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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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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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IBM Says Blockchain Can Power ‘Open Scientific Research’ in New Patent Filing

IBM Says Blockchain Can Power ‘Open Scientific Research’ in New Patent Filing A patent application published Thursday claims the process of conducting scientific research can benefit from the blockchain. Led by a team at IBM’s Watson Research Center, the patent application presents a vision for dynamic collaboration – one where researchers …

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