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Now Reporting to the SEC, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust One Step Closer to Public Trading

News Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust now reports to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), putting it one step closer to public trading. The announcementGrayscale’s Bitcoin Trust manages investment in Bitcoin on behalf of investors, exposing them to the coin’s potential for gains wh..

Digital Chamber of Commerce Weighs In on Telegram Legal Battle With SEC

News The Chamber of Digital Commerce has filed an amicus brief in the ongoing court case between encrypted messenger service Telegram and the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Filed on Jan. 21, the document was authored by Lilya Tessler, a partner and the New York head of Sidley ..

WisdomTree Grows a Stablecoin Today to Nurture a Crypto ETF Tomorrow

Analysis The news that WisdomTree, a major asset manager with $63.8 billion in assets under its belt, plans to launch a regulated stablecoin — pending approval from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission — could be a significant development. It would bring a unique combination of bei..

Telegram CEO’s 18-Hour Deposition Transcript Is Published Online

News Telegram CEO Pavel Durov gave a deposition regarding the company’s alleged violation of United States securities law by conducting $1.7 billion Gram token sale in 2018. In line with a relevant court order, the deposition was held on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8 before a court reporter designated by the ..

SEC’s CryptoMom Wants US to Learn From Chinese Digital Innovation

News The United States could learn from China’s innovations in digital currency, says Securities and Exchange commissioner Hester Peirce. Fielding questions via webcam at this week’s Crypto Finance Conference in Switzerland, the public sector leader known as CryptoMom, called for the U.S. to: “L..

US SEC Charges Convict and Associates for $30M Fraudulent ICO

News The United States Securities and Exchange Commision has charged a group of criminals, who raised over $30 million through a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). Per a Jan. 12 press release, the SEC charged convicted Boaz Manor, his business associate, and two companies, CG Blockchain Inc. ..

Amid Legal Controversy, Telegram Blockchain Explorers Are Already Available

News As the SEC lawsuit against Telegram Open Network (TON) forced it to postpone mainnet launch, working blockchain explorers are already available for the testnet. Blockchair announced the creation of a user-friendly alternative to Telegram’s own explorer. A stalled launch has not stopped blockc..

Telegram’s Legal Battle With the SEC Heats Up Over TON Bank Records

Analysis Telegram’s battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission became one of the most closely followed legal dramas of the crypto space in 2019. This was not only because it appeared to be the first time the Durov brothers’ relentless expansion faltered but also because the c..

Coinbase-Backed Crypto Ratings Council Adds eToro, OKCoin

News The Coinbase-backed Crypto Ratings Council (CRC), a group of major United States’ cryptocurrency firms seeking regulatory clarity, has welcomed new members. Established in late 2019, the CRC has expanded to include members like trading platform eToro, crypto exchange OKCoin and Radar, the sta..

Malaysia Looks to Tie Token Offerings to Exchanges

News Following the US SEC’s investor alert against Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO’s), Malaysia’s regulator has published a regulatory guide requiring token offerings in the country be attached to exchanges. A breakdown of Malaysia IEOsA report from Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) makes clea..

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