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UK Could Ban Some Crypto Derivatives, Says Financial Watchdog Exec

UK Could Ban Some Crypto Derivatives, Says Financial Watchdog Exec The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a ban on some cryptocurrency-based derivatives, a senior executive has said. Speaking at an event in London covering the regulation of cryptocurrencies, Christopher Woolard, executive board member and director of strategy and …

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Report: US Officials Are Probing Tether Role in Bitcoin Market Manipulation

Report: US Officials Are Probing Tether Role in Bitcoin Market Manipulation The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is increasingly focusing a months-long investigation into crypto market manipulation on the tether stablecoin, a report says. Citing individuals familiar with the probe, Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the DOJ is looking into whether …

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Singapore’s Stock Exchange Clarifies Rules for Listed Firms Issuing ICOs

Singapore’s Stock Exchange Clarifies Rules for Listed Firms Issuing ICOs Singapore Exchange (SGX) has clarified the rules for publicly listed companies planning to conduct initial coin offerings (ICOs). In a column published Thursday, Tan Boon Gin, CEO of the stock exchange’s regulatory subsidiary, SGX RegCo, stressed that any tokens launched …

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Alabama: The Unlikely Frontline for America’s Crypto Fraud Crackdown

Alabama: The Unlikely Frontline for America’s Crypto Fraud Crackdown “Of the states, I think we’ve got about 20 percent of all the active cease-and-desists.” That’s Greg Bordenkircher, the chief litigator at the Alabama Securities Commission, describing the extent to which his state, just the 24th largest by population, has nonetheless …

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DOJ’s Rosenstein: Regulators Can’t Let Criminals ‘Hide Behind’ Crypto

DOJ’s Rosenstein: Regulators Can’t Let Criminals ‘Hide Behind’ Crypto U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has called for international cooperation in investigating crimes conducted using cryptocurrencies at an annual meeting of Interpol. Speaking at Interpol’s 87th General Assembly on Sunday, Rosenstein addressed the topic directly, saying “we must not allow …

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US Election Commission Says Crypto Mining For Political Campaigns Is ‘Permissible’

US Election Commission Says Crypto Mining For Political Campaigns Is ‘Permissible’ The U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) has released a new draft opinion that clears the way for people to mine cryptocurrencies as a way to support their preferred candidates. In a memorandum dated Nov. 13, attorneys with the FEC …

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After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’

After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’ The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has compelled two crypto startups to register their token sales as securities offerings. It’s the first time the SEC has pursued such an action without additional charges of fraud. In a pair …

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SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups

SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups Two cryptocurrency startups have agreed to register their initial coin offering (ICO) tokens as securities after settling charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC’s Friday announcement centered on two firms: CarrierEQ Inc., also known as Airfox, and Paragon …

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Erik Voorhees, Salt Lending Being Investigated by SEC, Report Says

Erik Voorhees, Salt Lending Being Investigated by SEC, Report Says Crypto loans startup Salt Lending and its former CEO, Erik Voorhees, are said to be under investigation by the U.S. securities regulator, according to The Wall Street Journal. In an article published Thursday, the news source cited “people familiar with the …

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