Nikhilesh De

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Nov 25 2020

Gary Gensler Under Consideration for Deputy Treasury Secretary Role: Report

Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler, who's leading Joe Biden's financial oversight team, may be tapped as Deputy Treasury Secretary.

Nov 24 2020

Coinbase Will Suspend All Margin Trading Tomorrow, Citing CFTC Guidance

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cftc coinbase margin trading markets news

Coinbase plans to suspend all margin trading contracts effective tomorrow, and will end the service entirely by next month.

In Her Own Words: Here’s What Janet Yellen Has Said About Bitcoin

Janet Yellen wasn’t a fan of bitcoin when she ran the Fed. Her views as Treasury Secretary may shape crypto regulation over the next four years.

Eth 2.0 Deposit Contract Secures Enough Funds to Launch

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  ethereum news

The smart contract required for triggering Ethereum 2.0 has enough funds to begin activation of its most ambitious upgrade yet.

IRS Again Warns Crypto Investors They Under-Reported Gains

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  irs news policy & regulation taxes

For the second year in a row, the IRS is telling crypto investors they under- reported crypto gains. But there may false alarms again.

Nov 23 2020

Biden to Tap Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen will be tapped to run the Treasury Department, where she will oversee federal agencies that impact crypto.

Nov 20 2020

US Government Enlists USDC for ‘Global Foreign Policy Objective’ in Venezuela: Circle CEO

Nov 20 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  circle news policy & regulation usdc venezuela

The U.S. government is sending USDC payments to Venezuela using Circle and Airtm to bypass Nicolas Maduro, the nation's dictator.

Nov 19 2020

SEC Grants Digital Avatar Firm IMVU Permission to Sell Crypto Tokens

Nov 19 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  imvu news policy & regulation sec vcoin

The SEC has granted permission to digital avatar firm IMVU to sell its Ethereum-based VCOIN digital currency, though with some restrictions.

Solidus Labs Believes Its Crypto Surveillance Tool Can Help Launch a Bitcoin ETF

Solidus Labs believes its new surveillance tool can help regulators maintain confidence in crypto markets, potentially leading to the approval of a bitcoin ETF.

Nov 17 2020

Crypto-Friendly Brooks Gets Nod to Serve 5-Year Term Leading Bank Regulator

Nov 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  brian brooks news occ policy & regulation

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Acting Comptroller Brian Brooks to take on a more permanent role leading the bank regulator.

Nov 16 2020

The SEC Is Still Working Out What ‘Qualified Custodian’ Means for Crypto

The SEC’s recent statement about qualified custodians shows the federal agency is still puzzling out important questions for the crypto space.

Nov 09 2020

SEC Commissioner Peirce Says Regulations Should Be Slow, Though Crypto Rules Could Be Faster

New regulations take time to allow for public feedback, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce said at CoinDesk's Bitcoin for Advisors conference.

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