KYC and AML: Stock vs Crypto Exchanges

Kaspersky’s Expert Take on KYC and AML: Stock vs Crypto Exchanges

Dec 30, 2019

In Part 2 of our interview, Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia, Kaspersky shared how Kaspersky provides cybersecurity solutions for stock and crypto exchanges to address KYC and AML concerns. He also walked us through the Kaspersky Application Security Assessment and explained its significance in safeguarding assets in crypto exchanges.

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Forsage Founders Indicted for Alleged $340 Million "Global Ponzi" Scheme on Ethereum Blockchain

Forsage Founders Indicted for Alleged $340 Million "Global Ponzi" Scheme on Ethereum Blockchain

Feb 27, 2023

Oregon's federal grand jury indicted Forsage's founders. "Global Ponzi and pyramid scam" investors lost $340 million on the site.

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‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing

‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing

Jul 30, 2020

In an antitrust hearing with the Judiciary Committee of US Congress, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified, as a continuation of an unfinished legal conversation with lawmakers.

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SEC Approves VanEck to Launch the Second Bitcoin Futures ETF in the U.S. Markets

SEC Approves VanEck to Launch the Second Bitcoin Futures ETF in the U.S. Markets

Oct 21, 2021

The second Bitcoin-futures EFT is set to begin trading next week. The US SEC has made another important move by allowing VanEck to launch trading of its Bitcoin-futures ETF.

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First US DAO to battle SEC without lawyers

First US DAO to battle SEC without lawyers

Nov 22, 2022

In its 2021 SEC filing, the DAO listed its native, interdependent tokens — the stablecoin Ducat and governance token Locke. The regulator has started the process of issuing a stop order, citing a slew of issues with the registration. American CryptoFed plans to file a motion to extend the deadline for responding to the SEC's Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings.

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Brad Garlinghouse Lawyers Requests Documents from Binance in Ongoing Case with SEC

Brad Garlinghouse Lawyers Requests Documents from Binance in Ongoing Case with SEC

Aug 03, 2021

Brad Garlinghouse's lawyers have requested some documents from Binance to back its defence against the US SEC.

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Blockchain Security Startup BlockSec Pulls $8m in Seed+ Funding Round

Blockchain Security Startup BlockSec Pulls $8m in Seed+ Funding Round

Jul 10, 2022

Blockchain security startup, BlockSec has announced it has completed a new seed plus funding round where it pulled the sum of $8 million from top investors.

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Voyager reportedly sells assets on Coinbase exchange

Voyager reportedly sells assets on Coinbase exchange

Mar 01, 2023

Lookonchain showed Voyager using 23 tokens worth over $100 million.

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US SEC Shoots Down Latest Bitcoin ETF, Commissioner Crypto-Mom Dissents on Ruling

US SEC Shoots Down Latest Bitcoin ETF, Commissioner Crypto-Mom Dissents on Ruling

Feb 27, 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected yet another bid for a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF), this time from New York-based Wilshire Phoenix.

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US SEC Boss Gary Gensler Calls to Regulate DeFi Projects

US SEC Boss Gary Gensler Calls to Regulate DeFi Projects

Aug 20, 2021

The US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler is pushing to regulate the decentralized finance (DeFi) landscape. He recently said that DeFi is adequately organized and therefore needs regulatory compliance.

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SEC Raises Objections to Celsius Network's Restructuring Plan Involving Coinbase

SEC Raises Objections to Celsius Network's Restructuring Plan Involving Coinbase

Sep 26, 2023

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a limited objection to the Chapter 11 restructuring plan of crypto lending platform Celsius Network. The objection, dated September 22, 2023, specifically targets the company's proposed arrangement with Coinbase for distribution services. The SEC is also currently engaged in a lawsuit against Coinbase, adding another layer of complexity to the situation.

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US Business Giants Bet Big on Generative AI Despite Data Security Concerns

US Business Giants Bet Big on Generative AI Despite Data Security Concerns

Apr 04, 2024

Nearly all US companies with revenues over $1B are set to invest in generative AI, eyeing major ROI while weighing risks like data security and workforce readiness.

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Philippines Spearheads ASEAN AI Regulatory Framework

Philippines Spearheads ASEAN AI Regulatory Framework

Jan 19, 2024

Philippines' Congress Speaker Martin Romualdez plans to introduce an AI regulatory framework to ASEAN during its chairmanship in 2026, focusing on digitization, cybersecurity, and managing generative AI in economic policies.

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US Congressmen Pushing for SEC Chairman Gary Gensler to Approve Bitcoin Spot ETF

US Congressmen Pushing for SEC Chairman Gary Gensler to Approve Bitcoin Spot ETF

Nov 04, 2021

US lawmakers Tom Emmer and Darren Soto have stated that they would like to see the US SEC pave the way for Bitcoin spot ETF approval.

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US won't Follow China’s Ban on Crypto and ‘Up to Congress’: SEC Chairman Gary Gensler

US won't Follow China’s Ban on Crypto and ‘Up to Congress’: SEC Chairman Gary Gensler

Oct 06, 2021

At a hearing held on Tuesday, Gary Gensler, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, said that the United States will not follow China's ban on cryptocurrencies.

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BNB Smart Chain's Remarkable 85% Security Triumph in 2023

BNB Smart Chain's Remarkable 85% Security Triumph in 2023

Jan 23, 2024

BNB Smart Chain's security enhancements in 2023 led to an 85% reduction in financial losses from security incidents, a striking contrast to the previous year's $1.1 billion losses.

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Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs

Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs

Jan 10, 2024

Hong Kong is set to become the first market in Asia to allow Virtual Asset Spot ETFs, with around ten fund companies preparing for launch. This move signifies a major shift in the region's approach to virtual assets.

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Gemini Launches ETH & MATIC Staking Services in Switzerland and Turkey Amidst U.S Regulatory Crackdown on Crypto Staking

Gemini Launches ETH & MATIC Staking Services in Switzerland and Turkey Amidst U.S Regulatory Crackdown on Crypto Staking

Jun 14, 2023

Crypto exchange Gemini has announced the expansion of its staking services to users in Switzerland and Turkey. The development comes at a time when United States-based exchanges face regulatory hurdles with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding similar services.

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Peertec Joins Hands with Penta Security for Blockchain-Enabled Infrastructural Security

Peertec Joins Hands with Penta Security for Blockchain-Enabled Infrastructural Security

Oct 16, 2019

Peertec, a leading blockchain-focused fintech firm, has revealed its strategic collaboration with Penta Security, a highly valued web and data security company. The partnership is expected to boost Peertec’s infrastructure security using blockchain technology. The safety of its GDAC cryptocurrency exchange and services is also expected to be strengthened.

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Trump's National Security Council Sees DLT as Critical Weapon in US-China Tech War

Trump's National Security Council Sees DLT as Critical Weapon in US-China Tech War

Oct 16, 2020

The United States National Security Council has named distributed ledger technology (DLT) as one the most critical focus areas in its tech war with China and Russia.

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Ripple CEO Warns SEC's "Enforcement" Approach May Hurt US Crypto Industry

Ripple CEO Warns SEC's "Enforcement" Approach May Hurt US Crypto Industry

Mar 06, 2023

Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, has suggested that the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) approach to regulation is putting the US at risk of missing out on being an attractive hub for the next evolution of blockchain and crypto innovation. Garlinghouse noted that the SEC's case against Ripple is the SEC simply playing "offense" and "attacking" the industry as a whole. He added that the crypto industry has "already started moving outside" of the US given its crypto regulation process is "behind" other countries such as Australia, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Switzerland.

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U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel Grants Request to Defer civil cases

U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel Grants Request to Defer civil cases

Feb 15, 2023

On Feb. 13, Manhattan District Judge Kevin Castel granted the applications to suspend the civil proceedings "without prejudice" until the DOJ's trial against SBF begins.

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Grayscale Launches New Entity to Manage Growing Funds

Grayscale Launches New Entity to Manage Growing Funds

May 15, 2023

Cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments has launched a new entity, the Grayscale Funds Trust, to manage its publicly traded financial products in-house. The company has also filed a registration statement for three new cryptocurrency-focused ETFs, including a Bitcoin Composite ETF, Ethereum Futures ETF, and a Privacy ETF.

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Kik Survives Legal Battle With the SEC, Kin Crypto to Continue Trading on Exchanges

Kik Survives Legal Battle With the SEC, Kin Crypto to Continue Trading on Exchanges

Oct 24, 2020

The Kin Foundation has disclosed that both itself and the cryptocurrency has survived the dispute with the US SEC.

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DOJ Wants to Bypass End-to-End Encryption to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation – Cause for Concern for Tech?

DOJ Wants to Bypass End-to-End Encryption to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation – Cause for Concern for Tech?

Oct 12, 2020

US government officials want to bypass encryption on websites, under allegations that child sexual exploitation runs unmonitored on strongly encrypted platforms.

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Coinbase CLO Responds to SEC's Opposition

Coinbase CLO Responds to SEC's Opposition

Oct 04, 2023

Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer, Paul Grewal, responded to the SEC's opposition to the company's motion to dismiss the case against it. Grewal criticized the SEC for making unsupported legal claims and emphasized that the assets listed on Coinbase are not securities. He also called for regulation that listens to the crypto community and mentioned that Coinbase will file its reply on October 24, 2023.

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Former CEO of Overstock Patrick Byrne Charged for Security Fraud

Former CEO of Overstock Patrick Byrne Charged for Security Fraud

Sep 30, 2019

Former CEO of overstock.com, Patrick Byrne and former CFO Greg Iverson have been charged for securities fraud regarding the payout of dividends.

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XRP Holders’ Request for Motion to Intervene in SEC-Ripple Case Gets Approved by the Court

XRP Holders’ Request for Motion to Intervene in SEC-Ripple Case Gets Approved by the Court

Mar 31, 2021

A court order by District Judge Analisa Torres has confirmed that XRP holders’ motion to intervene has been approved.

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Binance CEO Refutes SEC's $12 Billion Fund Misappropriation Claims

Binance CEO Refutes SEC's $12 Billion Fund Misappropriation Claims

Jun 08, 2023

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has categorically denied the allegations recently published by CoinDesk stating that $12 billion were redirected to firms under his control.

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Grayscale Files for Three New Crypto ETFs

Grayscale Files for Three New Crypto ETFs

May 12, 2023

Grayscale Investments has filed a registration statement with the SEC for three new cryptocurrency-focused ETFs, including a Bitcoin Composite ETF, Ethereum Futures ETF, and a Privacy ETF. Grayscale also announced the launch of its Grayscale Funds Trust to manage its publicly traded financial products in-house.

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SEC to Make a Move on Suing Ripple over XRP Cryptocurrency as Christmas Holidays Kick In

SEC to Make a Move on Suing Ripple over XRP Cryptocurrency as Christmas Holidays Kick In

Dec 22, 2020

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse revealed that a lawsuit may be in the works against his fintech company for XRP cryptocurrency sooner than later.

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ASIC Raids Binance Australia as Global Regulatory Hurdles Mount

ASIC Raids Binance Australia as Global Regulatory Hurdles Mount

Jul 05, 2023

As reported by Bloomberg, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) executed a search operation at the offices of Binance Australia. This operation is a part of an ongoing inquiry into the crypto giant's now-closed local derivatives business, highlighting the intensifying regulatory scrutiny Binance is encountering.

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Scroll's 2024 Agenda: Lower Costs, Enhanced Security, and Increased Decentralization

Scroll's 2024 Agenda: Lower Costs, Enhanced Security, and Increased Decentralization

Jan 03, 2024

In 2024, Scroll plans to make blockchain technology more accessible, secure, and decentralized. The company will reduce operational costs by 50%, integrate data compression techniques, and implement 4844 data blobs. It will also enhance compatibility with Ethereum Improvement Proposals and SHA256 precompile.

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Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Mar 02, 2020

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

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The US SEC Asks Valkyrie to Withdrawal Its Leveraged Bitcoin Futures ETF

The US SEC Asks Valkyrie to Withdrawal Its Leveraged Bitcoin Futures ETF

Oct 29, 2021

The move by the US SEC shows that the regulator would not approve leveraged Bitcoin ETF applications. Valkyrie recently applied to offer a leveraged Bitcoin futures ETF to investors.

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Monica Long Named New President of Ripple

Monica Long Named New President of Ripple

Jan 28, 2023

Ripple, a blockchain-based worldwide payments processor, elected Monica Long its new president amid unprecedented growth.

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New MacOS Malware Hijacks Crypto Wallets Via Pirated Apps

New MacOS Malware Hijacks Crypto Wallets Via Pirated Apps

Jan 24, 2024

Kaspersky Labs discovers a new malware targeting macOS users via pirated apps, replacing legitimate Bitcoin and Exodus wallets with infected versions, highlighting the risks of downloading unauthorized software.

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Blockchain Technology Powers Brazil's National Identity Card Issuance

Blockchain Technology Powers Brazil's National Identity Card Issuance

Oct 01, 2023

Brazil has commenced the use of blockchain technology for issuing the National Identity Card (CIN) to enhance security and data integrity in the new identity issuance process. The initial phase begins in three states with a nationwide deadline set for November 6, 2023. This move is part of Brazil's broader initiative towards leveraging blockchain for public service improvement, aligning with global trends of digital identity verification.

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UK Aims to Implement Crypto Regulation Soon

UK Aims to Implement Crypto Regulation Soon

Apr 20, 2023

The UK plans to establish digital asset regulation within a year to take advantage of blockchain's benefits for the private sector and the economy, according to Andrew Griffith, the economic secretary to the UK Treasury.

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List of Blockchain Projects, People and ICOs the SEC Charged

List of Blockchain Projects, People and ICOs the SEC Charged

Oct 08, 2020

A list of some of the blockchain projects and crypto figures who have been charged by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission over the years.

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CoinGecko Hit by Phishing Scam

CoinGecko Hit by Phishing Scam

Jan 11, 2024

CoinGecko, a cryptocurrency data aggregator, experienced a security breach in January 2024, exposing its vulnerability to phishing scams and highlighting the need for robust security measures.

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Multinational Firm Loses $25.6 Million to Deepfake-Driven Fraud

Multinational Firm Loses $25.6 Million to Deepfake-Driven Fraud

Feb 06, 2024

A Hong Kong finance employee was deceived into transferring $25.6 million using deepfake technology, highlighting the growing cybersecurity threat of such scams.

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KuCoin's Emphasis on Self-Regulation and User Security Highlighted at TOKEN2049

KuCoin's Emphasis on Self-Regulation and User Security Highlighted at TOKEN2049

Sep 14, 2023

Alicia Kao, KuCoin's Managing Director, discussed the challenges and opportunities of cryptocurrency exchanges during the TOKEN2049 panel. She highlighted the importance of self-regulation and KuCoin's strict security protocols. KuCoin, a leading global exchange, has a user base of 29 million and endorses over 750 projects. The panel provided valuable insights into the crypto industry's future direction.

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Brazil’s Securities Market Regulator Targets Mercado Bitcoin over Token Sale

Brazil’s Securities Market Regulator Targets Mercado Bitcoin over Token Sale

Sep 29, 2022

Brazil's regulator has ordered Mercado Bitcoin, the largest local crypto exchange, to provide information on fixed-income tokens the exchange has issued over the last two years.

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Russian Civil Servants Required to Declare Crypto Holdings Beginning in 2021

Russian Civil Servants Required to Declare Crypto Holdings Beginning in 2021

Oct 22, 2020

Russia’s public officials will be obligated to declare all their private cryptocurrency and digital asset holdings, effective from the start of 2021.

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US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval

US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval

Nov 13, 2023

US Bitcoin Corp has secured court approval for its merger with Hut 8 Mining Corp, marking a significant step towards managing its assets and listing on Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Thailand's SEC Eyes on Decentralized Finance

Thailand's SEC Eyes on Decentralized Finance

Jun 01, 2021

Thai financial authority turn their eyes to decentralized finance regulation by requesting future DeFi-related activities to get appropriate licenses.

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Vitalik Buterin Proposes a Quantum-Resistant Hard Fork for Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin Proposes a Quantum-Resistant Hard Fork for Ethereum

Mar 10, 2024

Vitalik Buterin proposes a hard fork strategy for Ethereum to protect funds against quantum computer attacks, sparking a community-wide discussion on quantum security.

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Coinbase Discontinues Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Lending Product Following SEC’s Warning

Coinbase Discontinues Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Lending Product Following SEC’s Warning

Sep 21, 2021

Ongoing regulatory pressure has pushed Coinbase to scrap plans for a cryptocurrency lending product.

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Ripple Lawyers Merge the Last Piece with Legal Puzzle

Ripple Lawyers Merge the Last Piece with Legal Puzzle

Oct 24, 2022

Ripple’s attorneys have pooled the affidavits of many XRP coin holders. Per the update shared, the testimonies from these XRP investors will show the court two major things.

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SEC Charges Citadel Securities Over Short Sale Regulation Violations

SEC Charges Citadel Securities Over Short Sale Regulation Violations

Sep 23, 2023

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged broker-dealer Citadel Securities for non-compliance with Regulation SHO, a framework aimed at curbing abusive short selling practices. Citadel Securities has agreed to pay a $7 million penalty to settle the charges, which involve mislabeled millions of orders over five years due to a coding error within its automated trading system.

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Debt Box vs SEC: Court Reverses Asset Freeze, Raises Questions on SEC's Conduct

Debt Box vs SEC: Court Reverses Asset Freeze, Raises Questions on SEC's Conduct

Dec 07, 2023

Debt Box is suing the SEC for misrepresentation of evidence in obtaining an asset freeze, citing potential sanctions for misleading arguments.

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Legal Battle between Ripple Labs and SEC Seek End Game

Legal Battle between Ripple Labs and SEC Seek End Game

Sep 19, 2022

The Ripple-SEC legal case has entered into the summary judgment phase. Both parties are seeking a speedy close to the lawsuit.

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Bitcoin Surges Past $28,000 and GBTC Discount Narrows to 17%

Bitcoin Surges Past $28,000 and GBTC Discount Narrows to 17%

Aug 30, 2023

Bitcoin's value surged to $28,142 on Binance after Grayscale Investments won a lawsuit against the SEC, converting its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into an ETF.

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Ripple CEO Hints that XRP Operations Will Be Fine Despite SEC Lawsuit and Previous Failure to Settle

Ripple CEO Hints that XRP Operations Will Be Fine Despite SEC Lawsuit and Previous Failure to Settle

Jan 08, 2021

Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse demystified certain things pertaining to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s lawsuit.

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Brazilian SEC Seeks Adjustment to Crypto Regulation

Brazilian SEC Seeks Adjustment to Crypto Regulation

Sep 05, 2022

The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pushing for adjustments to the legal framework of the crypto market in the country.

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Hong Kong's First Spot Bitcoin ETF Gains Approval, Echoing US SEC's Move

Hong Kong's First Spot Bitcoin ETF Gains Approval, Echoing US SEC's Move

Jan 30, 2024

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission approves its first spot Bitcoin ETF, following the US SEC's lead, signaling a major milestone for cryptocurrency in mainstream finance.

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Kakao Affiliates Face Probe Over Crypto Misappropriation Allegations

Kakao Affiliates Face Probe Over Crypto Misappropriation Allegations

Oct 13, 2023

Prosecution delves into allegations of cryptocurrency embezzlement & breach of trust against ex-Kakao chairman & affiliate executives, marking the start of a formal inquiry with the examination of the complainant on Oct 11.

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Grayscale Goes to Court After SEC Rejects its Proposed ETF Bid

Grayscale Goes to Court After SEC Rejects its Proposed ETF Bid

Jul 01, 2022

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dashed the hopes of Grayscale Investments with a rejection of its application to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust product to a full-spot Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

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Algorand (ALGO) Foundation CEO's Social Media Hacked

Algorand (ALGO) Foundation CEO's Social Media Hacked

Jan 27, 2024

The Algorand Foundation CEO's social media account was hacked, raising significant cybersecurity concerns in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors.

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Trezor's Social Media Compromised, Fake $TRZR Token Presale Promoted

Trezor's Social Media Compromised, Fake $TRZR Token Presale Promoted

Mar 20, 2024

Trezor's official channels were breached, inadvertently advertising a scam "$TRZR" token presale, raising concerns about social media security.

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Thai Regulator Warns Against Unlicensed Crypto Firms as Cryptocurrency Trading Ramps Up

Thai Regulator Warns Against Unlicensed Crypto Firms as Cryptocurrency Trading Ramps Up

Jan 05, 2021

As cryptocurrency trading ramps up in the region, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) warns investors against unregulated crypto players.

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Asset Manager Invesco Files for 2 Crypto ETFs in the US

Asset Manager Invesco Files for 2 Crypto ETFs in the US

Oct 08, 2021

American independent investment management company Invesco Ltd has announced the launch of two Exchange Traded Funds in the U.S.

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a16z-Backed Stelo Labs Ceases Operations Today, October 31, 2023

a16z-Backed Stelo Labs Ceases Operations Today, October 31, 2023

Oct 31, 2023

Stelo Labs has halted operations on October 31, 2023, despite its initial success and over 10,000 extension downloads. The company will now focus on market definition, assumption validation, and core problem-solving as they prepare for their next venture.

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Chamber of Digital Commerce argues the SEC is overstepping its authority

Chamber of Digital Commerce argues the SEC is overstepping its authority

Feb 26, 2023

The Chamber of Digital Commerce submitted an amicus brief asking the SEC to drop its case against former Coinbase employee Ishan Wahi for insider trading, alleging that the agency is trying to classify secondary market transactions as securities.

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Coinbase Faces $5M Penalty from New Jersey Securities Bureau and SEC Charges, Stock Tumbles 20%

Coinbase Faces $5M Penalty from New Jersey Securities Bureau and SEC Charges, Stock Tumbles 20%

Jun 07, 2023

The New Jersey Bureau of Securities has issued a Summary Cease and Desist Order against leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, Inc. for allegedly offering unregistered securities tied to its cryptocurrency staking services. The Bureau has further levied a hefty penalty of $5 million against Coinbase.

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SEC to Regulate Binance Chain With Blockchain Analytics Firm CipherTrace

SEC to Regulate Binance Chain With Blockchain Analytics Firm CipherTrace

Jul 31, 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission plans to award CipherTrace blockchain analytics firm with a contract pertaining to Binance Chain.

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Terraform Labs Seeks Citadel Securities' Trading Data amid SEC Lawsuit

Terraform Labs Seeks Citadel Securities' Trading Data amid SEC Lawsuit

Oct 13, 2023

Terraform Labs has filed a motion against Citadel Securities seeking critical trading data for its defense in a lawsuit by the SEC. The case revolves around market destabilization allegations during the May 2022 Depeg event of TerraUSD stablecoin. The motion urges disclosure of trading strategies between March and May 2022, amidst indications of Citadel Securities' alleged intentions to short UST. Terraform Labs stresses the documents' importance in countering the SEC's fraud allegations, proposing a transfer to another court for a decision if necessary.

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BIS Conference Addresses Cybersecurity in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)

BIS Conference Addresses Cybersecurity in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)

Nov 09, 2023

Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements, highlighted the importance of cybersecurity for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) during a conference in Basel, Switzerland, emphasizing the need for secure, user-friendly, and adaptable systems.

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Twitter Hires Former Hacker Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko as Head of Security

Twitter Hires Former Hacker Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko as Head of Security

Nov 17, 2020

Following the high-profile security breach witnessed in July this year, Twitter has hired former hacker Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko as its new head of security.

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Caroline Ellison hires former top SEC crypto regulator

Caroline Ellison hires former top SEC crypto regulator

Dec 12, 2022

A former top crypto regulator will defend former Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison in a federal inquiry. WilmerHale Securities and Financial Services chair Stephanie Avakian. She enhanced cryptocurrency monitoring as SEC Enforcement Division director. Federal prosecutors are investigating whether former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried caused Terra ecosystem collapse.

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The Number of Crypto-Related Enforcement Actions in the United States Grows

The Number of Crypto-Related Enforcement Actions in the United States Grows

Feb 04, 2023

Blockchain risk monitoring business Solidus Labs predicts a significant rise in US federal and state enforcement actions in 2022.

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Signature Bank Under Investigation by US Government Bodies

Signature Bank Under Investigation by US Government Bodies

Mar 16, 2023

Signature Bank is reportedly under investigation by both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice over concerns that the bank did not take adequate measures to detect potential money laundering by its clients. The bank was closed on March 12 as part of a series of bank closures that also included Silvergate Capital and Silicon Valley Bank.

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First Ever Blockchain-Based IPO Launches on National Stock Exchange

First Ever Blockchain-Based IPO Launches on National Stock Exchange

Sep 10, 2019

The shares are available on the MERJ exchange platform as well as through broker-dealer Jumpstart and crypto custodian Prime Trust, which are both based in the US and via Globacap.

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US DHS Cybersecurity Official Expects to be Fired in Trump’s Post-Election Purge for Debunking Fake News

US DHS Cybersecurity Official Expects to be Fired in Trump’s Post-Election Purge for Debunking Fake News

Nov 13, 2020

A United States Homeland cybersecurity official, Christopher Krebs expects to be cut in President Trump’s post-election purge for proactively debunking disinformation.

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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange To Launch Blockchain Based Securities Lending Platform

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange To Launch Blockchain Based Securities Lending Platform

Jul 29, 2020

Israel’s only stock exchange, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) is on course to launch a blockchain-based platform for securities lending in the country

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Blockchain Firms To Benefit From SEC's Upward Review of Fundraising Limits For SMEs

Blockchain Firms To Benefit From SEC's Upward Review of Fundraising Limits For SMEs

Nov 04, 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission has amended its maximum fundraising limit for Small and Medium Enterprises a move that will benefit smaller blockchain firms.

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Ripple Anticipates U.S. Banks to Adopt XRP Following Partial SEC Case Victory

Ripple Anticipates U.S. Banks to Adopt XRP Following Partial SEC Case Victory

Jul 17, 2023

Ripple expects U.S. banks to adopt its XRP for cross-border payments following a ruling that it's not necessarily a security.

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Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project

Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project

Jun 28, 2020

Telegram will return $1.2 billion to investors and pay a fine of $18.5 million to the SEC as it dissolves TON network. But community members seek to revive the project.

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Fantom (FTM) Foundation CEO Reveals Exciting Plans for Sonic's Launch and Future Development

Fantom (FTM) Foundation CEO Reveals Exciting Plans for Sonic's Launch and Future Development

Mar 27, 2024

Michael Kong, CEO of Fantom Foundation, has unveiled the highly anticipated launch of Sonic, a groundbreaking blockchain technology that promises unparalleled scalability and security. With plans to create a shared sequencer for L1 and L2 chains and introduce simplified staking and liquid staking support, the Fantom team is poised to revolutionize the world of blockchain. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and partnerships in the coming weeks.

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Consensys Urges SEC to Recognize Ethereum's Advanced Safeguards in Comment Letter on ETH ETF Approval

Consensys Urges SEC to Recognize Ethereum's Advanced Safeguards in Comment Letter on ETH ETF Approval

Apr 01, 2024

Consensys has submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) advocating for the approval of Ethereum-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs). I

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US Crypto Lender Celsius to Stop Paying Interests to Unaccredited Investors

US Crypto Lender Celsius to Stop Paying Interests to Unaccredited Investors

Apr 13, 2022

In line with regulatory demands, American crypto lender, Celsius has shared details of a restructuring to its Earn product which will now be limited to only Accredited investors.

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SEC New Accredited Investor Definition Could Increase Access to Certain Crypto-Related Products

SEC New Accredited Investor Definition Could Increase Access to Certain Crypto-Related Products

Dec 19, 2019

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to allow more individuals and entities to participate in private capital markets.

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Allison Herren Lee Steps Down as US SEC Commissioner

Allison Herren Lee Steps Down as US SEC Commissioner

Jul 17, 2022

Commissioner Allison Herren has departed the SEC. Her departure gives Biden more room to fill the role at the agency.

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Chelsea Football Club Owner Abramovich Confirmed as Investor in Telegram's 2018 ICO

Chelsea Football Club Owner Abramovich Confirmed as Investor in Telegram's 2018 ICO

Mar 05, 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) investigation into Telegram’s $1.7 billion initial coin offering (ICO) in 2018 has revealed that some very big names took part in the unregistered offering.

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Tik Tok Pushes Harder for Blockchain Despite Vulnerabilities in Core System

Tik Tok Pushes Harder for Blockchain Despite Vulnerabilities in Core System

Jan 09, 2020

Hundreds of millions of users are using Tik Tok, meaning that any breach of data could lead to serious vulnerabilities for users and the company.

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Significant Crypto Hacks in December 2023, with Orbit Bridge Exploit Leading the Surge

Significant Crypto Hacks in December 2023, with Orbit Bridge Exploit Leading the Surge

Jan 03, 2024

In December 2023, a significant increase in crypto thefts was triggered by an $81.5 million attack on Orbit Bridge, marking one of the largest attacks on cross-chain bridges in recent years.

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SEC Faces Congressional Investigation Call Over Bitcoin ETF False Approval News Breach

SEC Faces Congressional Investigation Call Over Bitcoin ETF False Approval News Breach

Jan 10, 2024

The SEC's social media account was compromised, leading to false Bitcoin ETF approval news. This incident has prompted calls for congressional investigation into the SEC for potential market manipulation and cybersecurity lapses.

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BlockSec Launches Phalcon Fork for Private Chain Collaborative Testing

BlockSec Launches Phalcon Fork for Private Chain Collaborative Testing

Apr 17, 2023

Blockchain security firm BlockSec has launched the Phalcon Fork toolkit for collaborative testing on private chains forked from the Ethereum mainnet. The toolkit provides more control for developers over testing, analysis, and debugging of transactions, while retaining services and states from the Ethereum mainnet. It also includes an integrated faucet for free fork network Ether (ETH) and Fork RPC for integration with Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible development frameworks.

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Kraken CEO Reveals Why It Is a Huge Risk for Crypto Exchanges to List XRP

Kraken CEO Reveals Why It Is a Huge Risk for Crypto Exchanges to List XRP

Mar 08, 2021

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell has addressed Ripple’s legal woes with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over XRP.

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Grayscale Launches New Crypto Dealer as Genesis Got Incapacitated With 3AC Bankruptcy

Grayscale Launches New Crypto Dealer as Genesis Got Incapacitated With 3AC Bankruptcy

Oct 04, 2022

Grayscale Investments, one of the largest asset managers in the digital currency ecosystem has launched a new broker-dealer dubbed Grayscale Securities, recent filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission show

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Cathie Wood: SEC to Approve Multiple Bitcoin ETFs Simultaneously

Cathie Wood: SEC to Approve Multiple Bitcoin ETFs Simultaneously

Aug 08, 2023

Cathie Wood predicts the U.S. SEC may simultaneously approve multiple Bitcoin ETFs.

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ECB Advances Digital Euro Project into Preparation Phase

ECB Advances Digital Euro Project into Preparation Phase

Oct 26, 2023

The ECB's progression into the preparation phase of the digital euro project marks a pivotal step towards modernizing Europe's financial infrastructure. The digital euro, envisioned as a secure, accessible, and private means of digital payment, holds the promise of fortifying the European monetary system in the digital age.

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Ripple's CEO Discloses to Spend over $100m Fighting Legal Battle with SEC

Ripple's CEO Discloses to Spend over $100m Fighting Legal Battle with SEC

Jul 18, 2022

Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple's CEO, has disclosed that the company will need to spend over $100 million on lawsuits with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for regulation issues.

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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed against MoneyGram for Allegedly Misleading Investors with XRP

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed against MoneyGram for Allegedly Misleading Investors with XRP

Mar 03, 2021

MoneyGram is currently facing a class-action lawsuit for allegedly misleading investors with XRP.

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China Unlikely to Approve Oracle and Walmart’s TikTok Deal – Blockchain and Bitcoin Implications

China Unlikely to Approve Oracle and Walmart’s TikTok Deal – Blockchain and Bitcoin Implications

Sep 23, 2020

China appears to be on edge regarding Oracle and Walmart’s deal with parent company ByteDance for TikTok’s US operations, calling it an “unfair deal.”

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SkyBridge Capital Achieves Record Year with Crypto Investments, Scaramucci Foresees Bright Future for Bitcoin

SkyBridge Capital Achieves Record Year with Crypto Investments, Scaramucci Foresees Bright Future for Bitcoin

Jan 12, 2024

Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital records its best year in 2023 with a 130% rise in crypto investments, primarily in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana. Scaramucci predicts Bitcoin will surpass its all-time high, bolstered by the recent approval of Bitcoin ETFs by the SEC.

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Thailand's Commercial Bank SCB Terminates Deal to Acquire BitKub Crypto Exchange

Thailand's Commercial Bank SCB Terminates Deal to Acquire BitKub Crypto Exchange

Aug 26, 2022

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), the oldest commercial banking institution in Thailand has announced the effective termination of its proposed deal to acquire the BitKub exchange.

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Bitcoin Price Will Ignite on September 7, Says Former Prudential Securities CEO and New Bitcoin Bull George Ball

Bitcoin Price Will Ignite on September 7, Says Former Prudential Securities CEO and New Bitcoin Bull George Ball

Aug 17, 2020

George Ball the former chief executive of Prudential Securities and current chairman of Sanders Morris Harris has joined the growing list of traditional financial industry experts to advocate for Bitcoin as a safe have asset and hedge against inflation.

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Thai SEC Regulates Crypto Custody Providers

Thai SEC Regulates Crypto Custody Providers

Jan 17, 2023

New crypto custody guidelines from Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) safeguard bitcoin investors. VASPs must put up a digital wallet management system to ensure efficient custody under the new laws. Designing, implementing, and maintaining digital wallets and keys need VASP policies.

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Nigerian Securities Commission to Release Official Guidelines on Crypto Regulations

Nigerian Securities Commission to Release Official Guidelines on Crypto Regulations

Sep 15, 2020

The Nigeria Securities and Exchange Commission has announced a proposed crypto regulation guideline.

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Senate Rejects Second Stimulus, Markets Plunge and Bitcoin Price Predicted to Crash to $8,000 in September

Senate Rejects Second Stimulus, Markets Plunge and Bitcoin Price Predicted to Crash to $8,000 in September

Sep 11, 2020

Our analysis predicts that the Bitcoin price could crash down to $8,000 following the rejection of the United States' second stimulus by Senate Democrats.

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SlowMist Reports Surge in Diverse Crypto Security Incidents for the Week of September 17-23, 2023

SlowMist Reports Surge in Diverse Crypto Security Incidents for the Week of September 17-23, 2023

Sep 25, 2023

SlowMist, a cybersecurity firm specializing in blockchain, released its weekly security report for the week of September 17-23, 2023. The report highlights a total of seven security incidents with an estimated loss of around $380,600. The week saw a significant rise in phishing attacks and rug pull tactics, as well as the emergence of diverse attack methods like DNS hijacking and contract vulnerabilities.

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SBI Holdings to Launch Investment Fund for Emerging Companies like Web3, AI, and Metaverse Startups

SBI Holdings to Launch Investment Fund for Emerging Companies like Web3, AI, and Metaverse Startups

Nov 09, 2023

SBI Holdings plans to invest 100 billion yen in startups focusing on Web3, AI, and metaverse, with financial institutions supporting Japan's goal to nurture its startup ecosystem and enhance its Asian startup hub position.

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Terraform Labs co-founder defends against SEC allegations

Terraform Labs co-founder defends against SEC allegations

Apr 24, 2023

Do Kwon, co-founder of Terraform Labs, has defended himself against allegations of fraud from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Kwon’s lawyers have requested the dismissal of the lawsuit, claiming that the SEC's allegations are unfounded and that US law prohibits regulators from asserting jurisdiction over the digital assets in question. The lawyers also argued that the SEC failed to prove Kwon’s involvement in the collapse of Terra’s stablecoin, UST.

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SEC Chair Gary Gensler Warns Crypto Companies

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Warns Crypto Companies

Feb 12, 2023

Kraken agreed to shut down its U.S. staking services and initiatives, but SEC chair Gary Gensler advised other businesses to “come in and respect the law.”

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What Does Oracle's TikTok Deal Mean for the US? ByteDance Confident President Trump Will Approve Deal

What Does Oracle's TikTok Deal Mean for the US? ByteDance Confident President Trump Will Approve Deal

Sep 18, 2020

ByteDance is confident that its deal with Oracle tech giant for TikTok’s US operations will be approved by both Chinese and American regulators.

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FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Urges 'Federal Oversight of Crypto'

FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Urges 'Federal Oversight of Crypto'

Jul 25, 2022

FTX co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Sam Bankman-Fried said some tokens could be classified as securities and those that are not, urging a federal oversight of the crypto industry.

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Nexo to terminate yield-bearing product after paying $45 million

Nexo to terminate yield-bearing product after paying $45 million

Feb 14, 2023

Nexo Capital's cryptocurrency yield-bearing product is being shut down in the US following a multi-million dollar settlement with the SEC and NASAA.

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Congressman Torres Calls for Investigation into SEC's Approach to Crypto Licensing

Congressman Torres Calls for Investigation into SEC's Approach to Crypto Licensing

Jul 14, 2023

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has been the subject of two separate, independent investigations at the request of Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) over its handling of digital assets.

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XRP Holders File Motion to Intervene in Ripple Case as SEC Blamed for Causing "Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses"

XRP Holders File Motion to Intervene in Ripple Case as SEC Blamed for Causing "Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses"

Mar 16, 2021

On behalf of XRP holders, attorney John E. Deaton has filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit opposing Ripple Labs and the SEC.

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Freeport Launches Crowd-Ownership Platform for Warhol Prints

Freeport Launches Crowd-Ownership Platform for Warhol Prints

Mar 30, 2023

Freeport has received SEC approval to launch its crowd-ownership blockchain platform for a four-piece collection of Warhol prints, with each piece consisting of 10,000 shares and a minimum purchase of 10 shares per individual.

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SEC Charges Titan Global Capital Management for Misleading Advertisements and Compliance Failures

SEC Charges Titan Global Capital Management for Misleading Advertisements and Compliance Failures

Aug 22, 2023

On Aug 21, 2023, the SEC charged Titan Global Capital Management for misleading ads and compliance failures. Titan advertised a 2,700% annualized return, omitting key details. They'll pay $1.04M in penalties and disgorgement.

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SEC Files Application to Compel Elon Musk's Compliance with Subpoena

SEC Files Application to Compel Elon Musk's Compliance with Subpoena

Oct 08, 2023

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed an application to compel Tesla CEO Elon Musk to comply with an administrative subpoena. The SEC is investigating Musk's 2022 Twitter stock purchases and his related statements and SEC filings. Despite initially agreeing to testify, Musk later refused to comply with the subpoena, prompting the SEC to seek court intervention.

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Verizon Cybersecurity CPO, Alex Schlager on Why 5G Networks Require a Whole New Approach to Enterprise Online Data Security

Verizon Cybersecurity CPO, Alex Schlager on Why 5G Networks Require a Whole New Approach to Enterprise Online Data Security

Sep 08, 2020

Alex Schlager, CPO of Security Services for Verizon Business believes 5G networks require a completely new way of thinking about security.

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Gary Gensler Wants Congress to Back the SEC in Regulating Crypto

Gary Gensler Wants Congress to Back the SEC in Regulating Crypto

Aug 04, 2021

SEC Chair Gary Gensler wants Congress to give his agency more powers to regulate the crypto industry.

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Naoris Protocol Secures $11.5 m Funding, Enhancing Web3 Networks Security

Naoris Protocol Secures $11.5 m Funding, Enhancing Web3 Networks Security

Jul 28, 2022

Cybersecurity protocol Naoris raised the funding with $11.5 million, which it mentions will enable it to revamp network security for the Web3 world.

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US SEC Executive Who said Ethereum is Not a Security to Leave the Agency

US SEC Executive Who said Ethereum is Not a Security to Leave the Agency

Oct 29, 2020

The US SEC has announced that William Hinman, the current director of the Division of Corporate Finance, would leave the commission by the end of this year.

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Ripple’s First Court Date for SEC Lawsuit of XRP Tokens Set for February 2021

Ripple’s First Court Date for SEC Lawsuit of XRP Tokens Set for February 2021

Dec 31, 2020

The official pre-trial court date for the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Ripple for the sale of XRP tokens has been set.

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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Speaks Up on Controversial Penny Stock Bars

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Speaks Up on Controversial Penny Stock Bars

Jun 29, 2023

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has expressed her dissenting stance on the Commission's latest decision to impose permanent penny stock bars on four respondents involved in adjudication matters. This sentiment was publicized in her tweet on June 28, along with a link to an official statement explaining her position.

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Japanese Crypto Exchange Relaunches XRP Trading, Will Other Exchanges Relist XRP?

Japanese Crypto Exchange Relaunches XRP Trading, Will Other Exchanges Relist XRP?

Apr 20, 2021

It appears that Japanese crypto exchange Decurret has reinstated XRP cryptocurrency trades on its platform, amid the Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Ripple.

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Meta Files for Debt Shelf Offerings

Meta Files for Debt Shelf Offerings

May 02, 2023

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has filed for new debt shelf offerings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company has not disclosed the exact amount of debt securities being offered, but it plans to issue a new prospectus supplement each time a debt security is sold.

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US Regulator Crypto Custody Proposal Opposed

US Regulator Crypto Custody Proposal Opposed

May 10, 2023

The US SEC's proposal to amend its custody rule has faced opposition from the Blockchain Association and Andreessen Horowitz, who have filed letters criticising the rule's impact on investment advisers and its potential to curtail investment in digital assets. The SEC's proposal would apply more stringent rules on investment advisers in the custody of assets, including crypto.

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CertiK Outlines Mobile Blockchain Security Threats and Countermeasures

CertiK Outlines Mobile Blockchain Security Threats and Countermeasures

Nov 01, 2023

CertiK discussed security challenges of blockchain technologies on mobile platforms, including malware, insecure wallet apps, and network vulnerabilities, and provided countermeasures like reputable security solutions and regular updates.

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Curve Founder Michael Egorov Withdraws Near 12 Million CRV Tokens

Curve Founder Michael Egorov Withdraws Near 12 Million CRV Tokens

Oct 12, 2023

Michael Egorov, the founder of Curve Finance, withdrew nearly 12 million CRV tokens, equivalent to $5.08 million, from the platform's vesting contracts on October 12, 2023. This move aligns with the vesting schedule of CRV, enabling Egorov to claim $235,000 worth of CRV daily.

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Gemini Allocates $24 Million for Expansion in India

Gemini Allocates $24 Million for Expansion in India

Sep 27, 2023

Gemini is set to invest $24 million in its Gurgaon development center in India, focusing on core platform areas like compliance and security. The move is part of Gemini's broader strategy to tap into India's burgeoning tech and startup ecosystem.

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ARK Invest and 21Shares Launch Innovative Digital Asset ETF Suite

ARK Invest and 21Shares Launch Innovative Digital Asset ETF Suite

Nov 09, 2023

ARK Invest and 21Shares have launched a suite of digital asset ETFs, combining crypto-specific insights with traditional investment indicators, focusing on Bitcoin and Ether futures.

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SEC Rejects VanEck Spot Bitcoin Trust Proposal

SEC Rejects VanEck Spot Bitcoin Trust Proposal

Mar 12, 2023

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has denied the proposal for a spot Bitcoin trust by investment manager VanEck. This decision follows a trend of the SEC denying every application for a spot Bitcoin trust over the last six years. Two SEC commissioners have released a statement criticizing the decision and alleging a double standard in the Commission’s approach to commodity-based exchange-traded products (ETPs).

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Grayscale's Court Victory Influences SEC's Landmark Approval of Bitcoin ETFs

Grayscale's Court Victory Influences SEC's Landmark Approval of Bitcoin ETFs

Jan 14, 2024

The U.S. SEC, under Chair Gary Gensler, has approved several spot Bitcoin ETFs, a significant regulatory shift influenced by a court victory by Grayscale. This decision marks a new era in cryptocurrency regulation, signaling greater acceptance and potential mainstream adoption of digital assets.

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Voyager Digital Receives a Cease and Desist Order from New Jersey Regulators

Voyager Digital Receives a Cease and Desist Order from New Jersey Regulators

Mar 31, 2022

Digital assets platform, Voyager Digital, has been issued a cease and desist order by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities for offering unregistered securities in the form of its Voyager Earn program.

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SEC's Delay on BlackRock Ethereum ETF Decision Signals Cautious Stance

SEC's Delay on BlackRock Ethereum ETF Decision Signals Cautious Stance

Jan 25, 2024

The SEC has postponed its decision on BlackRock's proposed Ethereum ETF to March 10, 2024. This reflects the regulator's cautious approach toward crypto-based investment products and highlights the need for clearer regulatory frameworks in the digital assets space.

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SEC to Amend Reporting Standards for Hedge Funds Alongside CFTC

SEC to Amend Reporting Standards for Hedge Funds Alongside CFTC

Aug 10, 2022

The United States SEC is looking to amend the reporting standards for Form PF, the confidential reporting form for certain SEC-registered investment advisers to private funds.

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US District Court Sanctions SEC Over Misconduct in Debt Box Litigation

US District Court Sanctions SEC Over Misconduct in Debt Box Litigation

Mar 20, 2024

US District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby reprimands the SEC for "bad faith" conduct, imposing sanctions amid Debt Box lawsuit proceedings.

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Can XRP Token Price Ever Recover from SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple?

Can XRP Token Price Ever Recover from SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple?

Dec 29, 2020

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse remains defiant in the face of the SEC’s lawsuit but the XRP token continues to lose value with multiple exchange de-listings. Can XRP recover?

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SEC Intensifies Scrutiny on Binance Operations and Key Personnel

SEC Intensifies Scrutiny on Binance Operations and Key Personnel

Mar 07, 2024

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) escalates its examination of Binance's adherence to a Consent Order, probing asset control and employee compensation.

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XRP Investors Looking to Join XRP Case Trigger Different Reactions from The SEC and Ripple

XRP Investors Looking to Join XRP Case Trigger Different Reactions from The SEC and Ripple

Mar 29, 2021

While the Securities and Exchange Commission has opposed XRP holders' motion to intervene, Ripple seems to think it should be approved by the court.

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DeFi Execs Argue KYC as Solution to Combat Money Laundering in the Industry

DeFi Execs Argue KYC as Solution to Combat Money Laundering in the Industry

Mar 31, 2023

DeFi executives at the WOW Summit in Hong Kong endorse KYC as a solution to tackle AML issues and combat hackers laundering stolen funds into clean money. However, there are concerns that KYC alone will not solve all AML problems and that different mechanisms should be used for different solutions.

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Coinbase and Brian Armstrong Named as Defendants in a Securities Lawsuit

Coinbase and Brian Armstrong Named as Defendants in a Securities Lawsuit

Mar 18, 2022

Coinbase Global Inc, Coinbase Inc, and Brian Armstrong have been named defendants in a class-action lawsuit. Three leading exchanges are accused of without sharing the required risks involved in trading as many as 79 different tokens.

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Senator Warren Focuses on Crypto Scam Risks for Seniors, Advocates New Legislation

Senator Warren Focuses on Crypto Scam Risks for Seniors, Advocates New Legislation

Nov 19, 2023

Senator Warren emphasized the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, gaining bipartisan support to regulate crypto activities and protect vulnerable populations from financial fraud.

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Coinbase Sued For Failing to Grant Wallet Access During Volatility

Coinbase Sued For Failing to Grant Wallet Access During Volatility

Aug 24, 2022

The lawsuit against Coinbase was filed by George Kattula on behalf of the aggrieved users of the exchange who claimed the firm did not grant them access to their crypto wallets during periods of price volatility.

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Regulating Cryptocurrencies like XRP with Securities Laws Not Always the Best Approach – Former SEC Executive

Regulating Cryptocurrencies like XRP with Securities Laws Not Always the Best Approach – Former SEC Executive

Jan 27, 2021

Joe Hall, a former SEC executive, has commented on the lawsuit against Ripple over XRP cryptocurrency. He, for one, thinks that crypto is here to stay.

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Ripple on the Brink of Decisive Win as SEC Legal Battle Nears End

Ripple on the Brink of Decisive Win as SEC Legal Battle Nears End

Nov 06, 2023

Ripple is expected to win a legal battle with the SEC, potentially settling $20 million or less. This victory is expected due to legal perspectives and the recent Second Circuit Court ruling, impacting digital currency regulation.

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WisdomTree cryptocurrency funds lose value in fourth quarter

WisdomTree cryptocurrency funds lose value in fourth quarter

Feb 05, 2023

Despite rising revenues and fund inflows, the $82 billion fund manager posted a fourth-quarter net loss.

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Binance Contributes to Recovery and Return of $10,000 of Stolen Crypto To a Targeted Investor

Binance Contributes to Recovery and Return of $10,000 of Stolen Crypto To a Targeted Investor

Jul 27, 2020

Binance affiliate crypto security expert Harry Denley helped a victim recover $10, 000 worth of lost cryptocurrency recently.

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Has Judgement Finally Come for 2017 ICOs? Class Action Lawsuits Name Binance, BitMEX and Block.One Among Host of Crypto Defendants

Has Judgement Finally Come for 2017 ICOs? Class Action Lawsuits Name Binance, BitMEX and Block.One Among Host of Crypto Defendants

Apr 07, 2020

Crypto Giants Binance, BitMEX, along with Executives CZ, Arthur Hayes Named Among Defendants in 11 Class Action Suits For Violating Securities Laws.

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Germany's Federal Ministry of Finance Puts Digital Security Adoption at Core of Blockchain Strategy

Germany's Federal Ministry of Finance Puts Digital Security Adoption at Core of Blockchain Strategy

Aug 14, 2020

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) and the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) have introduced a bill that highlights the adoption of digital securities as a crucial element of Germany’s blockchain strategy.

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CFTC Report Underscores DeFi Risks and Calls for Action

CFTC Report Underscores DeFi Risks and Calls for Action

Jan 11, 2024

The CFTC report on DeFi underscores significant risks to the U.S. financial system, national security, and consumer protection, emphasizing the need for increased understanding, regulation, and collaboration in the sector.

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Crypto Investors Unable to Access Their Money: 8 Things to Consider Before Investing in Cryptocurrency

Crypto Investors Unable to Access Their Money: 8 Things to Consider Before Investing in Cryptocurrency

Dec 21, 2019

On Tuesday, the News York Times reported about frustrated crypto investors demanding their money back. But things are thick than expected. The situation reflects similar cases in which many cryptocurrency investors frequently fall into trap each year. The article, therefore, highlights important things that crypto investors should think about before investing in cryptocurrency.

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SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Faced with Scrutiny Over Compliance with Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Faced with Scrutiny Over Compliance with Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

Jun 30, 2023

The Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, is under scrutiny for alleged noncompliance with federal recordkeeping requirements. This issue has sparked controversy in the crypto world due to the potential implications on regulatory transparency and accountability.

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HTX Hacker Returns Stolen Ether, Rewarded with Bounty

HTX Hacker Returns Stolen Ether, Rewarded with Bounty

Oct 09, 2023

The hacker who stole 5,000 Ether from Huobi Global's exchange HTX returned the funds on October 7, following a bounty offer from HTX. The exchange had offered a 5% bounty of the stolen funds if returned by an October 2 deadline. Upon the return of the stolen funds, the hacker was rewarded with a 250 ETH bounty, valued at approximately $410,000. The return of the funds and the bounty payout was publicly acknowledged by HTX adviser Justin Sun.

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Telegram May Push TON Launch Date Before Facing SEC

Telegram May Push TON Launch Date Before Facing SEC

Oct 17, 2019

After coming under fire from the United States Securities Commission (SEC) Telegram has allegedly informed its investors that it will postpone launching its Telegram Open Network (TON).

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How Kaspersky Protects Investors During Token Sales in 7 Ways

How Kaspersky Protects Investors During Token Sales in 7 Ways

Dec 16, 2019

In the exclusinve interview with Blockchain.News, Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia at Kaspersky shares the latest trend on cybersecurity threats in crypto fundraising and how Kaspersky's solutions can protect investors in 7 ways.

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GBTC's Discount to NAV Hits New Record Low after SEC Declining its Bitcoin Spot ETF Application

GBTC's Discount to NAV Hits New Record Low after SEC Declining its Bitcoin Spot ETF Application

Jul 04, 2022

Grayscale’s flagship product GBTC has continued to widen its discount. The discount signals the poor performance of the Bitcoin fund. As a solution, Grayscale wants to convert the GBTC into a spot Bitcoin ETF.

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SEC Gains Upper Hand: Ripple Ordered to Disclose XRP Sales Data

SEC Gains Upper Hand: Ripple Ordered to Disclose XRP Sales Data

Feb 07, 2024

A US district judge has ordered Ripple to disclose XRP's financial and institutional sales data, a significant victory for the SEC amid allegations of unregistered sales.

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SEC Considers Filecoin a Security, Grayscale Disagrees

SEC Considers Filecoin a Security, Grayscale Disagrees

May 18, 2023

According to the SEC, Grayscale's Filecoin Trust's underlying asset, Filecoin (FIL), should be classified as a security under federal securities laws. The regulatory body's viewpoint has sparked a dispute, as Grayscale holds a differing opinion on the matter.

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Ark Invest's Cathie Wood Challenges Vanguard's Bitcoin ETF Exclusion Decision

Ark Invest's Cathie Wood Challenges Vanguard's Bitcoin ETF Exclusion Decision

Jan 15, 2024

Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood criticizes Vanguard for excluding Bitcoin ETFs, marking a significant shift in investment preferences as customers move to crypto-friendly platforms. This controversy reflects the evolving dynamics of the financial sector.

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Telegram to Release Financial Statements to the SEC in Gram Token ICO Case

Telegram to Release Financial Statements to the SEC in Gram Token ICO Case

Jan 14, 2020

The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked Telegram to release its financial statements, which includes bank records as the regulator believes will prove the misconduct in the $1.7 billion offering of Gram tokens.

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Titanium Blockchain CEO Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Titanium Blockchain CEO Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Mar 28, 2023

Michael Stollery, the CEO of Titanium Blockchain, has been sentenced to four years in prison for his involvement in a cryptocurrency fraud scheme that raised approximately $21 million through an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2018. Stollery pleaded guilty to securities fraud, admitting to falsifying aspects of TBIS’ whitepapers, planting fake client testimonials on the TBIS website, and commingling ICO investors’ funds with his own.

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US Should Register Ripple’s XRP Token as a Security, Says Market Expert Peter Brandt

US Should Register Ripple’s XRP Token as a Security, Says Market Expert Peter Brandt

Nov 12, 2020

The question of whether Ripple’s XRP token should be classified as a security remains unclear and has been debated upon.

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Bitcoin Price Surges to All-Time High Of $66,900 Level

Bitcoin Price Surges to All-Time High Of $66,900 Level

Oct 21, 2021

Bitcoin has surged $66,900 level, passing the previous price record of $64,889 set in April.

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US Department of Homeland Security Can Now Trace Illicit Monero Cryptocurrency Transactions

US Department of Homeland Security Can Now Trace Illicit Monero Cryptocurrency Transactions

Sep 02, 2020

The United States Department of Homeland Security will now be able to track transactions of the most privacy-oriented cryptocurrency coin Monero (XMR).

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Ripple Scores a Big Win against the SEC as Court Denies SEC's Motion

Ripple Scores a Big Win against the SEC as Court Denies SEC's Motion

Apr 13, 2022

The ongoing legal battle between the US Securities and Exchange Commission and blockchain payments firm Ripple Labs may be nearing an end as Judge Sarah Netburn has denied the regulator’s motion for Reconsideration of the DPP Ruling.

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German Crypto Firm USI Tech Founder Charged in $150 Million Fraud Scheme

German Crypto Firm USI Tech Founder Charged in $150 Million Fraud Scheme

Jan 20, 2024

Horst Jicha, founder of USI Tech, has been charged with defrauding investors of $150 million in a fraudulent crypto scheme, marking a significant development in regulatory action against crypto-related crimes.

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NEAR Protocol's Q2 Market Cap Holds at $1.25 Billion, Experiences 25% QoQ Decline

NEAR Protocol's Q2 Market Cap Holds at $1.25 Billion, Experiences 25% QoQ Decline

Jul 13, 2023

According to Mesari, NEAR Protocol, a leading smart contract platform, demonstrated resilience and growth in Q2 2023, despite being listed in the SEC's complaint against Coinbase. The platform's financial and network fundamentals remained stable, with strategic partnerships and grassroots initiatives driving user adoption.

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Animoca Brands to Focus on Markets Outside U.S. after SEC Labels Sand Cryptocurrency an Unregistered Security

Animoca Brands to Focus on Markets Outside U.S. after SEC Labels Sand Cryptocurrency an Unregistered Security

Jun 09, 2023

Hong Kong-based blockchain giant, Animoca Brands, has announced its plans to shift its focus to markets outside the U.S.

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Messari Founder Ryan Selkis Launches Advocacy Group in Response to Recent SEC Actions

Messari Founder Ryan Selkis Launches Advocacy Group in Response to Recent SEC Actions

Jun 06, 2023

Following the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) charges against popular cryptocurrency exchanges Binance and Coinbase, Messari founder Ryan Selkis has launched a new advocacy group named @DFA2024.

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ETH ETF Approval Faces Uncertainty Amid Market Turbulence and SEC Resistance

ETH ETF Approval Faces Uncertainty Amid Market Turbulence and SEC Resistance

Mar 03, 2024

Crypto legal expert Jake Chervinsky expresses skepticism over ETH ETF approval in 2024, highlighting SEC's political concerns and market volatility.

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DOJ Seeks Over $4 Billion from Binance Amidst Years of Legal Challenges

DOJ Seeks Over $4 Billion from Binance Amidst Years of Legal Challenges

Nov 21, 2023

The U.S. DOJ is demanding over $4 billion from Binance to resolve a criminal case, potentially impacting the crypto market and investor sentiment.

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Seoul Prosecutors Reveal Terra's Do Kwon is Hiding in Europe

Seoul Prosecutors Reveal Terra's Do Kwon is Hiding in Europe

Nov 05, 2022

South Korean prosecutors believe Do Kwon is currently residing in Europe

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SEC Proposes New Rules to Address Conflicts of Interest in AI Usage by Brokerage Firms

SEC Proposes New Rules to Address Conflicts of Interest in AI Usage by Brokerage Firms

Jul 27, 2023

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed new rules to address potential conflicts of interest that may arise when investment advisers and broker-dealers use predictive data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Fireblocks Introduces 'Off Exchange' to Address Exchange Counterparty Risk, Integrates with Deribit

Fireblocks Introduces 'Off Exchange' to Address Exchange Counterparty Risk, Integrates with Deribit

Nov 29, 2023

Fireblocks introduces 'Off Exchange', reducing exchange counterparty risk for institutional traders, allowing them to trade directly from on-chain MPC shared wallets, marking a significant advancement in digital asset trading.

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US Congress Proposes Bill to Restrict Government Interactions with Foreign Adversarial Blockchain Networks

US Congress Proposes Bill to Restrict Government Interactions with Foreign Adversarial Blockchain Networks

Nov 10, 2023

US Congress introduces H.R.6307, limiting government interactions with Chinese blockchain networks, addressing national security and data privacy concerns, and urging increased scrutiny in the technology sector.

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Binance Collaborates with Royal Thai Police to Disrupt Criminal Networks

Binance Collaborates with Royal Thai Police to Disrupt Criminal Networks

Oct 03, 2023

Binance, in conjunction with the Royal Thai Police, has successfully disrupted major crypto fraudulent networks in Thailand through two significant operations. The collaboration led to the arrest of key individuals and substantial asset seizures, underscoring Binance's proactive stance against cybercrime and its ongoing commitment to enhancing security within the digital asset ecosystem.

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Ransomware Group Demands $4M in Bitcoin from Argentina, Border Activity Halted for 4 Hours

Ransomware Group Demands $4M in Bitcoin from Argentina, Border Activity Halted for 4 Hours

Sep 07, 2020

A Bitcoin ransomware attack was directed towards Argentina’s immigration agency, halting border crossing temporarily.

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Hut 8 Mining Corp Refutes JCapital Research's Allegations

Hut 8 Mining Corp Refutes JCapital Research's Allegations

Jan 25, 2024

Hut 8 Mining Corp, a leading Bitcoin miner, strongly refutes allegations by JCapital Research in a recent short report, emphasizing their commitment to transparency and urging stakeholders to refer to official SEC and Canadian regulatory filings for accurate information.

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Legitimacy of SEC Clampdown on XRP Cryptocurrency Questioned by TechCrunch, but will Tether be Next?

Legitimacy of SEC Clampdown on XRP Cryptocurrency Questioned by TechCrunch, but will Tether be Next?

Jan 26, 2021

The founder of TechCrunch Michael Arrington discussed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs over XRP.

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Nigeria Plans to Regulate Digital Asset Platforms

Nigeria Plans to Regulate Digital Asset Platforms

May 02, 2023

Nigeria’s SEC is considering new regulations for digital asset platforms, allowing licensed digital exchanges to list tokens backed by certain assets. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether will not be among those assets. Nigeria aims to register fintech firms as digital sub-brokers, crowdfunding intermediaries, fund managers, and tokenized coins issuers. Crypto exchanges will not be registered until the central bank provides clear regulations.

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Ripple Wins Access to SEC Internal Documents on Bitcoin, Ether, and Other Cryptocurrencies

Ripple Wins Access to SEC Internal Documents on Bitcoin, Ether, and Other Cryptocurrencies

Apr 07, 2021

Ripple was granted access to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s internal documents pertaining to the agency’s interpretation and views on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether.

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Algorand Wallets Hacked Again

Algorand Wallets Hacked Again

Mar 08, 2023

Algodex warns of a security breach on March 5, while MyAlgo urges users to withdraw assets or rekey funds following a February hack.

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ShapeShift Responds to Elizabeth Warren

ShapeShift Responds to Elizabeth Warren

Feb 20, 2023

Shapeshift responded to Senator Warren's Valentine's Day Senate hearing statements on Twitter on Feb. 19.

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Thailand SEC Eases ICO Restrictions

Thailand SEC Eases ICO Restrictions

Mar 31, 2023

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to lift restrictions on retail investment in initial coin offerings (ICOs). The SEC aims to permit bigger investments in asset-backed ICOs, including those backed by real estate and infrastructure.

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Ripple to Explore IPO after SEC Lawsuit, CEO Discloses

Ripple to Explore IPO after SEC Lawsuit, CEO Discloses

May 26, 2022

Blockchain payments firm Ripple Labs Inc CEO Brad Garlinghouse disclosed the firm will consider moves to float its IPO after the suit is done with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

Oct 25, 2020

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) will host a virtual event for a Digital Wallets Challenge on Oct 27.

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SEC Charges Disgraced Lobbyist Jack Abramoff With Fraud for AML Bitcoin ICO

SEC Charges Disgraced Lobbyist Jack Abramoff With Fraud for AML Bitcoin ICO

Jun 26, 2020

Political lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Marcus Andrade, CEO of the NAC Foundation, have been charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for misrepresenting their token’s compliance. The pair also face criminal charges with the Department of Justice (DOJ) for money laundering.

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Coinbase Facing SEC Probe over Crypto Listing: Sources

Coinbase Facing SEC Probe over Crypto Listing: Sources

Jul 26, 2022

Coinbase is reportedly facing a probe from the US SEC into whether it improperly let Americans trade digital assets that should have been registered as securities.

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“Relist XRP” Tweets Trend on US Twitter Following SEC-Ripple Hearing, XRP Surges by 13%

“Relist XRP” Tweets Trend on US Twitter Following SEC-Ripple Hearing, XRP Surges by 13%

Mar 23, 2021

Following the hearing between the SEC and Ripple, many XRP advocates took to Twitter to demand that crypto exchanges relist XRP.

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PwC Cybersecurity: CatchMe if you Kan

PwC Cybersecurity: CatchMe if you Kan

Feb 11, 2020

Felix Kan is a Partner in PwC’s Risk Assurance Cybersecurity Privacy practice with 10 years of extensive experience. Kan began his career as an ethical hacker and has committed his career to helping Hong Kong companies enhance their protections against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

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SEC Withdraws Lawsuit Against Debt Box Amid Misleading Evidence Controversy

SEC Withdraws Lawsuit Against Debt Box Amid Misleading Evidence Controversy

Feb 01, 2024

The SEC has withdrawn its lawsuit against Debt Box, accusing it of a $50 million fraudulent scheme, paving the way for future charges and a significant shift in crypto firm regulatory landscape.

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Thunder Terminal's Rapid Response to $240,000 Hack: Security Measures and Hacker's Ransom Demand

Thunder Terminal's Rapid Response to $240,000 Hack: Security Measures and Hacker's Ransom Demand

Dec 29, 2023

Thunder Terminal exploited 114 wallets, causing $240,000 in damages. Users were promised refunds and additional credits, but the hacker disputed these claims and demanded a ransom.

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MIT Cybersecurity Experts Warn Against Use of Blockchain Voting Systems

MIT Cybersecurity Experts Warn Against Use of Blockchain Voting Systems

Nov 17, 2020

MIT Cybersecurity experts have said that blockchain-based mobile voting systems are vulnerable to serious failures.

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Friend.tech Faces Data Leak and Security Concerns

Friend.tech Faces Data Leak and Security Concerns

Aug 21, 2023

Friend.tech gains traction with endorsements like Garry Tan of Y Combinator. However, security and data leak concerns advise caution for potential users

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South Korean Police Raid Bithumb Crypto Exchange For Second Time in BXA Token Fraud Case

South Korean Police Raid Bithumb Crypto Exchange For Second Time in BXA Token Fraud Case

Sep 08, 2020

Bithumb, the largest crypto exchange in Korea has been raided for a second time in five days by the South Korean police.

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SEC Files Motion Against Terraform Labs and Luna Founder Do Hyeong Kwon

SEC Files Motion Against Terraform Labs and Luna Founder Do Hyeong Kwon

Sep 24, 2023

The SEC has filed a motion in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Terraform Labs and Do Hyeong Kwon. The commission is seeking the court's permission to notice a deposition from Kwon or to preclude the defendants from using a declaration from him. The defendants have until September 26, 2023, at 12:00 pm to respond.

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Terraform Labs and Do Kwon Held Liable for Securities Fraud by NY Jury

Terraform Labs and Do Kwon Held Liable for Securities Fraud by NY Jury

Apr 06, 2024

erraform Labs and Do Kwon face a guilty verdict for defrauding investors in a landmark case, highlighting the need for regulatory compliance in the crypto market.

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How Does Blockchain Enhance Traditional Project Management?

How Does Blockchain Enhance Traditional Project Management?

Feb 09, 2020

Projects are very different from every other type of activity; they have a definite beginning, ending and time frame. They are created or initiated to fulfill a specific objective, which after fulfilling they cease to exist. But did you know that 7 out of ten projects overrun their deadlines? How can blockchain enhance the process of project management?

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Telegram Abandons TON and Gram Tokens, Durov Critical of US Regulating Whole World

Telegram Abandons TON and Gram Tokens, Durov Critical of US Regulating Whole World

May 13, 2020

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has announced that they are calling it quits on the Telegram Open Network (TON) and its Gram tokens after a drawn-out battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

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How Ripple’s Current Case Differs from SEC’s Lawsuit against Kik

How Ripple’s Current Case Differs from SEC’s Lawsuit against Kik

Mar 01, 2021

Attorney Jeremy Hogan compared the lawsuit Ripple currently faces for XRP with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s previous target , Kik.

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Web3 Security CertiK X Account Compromised in Phishing Scam

Web3 Security CertiK X Account Compromised in Phishing Scam

Jan 06, 2024

CertiK, a blockchain security firm, suffered a cyber attack on its X account, leading to phishing scams, raising concerns about crypto security vulnerabilities and sophisticated social engineering tactics.

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Ripple Supporters Appeal to the White House to Classify XRP as a Digital Currency

Ripple Supporters Appeal to the White House to Classify XRP as a Digital Currency

Jan 04, 2021

In a move to support Ripple, XRP advocates have decided to file a petition with the White House asking it to declare the asset a virtual currency.

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Ripple’s CEO Argues XRP Decentralization: Are Bitcoin and Ethereum Really Controlled by China?

Ripple’s CEO Argues XRP Decentralization: Are Bitcoin and Ethereum Really Controlled by China?

Dec 30, 2020

The Ripple team has countered the SEC's decentralization argument claiming that Bitcoin is controlled by China as a result of the mining pool concentration. Is this true?

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Paxos Trust Company Disagrees With U.S. Securities

Paxos Trust Company Disagrees With U.S. Securities

Feb 15, 2023

Paxos, a stablecoin issuer, received an SEC Wells notice earlier this month and "categorically denies" that BUSD is a securities.

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Archipelago Trading Services Settles with SEC for $1.5 Million Over Unfiled SARs

Archipelago Trading Services Settles with SEC for $1.5 Million Over Unfiled SARs

Aug 30, 2023

Archipelago Trading Services Inc. will pay $1.5 million to the SEC for failing to file hundreds of Suspicious Activity Reports between 2012 and 2020, despite daily high-risk transactions.

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US SEC Reopens Rejected Bitwise BTC ETF For Review

US SEC Reopens Rejected Bitwise BTC ETF For Review

Nov 19, 2019

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it will revisit and review its previous decision to reject Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca’s filing for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF).

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US Crypto Crackdown Could Stifle Innovation and Weaken Dollar

US Crypto Crackdown Could Stifle Innovation and Weaken Dollar

Mar 25, 2023

The recent Wells notice issued by the SEC to Coinbase, along with other legal threats against crypto firms, has raised concerns among industry experts that the US crackdown on cryptocurrencies could stifle innovation and weaken the dollar. Some believe that the regulatory environment in the US is driving jobs, investment, and innovation offshore, to countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, and potentially Australia.

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Ripple Appeals to Court to Obtain Bitcoin and Ethereum Documents, Arguing Their Relevance to XRP

Ripple Appeals to Court to Obtain Bitcoin and Ethereum Documents, Arguing Their Relevance to XRP

Mar 26, 2021

Although the Securities and Exchange Commission has refused to hand over documents pertaining to Bitcoin and Ethereum, Ripple has been undeterred in their quest to gain access to them.

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Ripple Blasted by Investor Tetragon for Playing “Word Games” in $175M Stock Buyback Lawsuit

Ripple Blasted by Investor Tetragon for Playing “Word Games” in $175M Stock Buyback Lawsuit

Feb 19, 2021

Along with the heat Ripple is currently facing from the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of its leading investors has also turned against it.

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Briefing Schedule for Motions to Dismiss Agreed upon by SEC and Ripple Head Execs for XRP Case

Briefing Schedule for Motions to Dismiss Agreed upon by SEC and Ripple Head Execs for XRP Case

Mar 15, 2021

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs continues to unfold, as both parties recently reached an agreement on a schedule for briefing the Individual defendants’ – co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse – motion to dismiss.

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UAE Crypto Insights: 72% Investors Lean Towards Bitcoin

UAE Crypto Insights: 72% Investors Lean Towards Bitcoin

Nov 01, 2023

The UAE's crypto investors, according to a survey by KuCoin, are overwhelmingly in favor of Bitcoin, highlighting the need for trust, security, and crypto education, as well as a keen interest in blockchain and AI integration, indicating the country's potential as a crypto hub.

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Cosmos Hub Votes to Reduce ATOM Inflation Rate to 10%

Cosmos Hub Votes to Reduce ATOM Inflation Rate to 10%

Nov 27, 2023

Cosmos Hub proposes reducing ATOM inflation rate from 14% to 10%, lowering annual staking yield from 19% to 13.4%, optimizing security expenses and introducing a liquid staking module.

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South Korea's FSC to Submit Two Crypto-Related Acts to National Assembly

South Korea's FSC to Submit Two Crypto-Related Acts to National Assembly

Jul 13, 2023

According to Newsis on July 13, the People's Power Party and the Financial Services Commission of South Korea are planning to submit amendments to the Electronic Securities Act and the Capital Market Act to the National Assembly within this month.

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Crypto Market Outflows Continue for 8th Week Amid Rising Rates and SEC Actions

Crypto Market Outflows Continue for 8th Week Amid Rising Rates and SEC Actions

Jun 12, 2023

The cryptocurrency market has recorded its eighth consecutive week of outflows, driven by ongoing monetary policy concerns and mounting regulatory pressures.

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Coinbase Will Likely Delist XRP Token as SEC Files Lawsuit Against Ripple

Coinbase Will Likely Delist XRP Token as SEC Files Lawsuit Against Ripple

Dec 23, 2020

Coinbase has filed for an IPO and awaits the US SEC's review, the SEC is suing Ripple alleging XRP is security - Will Coinbase delist XRP before the battle even begins?

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What are the 7 Key Takeaways from Facebook's Libra Hearings?

What are the 7 Key Takeaways from Facebook's Libra Hearings?

Jul 18, 2019

The debate on Facebook's Libra continues with the hearing with Senate Banking Committee on 16 July and the United States House Committee of Financial Services on 17 July. Here are the 7 key takeaways from the two hearings.

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Washington D.C. Attorney Faces SEC Insider Trading Charges

Washington D.C. Attorney Faces SEC Insider Trading Charges

Aug 24, 2023

Romero Cabral da Costa Neto, a visiting attorney at a global law firm, has been charged with insider trading by the SEC, alleging he accessed confidential information about Swedish Orphan Biovitrum's acquisition of CTIC and purchased over 10,000 shares.

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European Securities and Markets Authority Calls for Input on New EU Crypto Rules

European Securities and Markets Authority Calls for Input on New EU Crypto Rules

Jul 12, 2023

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU's financial markets regulator, has initiated its first consultation package under the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA). The authority is seeking stakeholder comments until September 20, 2023, marking a significant step towards establishing concrete rules for crypto markets in the EU.

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US Treasury Sanctions Two Men Accused of Laundering Crypto for North Korean Cyber Crime Syndicate

US Treasury Sanctions Two Men Accused of Laundering Crypto for North Korean Cyber Crime Syndicate

Mar 03, 2020

The US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control has sanctioned two men believed to involved in laundering stolen cryptocurrency from a 2018 cyberattack against a cryptocurrency exchange.

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Analyst Honored for Exposing South Korean Dark Web Crypto Child Pornography and Blackmail Site

Analyst Honored for Exposing South Korean Dark Web Crypto Child Pornography and Blackmail Site

May 29, 2020

Criminal analyst, Kim Reece, has been named as a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for her role in the takedown of the South Korean ‘Nth Room’ child pornography chat rooms hosting the content of Welcome to Video blackmail sex and exploitation site.

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Unraveling ChatGPT Jailbreaks: A Deep Dive into Tactics and Their Far-Reaching Impacts

Unraveling ChatGPT Jailbreaks: A Deep Dive into Tactics and Their Far-Reaching Impacts

Jan 24, 2024

Exploring the intricacies of ChatGPT jailbreak strategies, this paper delves into the emerging vulnerabilities and the advanced methodologies developed to evaluate their effectiveness.

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Binance Announces Upgrade to Proof-of-Reserves Verification

Binance Announces Upgrade to Proof-of-Reserves Verification

Feb 13, 2023

Binance's zk-SNARKs update improves proof-of-reserves verification security and transparency.

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Binance to Disable Multiple Old Deposit Addresses

Binance to Disable Multiple Old Deposit Addresses

Apr 20, 2023

Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is retiring selected deposit addresses and memos on various blockchains, including Ether, Tron, BNB, and Stellar, as part of its infrastructure upgrade. The exchange encourages impacted users to obtain new addresses and memos to enhance security and efficiency, and the migration is scheduled for April to June 2023.

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Bitwise CIO Matt Hougan Discusses Amended Spot Bitcoin ETF Application

Bitwise CIO Matt Hougan Discusses Amended Spot Bitcoin ETF Application

Sep 27, 2023

Matt Hougan, CIO of Bitwise, used a Twitter thread to elaborate on the firm's amended spot Bitcoin ETF application. He emphasized the need to prove that the CME bitcoin futures market is a "regulated market of significant size" for surveillance purposes and highlighted Bitwise's history of original research in their ETF filings.

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CertiK Raises $60m In New Funding in Two Weeks

CertiK Raises $60m In New Funding in Two Weeks

Apr 25, 2022

The new fund comes just two weeks after CertiK mopped up $88 million Series B3 round as the blockchain company continues to beef up its business offerings.

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SEC's Chair Gary Gensler Issues Statement on Amendments to Broker-Dealer Registration Rule

SEC's Chair Gary Gensler Issues Statement on Amendments to Broker-Dealer Registration Rule

Aug 24, 2023

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is amending Rule 15b9-1, allowing broker-dealers to bypass national securities associations like FINRA. The changes aim to ensure consistent oversight, particularly in cross-market and off-exchange activities, and promote transparency and efficiency in the capital markets, benefiting investors.

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Dinari Secures $10M Seed Funding, Expands Crypto Asset Offerings

Dinari Secures $10M Seed Funding, Expands Crypto Asset Offerings

Jan 24, 2024

Dinari, a blockchain-based investment platform, secures $10M in seed funding, launches RWAs on Arbitrum, and expands dShare with crypto-themed assets, bridging TradFi and DeFi.

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Critical Security Vulnerability in OKX iOS App: CertiK's Urgent Update Advisory

Critical Security Vulnerability in OKX iOS App: CertiK's Urgent Update Advisory

Dec 21, 2023

CertiK issued a high-priority alert for OKX iOS app users, urging an immediate update due to a discovered critical RCE vulnerability that poses a serious threat to data and asset security.

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SEC’s Filing Shows Blackrock Made $369,137 Profits on Its Bitcoin Futures

SEC’s Filing Shows Blackrock Made $369,137 Profits on Its Bitcoin Futures

Sep 29, 2021

BlackRock has made $369,137 from its investment into Bitcoin futures, according to SEC’s filing. Despite crypto volatility, the investment firm is on a trajectory to more from its Bitcoin futures investments.

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SEC Chief to Testify Before House Committee on Crypto Oversight

SEC Chief to Testify Before House Committee on Crypto Oversight

Mar 30, 2023

SEC chief Gary Gensler will face questioning from the House Financial Services Committee on April 18 regarding his approach toward the crypto ecosystem. The committee will focus on Gensler's rulemaking and approach toward crypto assets and lay down a regulatory sphere for digital assets.

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Gensler Alleged Crypto Hypocrisy

Gensler Alleged Crypto Hypocrisy

Apr 27, 2023

Gary Gensler, head of the US securities regulator, is facing accusations of hypocrisy from the crypto community after a 2018 video surfaced of him stating that cryptocurrencies are commodities or cash and not securities. Several crypto leaders have expressed their shock and disgust at Gensler's apparent change of stance on the matter.

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Circle CEO Criticizes SEC Stablecoin regulations

Circle CEO Criticizes SEC Stablecoin regulations

Feb 27, 2023

As payment systems, stablecoins are not securities, according to Circle's CEO.

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CZ Comments on Binance US CEO's Departure

CZ Comments on Binance US CEO's Departure

Sep 16, 2023

Binance US founder CZ announced the departure of Brian Shroder and the appointment of Norman Reed as new leaders. The company is also downsizing, with Krishna Juvvadi and Sidney Majalya leaving. The SEC's recent actions have sparked concerns about a possible criminal inquiry. Despite these challenges, CZ's message to the crypto community remains clear: "Ignore FUD. Keep building."

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SEC Delays Decision on ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF, Opens Public Comment Period

SEC Delays Decision on ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF, Opens Public Comment Period

Aug 13, 2023

The SEC has delayed its decision on ARK 21Shares' Bitcoin ETF until Nov 11, 2023, opening a 21-day public comment period.

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SEC Finalizes Lawsuit Against the Founder and CEO of Fraudulent ICO

SEC Finalizes Lawsuit Against the Founder and CEO of Fraudulent ICO

Jun 25, 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that it has received a final judgment in a US district court action against Eran Eyal, the CEO and founder of Shopin token offering for carrying out an allegedly fraudulent ICO.

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Hong Kong’s National Security Law Triggers Exodus of Wealthy Society’s Capital, Is Gold Being Dumped for Bitcoin?

Hong Kong’s National Security Law Triggers Exodus of Wealthy Society’s Capital, Is Gold Being Dumped for Bitcoin?

Aug 11, 2020

Hong Kong’s rich and affluent are reportedly moving large amounts of gold out of the major financial hub following Beijing’s imposed national security law. According to well-known Bitcoin bull Max Keiser, Bitcoin is a better way to export your fortune.

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GDAC Exchange Heist Perpetrator Begins Moving Stolen Funds

GDAC Exchange Heist Perpetrator Begins Moving Stolen Funds

Oct 11, 2023

The hacker who stole $13 million from GDAC exchange in April has started transferring the stolen funds. Initially, around 60.8 BTC was moved to a specific address, which then transferred 36.7 BTC to three other addresses. Currently, the balance in the initial address stands at 24 BTC. MistTrack continues to monitor the situation, shedding light on the ongoing challenges faced by centralized exchanges in ensuring asset security.

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Regulatory Pressure and Operational Challenges: Huobi Faces Penalties, Hotbit Suspends Operations

Regulatory Pressure and Operational Challenges: Huobi Faces Penalties, Hotbit Suspends Operations

May 22, 2023

In an unexpected turn of events in the crypto industry, two cryptocurrency exchanges - Huobi Global and Hotbit - face substantial roadblocks.

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CBDCs Gain Traction Amid Fears of Coronavirus-Contaminated Banknotes, The Economist Survey Uncovers

CBDCs Gain Traction Amid Fears of Coronavirus-Contaminated Banknotes, The Economist Survey Uncovers

Apr 20, 2020

In a survey conducted by The Economist and Crypto.com, it found that consumers generally had more trust in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), rather than decentralized cryptocurrencies.

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Ark Invest Refiles Application for Bitcoin Spot ETF Alongside 21 Shares

Ark Invest Refiles Application for Bitcoin Spot ETF Alongside 21 Shares

May 27, 2022

Ark Investment Management, the investment company tagged with Cathie Wood is taking another dig at a spot Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) product.

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Microsoft's 2.5 billion GBP Investment in UK AI: Catalyst for Innovation and Growth

Microsoft's 2.5 billion GBP Investment in UK AI: Catalyst for Innovation and Growth

Dec 01, 2023

Microsoft's significant investment in the UK's AI infrastructure is expected to significantly enhance the country's technology sector and its global AI standing.

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Luna Terraform Labs Opts for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Counter SEC's Securities Fraud Lawsuit

Luna Terraform Labs Opts for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Counter SEC's Securities Fraud Lawsuit

Jan 31, 2024

Terraform Labs files for bankruptcy to appeal against SEC lawsuit, challenging jurisdiction over crypto assets. CEO Amani challenges jurisdiction, affecting cryptocurrency regulation and digital asset classification.

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Atomicals Market Addresses Security Breach and Announces Compensation Measures

Atomicals Market Addresses Security Breach and Announces Compensation Measures

Nov 24, 2023

Atomicals Market has implemented measures to restore user trust and enhance platform security following a significant security breach, emphasizing community engagement's crucial role in protocol's future.

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OKLink Reveals $103M Blockchain Losses in February 2024

OKLink Reveals $103M Blockchain Losses in February 2024

Mar 01, 2024

OKLink's February 2024 report details $103M in crypto losses, highlighting the critical need for heightened security measures.

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Stars Arena Tightens Security Following $3M Exploit

Stars Arena Tightens Security Following $3M Exploit

Oct 09, 2023

Stars Arena, an Avalanche-based Web3 social media app, is reinforcing its security measures following a $3 million exploit on October 6, 2023. The steps include the transfer of funds to a secure multisig wallet, a comprehensive security audit, and the engagement of a white hat team for rapid security review. Users have been urged not to deposit any new funds until the security overhaul is completed.

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US SEC Hiring Attorneys for Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit

US SEC Hiring Attorneys for Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit

Apr 12, 2023

The US SEC is hiring general attorneys in New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. for its Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit in the Division of Enforcement. The job will involve investigating crypto asset securities and cyber issues, drafting subpoenas, and questioning witnesses. This move comes after the SEC chairman Gary Gensler asked for $2.4 billion in funding to chase down crypto misconduct.

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Is China Hacking Australia? Cryptojacking Cyberattacks Hit Hard Down Under

Is China Hacking Australia? Cryptojacking Cyberattacks Hit Hard Down Under

Jun 29, 2020

The Australian Cyber Security Center has published a report highlighting vulnerabilities that are being exploited by hackers using cryptojacking malware.

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SEC Poised for Decision on Ark Invest and 21Shares Bitcoin ETF, Market Reacts

SEC Poised for Decision on Ark Invest and 21Shares Bitcoin ETF, Market Reacts

Jan 02, 2024

The SEC is nearing decisions on Bitcoin ETF applications, which could significantly impact the cryptocurrency landscape due to market anticipation and Bitcoin's price surge.

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Court Upholds OFAC's Designation of Tornado Cash Under IEEPA

Court Upholds OFAC's Designation of Tornado Cash Under IEEPA

Nov 03, 2023

The US District Court upheld the OFAC's designation of Tornado Cash under the IEEPA, rejecting plaintiffs' claims of overreach and First Amendment violations, highlighting legal challenges for privacy-oriented blockchain entities.

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Malaysia’s Securities Commission Touts Cryptocurrency’s Potential Amid a COVID-19 Digital Normal

Malaysia’s Securities Commission Touts Cryptocurrency’s Potential Amid a COVID-19 Digital Normal

Oct 08, 2020

The Securities Commission of Malaysia backs cryptocurrency use and says it has great potential, despite a lack of understanding regarding digital assets in the country.

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VanEck CEO Predicts SEC Rejection of Spot Ethereum ETF Application in May

VanEck CEO Predicts SEC Rejection of Spot Ethereum ETF Application in May

Apr 11, 2024

VanEck CEO Jan van Eck and CoinShares CEO Jean-Marie Mognetti are pessimistic about the approval of a spot Ethereum ETF by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission due to the regulatory climate and lack of feedback.

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SEC Charges UK Audit Firm Crowe and Senior Executives Over Deficient Audit of Akazoo

SEC Charges UK Audit Firm Crowe and Senior Executives Over Deficient Audit of Akazoo

Aug 15, 2023

SEC charges Crowe U.K. LLP, CEO Nigel Bostock, and auditor Matthew Stallabrass over flawed Akazoo audit. Akazoo's 2018 report falsely claimed $120M revenue. Settlements agreed; penalties total $785,000. Both executives face SEC suspensions.

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XRP Trading on Kraken to be Halted as SEC Lawsuit Kills Support for Ripple in the US

XRP Trading on Kraken to be Halted as SEC Lawsuit Kills Support for Ripple in the US

Jan 18, 2021

Kraken exchange has finally joined other cryptocurrency exchanges in announcing that XRP trading will also be temporarily halted on its platform.

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SEC Files Complaint Against Binance: A Step Back for Crypto?

SEC Files Complaint Against Binance: A Step Back for Crypto?

Jun 05, 2023

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint today against Binance, a leading cryptocurrency exchange platform, shocking the crypto community. This action seeks, among other remedies, alleged emergency relief, despite the ongoing cooperative dialogue between the two parties.

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ZenGo uncovers dApp vulnerability

ZenGo uncovers dApp vulnerability

Mar 22, 2023

ZenGo has discovered a security vulnerability called the "red pill attack" in decentralized applications or dApps. The vulnerability allowed malicious dApps to steal user assets using opaque transaction approvals. Many leading vendors, including Coinbase Wallet, were vulnerable to such attacks. ZenGo found that developers took a shortcut in setting "Special Variables" to arbitrary values during simulation, leaving the simulation vulnerable to attack. ZenGo said the fix was straightforward and urged developers to populate vulnerable variables with meaningful values.

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Prosecutors Investigate Do Kwon with Ponzi Fraud Charges amid Terraform Labs Dissolvement

Prosecutors Investigate Do Kwon with Ponzi Fraud Charges amid Terraform Labs Dissolvement

May 20, 2022

South Korean Prosecutors are investigating Do Kwon if they will file Ponzi fraud charges against him following the Terra crash.

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ZenGo's NFT Hack Detector

ZenGo's NFT Hack Detector

Feb 23, 2023

The display compares OpenSea NFT trading amounts to floor pricing.

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Wallet of Satoshi Withdraws from the U.S. Market Amid Regulatory Challenges

Wallet of Satoshi Withdraws from the U.S. Market Amid Regulatory Challenges

Nov 24, 2023

Wallet of Satoshi withdraws from U.S. market, highlighting regulatory challenges faced by crypto service providers like GameStop and Binance, reflecting evolving U.S. cryptocurrency regulation landscape.

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Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Jan 04, 2024

Intel and DigitalBridge launch Articul8 AI, focusing on secure, enterprise-grade GenAI software, with diverse industry applications.

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US SEC Commissioner Proposes 3 Year Securities Law Exemption for Crypto Projects

US SEC Commissioner Proposes 3 Year Securities Law Exemption for Crypto Projects

Feb 07, 2020

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce has doubled down on her recent suggestion to provide decentralized network developers a safe harbor and has now submitted a formal proposal.

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Crypto Exchange Bittrex Settles with SEC for $24 Million

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Settles with SEC for $24 Million

Aug 11, 2023

Bittrex settles with the SEC for $24 million over charges of operating as an unregistered broker and exchange.

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DLA Piper: Security Tokenization in Hong Kong

DLA Piper: Security Tokenization in Hong Kong

Jul 22, 2020

Security tokenization is the representation of fractional interests in an asset using blockchain. A security token derives its value from an underlying asset, such as a work of art. This differs from a utility token, which gives a holder the right to use a particular product or service, or a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, which has its own value as a currency.

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Sparkster Settles SEC Charges for Unregistered ICO, Agrees to Pay $35M to ‘Harmed Investors’

Sparkster Settles SEC Charges for Unregistered ICO, Agrees to Pay $35M to ‘Harmed Investors’

Sep 20, 2022

Sparkster agrees to pay over $35 million in a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over an "unregistered initial coin offering (ICO)" in 2018.

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Platypus Finance Suffers Exploit Resulting in Over $2M Loss

Platypus Finance Suffers Exploit Resulting in Over $2M Loss

Oct 12, 2023

Platypus Finance, a DeFi protocol on the Avalanche blockchain, suffered an exploit on 12th October 2023, leading to a loss of over $2 million. The protocol had temporarily suspended all pools due to suspicious activities and is working towards resolving the issue. Blockchain security firm PeckShield Inc identified and disclosed the exploit, underscoring the need for enhanced security measures in the DeFi space.

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Payments giant PayPal and Galaxy raise $20 million

Payments giant PayPal and Galaxy raise $20 million

Feb 24, 2023

The investment round included 23 organizations and six angel investors.

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Grayscale Contacts with SEC over the Securities Status of Three Trusts

Grayscale Contacts with SEC over the Securities Status of Three Trusts

Aug 29, 2022

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG) has been in contact with a staff of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the definition of the status of three of its established Trusts.

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Paxful Addresses Security Breach Rumors And Says Customer Data Is Safe

Paxful Addresses Security Breach Rumors And Says Customer Data Is Safe

Apr 10, 2021

Paxful has downplayed the significance of a data breach that saw the private information of 4.8 million of its customers accessed online, saying that the information is fake.

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CITD to Issue HK$100 Million Bonds Utilizing Blockchain

CITD to Issue HK$100 Million Bonds Utilizing Blockchain

Jun 28, 2023

China Information Technology Development Limited (CITD) (HKEX: 8178), a leading technology company specializing in AI and cloud technologies, has announced its plan to issue HK$100 million worth of Bonds using distributed ledger technology (DLT). The proposed issuance aims to revolutionize the bond market by leveraging blockchain and smart contract technologies.

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Germany’s Financial Regulator Warns Binance Over Stock Token Offering

Germany’s Financial Regulator Warns Binance Over Stock Token Offering

Apr 29, 2021

Germany's financial regulator BaFin has warned Binance that it may be violating European securities laws with the introduction of its stock token trading.

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Mangofarm Scandal: Solana's Blockchain Ensnared in Alleged Ponzi Scheme Ties

Mangofarm Scandal: Solana's Blockchain Ensnared in Alleged Ponzi Scheme Ties

Jan 07, 2024

Mangofarm, Solana blockchain, cryptocurrency scam, Banana Miner Ponzi scheme, digital currency security, blockchain fraud, crypto investment caution, Richard Matthew John O’Neill, decentralized finance, investor vigilance

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Browser Extensions Used by Scammers to Steal Bitcoin

Browser Extensions Used by Scammers to Steal Bitcoin

Sep 17, 2019

The CEO of Casa takes his time to demonstrate how browser extensions can be used to launch a cyberattack to steal Bitcoin. He emphasized on cyber consciousness and cybersecurity.

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Binance.US To Delist AMP following SEC’s Claim Token as Security

Binance.US To Delist AMP following SEC’s Claim Token as Security

Aug 02, 2022

Binance.US has announced that it will delist AMP following last week’s news that the SEC mentioned the token as a security.

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Here is Why Tether Blacklisted Five TRON Addresses

Here is Why Tether Blacklisted Five TRON Addresses

Jan 03, 2024

Tether has blacklisted five new addresses on the TRON blockchain, highlighting its efforts to maintain network integrity and security. The largest address lost over $1.2 million USDT, aiding law enforcement and users in recovering stolen funds.

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Digital Asset Protection Firm Coincover Secures $30 Million in Funding Round

Digital Asset Protection Firm Coincover Secures $30 Million in Funding Round

Feb 12, 2023

Foundation Capital and CMT Digital invest $30 million in Coincover to safeguard digital assets.

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The First Bitcoin Futures ETF Approved In U.S., Expecting to Start Trading This Week

The First Bitcoin Futures ETF Approved In U.S., Expecting to Start Trading This Week

Oct 18, 2021

The US SEC has finally approved the first Bitcoin futures ETF to operate in the country. ProShares’ Bitcoin futures ETF is scheduled to trade this week.

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U.S. House of Representatives to Create Crypto Task Force Joining SEC and CFTC Members

U.S. House of Representatives to Create Crypto Task Force Joining SEC and CFTC Members

Apr 23, 2021

The US House of Representatives passed a bill dubbed “Eliminate Barrier to Innovation Act of 2021” (H.R. 1602).

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Court Denies XRP Holders’ Request to Take Part in SEC-Ripple Case

Court Denies XRP Holders’ Request to Take Part in SEC-Ripple Case

Mar 17, 2021

The court has denied the motion to intervene filed by XRP investors looking to take part in the Ripple case.

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XRP is not a Security: Former CFTC Chair Chris Giancarlo Says

XRP is not a Security: Former CFTC Chair Chris Giancarlo Says

Feb 20, 2022

Christopher Giancarlo said he believes XRP does not qualify as security as the SEC is alleging, a claim made based on earlier research he has done as the chairman of the CFTC.

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Telegram Maintains Gram is not a Security, Urges Court to Deny SEC Action

Telegram Maintains Gram is not a Security, Urges Court to Deny SEC Action

Oct 18, 2019

Telegram, in an October 16th filing, has asked the Southern District Court of New York to deny the request by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a preliminary injunction on Gram, Telegram’s native cryptocurrency.

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Crypto-Related Firms Should Treat Crypto Custody Arrangements as Liability: US SEC

Crypto-Related Firms Should Treat Crypto Custody Arrangements as Liability: US SEC

Apr 01, 2022

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) said cryptocurrency-related U.S.-listed companies should link those assets to arsenic liabilities and disclose the associated risks to investors, Reuters reported.

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Grayscale Submits Comment Letter to SEC Regarding Spot Bitcoin ETF Application

Grayscale Submits Comment Letter to SEC Regarding Spot Bitcoin ETF Application

Aug 01, 2023

Grayscale's legal team submitted a comment letter to the SEC, advocating for the approval of all spot bitcoin ETF applications, emphasizing fair regulation and investor protection.

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SEC Chair Gary Gensler Addresses X Account Hack and Security Measures

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Addresses X Account Hack and Security Measures

Feb 13, 2024

The SEC's X account was compromised on January 9, 2024, causing market fluctuations and highlighting cybersecurity concerns. The SEC is working with law enforcement to investigate.

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Zcash Bug Could Leak Full Nodes with Shielded IP Addresses

Zcash Bug Could Leak Full Nodes with Shielded IP Addresses

Sep 30, 2019

Duke Leto, a core developer at Komodo (KMD), recently published a blog on his personal website revealing that, “A bug has existed for all shielded address since the inception of Zcash and Zcash Protocol.” Leto explained, “That is, Alice giving Bob a zaddr to be paid, could actually allow Bob to discover Alice’s IP address. This is drastically against the design of Zcash Protocol.”

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The Rise of the Anon: Protecting Innovation

The Rise of the Anon: Protecting Innovation

Oct 18, 2020

Anonymity is increasingly offering protection to innovators as well as their ideas.

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XRP Community Files New Motion to Intervene in the Ongoing Ripple-SEC Court Case

XRP Community Files New Motion to Intervene in the Ongoing Ripple-SEC Court Case

Apr 21, 2021

The XRP community has filed a new motion to intervene in the ongoing court battle between blockchain payments firm Ripple Labs and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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US SEC Names CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz as Incoming General Counsel

US SEC Names CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz as Incoming General Counsel

Sep 29, 2021

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced Dan Berkovitz as the next General Counsel for the agency to resume in November.

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Rogue Validator Outsmarts MEV Bots, Resulting in a $25 Million Loss

Rogue Validator Outsmarts MEV Bots, Resulting in a $25 Million Loss

Apr 04, 2023

MEV bots attempting sandwich trades lost $25 million worth of digital assets to a rogue validator. The loss included Wrapped Bitcoin, USD Coin, Tether, Dai, and Wrapped Ether. Blockchain security firm CertiK explained that the attack was due to the centralization of power with validators, making them vulnerable to such attacks.

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Coinbase's Custodial Role in New Bitcoin Spot ETFs Marks a Crypto Milestone

Coinbase's Custodial Role in New Bitcoin Spot ETFs Marks a Crypto Milestone

Jan 12, 2024

Coinbase's role in the newly approved Bitcoin spot ETFs by the SEC marks a crucial advancement in cryptocurrency's integration into mainstream finance, bringing regulatory clarity and institutional investment opportunities.

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New Petition Appeals to SEC Chair Nominee Gary Gensler to “End the Ripple Lawsuit”

New Petition Appeals to SEC Chair Nominee Gary Gensler to “End the Ripple Lawsuit”

Apr 09, 2021

A new petition filed by an XRP advocate has surfaced, demanding that Gary Gensler drop the Ripple lawsuit once he is confirmed as Chairman of the SEC.

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Argo Blockchain Seeks $57.5M Debt Funding to Build Texas Mining facility

Argo Blockchain Seeks $57.5M Debt Funding to Build Texas Mining facility

Nov 10, 2021

Argo Blockchain has filed an application with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to offer $57.5 million worth of 8.75% senior unsecured notes to interested investors.

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Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Oct 10, 2023

Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal unveils Coinbase's ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System, combining smart contract auditing with machine learning to tackle crypto scams. Disclosed on October 6, 2023, this initiative enhances security and trust in token listings on the platform.

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Web3 Security 2023 State Revealed, Nearly $2 Billion Lost

Web3 Security 2023 State Revealed, Nearly $2 Billion Lost

Jan 04, 2024

CertiK's "Hack3d: The Web3 Security Report 2023" provides a thorough analysis of Web3 security incidents in 2023, highlighting key vulnerabilities and trends in the blockchain and smart contract security landscape.

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South Korea Tightens Regulations on Crypto Mixers Amid Money Laundering Concerns

South Korea Tightens Regulations on Crypto Mixers Amid Money Laundering Concerns

Jan 16, 2024

South Korea's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is set to introduce new regulations targeting digital asset mixers, mirroring similar moves by the US. These measures aim to curb the use of crypto mixers for illegal money laundering.

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UK's NCA Announces Disruption of World's Most Harmful Cyber Crime Group, LockBit

UK's NCA Announces Disruption of World's Most Harmful Cyber Crime Group, LockBit

Feb 21, 2024

UK's NCA launched "Operation Cronos" against LockBit, a global cyber crime syndicate, resulting in significant disruptions and the seizure of servers, cryptocurrency accounts, and decryption keys.

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IOSCO Releases Landmark Policy Recommendations for Crypto and Digital Asset Markets

IOSCO Releases Landmark Policy Recommendations for Crypto and Digital Asset Markets

May 24, 2023

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), a leading international body of securities regulators, recently published an influential report titled 'Policy Recommendations for Crypto and Digital Asset Markets Consultation Report.'

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Coinbase Sued for XRP Token Sales, List of Complaints against the Cryptocurrency Exchange Grows

Coinbase Sued for XRP Token Sales, List of Complaints against the Cryptocurrency Exchange Grows

Dec 31, 2020

In a surprising twist of events, US-based crypto exchange Coinbase is also being sued for the sale of XRP tokens.

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US SEC Delays Proposals for Spot Bitcoin ETFs from WisdomTree and One River

US SEC Delays Proposals for Spot Bitcoin ETFs from WisdomTree and One River

Mar 22, 2022

The securities regulator of the U.S. SEC has yet to approve a US exchange-traded fund that invests directly in the cryptocurrency.

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SEC Sues Ripple for Sale of “$1.3 Billion Unregistered Securities” as Crypto Leaders Debate over XRP

SEC Sues Ripple for Sale of “$1.3 Billion Unregistered Securities” as Crypto Leaders Debate over XRP

Dec 23, 2020

The SEC has filed a lawsuit against Ripple Labs Inc. for offering unregistered “digital asset securities” through which $1.3 billion was raised.

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SEC Rejects Fidelity's Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust spot ETF

SEC Rejects Fidelity's Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust spot ETF

Jan 28, 2022

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published an order disapproving a proposed rule change to list and trade the shares of the Fidelity Investment-backed Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust under the BZX Rule.

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SBI Holdings Supports Ripple, says that XRP is not a Security in Japan

SBI Holdings Supports Ripple, says that XRP is not a Security in Japan

Dec 29, 2020

While many in the crypto industry have moved away from XRP, SBI Holdings has made it clear that it is still a firm supporter of Ripple.

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SEC Adopts Expedited Public Listing Review Process—Blockchain ETFs Could Qualify

SEC Adopts Expedited Public Listing Review Process—Blockchain ETFs Could Qualify

Jul 07, 2020

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to adopt rule amendments to expedite the review procedure for companies applying for public listing, which could potentially create an expedited and cheaper application process for crypto and blockchain ETFs.

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Bitcoin Venture Capital Firm Ribbit Capital Files $350 Million Blank Check IPO with SEC

Bitcoin Venture Capital Firm Ribbit Capital Files $350 Million Blank Check IPO with SEC

Aug 26, 2020

Ribbit Capital, an early Bitcoin VC firm, has filed for a $350 million initial public offering with the SEC leveraging its “blank check” structure.

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Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Looks to Buy Bitcoin as A Portfolio Hedge Against Inflation – Here's Why

Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Looks to Buy Bitcoin as A Portfolio Hedge Against Inflation – Here's Why

May 11, 2020

According to Bloomberg's report on Thursday, billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones is buying Bitcoin to hedge against inflation as central banks across the world print money to relieve economies affected by coronavirus pandemic. Tudor is one of Wall Street’s most seasoned and successful hedge fund managers. He is the CEO and founder of Tudor Investment Corp, which is a hedge fund company that managed $8.4 billion as of March 30, based on data from the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

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Coinbase Reportedly Planning to Go Public This Year—Paving the Way for the Next Phase of Crypto Adoption

Coinbase Reportedly Planning to Go Public This Year—Paving the Way for the Next Phase of Crypto Adoption

Jul 10, 2020

According to sources, Coinbase has started planning for a stock market listing this year, which would make it the first major US cryptocurrency exchange to go public.

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Coinbase CEO Defends Decision to License Analytics Platform to US Secret Service

Coinbase CEO Defends Decision to License Analytics Platform to US Secret Service

Jul 13, 2020

CEO of Coinbase Brian Armstrong sold his blockchain analytics software to US Secret Service, and addressed any worries investors might have concerning privacy issues.

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Hong Kong's Financial Secretary Propels Web3 Expansion

Hong Kong's Financial Secretary Propels Web3 Expansion

Aug 27, 2023

Hong Kong's Financial Secretary, Paul, has highlighted the growing significance of digital entertainment as an economic sector. The government has allocated HKD 50 million to support a thriving Web3 ecosystem, with over 180 companies involved.

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Ripple XRP Continues Consolidating Its Value Above $0.6 New Support Level

Ripple XRP Continues Consolidating Its Value Above $0.6 New Support Level

Jul 13, 2021

Technical indicators show that XRP is likely to consolidate its price inside a range of the $0.60 support level and the 0.65 resistance level.

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The Philippines SEC seeks to bring cryptocurrencies under its scope

The Philippines SEC seeks to bring cryptocurrencies under its scope

Jan 31, 2023

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suggested new cryptocurrency regulations to improve its control.

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MetaMask Denies Involvement in Massive Wallet-Draining Exploit

MetaMask Denies Involvement in Massive Wallet-Draining Exploit

Apr 21, 2023

MetaMask has denied claims that its wallet was exploited in a recent massive wallet-draining operation that resulted in the loss of over 5,000 ETH. The company has confirmed that the funds were stolen from various addresses across 11 blockchains, and that the exploit was not specific to MetaMask.

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Former Coinbase Product Manager Seeks to Dismiss SEC Charges of Insider Trading

Former Coinbase Product Manager Seeks to Dismiss SEC Charges of Insider Trading

Feb 09, 2023

Ten lawyers from five law firms filed a move to dismiss an SEC insider trading lawsuit against two brothers, calling the regulator "wrong" and lacking government authorisation.

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US DOJ and SEC launch inquiries into Silicon Valley Bank collapse

US DOJ and SEC launch inquiries into Silicon Valley Bank collapse

Mar 16, 2023

The DoJ and SEC have started investigations into the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the stock sales made by its financial officers leading up to its closure. The probes are in their early stages and may not result in charges or allegations of wrongdoing.

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NIST's Call for Public Input on AI Safety in Response to Biden's Executive Order

NIST's Call for Public Input on AI Safety in Response to Biden's Executive Order

Dec 21, 2023

NIST is seeking public input to create AI safety guidelines following President Biden's Executive Order, aiming to ensure a secure AI environment, mitigate risks, and foster innovation.

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Michael Saylor: Selling MicroStrategy Shares to Boost Bitcoin Holdings

Michael Saylor: Selling MicroStrategy Shares to Boost Bitcoin Holdings

Jan 04, 2024

MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor is selling $216M in company shares to invest in Bitcoin, reflecting his confidence in the cryptocurrency's future and the company's ongoing commitment to it.

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Binance, CoinMarketCap, BitPay, Coinbase, Paxful Among Android Apps Earmarked by Latest EventBot Malware

Binance, CoinMarketCap, BitPay, Coinbase, Paxful Among Android Apps Earmarked by Latest EventBot Malware

May 03, 2020

Cybereason, a US-based cybersecurity company, has detected an Android malware dubbed EventBot that has been targeting money transfer and banking apps. Coinbase, Bitpay, CoinMarketCap, Binance, Mycelium Wallet, Bitcoin.com, Paxful, and CoinGecko are among a list of Android cryptocurrency wallets and applications whose security might be compromised as they are in the vicinity of this malware.

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SEC Faces Criticism from Elizabeth Warren over Bitcoin ETF Approvals

SEC Faces Criticism from Elizabeth Warren over Bitcoin ETF Approvals

Jan 12, 2024

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has expressed strong disapproval of the SEC's recent decision to approve 11 spot bitcoin ETFs, emphasizing the necessity of stringent anti-money laundering regulations in the cryptocurrency sector.

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Hydrogen Technology Corporation Settles Crypto Manipulation Lawsuit

Hydrogen Technology Corporation Settles Crypto Manipulation Lawsuit

Apr 25, 2023

Hydrogen Technology Corporation and its former CEO, Michael Ross Kane, have settled a lawsuit brought against them by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for alleged cryptocurrency price manipulation. The settlement requires the firm and Kane to pay $2.8 million in remedies and penalties. The SEC alleged that Kane used Hydrogen's market maker, Moonwalkers Trading Limited, to manipulate the volume and price of its ERC-20 token, Hydro (HYDRO).

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Uniswap Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for V4 RFPs

Uniswap Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for V4 RFPs

Nov 02, 2023

The Uniswap Foundation announced the winners of its first round of RFPs for Uniswap V4 on November 1, 2023. The projects include developing a Deposit Liquidity Widget, creating an open-source design package, compiling POC hook developer documentation, and researching malicious hook design space.

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North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

Dec 04, 2023

North Korea has escalated cyber attacks on cryptocurrency since 2017, stealing over $3 billion and stealing $1.7 billion in 2022, posing a serious threat to the country's economy and military budget.

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Lido DAO Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over LDO Token Alleged to be Unregistered Security

Lido DAO Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over LDO Token Alleged to be Unregistered Security

Dec 20, 2023

A class-action lawsuit against Lido DAO alleges its LDO token is an unregistered security, claiming responsibility for investor losses following the token's price decline.

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Decline in Crypto Crime: Insights into 2024 Trends and Challenges

Decline in Crypto Crime: Insights into 2024 Trends and Challenges

Jan 25, 2024

2024 sees a notable decline in crypto crimes, with hacking and scamming activities reduced. However, ransomware and darknet markets show resurgence, emphasizing the need for enhanced security and regulatory measures in the crypto industry.

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Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Gets into Canadian Bitcoin ETFs As US SEC Delays Applications

Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Gets into Canadian Bitcoin ETFs As US SEC Delays Applications

Sep 14, 2021

Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment company has announced that it has invested into Canadian bitcoin ETFs. The firm’s move is likely influenced by delays and rejections of Bitcoin ETFs by the US SEC.

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Blockchain Association Rejects Court's Securities Ruling on Private Blockchains

Blockchain Association Rejects Court's Securities Ruling on Private Blockchains

Feb 26, 2023

A U.S. lawyer called it "absurd" for a court to declare digital assets on centralized databases securities.

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Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

Mar 16, 2020

In an attempt to stimulate U.S. economy amid coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) decided to slash the main interest rate to near zero together with the purchase of $700 billion Treasury securities.

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Hong Kong SFC Warns Against Crypto Entities HongKongDAO and BitCuped for Suspected Fraud

Hong Kong SFC Warns Against Crypto Entities HongKongDAO and BitCuped for Suspected Fraud

Dec 07, 2023

The SFC of Hong Kong warns against HongKongDAO and BitCuped for suspected fraud, blocking their websites and extending caution to other virtual asset platforms.

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Why The U.S. SEC Should Approve Its First Bitcoin ETF

Why The U.S. SEC Should Approve Its First Bitcoin ETF

Feb 17, 2021

The US SEC should approve its first Bitcoin ETF products, a move that can enable more mainstream investors to get exposure to the digital asset.

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Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital Files with SEC to Launch Bitcoin Futures ETF

Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital Files with SEC to Launch Bitcoin Futures ETF

Aug 18, 2021

Galaxy Digital announced plans to list a bitcoin futures ETF by seeking regulatory approval from the US SEC.

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Genesis settles with the SEC, agreeing to a $21 million penalty

Genesis settles with the SEC, agreeing to a $21 million penalty

Mar 20, 2024

Genesis Global Capital, LLC settles with the SEC, agreeing to a $21 million penalty for unregistered securities offerings through its Gemini Earn program.

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Ripple Addresses “Unproven Allegations” from SEC Lawsuit as Crypto.com Shuns XRP

Ripple Addresses “Unproven Allegations” from SEC Lawsuit as Crypto.com Shuns XRP

Dec 30, 2020

With the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s lawsuit hanging over Ripple, Crypto.com has also chosen to delist XRP, effective on January 19, 2021.

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SEC Could Approve All Ethereum ETFs Concurrently

SEC Could Approve All Ethereum ETFs Concurrently

Aug 20, 2023

SEC may greenlight multiple Ethereum ETFs at once, signaling a shift in U.S. crypto regulation. Key players like Volatility Shares & Valkyrie await decisions.

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The US SEC Charges DeFi Money Market and Founders with Fraudulent $30 Million Offerings

The US SEC Charges DeFi Money Market and Founders with Fraudulent $30 Million Offerings

Aug 08, 2021

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued its first case involving the decentralized finance market by charging the founders of DeFi Money market for raising $30 million through fraudulent offerings.

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He Yi Discusses Binance's Regulatory Strategy Amid Actions Against Binance and Zhao Changpen

He Yi Discusses Binance's Regulatory Strategy Amid Actions Against Binance and Zhao Changpen

Sep 27, 2023

In a public letter, He Yi, Co-founder of Binance, discusses the company's compliance strategy, which gains significance amidst a U.S. Department of Justice inquiry initiated on May 6, 2023, 13 SEC charges, and the company's recent exit from the Russian market.

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Ripple CEO Foresees Prolonged SEC Appeal Process Following Favorable XRP Ruling

Ripple CEO Foresees Prolonged SEC Appeal Process Following Favorable XRP Ruling

Jul 16, 2023

Ripple CEO foresees long SEC appeal after XRP ruling. Case highlights the need for clear crypto regulation in the U.S.

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Exclusive: Gerard Dache, on the Two Contradictions of Facebook Libra

Exclusive: Gerard Dache, on the Two Contradictions of Facebook Libra

Sep 16, 2019

In part 2 of the interview, Gerard walked us through some of the recommended bills to the government in fostering blockchain innovation, such as the “Blockchain Promotion Act”. He then shared his views on the nature of Bitcoin and two contradictions of Facebook’s Libra.

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US Secret Service Seizes Over $102m in Digital Currencies among Crypto Crimes

US Secret Service Seizes Over $102m in Digital Currencies among Crypto Crimes

Apr 20, 2022

The United States Secret Service has notably confiscated as much as $102 million worth of crypto assets in its investigation of the activities of cybercriminals.

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Crypto Investment Fraud Generates $27 Million, SEC Charges Scammers Posing as Pastors

Crypto Investment Fraud Generates $27 Million, SEC Charges Scammers Posing as Pastors

Aug 31, 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint against three men posing as pastors who defrauded churchgoers in a cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme.

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Flare Partners With Blockchain Security Specialist FYEO For Ongoing Audits

Flare Partners With Blockchain Security Specialist FYEO For Ongoing Audits

Jan 27, 2023

Flare is pleased to announce an official partnership with blockchain security specialist, FYEO. The firm will perform ongoing security audits of Flare’s codebases, providing actionable feedback to support safer smart contract development and help to minimize risk for all users of the network.

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US Lawmakers Question Tron Founder Justin Sun and DLive CEO on Extremist Content Following Capitol Riots

US Lawmakers Question Tron Founder Justin Sun and DLive CEO on Extremist Content Following Capitol Riots

Feb 10, 2021

Two U.S. lawmakers have questioned Tron founder Justin Sun and DLive CEO Charles Wayn in the wake of the Capital riots—asking them how they moderate extremist content.

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Grayscale Taps Top Former Obama's Lawyer in Preparation for Spot BTC ETF Legal Battle

Grayscale Taps Top Former Obama's Lawyer in Preparation for Spot BTC ETF Legal Battle

Jun 09, 2022

In preparation for this historic verdict from the SEC, Grayscale has onboarded Donald B. Verrilli Jr as the latest member of its legal team.

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SEC Postpones VanEck's Bitcoin ETF Application to June

SEC Postpones VanEck's Bitcoin ETF Application to June

Apr 29, 2021

The SEC has postponed its consideration of VanEck's Bitcoin ETF application, pushing the decision from May 3 to June 17.

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VanEck And ProShares Withdraw Plans to List Ethereum ETFs

VanEck And ProShares Withdraw Plans to List Ethereum ETFs

Aug 23, 2021

VanEck and ProShares have told the SEC that they would like to pull their plans to launch Ethereum ETFs.

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Thailand's SEC enhances investor protection with new cryptocurrency trading rules.

Thailand's SEC enhances investor protection with new cryptocurrency trading rules.

Jul 03, 2023

Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced new guidelines to strengthen investor protection in the cryptocurrency industry. The SEC has mandated clearer disclosure of risk warnings and restrictions on digital asset business operators' deposit and lending services.

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Deceptive AI: The Hidden Dangers of LLM Backdoors

Deceptive AI: The Hidden Dangers of LLM Backdoors

Jan 17, 2024

Recent studies reveal large language models can deceive, challenging AI safety training methods. They can hide dangerous behaviors, creating false safety impressions, necessitating the development of robust protocols.

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Blockchain Security Firm Certik Raises Nearly $88m in Stock Offering

Blockchain Security Firm Certik Raises Nearly $88m in Stock Offering

Apr 01, 2022

Blockchain security and audits firm, Certik raise nearly $88 million through a stock offering.

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SEC Enacts New Registration Mandate for Key Market Players to Bolster Oversight

SEC Enacts New Registration Mandate for Key Market Players to Bolster Oversight

Feb 07, 2024

The SEC introduced new rules requiring liquidity providers to register as dealers or government securities dealers in February 2024, aiming to improve market stability and transparency.

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Institutional investors pull back from crypto amid regulatory crackdown

Institutional investors pull back from crypto amid regulatory crackdown

Feb 23, 2023

Last week, institutional fund withdrawals reached $32 million, despite a 10% market increase.

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CFTC Demands $572 Million in Penalty and Restitution for Bitcoin Scam, Defendant Nowhere to be Found

CFTC Demands $572 Million in Penalty and Restitution for Bitcoin Scam, Defendant Nowhere to be Found

Aug 22, 2020

US CFTC demanded that the founder of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency scam company Control-Finance pay $572 million in penalty and restitution fees for Bitcoin fraud.

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Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Oct 12, 2023

Stars Arena, a Web3 social media platform, has recovered about 90% of the 266,104 AVAX stolen in a security breach on October 7, 2023, following a settlement with the exploiter. The platform received 239,493 AVAX back, while awarding a 27,610 AVAX bounty to the individual. Post-recovery, Stars Arena is enhancing its security measures, including auditing a new smart contract to safeguard against future exploits.

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Ripple CEO Discusses Likelihood of a Settlement with the SEC in XRP Case

Ripple CEO Discusses Likelihood of a Settlement with the SEC in XRP Case

Apr 01, 2021

CEO of Ripple Brad Garlinghouse said that with the new administration entering the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), he hopes that some of the old conversations on XRP could be revisited.

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Solana Foundation Offers $400k Bounty for Critical Code Discovery

Solana Foundation Offers $400k Bounty for Critical Code Discovery

Oct 17, 2023

Jacob Creech announces a $400k bounty for discovering code that can halt Solana network, part of Solana Foundation's endeavor to ensure robust network security.

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DOJ Targets SBF's Jets for Forfeiture

DOJ Targets SBF's Jets for Forfeiture

Oct 06, 2023

Samuel Bankman-Fried, also known as "SBF," faces the possibility of asset forfeiture, including two luxury jets, as per a filing by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) dated October 4, 2023. The forfeiture is linked to multiple charges against Bankman-Fried, who is currently on trial. The aircraft in question are embroiled in an ownership dispute involving the U.S. government, FTX, and Island Air Capital.

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$27M USDT Theft Linked to Binance Deployer Address

$27M USDT Theft Linked to Binance Deployer Address

Nov 13, 2023

A 27 million USDT cryptocurrency theft, linked to Binance's deployer, has raised security concerns and highlighted the risks of cryptocurrency holdings and recovery challenges.

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BankProv Stops Offering Loans Secured by Crypto Mining Rigs

BankProv Stops Offering Loans Secured by Crypto Mining Rigs

Feb 02, 2023

BankProv said in an SEC filing that it would no longer lend against crypto mining machines.

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Sushi Chef Addresses SEC Subpoena

Sushi Chef Addresses SEC Subpoena

Apr 10, 2023

Jared Grey, head chef of Japan-based DAO, Sushi, stated that no one associated with Sushi has violated U.S. federal security laws in response to a subpoena from the SEC. Grey is cooperating with the SEC and stated that it is unknown whether further subpoenas will be issued to others linked with Sushi.

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SEC Reschedules Decision-Making on Bitcoin ETF Proposals

SEC Reschedules Decision-Making on Bitcoin ETF Proposals

Aug 13, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States once again delayed on deciding on the three Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals according to the release of documents from the regulatory agency on Monday.

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Uniswap Foundation Seeks $62.37M in Second Funding Tranche

Uniswap Foundation Seeks $62.37M in Second Funding Tranche

Sep 28, 2023

The Uniswap Foundation has requested a second tranche of $62.37M in funding to continue its ecosystem development efforts. While the proposal outlines a comprehensive financial plan and future initiatives, some community members have raised concerns about the size of the funding request.

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Compound Founder's New Venture Superstate To Bridge Traditional and Blockchain Finance

Compound Founder's New Venture Superstate To Bridge Traditional and Blockchain Finance

Jun 29, 2023

Compound's Founder and CEO, Robert Leshner, has announced the launch of a new venture, Superstate (@superstatefunds). "Superstate's mission is to create regulated financial products that bridge traditional markets & blockchain ecosystems," said Leshner, signaling a significant shift in the financial industry.

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Dubai’s Free Zone to Bridge the UAE-India Agriculture Trade Gap with Blockchain

Dubai’s Free Zone to Bridge the UAE-India Agriculture Trade Gap with Blockchain

Aug 29, 2020

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre has established a blockchain agriculture trading and sourcing platform to link India's rural farmers with the UAE food sector.

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Coinbase reassures customers on staking services amid SEC crackdown

Coinbase reassures customers on staking services amid SEC crackdown

Mar 12, 2023

Despite the SEC's crackdown on staking services provided by centralized providers, Coinbase has informed its customers that its staking services will continue and may even increase. Coinbase has updated its staking terms and conditions, stating that users earn rewards from decentralized protocols, not from the exchange itself. The SEC has expressed concerns over users losing control of their tokens when using staking programs. Coinbase has argued that its staking services are fundamentally different from competing exchanges like Kraken.

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Coin Cloud Customer Data and Source Code Allegedly Stolen

Coin Cloud Customer Data and Source Code Allegedly Stolen

Nov 13, 2023

Coin Cloud, a cryptocurrency ATM provider, has suffered a data breach involving 70,000 customer selfies and 300,000 PII stolen, highlighting the need for improved security measures in the cryptocurrency sector.

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Could Twitter Bitcoin Hack Have Been Prevented? Twitter Faces Heat From SEC

Could Twitter Bitcoin Hack Have Been Prevented? Twitter Faces Heat From SEC

Jul 29, 2020

There is ongoing speculation that the massive Bitcoin hack that overtook Twitter on July 15 could have been prevented if Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and his multi-billion dollar social networking company had taken matters into their own hands and addressed the security concerns outlined by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2015.

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The SEC's Amended Complaint Towards Ripple Accuses Lead Executives of Manipulating XRP Price

The SEC's Amended Complaint Towards Ripple Accuses Lead Executives of Manipulating XRP Price

Feb 24, 2021

The SEC filed an amended complaint towards Ripple, accusing the firm of purposely misleading investors in relation to XRP cryptocurrency.

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Safeheron Discovers Security Flaw in MPC Wallets

Safeheron Discovers Security Flaw in MPC Wallets

Mar 10, 2023

Safeheron has identified a security flaw in MPC wallets when used with Starknet-based apps like dYdX and Fireblocks. The flaw allows attackers to bypass the security protection of private keys in MPC wallets, potentially leading to unauthorized transactions.

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Microstrategy Stock Sees Insider Selloffs With Bitcoin's Latest Correction

Microstrategy Stock Sees Insider Selloffs With Bitcoin's Latest Correction

Sep 10, 2021

Two top executives of MicroStrategy has offloaded part of their stock holdings, a move that may trigger scepticism related to the recent BTC price slump.

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Grayscale Debuts First European ETF

Grayscale Debuts First European ETF

May 16, 2022

Grayscale Investments has announced the launch of its first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) product in the European Economic Area.

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VanEck Research Predicts Ethereum Price to Reach $11.8k by 2030

VanEck Research Predicts Ethereum Price to Reach $11.8k by 2030

Oct 02, 2023

VanEck Research revises #Ethereum price target to $11.8k by 2030 following a recent hard fork. The new valuation considers revenues from transaction fees, MEV, and an emerging "Security as a Service" model.

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VanEck's Ambitious Move: A Spot Bitcoin ETF with a "HODL" Ticker

VanEck's Ambitious Move: A Spot Bitcoin ETF with a "HODL" Ticker

Dec 11, 2023

VanEck submits a fifth amended application for a spot Bitcoin ETF under the "HODL" ticker, aiming for SEC approval and significant market impact.

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EDX Markets is Expanding in Singapore

EDX Markets is Expanding in Singapore

Jan 24, 2024

EDX Markets expands to Singapore, backed by Citadel Securities and Fidelity Digital Assets, introducing innovative trading options like spot and perpetual futures, and emphasizing non-custodial clearing solutions.

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Biden Appointed SEC Chair Gary Gensler is not Going to Save Ripple's XRP Token

Biden Appointed SEC Chair Gary Gensler is not Going to Save Ripple's XRP Token

Jan 19, 2021

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is celebrating President-elect Joe Bidens Decision to appoint Gary Gensler to SEC chair—but this will not make the lawsuit against XRP go away.

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SEC Requests $158 Million Boost to Rein in Crypto's "Wild West"

SEC Requests $158 Million Boost to Rein in Crypto's "Wild West"

Mar 21, 2024

The SEC is requesting a $158 million budget increase for 2025 to expand oversight and tackle the dynamic risks within the burgeoning crypto market.

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ShapeShift Settles with SEC for Operating as Unregistered Crypto Asset Dealer

ShapeShift Settles with SEC for Operating as Unregistered Crypto Asset Dealer

Mar 06, 2024

ShapeShift AG has settled with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for operating as an unregistered dealer of crypto asset securities, agreeing to a cease-and-desist order and a $275,000 penalty.

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BlackRock and SEC Discuss iShares Bitcoin Trust Listing on Nasdaq

BlackRock and SEC Discuss iShares Bitcoin Trust Listing on Nasdaq

Nov 23, 2023

The SEC is reviewing multiple proposals for iShares Bitcoin Trust's listing as a spot Bitcoin ETF on Nasdaq, marking a significant step in mainstream cryptocurrency acceptance.

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Simplify Asset Management Files Application of the "MAXI" Bitcoin ETF

Simplify Asset Management Files Application of the "MAXI" Bitcoin ETF

Apr 21, 2022

According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a Registered Investment Adviser Simplify Asset Management filed the application for Simplify Bitcoin Strategy Risk-Managed Income ETF under the ticker symbol MAXI.

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The Likelihood that Ripple Will Win the Legal Battle against the SEC over XRP May Be Promising

The Likelihood that Ripple Will Win the Legal Battle against the SEC over XRP May Be Promising

Jan 15, 2021

As the pretrial court date between Ripple and the Securities and Exchange Commission is rapidly approaching, the outcome of XRP still remains uncertain.

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Andre Cronje Proposes Framework to Bolster Security for Community and Meme Coins

Andre Cronje Proposes Framework to Bolster Security for Community and Meme Coins

Apr 09, 2024

Crypto pioneer Andre Cronje outlines a new strategy for launching community and meme coins, aiming to enhance investor protection.

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Telegram Tells US Investors to Leave TON Blockchain Project and Take 72% Refund

Telegram Tells US Investors to Leave TON Blockchain Project and Take 72% Refund

May 06, 2020

Telegram now says US investors won’t get 110% refund and tells them to leave its blockchain TON project.

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Bittrex Faces Potential Legal Action from US SEC

Bittrex Faces Potential Legal Action from US SEC

Apr 18, 2023

Bittrex, a US-based cryptocurrency exchange, may face legal action from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over alleged violations related to investor protection, despite preparing to shut down its local operations.

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Wilshire Phoenix Files for Publicly Traded Bitcoin-Backed Fund Approval Seeking to Challenge Grayscale’s Dominance

Wilshire Phoenix Files for Publicly Traded Bitcoin-Backed Fund Approval Seeking to Challenge Grayscale’s Dominance

Jun 14, 2020

The New York-based investment company, Wilshire Phoenix has filed the s-1 registration statement with the SEC for a publicly-traded Bitcoin fund in accordance with regulatory requirements.

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Centralization Caused Most DeFi Hacks of 2021, $1.3B Loss to Users in 2021

Centralization Caused Most DeFi Hacks of 2021, $1.3B Loss to Users in 2021

Jan 13, 2022

Certik says the centralization of operational models cited is one of the major faults amongst protocols that suffered mishaps, causing at least $1.3 billion loss to users last year.

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XRP Rallying Strong Despite Ripple's Face-Off with the SEC

XRP Rallying Strong Despite Ripple's Face-Off with the SEC

Feb 22, 2021

XRP is surging in price despite the scheduled court duel today. Is this a good omen for the cryptocurrency and Ripple?

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Thai Regulator Files Charges Against Zipmex Executives

Thai Regulator Files Charges Against Zipmex Executives

Sep 08, 2022

The Thailand offshoot of the beleaguered digital assets platform Zipmex might have landed itself in more trouble and this time, it is with the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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SEC Accuses Thor Token Developers For 2018 ICO With Unregistered Securities

SEC Accuses Thor Token Developers For 2018 ICO With Unregistered Securities

Dec 22, 2022

Through the sale of its Thor (THOR) cryptocurrency between March and May of 2018, Thor Technologies was able to raise a total of $2.6 million from 1,600 investors. According to the SEC, the coins did not have any application in the real world at the time of the sale. The company went out of business in 2019 as a result of its inability to establish a customer base and achieve financial success. It is the most recent in a string of similar allegations that the SEC has filed against those involved in the cryptocurrency industry.

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US SEC Delays Decision on Valkyrie Bitcoin Spot ETF Proposal Until 2022

US SEC Delays Decision on Valkyrie Bitcoin Spot ETF Proposal Until 2022

Nov 03, 2021

The SEC has delayed its decision on the Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund until January 2022.

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Grayscale CEO challenges SEC's denial of application

Grayscale CEO challenges SEC's denial of application

Mar 01, 2023