Securities and Exchange Commission

AriseCoin Inventor Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Securities Fraud

Jared Rice, Sr., pleaded guilty to duping investors out of more than $4 million.

News  ·  25 August 2021

SEC Official Calls Crypto Scams the ‘Flavor of the Year’

Scams involving celebrity endorsements of digital assets are becoming more common.

News  ·  25 August 2021

Are NFTs Securities?

Some of them are trying to be.

Opinion  ·  24 August 2021

SEC Secures Judgments Against 3 in Bitconnect Scam

One individual must pay more than $3 million and hand over a wallet containing 190 bitcoins.

News  ·  20 August 2021

DeFi Not Immune to SEC Oversight, Gensler Says: Report

DeFi projects that reward participants with incentives or digital tokens could be subject to SEC regulation, the SEC chairman said.

News  ·  19 August 2021

VanEck Adds to ETF Applications With Ether Futures Filing

The Ethereum Strategy ETF would invest in ETH futures contracts and an array of other indirect ether products.

News  ·  18 August 2021
Bitcoin Futures

Galaxy Digital Files for US Bitcoin Futures ETF

The SEC has yet to approve a crypto-based exchange-traded fund.

News  ·  17 August 2021
Securities and Exchange Commission

VanEck Tries Again for Bitcoin Strategy ETF With SEC

VanEck unsuccessfully tried to list a similar fund in 2017.

News  ·  10 August 2021

Poloniex Agrees to $10M Settlement With SEC for Operating Unregistered Exchange

The exchange violated securities law, according to the SEC.

Policy & regulation  ·  9 August 2021

SEC Charges So-Called DeFi Company for Allegedly Fraudulent $30M Offering

This is the SEC's first securities case involving decentralized finance technology.

News  ·  6 August 2021
Bitcoin Futures

Gensler’s Preference for Bitcoin Futures Products Is Likely Bad News for a Spot BTC ETF

The SEC chairman's comments this week are causing issuers to readjust their expectations for the approval of a spot bitcoin ETF.

Policy & regulation  ·  5 August 2021

CFTC Commissioner Says SEC Lacks Authority Over Commodities, Including ‘Crypto Assets’

Quintenz's comment follows remarks by SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, who this week reiterated his view that stock and "stable value tokens backed by securities" qualify as securities.

News  ·  5 August 2021
Securities and Exchange Commission

Invesco Files With SEC for Bitcoin Strategy ETF

Invesco stressed that the ETF will not invest in bitcoin directly.

News  ·  5 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
Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Needs Clear Authority Over Crypto Platforms, Gensler Says

The SEC chair spoke of the agency's desire to "stitch together" consumer protection for tokens sold as securities and tokens sold as commodities.

News  ·  4 August 2021