Category: SEC

Bitcoin Maximalists Embrace Ethereum After Receiving an Offer They Can’t Refuse

Bitcoin Maximalists Embrace Ethereum After Receiving an Offer They Can’t RefuseA group of hardcore bitcoin maximalists have heroically overcome their hatred for Ethereum after receiving ERC20 shares in crypto exchange INX worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The staunch BTC loyalists, led by Blockstream CTO Samson Mow, have agreed to support a project built on Ethereum, despite all the mean things they’ve said about it. […]

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Philippines Increasingly Crypto Friendly – A Look at Driving Forces

Philippines Growing More Crypto Friendly - A Look at Driving ForcesThere are many reasons why the Philippines is becoming increasingly crypto-friendly. Not only has its central bank registered more crypto exchanges recently, but the Securities and Exchange Commission has also been actively finalizing crypto guidelines. The country has an active crypto community, and one of its largest banks has engaged in multiple crypto projects. Also […]

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SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These Countries

SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These CountriesThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could learn from other countries when finalizing its own crypto regulation, Commissioner Hester Peirce explains. While highlighting peculiar and notable features of the U.S. system, the commissioner emphasizes cross-border considerations, detailing applicable crypto frameworks of several countries. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A […]

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US Regulator Plans to Outsource Running Cryptocurrency Nodes

US Regulator Plans to Outsource Running Cryptocurrency NodesA recently published document reveals that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has plans to hire contractors to run specific cryptocurrency full nodes for the government agency. According to the SEC documentation, the regulator wants third-party contractors to run nodes for Bitcoin Core (BTC), Ripple (XRP) and Ethereum (ETH) in order to monitor compliance […]

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SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token Offerings

SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token OfferingsThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently made history when it green-lighted two token offerings under Regulation A+. “This is the first time in U.S. history that a crypto token offering has received SEC qualification,” one of the two qualified issuers proclaims. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at […]

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Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service ProvidersThe Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has approved four new crypto business operators to legally operate in the country. In addition to licensing a new crypto exchange, the government has officially approved the country’s first three digital token portals. Meanwhile, new rules, conditions, and procedures have been introduced for digital asset businesses. Also read: G20 […]

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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra CryptocurrencyA growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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48 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Now Approved in the Philippines

48 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Now Approved in the PhilippinesThe number of approved cryptocurrency exchanges has been growing in the Philippines. In addition to 11 operators registered by the central bank, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, there are 37 other crypto exchange operators licensed by the government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority. Also read: FATF Releases Global Standards for Crypto Assets 11 Crypto Exchanges Registered […]

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Dithering U.S. Regulators Risk Causing a Brain Drain to Friendlier Crypto Climes

Dithering U.S. Regulators Risk Causing a Brain Drain to Friendlier Crypto ClimesCryptocurrency companies in the United States aren’t happy. Token issuers, exchanges, and VCs are up in arms about vague and contradictory guidance on crypto asset regulation. Should the U.S. fail to update its archaic securities laws, they warn, there is a risk of top talent making an exodus to friendlier crypto climes. Also read: Countries […]

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Zuckbucks or Bust: How SEC Rulemaking Hurts Startup Cryptos and Favors Big Tech

SEC guidance has created a more attractive environment for regulated tech firms like Facebook to offer proprietary cryptoassets integrated into their existing products that can be legally traded on existing crypto-exchanges as non-securities. Meanwhile, the SEC has targeted startup cryptos for increased scrutiny. Also Read: SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — […]

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Everyone’s Talking About Security Tokens But No One’s Trading Them

There’s a party happening right now and everyone’s invited. The music’s playing, the fridge is loaded and the bathtub’s full of ice. All the ingredients for the sickest soiree are in place. There’s just one problem: the guests have yet to arrive. Welcome to the world of security tokens, where you can tokenize anything you […]

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SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — 3 Funds Pending

SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — 3 Funds PendingThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently reviewing three bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), one of which was filed last week to track the prices of two cryptocurrencies. An SEC commissioner said at the Consensus conference on Monday that the time is right for a bitcoin ETF, as the commission is due to make […]

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Thailand Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

Thailand Approves Country's First ICO PortalThailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly approved the country’s first portal for initial coin offerings (ICOs). The main purposes of these portals are to screen tokens, perform due diligence, ensure project consistency with its whitepaper, and verify the know-your-customer process. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval First […]

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SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not Securities

SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not SecuritiesOn March 12, the cryptocurrency and blockchain legislative advocacy group Coincenter published correspondence between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and representative Ted Budd. The letter explains that Clayton and the SEC’s staff analysis confirms that Ethereum and similar cryptocurrencies are not subject to securities laws. Also read: Cointext Adds the Ability […]

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Thailand Now Has 4 Approved Cryptocurrencies

Thailand Now Has 4 Approved CryptocurrenciesThe Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced a list of four approved cryptocurrencies for use as base trading pairs in the country. The regulator reportedly took into account factors such as sufficient market liquidity and a well-designed decentralized system. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval 4 Cryptocurrencies […]

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Thailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Crypto Businesses

Thailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Cryptocurrency BusinessesThe Thai government has issued four licenses to a new crypto exchange. Prior to this, only existing exchanges that were in business before the country’s crypto regulation took effect were approved. The first licensed new exchange in Thailand is a subsidiary of a regulated Japanese exchange, Bitpoint. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed […]

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Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security Tokens

Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security TokensThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to impose a penalty on a company that had issued security tokens without its approval and without qualifying for an exemption. The company raised approximately $12.7 million. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval No Penalty The SEC announced on Wednesday […]

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Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs

Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFsCommissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have come together to discuss their regulatory approaches to bitcoin futures contracts and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The two regulators are also open to collaborating on their oversight of crypto investment products. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are SecuritiesAfter failing to convince a federal court regarding the nature of Blockvest tokens in the previous hearing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally convinced the same judge that these tokens are securities. The agency alleges that the firm and its founder made several false claims regarding their token’s regulatory status. Also read: SEC […]

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In the Daily: Cointext Expansion, Keycard Wallet, ETF Withdrawal, PUBG Hackers

In the Daily: Cointext Expansion, Keycard Wallet, ETF Withdrawal, PUBG HackersIn this edition of The Daily we cover the latest international expansion by SMS bitcoin cash wallet Cointext, the new Keycard hardware wallet and the withdrawal of a cryptocurrency ETF proposal. Also, a gang of cyber criminals allegedly used the popular battle royale game PUBG to coordinate stealing millions in cryptocurrency. Also Read: In the […]

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SEC Commissioner Suggests Excessive Crypto Regulation Hurts Growth

SEC Commissioner Suggests Excessive Crypto Regulation Hurts GrowthA commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that the official regulation of cryptocurrencies could actually stunt the technology’s development. Hester Peirce’s comments come at a time when the SEC has been accused of acting contrarily and gives hope to those wanting governments to take a step back to prevent over-regulation […]

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ETF Filed With SEC to Invest in Bitcoin Futures, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

ETF Filed With SEC to Invest in Bitcoin Futures, Bonds, and Mutual FundsA registration statement for a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will invest in bitcoin futures among other traditional investments has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund’s portfolio will include bitcoin futures traded on the Cboe Futures Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as well as sovereign debts and money […]

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PR: Coinseed Announces Its SEC Filed Crowdfunding Campaign

Coinseed Announces Its SEC Filed Crowdfunding CampaignCoinseed is a platform for spare-change investment and cash back rewards in crypto. Since they launched in Dec 2017, they have acquired nearly 20k users through organic growth and built several new features. As they are now preparing to scale up the business, Coinseed launched its SEC filed crowdfunding campaign and you can join here.

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SEC Solicits Blockchain Analysis Tool to Identify Wallet Owners

While U.S. investors are waiting for a bitcoin ETF to be approved, American financial regulators are looking to make the market more transparent. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking a service that will identify the owners of wallet addresses for multiple cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Chainalysis: Two Hacker Groups Stole $1 Billion in Crypto […]

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