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Top Stories This Week Coinbase could face SEC enforcement action for ‘potential violations of securities law’ Crypto exchange Coinbase received a Wells notice from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suggesting an upcoming enforcement action. According to Coinbase, the “legal threat” could potentially target its staking program, listed digital assets, wallet or Coinbase
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The United States’ most powerful financial regulators gathered March 24 by video conference for an unscheduled, closed meeting of the Treasury Department’s Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), the department announced in a statement. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen convened the meeting. Details were sparse in the Treasury statement, but it said Federal Reserve Bank of New
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Lawyers representing a class-action lawsuit against “BitBoy Crypto” YouTuber Ben Armstrong and other crypto influencers for allegedly promoting crypto exchange FTX claimed Armstrong has made multiple threats against them. A March 20 court filing by the class action’s lawyers in a Florida District Court claimed Armstrong “began harassing” the lawyers after the suit was filed
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United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase decided to communicate proactively on crypto staking, which had recently attracted regulators’ attention. The company’s petition to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) explains why staking can’t be universally labeled as securities. The “Petition for Rulemaking” was published by Coinbase on March 20. In an 18-page document, the firm focused
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The trade association for the Australian banking industry — Australian Banking Association (ABA) — launched a cost of living inquiry to closely study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global supply chain constraints and geopolitical tensions, among others, on Australians. An analysis of the rising inflation and concurrent collapse of three major traditional banks —
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The recent fall of major banks in the United States and the need for federal intervention reignited discussions to identify the most effective ways to safeguard the crumbling economies. Comparing the episode to the financial crisis of 2008, prominent economist Peter Schiff found that increasing banking regulations contribute to the worsening financial crisis. A deeper
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Institutional cryptocurrency custodian Protego’s conditional national trust banking charter has expired without it receiving permanent approval, according to a March 17 report in Fortune. A spokesperson for the United States Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) told Fortune that the firm did not meet pre-conversion requirements. According to the spokesperson: “[The] pre-conversion requirements
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Global economic conditions are tightening; interest rates are in flux; and inflation has yet to be curbed. Considering the economic headwinds, the fact that Silvergate Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and other banks are breaking is not surprising.  But why now? Quickly rising interest rates are extremely disruptive to banking models, but the collapse of these
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The United States-based crypto advocacy group Blockchain Association called on financial regulators to provide information related to the potential “de-banking of crypto firms” in the wake of the failures of the Signature, Silicon Valley Bank and Silvergate banks. In a March 16 notice, the Blockchain Association said it had submitted Freedom of Information Act requests
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