SEC Causing ‘Confusion’ Over Digital Currencies in Legal Case With Ripple: WSJ Editorial Board

Regulators are “creating danger” for investors in their inconsistent approach to determining how to treat cryptocurrencies.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 April 2021

Senate Confirms Gary Gensler as Next SEC Chief

It’s official: Gary Gensler is the new chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), after a 53-45 vote by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. Gensler, who was nominated to the position by President Joe Biden in January, previously ran the federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), overseeing the implementation of new regulations around derivatives […]

People  ·  14 April 2021

SEC’s Peirce Updates Safe Harbor Proposal for Token Sales

The updated proposal adds a number of new reporting requirements for startups.

Policy & regulation  ·  13 April 2021

Court Denies SEC’s Request Seeking Years of Financial Records From Ripple Execs

The judge said the request was irrelevant and disproportional.

News  ·  13 April 2021

SEC Begins Review of WisdomTree Bitcoin ETF as Active Applications Hit 8

Krpytoin also filed for a bitcoin ETF on Friday.

News  ·  9 April 2021

State of Crypto: The IRS Sets Its Sights on Circle

The IRS has issued a John Doe summons to Circle, in a repeat of its collection of Coinbase customer information. What has changed since then?

Policy & regulation  ·  6 April 2021

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Warns of New Bitcoin Regulations

In a TV appearance, ex-SEC Chair Jay Clayton warned new regulations around bitcoin could be coming soon.

Policy & regulation  ·  2 April 2021

Coinbase Snags Former SEC Director Brett Redfearn Ahead of Public Listing

Recent regulatory developments "are paving the way for greater opportunities for the crypto economy," he said.

News  ·  30 March 2021

US Government Sues Decentralized Content Platform LBRY Over $11M in Token Sales

The SEC says LBRY sold unregistered securities.

News  ·  30 March 2021

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton to Advise One River Asset Management on Crypto

Clayton will join the firm's newly formed Academic and Regulatory Advisory Council along with economist Jon Orszag, and former White House adviser Kevin Hassett.

News  ·  29 March 2021

Former SEC Chief Clayton to Chair Investment Giant Apollo

Clayton was named chair after longtime Apollo chief Leon Black unexpectedly called it quits Monday.

News  ·  22 March 2021
Court Cases

Hearing in SEC Case Positive for Ripple, XRP, Says Lawyer

Attorney Jeremy Hogan says Ripple would be "feeling pretty good" with comments from the magistrate judge in the SEC's case against the firm and its executives.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 March 2021

First Advisor, Scaramucci-Led SkyBridge Team Up to File for Bitcoin ETF

The two companies are just the latest to file for an ETF, following in the footsteps of WisdomTree, Valkyrie, NYDIG and VanEck.

Markets  ·  19 March 2021

SEC Publishes VanEck’s Bitcoin ETF Application, Kicking Off Decision Clock

The regulator now has 45 days to approve or deny the application or extend the review period.

Markets  ·  18 March 2021

Ripple Execs Ask Court to Block SEC Requests for Personal Financial Records

Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen are calling the SEC's subpoenas to banks “wholly inappropriate overreach” and an invasion of privacy.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 March 2021