Regulation

After the United States Securities and Exchange Commission initiated a lawsuit against Ripple alleging that the firm had been indulging in the sale of securities worth $1.3 billion, a number of prominent exchanges across the globe (including Coinbase, Kraken, OKCoin) proceeded to delist Ripple’s native cryptocurrency, XRP, from their platforms.  As a result, many across
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We’re living today “amidst an explosion of risk related to fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, and data privacy,” said United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in February — and she specifically cited cryptocurrencies as a “tool to finance terrorism.” Yellen appeared to be flagging an important new turn in the war against terror, and it
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Rune Christensen, co-founder of DeFi bluechip MakerDAO, says the decentralized finance space is set to move from its current isolated bubble phase towards more integration with the broader financial landscape. Christensen made this known during Tuesday’s plenary session “Behind the Decentralized Finance Hype” at the ongoing Global Technology Governance Summit organized by the World Economic
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Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes surrendered to U.S. authorities in Hawaii on Tuesday, six months after federal prosecutors first levied charges against him and three fellow BitMEX executives. In a statement, Hayes’ lawyers described the Singapore resident as “a self-made entrepreneur who has been wrongly accused of crimes that he did not commit,” adding: “Mr.
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Crypto-focused lobby groups in Washington, D.C. are playing an increasingly vital role in reorienting policymakers away from the view that virtual currencies are used primarily for illegal transactions. Now, they are preparing for potentially their biggest battle yet.  Blockchain Association, an industry trade group representing crypto firms, has added ten members to its brass since
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