Author: Kollen Post

BitMex denies CFTC and DoJ allegations, says trading will continue

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In a blog post published Thursday afternoon, Bitmex lashed out at charges that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Department of Justice filed against the exchange and its management earlier today. Bitmex’s statement claimed that “From our early days as a start-up, we have always Read More

Congress weighs crypto payments and fintech lending in hearing today

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In a hearing on Tuesday, the Congressional Fintech Task Force heard arguments on new rules that would potentially expand banking regulations to accommodate more technology firms providing financial services. A subunit of the Financial Services Committee, the Fintech Task Force Read More

Commissioner Peirce wants to see the SEC approve a Bitcoin ETF

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In a virtual fireside chat with the D.C. Bar, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce criticized the commission’s long-standing resistance to a Bitcoin ETF. Moderator Ashley Ebersole asked about the SEC’s highly public dissatisfaction with a long series of Bitcoin ETF proposals Read More

New US Treasury sanctions on Russian hackers hit Monero address

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Per Sept. 16 additions to the list of sanctioned individuals, the U.S. Treasury is targeting Monero addresses. Russian nationals Dmitriy Karasavidi and Danil Potekhin have become the newest names on the specially designated nationals (SDN) list. According to the Treasury’s Read More

Who’s Afraid of Security Tokens?: STO Ecosystem Starts to Deliver on 2018 Hype

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The general hype circa 2018 proclaimed security tokens as crypto’s killer app. After Bitcoin fell from its $20,000 peak in December 2017, some of the more revolutionary promises of cryptocurrencies had lost their luster — especially after the subsequent collapse Read More

Law Decoded: Regulators Are Guarded But Getting There, July 3-10

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Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law.  Editor’s note Policy changes slowly. Crypto wants to move fast. Sometimes fairly, sometimes not, the crypto industry often portrays traditional financial Read More

Congress Fears US Is Losing Battle to Malware and Darkweb Cyberweapons

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In a May 28 virtual roundtable before the congressional Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, witnesses and congresspeople alike feared that they are not keeping up with criminals hacking the financial system. Criminals have better resumes than Read More

The Death of the ICO: Has the US SEC Closed the Global Window on New Tokens?

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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s vigor in pursuing initial coin offerings, or ICOs, has become a major boogeyman within the crypto community.  Most recently, the case against Telegram ended with that company abandoning its planned open network and Read More

LabCFTC Director: In Crisis, Innovation in Finance Can ‘Get Us to the Next Stage’

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The United States regulator, Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, announced the CFTC’s first science contest, Project Streetlamp, earlier this week. Cointelegraph had a chance to speak with Melissa Netram, who is the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the commission’s Read More

GoDaddy Email Confirmed: New Details on KuCoin’s Legal Troubles in Singapore

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Last week, Cointelegraph reported that KuCoin’s primary web domain, Kucoin.com, had been locked by a Singaporean court. In a statement posted on its website and in its public Telegram channel throughout the past week, KuCoin alleged that our reporting was Read More