Crypto Trading Isn’t Protected by Law, Shandong Province High Court Says

The ruling contradicts that of a court in Shanghai last week.

News  ·  23 August 2021

Former CFTC Attorney Ryne Miller Joins FTX.US as General Counsel

Miller served as legal counsel to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, when Gensler was at the CFTC.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 August 2021

The Accidental Crypto Lobbyist

Our reporter contacts state lawmakers for clarification and ends up inadvertently reshaping a bill.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 April 2021

Mark Cuban-Backed Nifty’s Hires Law Pro as IP Questions Dog NFT Market

As chief legal officer, Olta Andoni will be navigating uncharted waters, given the novel and complex issues posed by NFTs.

People  ·  6 April 2021

India’s Securities Regulator Wants IPO Promoters to Sell Crypto Holdings: Report

The reported move comes as India is moving towards a potential ban on non-governmental cryptocurrencies.

News  ·  22 February 2021

Serbian Man Extradited to US After Being Indicted in $70M Crypto Fraud

The scheme allegedly included offering bitcoin at “half market price.”

News  ·  6 February 2021

Fine Wines Become First Tokenized Securities Under New Swiss Blockchain Law

In effect from today, Switzerland's new blockchain law allows Sygnum to freely issue tokenized assets, starting with investable wines.

Business  ·  1 February 2021

Former UK Cybersecurity Chief Says Laws Are Needed to Stop Ransomware Payouts

“People are paying bitcoin to criminals and claiming back cash” via insurance claims, Ciaran Martin said.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 January 2021

Ohio Bill Enabling Blockchain Use by Government Moves to State Senate

House Bill 220 would enable Ohio's governmental bodies to use blockchain and DLT in their operations if signed into law.

Policy & regulation  ·  8 December 2020

Russian Prime Minister Pledges to ‘Civilize’ Crypto Market and Prevent Scams

Changes to the law will bring Russia's crypto users more protections against fraud, said Mikhail Mishustin.

Policy & regulation  ·  26 November 2020

South Korea May Delay Implementation of 20% Crypto Tax Till 2022

The National Assembly is pushing for a delay to the tax proposal to allow exchanges more time to prepare.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 November 2020

The Securities Clarity Act Is Simple and Logical (and Bad News for Lawyers Like Me)

The Securities Clarity Act deserves the crypto community's support because it's technology-agnostic, limited in scope and respects precedent.

Policy & regulation  ·  13 October 2020

SEC Seeks Trial of Swedish National Over Alleged Fraud That Took $3.5M in Crypto

The man is alleged to have fleeced 2,200 victims in the U.S. and 45 other countries, netting $3.5 million via payments in bitcoin and other digital assets.

Policy & regulation  ·  30 September 2020

California Governor Signs Law Bringing State ‘New Tools’ to Regulate Crypto

The now-renamed California department responsible for the regulation of financial services will soon have more powers to supervise the cryptocurrency industry.

News  ·  29 September 2020

Venezuela Legalizes Crypto Mining but Will Force Industry Into National Pool

The Venezuelan agency responsible for regulating cryptos has legalized the mining industry, but in the process mandated it be centralized under government control.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 September 2020