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Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens

Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reportedly received regulatory approval to acquire several securities firms – a move that could eventually see it supporting trading in tokens deemed as securities. A spokesperson for the exchange said on Monday that both …

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Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations

Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations A group of Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election allegedly used bitcoin to fund their operations. In the just-released indictment, prosecutors assert that the 12 named …

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Federal Judge Wavers As CFTC Seeks Injunction in Crypto Fraud Case

Federal Judge Wavers As CFTC Seeks Injunction in Crypto Fraud Case The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is wrapping up its case against CabbageTech owner and accused crypto-fraudster Patrick McDonnell – but the hearings in New York this week have been anything but simple. The U.S. regulator is seeking a …

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SEC Settles Trader Lawsuit Tied to Blockchain Firm Stock Sales

SEC Settles Trader Lawsuit Tied to Blockchain Firm Stock Sales The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled with two Nevada men over charges that they illegally profited from sales of stock in a claimed blockchain company, according to an SEC release. The SEC originally alleged on July 2 that attorney T.J. …

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FINRA Wants to Know All About Member Firms’ Crypto Activities

FINRA Wants to Know All About Member Firms’ Crypto Activities A U.S. self-regulatory body for broker-dealers is requesting member firms to submit a wide range of details relating to their cryptocurrency-focused activities. In a regulatory notice issued on Friday, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said the requested information will …

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Another Ripple Lawsuit Claims XRP Is A Security

Another Ripple Lawsuit Claims XRP Is A Security Distributed ledger startup Ripple is facing another class-action lawsuit tied to the legal classification of the XRP cryptocurrency. A lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California (San Mateo County) claims that Ripple “created the XRP token and then used sales of the …

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International Task Force Notes Use of Cryptocurrencies in Financial Crime

International Task Force Notes Use of Cryptocurrencies in Financial Crime The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Monday that a new joint force of tax enforcement authorities will combat international and transnational tax crimes – including cybercrimes facilitated through cryptocurrencies. Tax enforcement agencies from the U.K., Australia, Canada and the Netherlands will …

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Charts: SEC Data Shows Token Filing Figures Just Keep Rising

Charts: SEC Data Shows Token Filing Figures Just Keep Rising Regulatory uncertainty or not, data from the SEC indicates the number of filings related to token sales continues to trend upward. Indeed, a review of SEC data through June indicates that the SEC has received nearly 100 filings for token …

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Regulator Survey Prompts Concerns Over Public Knowledge of Crypto

Regulator Survey Prompts Concerns Over Public Knowledge of Crypto The securities regulator in Canada’s Ontario province has raised concerns that public knowledge of cryptocurrency appears to be lacking, despite a growing interest in the nascent technology among local residents. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published the results of a survey on Thursday that …

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