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Move ‘Em Out: ICOs Don’t Seem So Scary Outside the US

Move ‘Em Out: ICOs Don’t Seem So Scary Outside the US ICO issuers are starting to look to jurisdictions outside the U.S. to set up shop. In an environment of regulatory uncertainty, where the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun investigating ICOs and the industry surrounding the capital …

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Fed Governor Says ‘No Compelling Need’ for US Central Bank Crypto

Fed Governor Says ‘No Compelling Need’ for US Central Bank Crypto Lael Brainard, member of the board of governors at the U.S. Federal Reserve, does not see a “compelling demonstrated need” for a Fed-issued digital currency. Speaking at the Decoding Digital Currency Conference yesterday in San Francisco, Brainard said that, while central …

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NY Grants Fifth-Ever BitLicense to Crypto Exchange Genesis Global Trading

NY Grants Fifth-Ever BitLicense to Crypto Exchange Genesis Global Trading Genesis Global Trading has obtained a BitLicense from the state Department of Financial Services (DFS), making it only the fifth firm in three years to receive the controversial license. The cryptocurrency exchange, based in New York City, and DFS announced …

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Jennifer Aniston, Prince Charles Falsely Used To Promote Crypto Scam

Jennifer Aniston, Prince Charles Falsely Used To Promote Crypto Scam Texas’ securities watchdog has issued an emergency cease-and-desist order to a purported cryptocurrency investment scheme that it says tried to dupe investors with fake endorsements from high-profile individuals. Among other alleged failings, Houston-based Wind Wide Coin is said to have fabricated …

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BitLicense Refugees: Kraken, ShapeShift CEOs Talk Escape from New York

BitLicense Refugees: Kraken, ShapeShift CEOs Talk Escape from New York If you wanted to hear red-meat rhetoric about New York State’s regulatory approach, a fireside chat Tuesday between two of the cryptocurrency industry’s most outspoken leaders delivered. For example, the audience at Consensus 2018 in New York City cheered when …

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US Regulators Say They Want to Avoid ‘Hindering’ Blockchain Innovation

US Regulators Say They Want to Avoid ‘Hindering’ Blockchain Innovation U.S. regulators are still looking into cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, but don’t aim to suppress the industry, according to comments made during a panel at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference in New York. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) enforcement director James …

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Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Wins Approval to Trade Zcash

Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Wins Approval to Trade Zcash The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini digital currency exchange has become the first in New York to receive a license to trade the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash. Alongside the news, Gemini announced support for trading zcash on Monday. Starting from May 19, Gemini users will be able …

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US Regulators Need to Move Faster on Crypto, Consensus Panelists Say

US Regulators Need to Move Faster on Crypto, Consensus Panelists Say Investors in the blockchain space have a message for U.S. regulators: clarity is needed. During CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference on Monday, this idea was put forward by Future/Perfect Ventures founder and managing partner Jalak Jobanputra, ARK Invest CEO and chief …

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EU, US Lawmakers Tout ‘Sandbox’ Approach for Blockchain Development

EU, US Lawmakers Tout ‘Sandbox’ Approach for Blockchain Development International lawmakers speaking at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference today argued that regulatory “sandboxes” may offer the best approach for blockchain innovation in the absence of official guidance. Speaking at a panel discussion on global jurisdictions, U.S. House Representative David Schweikert said …

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