Breaking: SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder with Operating Unregistered Exchange

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the founder of decentralized Ethereum exchange (DEX) EtherDelta with operating an unregistered exchange. As a DEX, the crypto trading platform allowed users to trustlessly trade Ethereum-based tokens without registering accounts or entrusting their funds to an exchange-controlled wallet. Trading was managed by a smart contract, though The post Breaking: SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder with Operating Unregistered Exchange appeared first on CCN

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CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has bolstered its police actions in the last fiscal year, driven largely by cryptocurrency cases, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under President Trump, the federal derivatives market regulator levied about $900 million in civil penalties in 2018 alone, exceeding the annual amount in five of the eight years The post CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump appeared first on CCN

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SEC Director Vows ‘More Substantial’ Enforcement Against Illegal ICOs

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) co-director of enforcement Stephanie Avakian mentioned in a Sept. 20 speech that the regulatory agency is most likely going to recommend “more substantial remedies” against those who fail to follow proper initial coin offering (ICO) registration requirements in the future According to a transcript of the speech posted on … Continued The post SEC Director Vows ‘More Substantial’ Enforcement Against Illegal ICOs appeared first on CCN

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Coinbase Joins Race For A Crypto ETF, Seeks Help From BlackRock

Coinbase has thrown its hat in the ring to launch a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) and has approached BlackRock for help, according to unnamed sources interviewed by Business Insider. BlackRock, which manages $6 trillion in assets, has pioneered ETFs and has a blockchain working group. Coinbase, which announced a cryptocurrency index fund for accredited investors The post Coinbase Joins Race For A Crypto ETF, Seeks Help From BlackRock appeared first on CCN

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Coinbase Walks Back Claim That SEC Approved Trio of Acquisitions

Cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage giant Coinbase has walked back a claim that it had received explicit approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to acquire three companies as part of its future plans to list cryptocurrencies that are deemed securities under federal regulations. As CCN reported, the San Francisco-based company had announced earlier The post Coinbase Walks Back Claim That SEC Approved Trio of Acquisitions appeared first on CCN

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Coinbase Custody Partner Paid $80,000 Fine for ‘Putting Customer Assets at Risk’

Cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage giant Coinbase announced this week, to much fanfare, that it had onboarded 10 customers for its new institutional-grade custody service. However, it seems that the firm’s partner in the venture, Electronic Transaction Clearing (ETC), has a less-than-stellar reputation when it comes to safeguarding customer funds. Though Coinbase is in the process The post Coinbase Custody Partner Paid $80,000 Fine for ‘Putting Customer Assets at Risk’ appeared first on CCN

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US Lawmaker Calls For ‘Light Touch’ on ICO Regulation

US Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) said a “light touch” regulatory framework is needed for the initial coin offering (ICO) market during a CNBC  “Squawk Box.” interview. Davidson is a member of the House Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives. “We want to make sure that the United States’ capital markets stay strong and The post US Lawmaker Calls For ‘Light Touch’ on ICO Regulation appeared first on CCN

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SEC: ICO Tokens Should Be Regulated as Securities, Not Bitcoin

The role of cryptocurrencies was thrust into the spotlight during a hearing between Congress and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations held a hearing with the Wall Street regulator on April 26, and they explored regulating cryptocurrencies in what they still seem to believe exist in a The post SEC: ICO Tokens Should Be Regulated as Securities, Not Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

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