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Former CFTC Enforcement Lawyer Joins Perkins Coie Global Law Firm

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Tech

Former CFTC Enforcement Lawyer Joins Perkins Coie Global Law Firm

Perkins Coie, the Washington-based international law firm that represents highly reputed organizations across a vast range of industries, has hired Kari Larsen, a former enforcement lawyer at the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group and Investment Management practice, according to a press release  by the firm on November 6, 2018. Kari…

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U.S. Federal Court Defines Cryptocurrencies as Commodities

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U.S. Federal Court Defines Cryptocurrencies as Commodities

Although the U.S.’s cryptocurrency definitions regulations are entirely unclear, policymakers are gaining greater clarity as they continue to resolve more cryptocurrency-related cases. According to the CFTC’s Press release published on October 3, 2018, the US District Judge Rya W Zobel gave the CFTC authority to prosecute My Big Coin Pay, the parent company of MyBigCoin.com, a cryptocurrency payment platform, for…

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U.S SEC File Charges against Bitcoin-linked Firm, 1pool Ltd and its Founders

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, Investment, News, Regulation

U.S SEC File Charges against Bitcoin-linked Firm, 1pool Ltd and its Founders

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against 1pool Ltd, a securities dealer registered in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and its founders for allegedly selling unregistered security-based swaps to U.S residents, according to statements from the commission on September 27, 2018. SEC Crushes another Bitcoin-based Business According to an SEC statement, international securities dealer…

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U.S. Judge Bitcoin Decision Leads to CFTC Overseeing Virtual Currencies

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

U.S. Judge Bitcoin Decision Leads to CFTC Overseeing Virtual Currencies

Federal judges made headlines on September 26, 2018, when they announced that virtual currencies meet the definitions of a commodity. Since bitcoin now falls under the same definition, the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) will continue to police virtual currencies. My Big Coin Case The reason why this decision even came up in the first place was due to a…

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CFTC Wins Case Against Cryptocurrency Promoter That Ran Bold and Vicious Frauds

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Exchange, Investment, News

CFTC Wins Case Against Cryptocurrency Promoter That Ran Bold and Vicious Frauds

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) won a court case against a cryptocurrency promoter that cheated investors by running “a bold and vicious fraud.” According to Bloomberg on August 24, 2018, the CFTC managed to ban the cryptocurrency operator permanently, Patrick McDonnell ordering, him to pay a hefty fine in restitution and penalties. Nonjury Trial Concluded that Bitcoin Operator Ran a…

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SEC and CFTC May Approve Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs This Fall

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, Investment, News, Regulation

SEC and CFTC May Approve Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs This Fall

Citing two unnamed sources within the SEC and CFTC, ZeroHedge reported on July 24, 2018, that bitcoin and ether ETFs are likely to be approved this fall. This is one of the final steps before these Exchange Traded Funds are listed on the NYSE exchange. Speculative Leaks about U.S. Regulation of Crypto Exchange Traded Funds Sources from both the SEC…

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Bitfinex Join Forces with Market Synergy to the Hoorah of Professional Cryptocurrency Traders

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, Finance, Investment, News

Bitfinex Join Forces with Market Synergy to the Hoorah of Professional Cryptocurrency Traders

In a bid to offer state-of-the-art, robust, and high-performance connectivity for its institutional clients, on July 11, 2018, Bitfinex announced a strategic alliance with Market Synergy, a highly reputable Swiss-based company whose primary objective is providing security and standard fail-proof connectivity for digital asset firms, banks, brokers, and hedge funds alike. Aiming for the Moon The fifth largest cryptocurrency exchange…

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Government Officials Have to Contact SEC Before Participating in ICOs

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation, Tech

Government Officials Have to Contact SEC Before Participating in ICOs

In a memorandum to all house members, government officers, and employees, the US House of Representatives Committee on Ethics has required government officials to disclose holdings of cryptocurrencies and digital assets as “other forms of securities.” Primarily For Tax Purpose The memorandum emphasized the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the national tax agency, has acknowledged cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum as…

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CFTC Opens the Door to More Cryptocurrency Derivatives with New Advisory

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News, Regulation

CFTC Opens the Door to More Cryptocurrency Derivatives with New Advisory

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a new advisory according to a May 21 announcement, which exchanges and clearinghouses planning to list cryptocurrencies derivatives must adhere. The instructions are in response to growing industry concerns about the vetting process for new derivative products pegged around digital currencies. Source: Steemit CFTC Crypto Derivatives Guidelines The exchanges must also…

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Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

United States regulators present at the Consensus 2018 conference have made it clear that they are trying as much as they can to sanitize the crypto space by formulating policies that would protect investors and boost growth in the nascent digital currency ecosystem. The SEC and ICOs Highly reputable officials of the U.S. regulatory watchdogs, including Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

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