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NYDFS Approves First Gold-Backed Virtual Currency
The New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") authorized an existing NYDFS licensee to offer a gold-backed virtual currency.
United States
11 Sep 2019
Dallas Company Settles SEC Charges Of Operating Unregistered Digital Asset Exchange
A Dallas company agreed to settle SEC charges of operating an unregistered exchange and defrauding investors in unregistered digital assets offerings.
United States
2 Sep 2019
NYDFS Grants Charter For Trust Company To Custody Bitcoin
The New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") approved the application of a trust company to act as a custodian for Bitcoin.
United States
22 Aug 2019
SEC Charges "Financial Guru" In ICO Fraud Scheme
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York froze the assets of a "self-described financial guru" charged with defrauding
United States
16 Aug 2019
CRS Considers Energy-Use Issues In Blockchain Technology
In a new report titled "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Energy Sector," the Congressional Research Service ("CRS") (i) highlighted the increasing energy demands
United States
15 Aug 2019
NASAA Regulators Target Crypto-Related Fraud
NASAA also stated it is releasing a new video for retail investors on common crypto investment schemes and how to guard against them.
United States
9 Aug 2019
Global Regulators Express Concern With Libra Network's Ability To Protect Consumer Data
Data protection and privacy enforcement regulators expressed concern with the lack of information provided by Facebook and other members of the Libra Network regarding the proposed cryptocurrency.
United States
8 Aug 2019
CFTC Chief Innovation Officer And Director Of LabCFTC To Leave Agency In August
Daniel Gorfine, the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the LabCFTC initiative will leave the CFTC in mid-August of 2019.
United States
8 Aug 2019
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Calls For Support Of Crypto Innovation
SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce called for improved coordination among international financial regulators
United States
7 Aug 2019
SEC Staff Says Tokens To Be Used For Video Games Are Not Securities
The SEC Division of Corporation Finance granted no-action relief to a tech company that has developed, and seeks to distribute, a blockchain-based token (the "Quarter") for use on online gaming platforms.
United States
1 Aug 2019
NASAA Advises Companies And Investors On Use Of Initial Loan Procurements
The North American Securities Administrators Association ("NASAA") advised companies utilizing blockchain technology on an "alternative"
United States
31 Jul 2019
FINRA Reminds Firms To Report Activities Related To Digital Assets
FINRA reminded broker-dealers to notify their FINRA Regulatory Coordinators in writing if they, or their associated persons or affiliates
United States
29 Jul 2019
G7 Regulators Agree On General Concepts As To Competition In The Digital Economy
The G7 competition authorities presented a paper reflecting a common understanding on "how competition plays out in the digital economy."
29 Jul 2019
NYDFS Grants Virtual Currency Licences
The New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") granted virtual currency licenses to Seed Digital Commodities Market LLC
United States
25 Jul 2019
Facebook Executive Responds To Regulatory Concerns Over Proposed Cryptocurrency
A Facebook executive responded to regulatory concerns over the company's proposed blockchain-based cryptocurrency, "Libra."
United States
25 Jul 2019
Facebook Agrees To Work With IRS To Address Cryptocurrency Concerns
A Facebook executive stated that the company would work with the IRS on the tax reporting of digital currency transactions.
United States
24 Jul 2019
House Financial Services Committee Considers Testimony On Implications Of Libra
Members of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services considered testimony on the potential impact of Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency on consumers, investors and the global financial system.
United States
24 Jul 2019
SEC And FINRA Address Application Of Broker-Dealer Custody Requirements To Digital Asset Securities
In a joint statement issued by FINRA and the SEC Division of Trading and Markets (the "Joint Statement"), the agencies highlighted challenges broker-dealers face
United States
18 Jul 2019
House Financial Services Committee Chair Asks Facebook To Pause Development Of Proposed Cryptocurrency
In a letter to Facebook executives, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters (D-CA) and four Democratic representatives requested
United States
16 Jul 2019
BIS Urges Regulators To Address Emergence Of Large Technology Firms In Financial Markets
The Bank for International Settlements ("BIS") urged regulators to implement policies and regulations that address the emergence of big technology ("big tech") firms in financial markets.
United States
9 Jul 2019
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