Regulation

Grayscale has announced a legal challenge to the latest rejection of its application to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) into a spot-based Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) by the Securities and Exchange Commission. It announced that its Senior Legal Strategist, former U.S. Solicitor General, and partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
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Regulatory uncertainty surrounding crypto has created a “fertile environment” for crypto-related litigation and enforcement to grow, according to lawyers from Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. In an analysis piece published on Law360 on June 28, lawyers from Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, including Mike Gass, Diana Lloyd and Alex Bevans, noted increasing evidence that “novel
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Gonzalo Pérez del Arco, the director of government affairs in South Europe for card payment giant American Express, believes that making payments with crypto is not cost-effective at present. Pérez’s comments came during an exclusive chat with Cointelegraph editor Aaron Wood at European Blockchain Convention 2022, where he discussed American Express’ current crypto-related plans and future
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Cointelegraph’s managing editor Alex Cohen interviewed Figment’s staking marketing director Robert Ellison at the European Blockchain Convention (EBC) 2022. The duo discussed topics like educating regulators on blockchain and crypto, how businesses navigate uncertain regulatory landscapes and regulating staking.  According to Ellision, it’s very important to educate regulators in the space to mitigate the risks
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Disclosure was an important theme at a United States House of Representatives hearing on digital asset regulation Thursday. Although chair of the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Sean Maloney specified that it would focus on gaps in the oversight and regulation of derivatives and underlying spot markets, the discussion ranged
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Cardano co-founder Charles Hoskinson has told Congress it should make regulations for crypto but leave compliance up to the software developers. Hoskinson likened the ideal arrangement for crypto regulation to the way banking self-regulation works during a June 23 congressional hearing, telling legislators “it’s not the SEC or the CFTC going out there doing KYC-AML,
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Singapore’s financial regulator and central bank has pledged to be “brutal and unrelentingly hard” on any “bad behavior” from the cryptocurrency industry. The comments come from Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s chief fintech officer Sopnendu Mohanty, explaining in an interview that “if somebody has done a bad thing, we are brutal and unrelentingly hard.” He
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United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair Gary Gensler is in talks with Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) officials on a “memorandum of understanding” on the regulation of digital assets. Together, the agencies can assure market integrity, Gensler told The Financial Times in an interview published Thursday. “I’m talking about one rule book on
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Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) do not pose any direct threat to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) but are still associated with risks in relation to stablecoins, one industry executive believes. According to Mikkel Morch, executive director at the digital asset hedge fund ARK36, a state-backed digital currency like the U.S. dollar doesn’t necessarily have to
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United States Securities and Exchange (SEC) commissioner Hester Peirce said the newly released SEC Agency Rule List is full of “hot-button” topics implemented in an unreasonable hurry, while crypto was ignored. Commissioner Peirce, who is sometimes referred to as Crypto Mom for her strong positive views on cryptocurrency, released a statement concerning the SEC Spring
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The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub released a report Tuesday looking at four projects that examined wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) transfers across borders. The projects demonstrated the technical feasibility of the transfers, the BIS found, but practical and policy issues remain outstanding.  The report considered the Jura project involving the central
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Terra (LUNA) employees are reportedly unable to leave South Korea as the country’s prosecutors imposed a departure ban on key developers of the project. Korean media outlet JTBC reported on Monday that an investigation team from Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office has imposed a travel ban on key team members of Terraform Labs. The prosecutors
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