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

Gary Gensler Speaks. The Reviews From Crypto Aren’t Terrible

Bitcoiners were quite receptive to the new SEC chair’s sweeping statement of purpose on crypto regulation. Others, predictably, were not.

Opinion  ·  4 August 2021

BlockFi Is in Regulators’ Crosshairs. DeFi Is Next

The DeFi industry should watch closely the regulatory actions taken against BlockFi and the securities questions being raised, CoinDesk columnist Preston Byrne writes.

Opinion  ·  22 July 2021

Alabama Issues ‘Show Cause’ Order to BlockFi

The Alabama Securities Commission alleges that BlockFi has funded cryptocurrency lending in part through the sale of unregistered securities.

News  ·  22 July 2021

ASX Boss Says His DLT Settlement System Will Be Bigger Than All of Crypto Market

“We are moving ... three trillion dollars of securities onto this system and that is larger than the whole global crypto world," said Stevens.

News  ·  24 June 2021

State of Crypto: Unpacking Hester Peirce’s Newest Safe Harbor Proposal

The revised Token Safe Harbor proposal defines what a successful project would look like.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 April 2021

Digital Assets Firm Taurus to Launch Securities Marketplace After Getting Swiss License

Switzerland's financial regulator has greenlighted Taurus' digital securities platform and is now expected to launch next month.

News  ·  19 April 2021
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Crypto Mining Firm Hut 8 Seeks $396M Raise in Latest Offering

The securities offering is expected to take place on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

News  ·  8 April 2021

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

The SEC says LBRY sold unregistered securities.

News  ·  30 March 2021

Stock Price at Japan’s Top Brokerage Riding High Thanks to Bitcoin Boom: Report

The brokerage's venture into cryptocurrency has increased the company's quarter-on-quarter growth threefold.

Markets  ·  24 February 2021

First North American Bitcoin ETF Approved by Canadian Securities Regulator

The Ontario Securities Commission gave its blessing Thursday.

News  ·  12 February 2021

Ripple ‘Tried’ to Settle With SEC Ahead of XRP Suit, CEO Says

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says his firm tried to settle with the SEC before the regulator sued on unregistered securities sale allegations.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 January 2021

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

Nigeria’s SEC Says All Crypto Assets Are Securities by Default

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Africa's most populous country said all crypto assets will fall under the regulation that covers securities exchanges and transactions.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 September 2020

A Crypto Derivatives Exchange Is Getting a Nasdaq Listing in Q3

Originally postponed due to the pandemic, is still set to be the first crypto exchange on the Nasdaq.

News  ·  30 July 2020