Regulation

Bakkt Says It’s ‘Cleared to Launch’ Bitcoin Futures Next Month

| Nikhilesh De

Bakkt says it will launch Sept. 23 after receiving a trust charter through the New York State Department of Financial Services.

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Nevada Crypto ATM Operators Now Require Money Transmission License

| William Foxley

Nevada abruptly changed its regulatory stance on cryptocurrency kiosks, alarming many providers.

Blockchain Firm Settles With SEC Over Unregistered $6.3 Million SAFT

| Daniel Palmer

A healthcare-focused blockchain firm has settled with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its 2017-2018 SAFT offering.

UK Advertising Watchdog Upholds Complaints Against BitMEX Bitcoin Promotion

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints over a "misleading" bitcoin ad placed by crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX.

ICO Issuer PlexCorps Reaches Settlement With US Securities Regulator

| William Foxley

Following the ruling, PlexCorps must disgorge $4.56 million in addition to some $350,000 in interest.

New Zealand Tax Office Makes It Legal to Pay Salaries in Crypto

| Daniel Palmer

New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department has made it legal to receive salaries in cryptocurrency, and be taxed accordingly.

Coinbase UK Dropping Support for Cryptocurrency Zcash

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. arm of Coinbase appears to be dropping support for the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash.

IRS Warnings to Bitcoin Traders Offer Clues to Coming Tax Guidance

| Nikhilesh De

Though the IRS has yet to publish its promised crypto tax guidance, the warning letters recently sent to 10,000 traders hint at what to expect.

Derivatives Drama: The Unintended Consequences of Crypto Regulation

| Noelle Acheson

Noelle Acheson points out that the LedgerX confusion highlights potential CFTC priorities regarding the regulation of crypto derivatives that could…

15 Nations Plan Global Crypto Monitoring System Under FATF: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Fifteen nations are reported to be planning to set up a system to monitor crypto transactions.