Regulation

Ilia Obraztsov

UK Startup Takes Billion-Dollar Tokenization Plan Stateside

| Danny Nelson

Smartlands, a UK tokenization firm, is betting on a billion-dollar security token crowdfunding model with a new broker-dealer partnership in the U.S.

SEC Draws on Investor Communications to Halt Telegram Token Launch

| Anna Baydakova

To justify halting the launch of Telegram's blockchain project, the Securities and Exchange Commission relied heavily on communications obtained from…

US Treasury Secretary: Regulatory Fears Forced Libra Exodus

| David Pan

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said backers of Facebook’s Libra withdrew from the project, fearing it would not meet regulatory standards.

armstrong, coinbase

Coinbase Eyes European Growth After Winning Irish E-Money License

| William Foxley

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been granted an Irish e-money license that will bring it greater access to EU and EEA markets.

tZERO-Backed Startup Seeks SEC Approval to Launch Security Token Market

| Danny Nelson

A firm part-owned by Overstock’s tZERO is seeking regulatory approval to launch one of the first markets for publicly traded, registered security…

bailey, FCA

Traditional Financial Exchanges Oppose UK Crypto Derivatives Ban for Retail Investors

| David Pan

The World Federation of Exchanges asked the UK's Financial Conduct Authority not to ban the sale of crypto derivatives to retail investors.

SEC, CFTC, FinCEN Warn Crypto Industry to Follow US Banking Laws

| Nikhilesh De

The heads of three U.S. financial regulators warned the crypto industry to abide by banking laws in a joint statement published Friday.

CFTC Chairman Confirms Ether Cryptocurrency Is a Commodity

| William Foxley

CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert has just said ether, the world's second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is a commodity not a security.

OKEx Korea Reviewing Decision to Delist Privacy Coins Zcash and Dash

| William Foxley

OKEX Korea is reconsidering a decision to delist the privacy coins zcash and dash it announced in September.

Bank of England Sets Out Rules for Libra Launch in the UK

| William Foxley

The central bank has finalized principles the Facebook-led cryptocurrency project must adopt before a U.K. launch.