Regulation

The CEO of fintech firm Block Earner has lashed out over the “lack of clarity” in Australia’s financial licensing regime after his company was sued by the country’s financial services regulator for providing unlicensed crypto-based investment products. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) announced on Nov. 23 local time that it started civil legal
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Two Democratic members of the United States Senate have called on the Justice Department to investigate the collapse of FTX and potentially prosecute individuals involved in wrongdoing. In a Nov. 23 letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse requested the Justice Department launch
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Decentralized exchange (DEX) Uniswap’s recently updated privacy policy appears to have attracted the ire of some members of the community, with concerns that collecting and storing user data works against crypto’s core values.  In recent responses to a November blog post regarding its updated privacy policy, some vocal members of the community suggested it i uncharacteristic
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The first official decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) in the United States is taking on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its 2021 token registrations.  American CryptoFed DAO has told Cointelegraph it will represent itself without an attorney over SEC allegations that it omitted and misstated information in a securities registration last year. The DAO
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The independent examiner in crypto lender Celsius’ bankruptcy case has alleged that the company failed to set up “sufficient” accounting and operational controls in its handling of customer funds.  In an interim report released on Nov. 19, examiner Shoba Pillay made a number of stark observations in her court-appointed investigation into the bankrupt cryptocurrency lending
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Native cryptocurrencies turned out to be the biggest factor contributing to the demise of numerous exchanges and ecosystems this year, most recently during the FTX collapse. Korea’s financial authority, Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KoFIU), took notice of the same as it launched a probe into crypto exchanges in relation to listing their in-house, self-issued tokens.
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Paul, Weiss, the law firm backing FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) amid bankruptcy, renounced representing the entrepreneur, citing a conflict of interest. The decision to withdraw from representation after SBF’s tweets were found to disrupt the law firm’s reorganization efforts. Starting Nov. 14, SBF published a series of tweets that amassed extensive attention across Crypto
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Calls for harsher regulations around cryptocurrencies and digital assets will likely grow louder in the aftermath of FTX’s collapse — something former United States presidential candidate Andrew Yang said isn’t conducive to making America a hotbed for blockchain innovation.  Speaking at the Texas Blockchain Summit in Austin on Nov. 18, Yang acknowledged that the bankruptcy
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the American self-regulatory organization, has launched an examination into the firm’s retail communications concerning crypto products and services offered by them. The regulatory body, in an official notice, announced that it is launching a targeted exam on firms on how they handled retail communications between July 1 and the end of
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Members of the United States House Financial Services Committee have scheduled a December hearing aimed at exploring the collapse of crypto exchange FTX and “broader consequences for the digital asset ecosystem.” In a Nov. 16 announcement, the House committee said it expected to hear from individuals and companies involved in the events that led to
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