Binance Faces CFTC Probe Over US Customers Trading Derivatives: Report

The agency hasn't accused Binance of any wrongdoing, according to the Bloomberg report.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 March 2021

Nevada Woman Charged in Bitcoin Murder-for-Hire as a Mystery Hacker Again Turns Tipster

The case, the website, the circumstances and the source all share parallels with another recent federal murder-for-hire prosecution.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 September 2020

Silk Road Programmer Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

Michael Weigand faces a five-year maximum sentence for hiding his role with Silk Road from investigators.

News  ·  21 September 2020

Whistleblower Kidnapped in Ukraine After Accusing Crypto Firm of Exit Scam

The harrowing incident highlights the proliferation of risky investment schemes and dubious operators in the crypto industry, but also blockchain technology’s potential to help track missing funds.

People  ·  27 August 2020

CFTC Denies FOIA Request for Bitfinex and Tether Subpoenas

The top U.S. futures regulator has denied a FOIA request related to cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and the closely-linked 'stablecoin' operator Tether.

Policy & regulation  ·  6 June 2018

US, Canadian Regulators Launch Dozens of Crypto Scam Probes

An "international crackdown" on cryptocurrency scams was launched Monday by a group of securities regulators.

Policy & regulation  ·  21 May 2018

Louisiana Officials Probe Staffers for Bitcoin Mining

Louisiana's attorney general is reportedly investigating a group of former staffers for using official resources to mine cryptocurrencies.

Policy & regulation  ·  2 March 2018

Report: CFTC Sends Subpoenas to Bitfinex, Tether

The CFTC has subpoenaed Bitfinex and Tether, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Markets  ·  30 January 2018

SEC ‘Looking Closely’ at Public Company Blockchain Pivots, Says Chairman

The SEC is investigating companies that have made recent waves in markets with their public pivots toward blockchain.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 January 2018

South Korea Reportedly Expands Crackdown on Crypto Exchanges

New reports suggest that the South Korean government is intensifying its moves against the country's bitcoin exchanges.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 January 2018

OneCoin Promoter Targeted By Finnish Police in Ongoing Investigation

Police in Finland have moved into a new stage in their ongoing investigation into to the OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme.

Policy & regulation  ·  4 October 2017

Swiss Finance Regulator Is ‘Investigating ICO Procedures’

Switzerland’s financial regulatory agency is investigating initial coin offerings to determine whether they follow banking and securities laws.

Policy & regulation  ·  29 September 2017