Legal

donald, trump

Could Donald Trump Ban Bitcoin?

| Noelle Acheson

He can try, argues Noelle Acheson – but the risk he might succeed is outweighed by the benefits of the heightened conversation.

New Jersey

New Jersey Takes Online Market to Court Over 2018 Crypto Token Sale

| Daniel Palmer

The U.S. state of New Jersey is taking legal action over alleged securities violations by blockchain rental marketplace Pocketinns.

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation by CFTC: Bloomberg

| Daniel Palmer

Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is being probed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission over client trades, Bloomberg says.

mark, facebook

Facebook Libra Risks to Financial Stability Demand ‘Highest’ Regulatory Standards, Says G7

| Daniel Palmer

The G7 group of nations has warned of the threat posed by stablecoins such as Facebook's Libra and set out draft recommendations for regulation.

Japan Has FATF Green Light to Create ‘SWIFT Network’ for Crypto: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Japan is said to be leading the creation of an international cryptocurrency payments network similar to banking network SWIFT.

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Emerge Against Bitcoin Coder Peter Todd

| Leigh Cuen

New court filings have accused former Bitcoin Core contributor Peter Todd of sexual misconduct.

Senate

Watch Today’s Facebook Libra Hearing at the House Financial Services Committee

| Marc Hochstein

Watch the live webcast of the House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project.

Ex-CFTC Advisor: Facebook’s Libra Could Be Both Security and Commodity

| Wolfie Zhao

Security? Payment token? Utility token? Defining Facebook's Libra won't be easy, and it's not Facebook's call, says Jeff Bandman.

Cuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options

| Leigh Cuen

Cuba highlights the difference between bitcoin and corporate token projects like Facebook's Libra.

Facebook’s Libra Should Be Regulated Like a Security, Says Former CFTC Chair

| Nikhilesh De

Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler believes Facebook's Libra looks – and should be regulated like – a security.