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After his most recent stint teaching about blockchain at MIT, former CFTC head Gary Gensler is reportedly the next SEC Chair. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. Today on the Brief: Visa drops $5.3B Plaid acquisition after DOJ antitrust suit ECB President Christine Lagarde discusses bitcoin and digital euro Acting OCC chief Brian Brooks to...
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Coinbase said it will suspend trading of XRP, the cryptocurrency the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued last week claiming it is really a security. Coinbase first listed XRP on its retail-facing platforms in February 2019. Starting now, XRP trading “will move into limit only,” Coinbase wrote. It will be fully suspended on Tuesday, Jan....
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered Tierion to pay back investors in its TNT tokens after finding the data verification startup’s $25 million initial coin offering (ICO) violated securities laws. TNT holders and ICO investors who sold their tokens at a loss have 60 days to ask Tierion for what is essentially a...
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Chris Larsen, Ripple co-founder and chairman of the payments technology company’s board of directors, said China’s “itching” to be the one that designs the next financial system and that the U.S. is “woefully behind.” See also: SEC Will Be Forced to Give Crypto Guidance Despite Bureaucracy, Risk-Avoidance: Peirce
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner (SEC) Hester Peirce, well known for her pro-cryptocurrencies views, said increased interest in the space will necessarily force the regulatory body to shift toward a more accommodating stance, but it won’t be easy, according to a recent interview with Cointelegraph. UPDATE 23:59 UTC Adds comments from Peirce about hurdles...
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce discussed some major trends in the digital asset world during a chat with journalist Laura Shin, at the LA Blockchain Summit on Tuesday.  While the talk kicked off with Peirce’s letter of dissent against the recent SEC decision to levy a $6.1 million fine on Unikrn, the commissioner...
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged two crypto startups and eight individuals including rapper Clifford Harris Jr., more commonly known as T.I., with violating the Securities Act of 1933 and other charges due to their involvement with a pair of initial coin offerings (ICOs). The SEC alleged Friday that film producer Ryan Felton...
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There has been no shortage of epoch-changing twists so far this year. I mean, seriously, take your pick: even aside from the pandemic, we have riots on the streets of American cities, an alarming trade war, negative oil prices and gold briefly above $2,000/oz. These are just some of the loud, headline-grabbing changes that were...
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today that it has charged Virginia- based company Boontech and its founder Rajesh Pavithran for fraud and failure to register the firm’s tokens that were sold as investment securities.  According to the SEC’s announcement, between November 2017 and January 2018, Boontech sold $5 million worth of its tokens,...
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