Policy & regulation

SEC Again Delays VanEck Bitcoin ETF Decision

This is the second time the regulator has extended its review period of the VanEck bid by 45 days.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 June 2021

Biden’s New FTC Chair Could Be a Big Web 3.0 Ally

Lina Khan made her name fighting data-hoarding platform monopolies. She could help clear the ground for a better model.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 June 2021
Panama

Diputado panameño presentará en julio un proyecto de ley enfocado en criptomonedas

Tras lo ocurrido en El Salvador, el político opositor Gabriel Silva dice estar buscando consensos para promover que sean de curso legal y atraer empresas del sector.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 June 2021
Hiring

Crypto Lawyers Andrew Hinkes, Justin Wales Join Fintech Practice at Miami’s K&L Gates

The two are making the jump after a combined 11 years at the smaller Carlton Fields.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 June 2021
Newsletters

State of Crypto: Congressional Hearings Are Ramping Up

We're seeing regulators and lawmakers pay closer attention to crypto and, specifically, how it may be regulated.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 June 2021
Regulations

Tunisian Finance Minister Says Bitcoin Ownership Should Be Decriminalized

The arrest of a local teenager has prompted the country to rethink its crypto policy.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 June 2021
Opinion

4 Crypto Tax Tips to Get You Through Market Dips

Harvesting your crypto losses during a dip generates greater tax savings than hodling, says a crypto tax expert.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 June 2021
Regulation

Italian Regulator Says Unsupervised Spread of Crypto Is Cause for Concern: Report

Cryptocurrencies could facilitate illegal activity and undermine central banks' ability to conduct monetary policy, Consob Chairman Paolo Savona said.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 June 2021
Newsletters

Money Reimagined: Bitcoin’s Green Savior?

El Salvador's move to make bitcoin legal tender offers an opportunity to prove that cryptocurrency can power renewable energy development, says CoinDesk's chief content officer.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 June 2021
Newsletters

The Node: The Dawn of Bitcoin Geopolitics

Latin American leaders have faced decades of repression by the United States. Bitcoin gives them a way to fight back.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 June 2021
IRS

Emmer, Congressional Blockchain Group Ask IRS to Revise Guidance on Charitable Crypto Donations

The lawmakers say the amount of a donation should depend on free market value, not an appraiser’s determination.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 June 2021
Regulation

Texas State Regulator Greenlights Banks to Custody Crypto

A June 10 notice from the Texas Department of Banking told state-chartered banks they can work with crypto companies.

Policy & regulation  ·  10 June 2021
FinCEN

Republican Senator Asks FinCEN to Reconsider Controversial Crypto Rule

The FinCEN rule, proposed under former President Donald Trump, needs to be revisited, Sen. Pat Toomey said Thursday.

Policy & regulation  ·  10 June 2021
Opinion

A Big Carbon Footprint Compared to What?

When blockchain systems reduce human involvement in transactions, the carbon benefits can be substantial, says our columnist.

Policy & regulation  ·  10 June 2021
Bitcoin

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Bill Raises ‘Issues’: IMF Spokesperson

Gerry Rice said El Salvador's plan to adopt bitcoin as legal tender raises "macroeconomic, financial and legal issues."

Policy & regulation  ·  10 June 2021