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Nigerian Securities Commission to Release Official Guidelines on Crypto Regulations

Nigerian Securities Commission to Release Official Guidelines on Crypto Regulations

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

Malaysia’s Securities Commission Legalizes Digital Asset and Crypto Trading

Malaysia’s Securities Commission Legalizes Digital Asset and Crypto Trading

Malaysia’s Securities Commission, which is responsible for overseeing compliance with Islamic laws in finance, has allowed trading of digital assets.

US SEC Releases Guidelines for Digital Asset Securities as Exchanges Scramble to Delist XRP

US SEC Releases Guidelines for Digital Asset Securities as Exchanges Scramble to Delist XRP

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a statement to indicate that it is open to comment from the crypto industry regarding digital asset securities.

ASIFMA: Tokenized Securities Might Bridge the Current Mainstream Finance with the New Digital World

ASIFMA: Tokenized Securities Might Bridge the Current Mainstream Finance with the New Digital World

ASIFMA (the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Associations) has availed a new white paper that reveals a roadmap for regulators and market participants on tokenized securities.

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

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.

SEC Lawsuit against Ripple Continues with Gary Gensler Taking The Lead

SEC Lawsuit against Ripple Continues with Gary Gensler Taking The Lead

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

iFinex Collaborates with El Salvador Government to Develop Digital Asset and Securities Framework

iFinex Collaborates with El Salvador Government to Develop Digital Asset and Securities Framework

iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex, partners with El Salvador to create a robust legal framework for digital assets and securities.

Bitfinex Securities Shaping Future of Investment with Tokenised Securities

Bitfinex Securities Shaping Future of Investment with Tokenised Securities

Bitfinex Securities leverages tokenised securities, merging traditional investment instruments with digital assets to reshape investment paradigms.

NY Business Examines Core Scientific Securities Fraud

NY Business Examines Core Scientific Securities Fraud

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.

Paradigm Challenges SEC's Authority in Lawsuit Against Binance

Paradigm Challenges SEC's Authority in Lawsuit Against Binance

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.

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

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

Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs

Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs

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.

Coinbase CLO Responds to SEC's Opposition

Coinbase CLO Responds to SEC's Opposition

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

SEC Charges Citadel Securities Over Short Sale Regulation Violations

SEC Charges Citadel Securities Over Short Sale Regulation Violations

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.

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

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

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%

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.

SEC to Regulate Binance Chain With Blockchain Analytics Firm CipherTrace

SEC to Regulate Binance Chain With Blockchain Analytics Firm CipherTrace

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

Terraform Labs Seeks Citadel Securities' Trading Data amid SEC Lawsuit

Terraform Labs Seeks Citadel Securities' Trading Data amid SEC Lawsuit

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.

Signature Bank Under Investigation by US Government Bodies

Signature Bank Under Investigation by US Government Bodies

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.

First Ever Blockchain-Based IPO Launches on National Stock Exchange

First Ever Blockchain-Based IPO Launches on National Stock Exchange

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.

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange To Launch Blockchain Based Securities Lending Platform

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange To Launch Blockchain Based Securities Lending Platform

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

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

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

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

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

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

ECB Advances Digital Euro Project into Preparation Phase

ECB Advances Digital Euro Project into Preparation Phase

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Terraform Labs co-founder defends against SEC allegations

Terraform Labs co-founder defends against SEC allegations

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Meta Files for Debt Shelf Offerings

Meta Files for Debt Shelf Offerings

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.

US Regulator Crypto Custody Proposal Opposed

US Regulator Crypto Custody Proposal Opposed

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.

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

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

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.

Coinbase Sued For Failing to Grant Wallet Access During Volatility

Coinbase Sued For Failing to Grant Wallet Access During Volatility

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.

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

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

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

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.

Telegram May Push TON Launch Date Before Facing SEC

Telegram May Push TON Launch Date Before Facing SEC

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).

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

Thailand SEC Eases ICO Restrictions

Thailand SEC Eases ICO Restrictions

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.

Coinbase Facing SEC Probe over Crypto Listing: Sources

Coinbase Facing SEC Probe over Crypto Listing: Sources

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.

“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%

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Gensler Alleged Crypto Hypocrisy

Gensler Alleged Crypto Hypocrisy

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.

SEC Finalizes Lawsuit Against the Founder and CEO of Fraudulent ICO

SEC Finalizes Lawsuit Against the Founder and CEO of Fraudulent ICO

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

DLA Piper: Security Tokenization in Hong Kong

DLA Piper: Security Tokenization in Hong Kong

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.

Germany’s Financial Regulator Warns Binance Over Stock Token Offering

Germany’s Financial Regulator Warns Binance Over Stock Token Offering

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

Binance Faces Lawsuit in Canada for Selling Crypto Derivative Products Without Registration

Binance Faces Lawsuit in Canada for Selling Crypto Derivative Products Without Registration

Binance faces a class-action lawsuit in Canada for allegedly violating securities laws by selling crypto derivative products to retail investors without proper registration, highlighting the significant presence of retail investors.

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”

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.

IOSCO Releases Landmark Policy Recommendations for Crypto and Digital Asset Markets

IOSCO Releases Landmark Policy Recommendations for Crypto and Digital Asset Markets

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.'

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

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.

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

The SFC of Hong Kong warns against HongKongDAO and BitCuped for suspected fraud, blocking their websites and extending caution to other virtual asset platforms.

Genesis settles with the SEC, agreeing to a $21 million penalty

Genesis settles with the SEC, agreeing to a $21 million penalty

Genesis Global Capital, LLC settles with the SEC, agreeing to a $21 million penalty for unregistered securities offerings through its Gemini Earn program.

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

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.

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

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.

Could Twitter Bitcoin Hack Have Been Prevented? Twitter Faces Heat From SEC

Could Twitter Bitcoin Hack Have Been Prevented? Twitter Faces Heat From SEC

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.

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

The SEC filed an amended complaint towards Ripple, accusing the firm of purposely misleading investors in relation to XRP cryptocurrency.

EDX Markets is Expanding in Singapore

EDX Markets is Expanding in Singapore

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.

ShapeShift Settles with SEC for Operating as Unregistered Crypto Asset Dealer

ShapeShift Settles with SEC for Operating as Unregistered Crypto Asset Dealer

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.

BlackRock and SEC Discuss iShares Bitcoin Trust Listing on Nasdaq

BlackRock and SEC Discuss iShares Bitcoin Trust Listing on Nasdaq

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.

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

As the pretrial court date between Ripple and the Securities and Exchange Commission is rapidly approaching, the outcome of XRP still remains uncertain.

Bittrex Faces Potential Legal Action from US SEC

Bittrex Faces Potential Legal Action from US SEC

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.

TikTok Crypto Influencers Mislead Viewers

TikTok Crypto Influencers Mislead Viewers

More than one-third of cryptocurrency influencers on TikTok have posted misleading videos about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to a recent study. Many of these influencers fail to provide disclaimers warning users about the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies. Moreover, many are pushing services and investments for their own profit, without disclosing the payments they receive. The potential financial risks for unwary investors are high, with one in three misleading videos on TikTok mentioning Bitcoin. Viewers are advised to do their own research before making any investments.

Signum Digital Receives Approval for Security Token Offering Platform

Signum Digital Receives Approval for Security Token Offering Platform

Signum Digital, a joint venture of Coinstreet and Somerley, has received approval-in-principle from Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for its security token offering platform called CS-Pro. The platform will allow investment in tangible assets such as private equities, real estate, art, and collectibles.

SEC Revokes License of ParagonCoin Crypto Startup

SEC Revokes License of ParagonCoin Crypto Startup

ParagonCoin, a crypto startup backed by rapper The Game, had its license revoked by the SEC for violating securities laws by failing to file periodic reports. The startup had held a $70 million initial coin offering in 2017, and in 2021, was found liable for more than $12 million in a class-action lawsuit. Meanwhile, other rappers like Snoop Dogg and Eminem are entering the Web3 space with NFTs and new startups.

SEC Pushes Back against Ripple’s Lack of Fair Notice Argument

SEC Pushes Back against Ripple’s Lack of Fair Notice Argument

The SEC has filed a motion to dismiss Ripple’s lack of "due process and fair notice" defence, which pinpoints that the fintech firm had not been warned beforehand that XRP was in violation of securities laws.

SEC Accused by Ripple of Using Improper Intimidation Tactic to Extract XRP Info During Discovery

SEC Accused by Ripple of Using Improper Intimidation Tactic to Extract XRP Info During Discovery

The SEC is appealing to foreign regulators to obtain information on Ripple and XRP, invoking the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to justify their demand.

Canada Tightens Crypto Asset Regulations for Public Investment Funds

Canada Tightens Crypto Asset Regulations for Public Investment Funds

The Canadian Securities Administrators propose regulatory changes for public investment funds handling crypto assets, focusing on custodianship standards and limiting direct crypto dealings to specific fund types.

SEC Accuses Kraken of Operating Without Registration, Alleges Mixing of Funds

SEC Accuses Kraken of Operating Without Registration, Alleges Mixing of Funds

The SEC has accused Kraken of operating as an unregistered securities exchange, broker, dealer, and clearing agency, accusing it of commingling customer and company funds and deficient internal controls.

The UK's New Digital Securities Sandbox: A Step Forward for Crypto Innovation

The UK's New Digital Securities Sandbox: A Step Forward for Crypto Innovation

The UK government's Digital Securities Sandbox, set to launch on January 8, 2024, allows crypto firms to test products and services, promoting financial technology innovation and consumer protection.

Bakkt Advances with $150 Million Capital Raise Initiative

Bakkt Advances with $150 Million Capital Raise Initiative

Bakkt Holdings, Inc. receives SEC's nod for a "universal shelf" registration, paving the way for up to $150 million capital infusion over three years, enhancing its strategic financial flexibility and growth potential in the digital asset sector.

Texas Securities Board Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Order to Abra and CEO, William Barhydt

Texas Securities Board Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Order to Abra and CEO, William Barhydt

The Texas State Securities Board has taken decisive action against Abra by issuing an Emergency Cease and Desist Order. The order, also directed at Abra's CEO, William (Bill) Barhydt, alleges securities fraud and misleading statements in connection with Abra's digital asset depository accounts.

SEC Delays Decision on Overstock-Backed Security Token Exchange

SEC Delays Decision on Overstock-Backed Security Token Exchange

The SEC has extended the timeline for its to disapprove or approve operations by the BSTX, a security token exchanged affiliated with Overstock’s blockchain arm tZERO.

EDX Markets: Pioneering Digital Asset Trading with Institutional Focus

EDX Markets: Pioneering Digital Asset Trading with Institutional Focus

EDX Markets is a cutting-edge digital asset marketplace designed to cater to the needs of both crypto-native firms and large financial institutions, offering a safer, faster, and more efficient trading experience.

SEC Charges FTX Auditor Prager Metis Over Independence Violations

SEC Charges FTX Auditor Prager Metis Over Independence Violations

The SEC has charged Prager Metis with violations of auditor independence laws, drawing attention due to its previous engagement with cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which filed for bankruptcy in 2022. The legal action emphasizes the crucial role of auditor independence in ensuring financial transparency and investor protection.

SEC Justifies Why It Wants to Access Ripple Executives’ Personal Financial Records in XRP Case

SEC Justifies Why It Wants to Access Ripple Executives’ Personal Financial Records in XRP Case

The SEC has pushed back against Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s motion to quash the subpoenas related to their personal financial records.

SEC Fights Telegram on Gram Token Sale at US Court Battle

SEC Fights Telegram on Gram Token Sale at US Court Battle

The cryptocurrency and blockchain community have been closely watching the court case between the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and Telegram over the legality of the latter’s $1.7 billion token offering.

SEBA Bank Secures SFC License, Expanding Crypto Services to Hong Kong

SEBA Bank Secures SFC License, Expanding Crypto Services to Hong Kong

Swiss cryptocurrency bank SEBA Bank has been granted a Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission license to offer trading, distribution, advisory, and asset management services in the Asia Pacific region.

Lawsuits against Ripple Grow as XRP Investor in Florida Sues Firm

Lawsuits against Ripple Grow as XRP Investor in Florida Sues Firm

The SEC lawsuit is not the only complaint that Ripple Labs is currently facing over XRP.

Bitcoin Futures Exchange BitMEX to Block Ontario Crypto Traders

Bitcoin Futures Exchange BitMEX to Block Ontario Crypto Traders

Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMEX announced today that it planned on removing its trading platform services from a Canadian province.

Gemini Responds to SEC Lawsuit Over Alleged Unregistered Securities

Gemini Responds to SEC Lawsuit Over Alleged Unregistered Securities

Gemini has filed a reply brief to a US SEC lawsuit alleging that its service, Gemini Earn, violated securities regulations by offering unregistered securities. Gemini's legal defense, represented by JFB LEGAL, PLLC and SHEARMAN & STERLING LLP, argues that the complaint lacks concrete evidence and is based on "conclusory statements."

BaFin Declines to Classify NFTs as Securities, Recommends Case-by-Case Approach

BaFin Declines to Classify NFTs as Securities, Recommends Case-by-Case Approach

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (BaFin) has stated that it is not yet prepared to classify non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as securities. While NFTs may be considered investments in certain cases, BaFin suggests that classification should be approached on a case-by-case basis. The lack of immediate exchangeability and standardization makes it unlikely that NFTs will be classified as crypto assets. However, if an NFT contains documentation of exploitation rights or ownership, it could be considered an investment. BaFin does not expect NFTs to comply with the licensing requirements of the Payment Services Supervision Act or fall under its Anti-Money Laundering supervision, except for NFTs that are considered "crypto assets."

How Is XRP Lawsuit Now And Where Can I Trade XRP?

How Is XRP Lawsuit Now And Where Can I Trade XRP?

XRP, a cryptocurrency that is primarily built for transactions, can be purchased on crypto exchanges.

First Crypto Fund Approved by Hong Kong’s Financial Regulator Aims to Pass $100M in its First Year

First Crypto Fund Approved by Hong Kong’s Financial Regulator Aims to Pass $100M in its First Year

Hong Kong’s first approved cryptocurrency fund, Arrano Capital, the blockchain arm of Venture Smart Asia announced its rollout of a new Bitcoin fund in Hong Kong.

Twitter Says Bitcoin Hack Originated From Phone Phishing Attack

Twitter Says Bitcoin Hack Originated From Phone Phishing Attack

On Thursday, Twitter provided an update addressing the massive Bitcoin hack that overtook its platform earlier this month.

Bitfinex to Launch New Security Token Offering Platform Regulated by Kazakhstan

Bitfinex to Launch New Security Token Offering Platform Regulated by Kazakhstan

Cryptocurrency exchanges Bitfinex is launching a new security token offering (STO) platform regulated by Kazakhstan.

Phemex Crypto Exchange Relists XRP

Phemex Crypto Exchange Relists XRP

Ripple has scored yet another win amid its legal battle against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over XRP operations.

Brock Pierce Served for Securities Fraud in Connection with His Blockchain Company Block.one During Electoral Campaign

Brock Pierce Served for Securities Fraud in Connection with His Blockchain Company Block.one During Electoral Campaign

Presidential hopeful Brock Pierce was served a court summons during his electoral rally at his new headquarters in New York City today.

Interactive Brokers Taps OSL To Offer Digital Assets Services in Hong Kong

Interactive Brokers Taps OSL To Offer Digital Assets Services in Hong Kong

Interactive Brokers is working with OSL Digital Securities to expand the use of virtual assets dealing services in Hong Kong, witnessing investors' growing interest in exploring opportunities in investing in crypto-assets.

Terraform Labs Co-Founder Argues Against SEC Lawsuit

Terraform Labs Co-Founder Argues Against SEC Lawsuit

Terraform Labs co-founder, Do Kwon's lawyers have argued in court against the SEC's lawsuit for illegally offering unregistered securities. The lawyers claim the SEC's acquisitions are unfounded and that the stablecoin in question is a currency, not a security. Additionally, Kwon's arrest and subsequent extradition remain uncertain.

SEC Charges Crypto Project Unikrn $6.1M for ICO Violations

SEC Charges Crypto Project Unikrn $6.1M for ICO Violations

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

EDX Markets Debuts Cryptocurrency Trading Platform and Wraps Up Latest Investment Round

EDX Markets Debuts Cryptocurrency Trading Platform and Wraps Up Latest Investment Round

In a key milestone, EDX Markets has successfully kick-started its cryptocurrency trading operations and completed a fresh funding round

Malaysian Authorities to Extend Crypto Regulations to Wallet Providers

Malaysian Authorities to Extend Crypto Regulations to Wallet Providers

The Malaysian Securities Commission plans to extend crypto regulations to wallet providers in the country owing to their importance in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Floyd Mayweather Promoted 2017 ICO Was a Fraud, Co-Founder Pleads Guilty

Floyd Mayweather Promoted 2017 ICO Was a Fraud, Co-Founder Pleads Guilty

The $25 million 2017 Centra Tech ICO court case has finally resulted in a verdict against one of the co-founders who pleaded guilty to fraud yesterday. The other founders are still awaiting trial.

HSBC to Initiate Institutional Digital Assets Custody Service in 2024

HSBC to Initiate Institutional Digital Assets Custody Service in 2024

HSBC plans to launch a digital assets custody service for institutional clients in 2024, partnering with Metaco to expand its digital offerings to include tokenised securities.

Court Denies SEC's Request to Access Ripple Executives' Private Financial Records

Court Denies SEC's Request to Access Ripple Executives' Private Financial Records

The court has once again ruled in favour of Ripple, scoring the fintech company a small win in its ongoing legal battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Ripple’s “Bombshell Argument” in Pretrial Court Hearing with SEC May Tip the Scale in its Favour

Ripple’s “Bombshell Argument” in Pretrial Court Hearing with SEC May Tip the Scale in its Favour

The highly anticipated pretrial hearing between Ripple Labs and the Securities and Exchange Commission unfolded yesterday.

SEC Charges Bittrex for Unregistered Securities Trading

SEC Charges Bittrex for Unregistered Securities Trading

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Bittrex and its former CEO William Shihara for operating an unregistered national securities exchange, broker, and clearing agency. The SEC argued that tokens traded on Bittrex, including OMG, Dash, Algorand, Monolith, Naga, and IHT, are securities.

SEC Commissioner & ‘Crypto Mom’ Hester Peirce Suggests Plan to Determine Whether an Asset is a Security

SEC Commissioner & ‘Crypto Mom’ Hester Peirce Suggests Plan to Determine Whether an Asset is a Security

“Crypto Mom” Hester Peirce is not the biggest fan of using the Howey Test to determine whether crypto assets are securities.

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Asks Congress to Regulate Crypto Exchanges

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Asks Congress to Regulate Crypto Exchanges

Gary Gensler, the chairman of the SEC, has urged US Congress to create a regulatory framework for crypto exchanges in the United States.

ASIC Bans BitConnect National Executive for His Part in Multi-Billion Dollar Crypto Ponzi Scheme

ASIC Bans BitConnect National Executive for His Part in Multi-Billion Dollar Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has officially banned a former National Representative of BitConnect from providing financial services for seven years.

Ripple’s Lobbying Efforts in 2020 to Improve Crypto Regulation May Have Been in Vain

Ripple’s Lobbying Efforts in 2020 to Improve Crypto Regulation May Have Been in Vain

Ripple ran the cryptocurrency industry’s most expensive lobbying program in 2020, appealing to legislators to reconsider how crypto was regulated.

Fidelity Investments Seeks Approval for a US Bitcoin ETF

Fidelity Investments Seeks Approval for a US Bitcoin ETF

The US asset management giant, Fidelity Investments, applies for a Bitcoin ETF in the U.S.

FTX EU Launches Website for Customer Withdrawal Requests

FTX EU Launches Website for Customer Withdrawal Requests

FTX EU has launched a website for European customers to submit withdrawal requests following the global trading platform's collapse and bankruptcy in November 2022. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly approved the new website domain name, which will only be used to pay back impacted customers and will not offer any products or services.

FINRA Identifies Widespread Violations in Crypto Communications

FINRA Identifies Widespread Violations in Crypto Communications

A recent FINRA review reveals over 70% of crypto-related retail communications from member firms contain potential violations of regulatory guidelines, including false or misleading claims.

Co-Founder of AirBit Club Sentenced to 12 Years for Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

Co-Founder of AirBit Club Sentenced to 12 Years for Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

Pablo Renato Rodriguez, co-founder of AirBit Club, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for orchestrating a global cryptocurrency pyramid scheme. Co-defendants await sentencing, and the group has been ordered to forfeit approximately $100 million in assets.

South Korean Brokerage Firms Form Consortium for Tokenized Securities

South Korean Brokerage Firms Form Consortium for Tokenized Securities

South Korean brokerage firms KB Securities, NH Investment & Securities, and Shinhan Investment Corporation form a consortium to jointly venture into the tokenized securities market. The collaboration aims to build a common infrastructure and explore strategic business models, targeting cost efficiency and market expansion.

Hong Kong Security Chief Vows to Hunt Down JPEX Crypto Scam Ringleaders

Hong Kong Security Chief Vows to Hunt Down JPEX Crypto Scam Ringleaders

Hong Kong authorities are intensifying efforts to apprehend the key operators behind JPEX, a cryptocurrency platform implicated in the city's largest alleged financial fraud. The police have arrested 15 individuals and seized assets worth HK$85 million ($10.8 million). Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po emphasized the need for a proper regulatory framework for Web3-related businesses.

XRP Pushes above Critical Level as Ripple Faces Lawsuit Heat

XRP Pushes above Critical Level as Ripple Faces Lawsuit Heat

Against all odds, the current bull market has also benefitted XRP, sending it above the $0.50 level.

Bitfinex Securities Launches El Salvador's First Tokenized Debt for Hilton Hotel Development

Bitfinex Securities Launches El Salvador's First Tokenized Debt for Hilton Hotel Development

Bitfinex Securities, the first licensed digital asset provider in El Salvador, is launching its inaugural tokenized asset raise on the Bitcoin layer 2 Liquid Network to fund a new Hilton hotel complex at El Salvador International Airport.

US SEC Chair Gary Gensler: Coinbase and Other Crypto Exchanges Must Register with Agency

US SEC Chair Gary Gensler: Coinbase and Other Crypto Exchanges Must Register with Agency

After raising concerns over Coinbase’s lending product, US SEC Chairman Gary Gensler has once again reiterated that cryptocurrency exchanges should register with the commission.

SEC Arguments against Ripple for XRP Case Are Weak, says Law Official

SEC Arguments against Ripple for XRP Case Are Weak, says Law Official

With the pretrial for the SEC lawsuit against Ripple Labs looming, a joint letter has been presented by both parties to lay out arguments for the case.

Malaysia’s Financial Regulator Says Binance is Not Authorized to Operate in the Country

Malaysia’s Financial Regulator Says Binance is Not Authorized to Operate in the Country

The Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia, the country’s financial regulator, has announced that Binance cryptocurrency exchange is not unauthorized to operate in the country. The financial watchdog has, therefore, put the crypto exchange on the list of unlicensed companies.

What to Expect for Ripple and The SEC’s Pretrial over XRP Cryptocurrency

What to Expect for Ripple and The SEC’s Pretrial over XRP Cryptocurrency

The outcome of the SEC case against Ripple will have huge repercussions for the crypto industry, and it may pave the way for how other cryptocurrencies are regulated in the United States.

Canada Security Regulator Approves Three Ethereum ETFs In A Single Day

Canada Security Regulator Approves Three Ethereum ETFs In A Single Day

The Ontario Securities Commission has made history again by approving three Ethereum exchange-traded funds in one day.

Crypto Clarity for Ripple's XRP not only Missing in the US but also in India

Crypto Clarity for Ripple's XRP not only Missing in the US but also in India

Ripple faces regulatory hurdles for XRP in the United States, but that may not be the only place where XRP operations are not welcome.

Regulatory Uncertainty Keeps the Securities Company Out of Cryptocurrency: Citadel's CEO

Regulatory Uncertainty Keeps the Securities Company Out of Cryptocurrency: Citadel's CEO

Citadel’s chief has clarified that regulatory uncertainty around cryptocurrency keeps the securities firm away from investing in crypto assets.

Kraken Has No Plan to Delist Tokens Labeled as Securities by the SEC - Incoming CEO

Kraken Has No Plan to Delist Tokens Labeled as Securities by the SEC - Incoming CEO

Kraken said it won’t remove such tokens from its exchange because it does not offer securities to users.

Terraform Labs (Luna) Co-Founder Pleads US Court to Dismiss SEC's Fraud Allegations

Terraform Labs (Luna) Co-Founder Pleads US Court to Dismiss SEC's Fraud Allegations

Terraform Labs and co-founder Do Kwon are defending against fraud and securities allegations by the U.S. SEC, arguing their cryptocurrencies are not securities, amidst a wider legal battle between crypto firms and regulators following the Terra ecosystem's $40 billion downfall in 2022.

Coinme Fined $4 Million by SEC

Coinme Fined $4 Million by SEC

Crypto exchange Coinme has been fined $4 million by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for offering unregistered securities and making "misleading statements" regarding its token, UpToken.

9 Cryptos Named as Securities by SEC amid Coinbase Insider Trading Charges

9 Cryptos Named as Securities by SEC amid Coinbase Insider Trading Charges

The US SEC listed nine cryptocurrencies as securities in response to the first-ever insider trading case involving crypto tokens against a former Coinbase employee.

Telegram Prohibited from Issuing Gram Tokens as US Court Grants SEC's Injunction

Telegram Prohibited from Issuing Gram Tokens as US Court Grants SEC's Injunction

A United States District Court has sided with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) granting an injunction against Telegram to to temporarily prevent the company from issuing its Gram tokens.

MoneyGram Puts Ripple Partnership on Hold Due to SEC Lawsuit

MoneyGram Puts Ripple Partnership on Hold Due to SEC Lawsuit

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.

SEC Ties Terraform Ruling to Binance in Securities Violations and Deceptive Practice Case

SEC Ties Terraform Ruling to Binance in Securities Violations and Deceptive Practice Case

SEC links Terraform Labs ruling to Binance case, alleging unregistered securities offerings and deceptive practices in crypto trading.

SEC Charges App Developer Abra for Unregistered Security-Based Swaps

SEC Charges App Developer Abra for Unregistered Security-Based Swaps

Abra and Plutus Tech have agreed to a cease-and-desist order and a combined penalty of $150,000 after being charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for selling unregistered security-based swaps to investors in 2019.

Fidelity, Schwab, Citadel Securities Launch New Crypto Exchange EDXM

Fidelity, Schwab, Citadel Securities Launch New Crypto Exchange EDXM

The launch of crypto exchange EDX is the latest evidence Wall Street continues entering the digital asset markets despite the crypto winter.

China Has Kickstarted the Experimentation of a Blockchain Pilot in its Equity Trading Industry

China Has Kickstarted the Experimentation of a Blockchain Pilot in its Equity Trading Industry

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has kickstarted the experimentation of a blockchain pilot for the equity trading industry in the country. Announced by the Beijing Local Financial Supervision and Administration, CSRC will be assisting the Beijing Equity Trading Center for the blockchain pilot.

Binance US Joins Exchanges to Delist XRP Token as Price Downfall Dubbed "Third Largest Collapse of All Time"

Binance US Joins Exchanges to Delist XRP Token as Price Downfall Dubbed "Third Largest Collapse of All Time"

Binance US has joined the growing list of cryptocurrency exchanges to announce that they will be delisting XRP.

Coinbase CEO Criticizes Chase UK’s Crypto Transaction Ban

Coinbase CEO Criticizes Chase UK’s Crypto Transaction Ban

Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, condemns Chase UK's restrictive stance on cryptocurrency transactions, urging UK crypto holders to close their Chase accounts. This move by Chase UK could potentially impede Coinbase's expansion plans in the UK and Europe.

Samsung Securities Files Paperwork to Launch A Crypto Exchange

Samsung Securities Files Paperwork to Launch A Crypto Exchange

Samsung Securities is one of the seven major South Korean securities companies planning to establish cryptocurrency exchanges in the first six months of next year.

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?

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

Canadian Regulator Charges Coinsquare Executives For Crypto Market Manipulation

Canadian Regulator Charges Coinsquare Executives For Crypto Market Manipulation

Coinsquare executives have resigned following a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission.

Enigma Settles With US SEC Over Unregistered 2017 ICO

Enigma Settles With US SEC Over Unregistered 2017 ICO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced it has settled charges against blockchain startup Enigma MPC.

Couple Charged by the SEC for Defrauding 500 Investors in Fraudulent Water-Backed Cryptocurrency Scheme

Couple Charged by the SEC for Defrauding 500 Investors in Fraudulent Water-Backed Cryptocurrency Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has persecuted a former Texan pastor and his spouse for allegedly conning hundreds of innocent investors. The SEC said that the Texas couple used alkaline water-backed crypto, TeshuaCoin, to con the investors.

Ripple Investor’s Request to Recuperate Its $175M Stock Investment Is Denied by the Court

Ripple Investor’s Request to Recuperate Its $175M Stock Investment Is Denied by the Court

The Delaware court has ruled that Ripple shareholder Tetragon will not be able to reclaim its Ripple equity in cash.

Thai SEC Bars Crypto Staking & Lender Services after Zipmex’s Bankruptcy

Thai SEC Bars Crypto Staking & Lender Services after Zipmex’s Bankruptcy

Thai regulator has banned digital asset operators from offering crypto depository services that pay returns to depositors to protect traders and the public from service providers’ business risks.

Coinbase Calls for Judicial Intervention on SEC's Inaction

Coinbase Calls for Judicial Intervention on SEC's Inaction

Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer, Paul Grewal, has filed a formal response with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, urging a mandamus order to compel the SEC to act on Coinbase’s rulemaking petition within 30 days, highlighting the SEC's prolonged inaction and the pressing need for regulatory clarity surrounding digital assets.

Largest Weekly Inflows in Digital Assets in Over a Year, Led by Bitcoin

Largest Weekly Inflows in Digital Assets in Over a Year, Led by Bitcoin

In a significant shift of sentiment, digital asset investment products experienced their largest single weekly inflows since July 2022, totaling a substantial $199 million, according to CoinShares report. This surge effectively corrected almost half of the prior nine consecutive weeks of outflows, signaling renewed investor confidence in the market.

MUFG Seeks Seamless Automatic Securities Settlement via Blockchain

MUFG Seeks Seamless Automatic Securities Settlement via Blockchain

MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), one of Japan’s biggest banking institutions, has announced the establishment of an ST (Security Token) Research Consortium intended at protecting investors’ rights, as well as offering fund settlement and seamless automatic securities settlement via blockchain.

US SEC and FINRA Issued Latest Custody Guidance on Digital Assets Securities

US SEC and FINRA Issued Latest Custody Guidance on Digital Assets Securities

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a statement addressing regulatory issues regarding the custody of digital asset securities on 8 July.

European Securities and Markets Authority Prioritizes Crypto-Related Regulation

European Securities and Markets Authority Prioritizes Crypto-Related Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced its key priorities list for 2020-2022. In its published document “Strategic Orientation for 2020-22,” the ESMA reflected its focus on supervisory convergence and its role in building the Capital Markets Union.

Mizuho Securities Research: 65% of PayPal Users are Ready to Use Bitcoin

Mizuho Securities Research: 65% of PayPal Users are Ready to Use Bitcoin

According to a research report released by Mizuho Securities, the majority of PayPal's users see Bitcoin as a payment means.

Token Taxonomy Act that Will Exempt Cryptocurrencies from Securities Laws Reintroduced in US Congress

Token Taxonomy Act that Will Exempt Cryptocurrencies from Securities Laws Reintroduced in US Congress

A crypto bill suggesting that certain cryptocurrencies should be exempted from securities laws has been reintroduced to US Congress for review.

XRP Slides by 10% as United States SEC Poised to Sue Ripple for Securities Law Violation

XRP Slides by 10% as United States SEC Poised to Sue Ripple for Securities Law Violation

XRP has slid below the $0.50 level and is down by 9%, as news that the US Securities and Exchange Commission will sue Ripple has broken out.

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

The SEC has filed a lawsuit against Ripple Labs Inc. for offering unregistered “digital asset securities” through which $1.3 billion was raised.

Ripple Files Response to SEC’s Lawsuit, Demands to Know Why Bitcoin and Ethereum Are Not Securities

Ripple Files Response to SEC’s Lawsuit, Demands to Know Why Bitcoin and Ethereum Are Not Securities

Ripple drags BTC and Ethereum into the SEC lawsuit over XRP's status, demanding an explanation as to why the two leading cryptos are not classified as securities.

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