Gensler And Clayton Call On Exchanges To Register With SEC

The current and former chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission show little partisan disagreement. Earlier today, Democrat chairman Gary Gensler and his Republican predecessor Jay Clayton called on exchanges to register with the commission. Both are motivated by investor protection concerns – a common justification used by Gensler. Register Or Else, Say SEC Chiefs The SEC chiefs aired their thoughts during a Fireside chat at the Digital Asset Compliance & Market Integrity Summit on Wednesday. The event was staged…

Ripple Making Good Progress In Case With SEC, According To CEO

Following months of ongoing battles and legal pressure, Ripple is finally making some progress in its lawsuit with the SEC. CEO Brad Garlinghouse said he expects the case to finally end next year. Lawsuit Update From Brad Garlinghouse Brad Garlinghouse – CEO of Ripple – elaborated on the lawsuit’s latest development in an interview with CNBC on Monday. The lawsuit began in December of 2020, with the SEC accusing Ripple of selling $1.3 billion worth of XRP in an unregistered…

SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Approvals Once Again

The Securities and Exchange Commission still shows no urgency to approve a Bitcoin ETF. They have extended their review of four proposed crypto funds by well over a month, citing the need for further review. Hesitancy on a Bitcoin ETF According to a filing from the SEC this week, the affected funds include the following. The Global X Bitcoin Trust, The Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF The Wisdomtree Bitcoin Trust The Valkyrie XBTO Bitcoin Futures Fund. Global X approval has been delayed…

SEC Chairman Reaffirms Support for Futures-Backed Bitcoin ETFs

Cryptocurrency investors continue to push for approval for exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The battle has been raging on for years, but there are positive signs of progress. The latest sign came from Gary Gensler, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Slow and Steady for the SEC Earlier this week, Gensler prepared comments for a Financial Times conference. In his remarks, the SEC chairman said he would support futures-backed Bitcoin ETFs. These ETFs have backing from Bitcoin futures instead…

SEC Chair Says Crypto Products Cannot Evade Regulation

US Securities and Exchange Commission chair, Gary Gensler, advised crypto products offering returns to align with the law. He warned cryptocurrency platforms that 'somebody is going to get hurt' without safety measures. Gensler is confident that those cryptocurrency trading and lending platforms that promise returns to investors cannot evade the SEC law. However, he said that those crypto products offering returns to investors are wrong to think they can avoid the US Securities and Exchange Commission regulation. On Wednesday, the SEC…

CFTC Commissioner to Join SEC as General Counsel

The United States government is trying to set an excellent regulatory policy for crypto. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will play a significant part in that effort. Now, the agency is getting some help in its endeavors. This week, the SEC confirmed hiring Dan Berkovitz as its general counsel. Berkovitz is currently a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He has held that position since 2018, so he has solid experience. Interestingly, Berkovitz's tenure at the CFTC lasts until…

Coinbase to Launch Direct Deposit Feature for Salary Earners

Coinbase is one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges. The company has become a leader in the industry thanks to its insight and ability to innovate. The exchange announced another product directed at increasing crypto adoption and ease of access for its customers. Easier Deposits on Coinbase In a blog post published on Monday, Prakash Hariramani, Coinbase’s chief of product, announced that the company will be offering direct deposits for customers who would like to purchase crypto with their salaries. The…

What is Insider Trading? Why Should Crypto Networks Discourage it?

When it comes to cryptocurrencies, insider trading does not go without mention. The subject has been a hot topic in the crypto space to the extent of media outlets. Popular cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase have faced lawsuits due to allegations of insider trading. Over the years, the government has not set measures against organizations that take part. But, the CFTC's current enforcement practices encompass cryptocurrencies. The regulation will be the same as that applied to securities by the SEC. This article will look…

SEC Lodge a Complaint in Court Regarding Wash Trading by Two Robinhood Users

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against two Robinhood users. The complaint alleges using a wash-trading-based arbitrage scheme that utilized meme stocks, amounting to more than $700,000. Wash trading is when a trader buys and sells the security to provide misleading information to the market. It is illegal under U.S. law and is liable to a lawsuit against those involved. Wash Trading Accusations SEC accused the defendants, Suyun Gu and Yong Lee,  on September 27. The two…

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