Regulation

When the Tide Goes Out: Big Questions for Crypto in 2019

| Gary Gensler

After this year’s wild market ride and many failed projects, what might cryptocurrency mean for money and finance in 2019 and beyond?

EU Parliament Calls for Action on Blockchain Adoption in Trade

| Yogita Khatri

The European Parliament has called for measures that would prepare the region to use blockchain to benefit trade.

Crypto-Friendly Money App Revolut Wins EU Banking License

| Yogita Khatri

Revolut, provider of a mobile finance app that offers crypto trading, has been granted a banking license from the European Central Bank.

SEC’s Crypto Czar Signals Some Flexibility on Token Offerings

| Nikhilesh De

No-action letters may be a way forward for crypto startups hoping to avoid securities classifications.

STO Services Startup TokenSoft Acquires Stake in Regulated Broker-Dealer

| Nikhilesh De

STO facilitator TokenSoft has acquired interest in a regulated broker-dealer to provide services that were previously impossible for the firm.

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.

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.

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.