Binance Hires Former Abu Dhabi Global Market Head as Singapore CEO

The move provides an opportunity to get ahead of the regulatory curve – a sore point for the exchange in recent weeks.

News  ·  23 August 2021

IRS, in Boon to Crypto, Will Reportedly Ignore How Bill Defines Broker; Bitcoin Rises

Citing an unnamed official, Bloomberg said Treasury won’t go after crypto firms that don’t meet the tax code’s definitions of a “broker.”

Policy & regulation  ·  13 August 2021

SEC’s Gensler Told Elizabeth Warren He Needs More Authority to Regulate Crypto

Congress should focus on trading, lending and decentralized finance, the securities regulator said.

News  ·  11 August 2021

Ex-SEC Director Brett Redfearn Leaves Coinbase After 4 Months

The departure of Coinbase's VP of capital markets points to a strategy shift within the publicly traded crypto exchange.

Business  ·  9 August 2021
Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Boss Gensler Eyeing Robust Regulation of Crypto Market: Report

Gensler did not comment on the potential approval of a crypto exchange-traded fund.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 August 2021

Blockchain Association Singapore Welcomes Former Regulator as Latest Board Member

Teng, who has become a member of the board, brings a wealth of experience from the financial and fintech sectors across multiple countries.

News  ·  2 August 2021

Mexico Regulator Says 12 Crypto Exchanges Are Operating Illegally

The companies, whose names weren’t disclosed, are not registered with the agency, the Financial Intelligence Unit said.

News  ·  28 July 2021
Crypto Lending

NJ Regulators Give BlockFi 1 Week Before Blocking New Interest Accounts

The state’s securities regulator contends BlockFi is selling an “unregistered security” to its customers.

Business  ·  21 July 2021

SEC Chair Hints Some Stablecoins Are Securities

Stock tokens and stablecoins backed by securities might be treated as securities under U.S. law, SEC Chair Gary Gensler said.

News  ·  21 July 2021

State of Crypto: Stablecoin Rules Are Coming

Regulatory authorities are talking about stablecoins more and more, but it remains to be seen what they’ll actually implement.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 July 2021

US Presidential Advisory Group to Discuss Stablecoins

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Acting Chair Rostin Behnam will also participate in Monday's meeting.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 July 2021

Japan Increasing Efforts to Regulate Digital Currency: Report

The move is a sign of increasing concern that new forms of private money could disrupt Japan's financial system.

News  ·  16 July 2021

State of Crypto: Binance Is Firmly in the Regulatory Crosshairs

World regulators have announced warnings around Binance, drawing attention to the exchange's operations and hinting at future actions.

Policy & regulation  ·  13 July 2021

Binance Not Authorized to Operate in the Cayman Islands, Regulator Says

The Cayman Islands' financial watchdog said that Binance has not registered to operate in the nation and that it was investigating the matter.

News  ·  2 July 2021

Binance Pulls Out of Ontario Following Actions Against Other Crypto Exchanges

"Binance can no longer continue to service Ontario-based users," the exchange said Friday.

News  ·  27 June 2021