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FINRA Approves Grayscale’s Public Quote for Crypto Fund Shares

News New York-based digital asset management fund Grayscale Investments has received regulatory approval to publicly quote the shares of its diversified cryptocurrency fund. First publicly-quoted diversified crypto fundGrayscale was approved by the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Autho..

Gold and Blockchain: A Budding Financial Romance at the Perfect Time

Opinion If you’ve been following Peter Schiff for his prediction of the 2008 financial collapse or strictly because of his affinity for gold, then you’re probably aware that he is not a fan of Bitcoin (BTC), but would he be interested in gold-backed smart contracts? The United States Federal Reser..

Telegram Responds to Investors on SEC Action, Hearing Set for Oct. 24

News Telegram Open Network (TON) developers responded to its investors after American regulators abruptly announced that its $1.7 billion token sale was illegal. No clear feedback from SEC for 18 monthsAccording to a TON letter to investors obtained by Cointelegraph, the firm has been trying to so..

2019 May Be the Year of Regulatory Response to Crypto: Ex-CFTC Chairman

News Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Christopher Giancarlo, who had parted ways with the regulator this summer, has stated that he expects 2019 to be the year when regulators may start considering some response to cryptocurrencies. Giancarlo voiced his opinion during an..

US SEC Halts TON Launch Over $1.7B ICO — Highest-Level Action Yet?

Follow up Late Friday, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it is suing two offshore entities, Telegram and its wholly owned subsidiary, TON Issuer, for holding an unregistered token sale. According to the complaint filed in the federal district court in Manhat..

Telegram’s TON Board ‘Takes a Break,’ Removes All History From Channel

News Following a recent red flag from United States. regulators, a private Telegram channel for Telegram Open Network (TON) is taking a break. Temporary halt for more clarityOn Oct. 12, TON Board channel on Telegram announced a temporary halt of work due to the increased level of regulatory uncert..

Pushing for Crypto Self-Regulation Amid Tightening Government Scrutiny

Analysis Self-regulation is once again a trending topic in the cryptocurrency landscape as major exchange platforms have announced the creation of self-regulated organizations (SROs) to achieve some standardization in digital currency governance. Government regulators across various jurisdictions ..

Coinbase Gets E-Money License In Ireland, Expanding European Foothold

News Coinbase is expanding its European foothold with an e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland. “One of just a few companies”On Oct. 11, Zeeshan Feroz, the CEO of the United Kingdom arm of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, announced that the exchange had become “one ..

Breaking: US SEC Deems $1.7 Billion Telegram Offering Illegal, Orders Halt

News The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that Telegram and the forthcoming GRM token constitute an unregistered digital token offering. Per an Oct. 11 press release, the SEC has filed an emergency action and restraining order against Telegram and the Telegram O..

US SEC, FinCEN, CFTC Jointly Warn Against Illicit Use of Crypto Assets

News The chairmen of the three primary financial regulators in the United States have released a joint statement warning crypto users of anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) obligations. All for one, one for allThe statement, published Oct. 11, is a rare inst..

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