Regulation

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Hints at What’s Holding Back Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures

| Nikhilesh De

Speaking generally about crypto regulation, the CFTC’s chairman offered clues about the delay at bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt.

The Hidden Effects of Crypto Money Laundering Rules

| Noelle Acheson

CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson looks at anti-money laundering regulation’s increasing focus on cryptocurrencies, and at the opportunity this presents.

In First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws

| Yogita Khatri

U.S. regulator FinCEN has for the first time penalized a cryptocurrency trader for breaking anti-money laundering rules.

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Calls for ‘Clear Guidelines’ on Crypto

| Stan Higgins

U.S. presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has laid out his campaign's policy position on cryptocurrencies.

NYDFS: Why We Rejected Bittrex’s Application for a BitLicense

| Shirin Emami

Bittrex is not telling the full story about its BitLicense denial, a New York Department of Financial Services official writes.

Crypto Startups Barred from Indian Central Bank Fintech Sandbox

| Nikhilesh De

The Reserve Bank of India is setting up a regulatory sandbox for fintech startups – but crypto projects are excluded.

Bakkt Exchange May Be Seeking New York License for Crypto Custody: Report

| Daniel Palmer

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, ICE, is reportedly eyeing a New York license for its long-delayed crypto exchange Bakkt.

Bonds, Treasury Bond

Startup Arca Seeks SEC Approval for US Treasury Bond-Backed Stablecoin

| Marc Hochstein

Arca Investment Management is seeking approval from the SEC to sell a new type of stablecoin to retail investors.

LedgerX Reveals Bid to Beat Bakkt to Physical Bitcoin Futures Launch

| Nikhilesh De

Crypto derivatives provider LedgerX plans to become the first U.S. firm to offer physically settled bitcoin futures contracts.

Startup Raises $3.9 Million in Tokenized Equity in London Stock Exchange Test Issuance

| Daniel Palmer

Blockchain startup 20|30 has raised £3 million in a sale of tokenized shares in a test carried out with the London Stock Exchange Group.