Tag: sec

Aug 19 2022

Is TRM Labs Blocking Addresses From DeFi Protocols? Ari Redbord Says No – Ep.387

Aug 19 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 ari redbord cftc laura shin ofac

Ari Redbord, Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, talks about the sanctions on Tornado Cash, and the role of blockchain analytics tools in crypto. Show highlights: Ari’s background as a federal prosecutor and his work for the US Treasury why regulators sanctioned Tornado Cash, according to Ari why the Ronin hack was important for regulators to start taking DeFi hacks...

Aug 18 2022

SEC To Submit Hinman Speech Documents Yet Brings New Accusations

Aug 18 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  crypto crypto news dpp sec

Since the end of 2020, the United State Security and Exchange Commission and Ripple Labs have been in a lawsuit. The SEC filed the case against Ripple, claiming it failed to register its token, XRP, as security. The issue has taken different turns and twists from the period until now. Through the processes of the lawsuit, there have been several claims, rulings, and...

The Chopping Block: Did OFAC Overstep by Sanctioning Tornado Cash? – Ep. 386

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Laura Shin, host of Unchained and author of The Cryptopians, also joined the conversation. Show topics: What Tornado Cash is and why it got sanctioned by the OFAC The difference between Tornado Cash and...

Aug 17 2022

SEC Vs. Dragon – Dragonchain Gets Sued For $16.5 Million ‘Unregistered’ Token ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against organizations associated with Dragonchain as well as its chief architect John Joseph Roets for allegedly generating $16.5 million through "unregistered crypto asset" securities offerings. The court petition accuses the defendants of breaching the Securities Act of 1933 by amassing millions of dollars in 2017 through the sale of Dragon (DRGN) tokens in an initial...

Aug 16 2022

Slaying the Dragonchain: A Tale of Fear and Mania

Aug 16 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  dragonchain news sec

Dragonchain once had big ambitions to bring the magic of blockchain technology to businesses around the country. Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission is charging the project and its founder,...

SEC Charges Dragonchain for Selling Unregistered Securities

Aug 16 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  dragonchain news sec

The SEC has charged Dragonchain with selling $16.5 million in unregistered securities; Dragonchain founder and CEO Joe Roets says he has a "very strong case" against the charges. SEC Charges...

Coinbase CPO Surojit Chatterjee Explains Why He Believes the Exchange Will Win- Ep. 385

Aug 16 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 banks binance bitcoin blockchain

Surojit Chatterjee, chief product officer at Coinbase, comes to talk about what products Coinbase is building, how it can thrive in such a competitive landscape, how to onboard billions of users into crypto, and much more. Show highlights: how Surojit got into crypto and ended up at Coinbase what sets Coinbase apart from the competition how to bring billions of customers to crypto...

Aug 15 2022

Court grants Ripple approval to authenticate videos of SEC officials

Aug 15 2022 Published at Coinscreed under tags  court ripple ripples news sec

As the Ripple-SEC case continues, a Magistrate Judge has granted approval to the defendant to authenticate some critical videos provided by the SEC officials. Ripple has been granted permission by Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn to serve non-party subpoenas on video hosting services in order to authenticate some films of senior Securities and Exchange Commission officials […] The post...

Aug 11 2022

SEC Subpoenas Coinbase Over Listing Process, Staking Products

Aug 11 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business coinbase sec

Coinbase has been involved in multiple private and public spats with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the past year. Coinbase Confirms SEC Investigation The SEC subpoenaed Coinbase and...

The SEC and CFTC Propose Amending Form PF, Cryptocurrency Exposure to Be Included

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted in favour of amendments to Form Private Fund (Form PF), which is required by the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010).

Form PF was...

Aug 10 2022

CFTC and SEC propose amending reporting rules for hedge funds

Aug 10 2022 Published at Coinscreed under tags  cftc news sec

The SEC and CFTC cited development in the hedge fund business as the rationale for the proposed adjustment. Large advisers to certain hedge funds would be required to disclose any exposure to digital assets, according to a proposal from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States. The […] The post...

SEC, CFTC may seek crypto exposure reports from hedge funds

Aug 10 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  cftc crypto regulation sec

US regulators are considering asking hedge funds to disclose their crypto exposure, The Wall Street Journal reported on Aug. 10. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) would likely issue a joint proposal asking large hedge funds to use Form PF to report their crypto investments....

SEC, CFTC Want Private Funds to Report Crypto Holdings

Aug 10 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  cftc news sec

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission are hoping to add new levels to the disclosures they require from large hedge funds and private wealth management...

SEC orders Bloom Protocol to register BLT token as security or face $31M fine

Aug 10 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bloom legal regulation sec

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sent a cease and desist letter to Bloom Protocol (BLT), asking it to register its tokens as securities or risk up to $31 million in fines. In the 18-page letter sent on Aug. 9, the SEC accused Bloom of violating the...

SEC To Require Crypto Exposure Report From Hedge Funds – WallStreetJournal

Summary: The U.S. SEC could launch a new policy for hedge funds as crypto adoption grows. Hedge funds might soon be required to report on their exposure to cryptocurrencies. Such firms would do so through the so-called Form PF. Gary Gensler said the move could provide more insight into the operations of large hedge funds and their interaction with the financial industry. The...

Aug 09 2022

XRP Class Action Lawsuit Hits 70,000 Members

Reading Time: 2 minutes A class action lawsuit by XRP holders against the SEC has reached 70,000 members The action was started in January 2021 to protest against the SEC’s classification of XRP as a security The lawsuit blames the charge on the drop in the XRP price...

Aug 05 2022

U.S. Crypto Exchanges and Binance Reportedly Being Investigated by the SEC

Forbes reports that a staffer from Senator Lummis’ office said that every exchange in the U.S., and Binance, is being investigated by the SEC. The SEC could be looking at whether these exchanges have been allowing unregistered securities to be listed. The SEC has been adamant that the market does not have unregistered securities. A staffer from the office of United States Senator...

SEC Investigating Binance, All U.S. Crypto Exchanges: Forbes

Aug 05 2022 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  cftc news sec

The financial regulator has stepped up its oversight of the digital assets space in recent weeks. U.S. Exchanges Under Investigation Coinbase is not the only cryptocurrency exchange the SEC is...

Aug 04 2022

Aug 03 2022

Senate Bill Classifying Bitcoin As A Digital Commodity To Be Introduced Today: Report

The bill seeks to empower the CFTC to regulate bitcoin as a digital commodity while excluding securities from also falling under the same category.A new bill classifying bitcoin as a digital commodity could be introduced today. This move would empower the current watchdog of derivatives and future markets, the CFTC, to gain regulatory jurisdiction over bitcoin.The bill seeks to expand...

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