Legal

Allianz Global Investors Chief Calls for Cryptocurrency Ban

| Yogita Khatri

The CEO and global CIO of Allianz's investment arm has said cryptocurrencies should be banned by regulators.

Mark Karpeles

10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles over embezzlement of user funds.

The CFTC Wants to Learn More About Ethereum

| Nikhilesh De

The CFTC has published a request for input to learn more about ethereum and its underlying blockchain network.

Blockchain-Friendly UK Lawmaker Calls for Crypto Tax Payments

| Yogita Khatri

British politician Eddie Hughes has proposed allowing local taxes and bills to be paid with cryptocurrencies.

Not Everyone Wants a Bitcoin ETF

| Leigh Cuen

Despite the hype, some experts believe a bitcoin ETF wouldn't have much long-term impact on the broader market.

ICOs Are ‘Effective Way’ to Raise Capital If Rules Are Followed: SEC Chairman

| Yogita Khatri

SEC chairman Jay Clayton has said that ICOs can be an "effective way" to raise capital, but securities laws must be followed.

Crypto Trading Platform ErisX Hires Serial Exchange Founder Matt Trudeau

| Ian Allison

Matt Trudeau, who has overseen some 10 global market launches, has joined crypto trading firm ErisX as chief strategy officer.

Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Changes to Ease Crypto Tax Burden

| Yogita Khatri

A Japanese politician has proposed four changes to the taxation system he says will promote adoption of cryptocurrency in the country.

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Blockchain Regulators

| Kevin Werbach

Calls for regulation do not represent the end of cryptocurrency innovation; they signal blockchain’s ongoing maturation, a legal expert argues.

The Era of Central Bank Digital Currencies Is Within Reach

| Kevin Rutter

A phased roll-out of a central bank digital currency is not only possible, but may be what certain regions need, says R3's research lead.