US & Canada

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.

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.

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.

21 US Lawmakers Urge IRS (Again) to Clarify Crypto Tax Rules

| Nikhilesh De

With the U.S. deadline to file taxes days away, 21 lawmakers have again urged the IRS to provide clarity on crypto.

Bitstamp Granted BitLicense, Will Expand Crypto Services in US

| Nikhilesh De

Europe-based crypto exchange Bitstamp has just received New York's 19th BitLicense, allowing it to offer five crypto trading pairs in the state.

Canadian Court Rules Drug Dealer Must Hand Over $1.4 Million in Bitcoin

| Yogita Khatri

A Toronto judge has ruled that a 30-year old drug dealer must forfeit 281.41 bitcoins used in illegal activities on the dark web.

SEC’s Crypto Token Framework Falls Short of Clear and Actionable Guidance

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC's guidance on crypto token sales, while welcome, is not quite the clarifying document the industry hoped for.

QuadrigaCX Crypto Exchange Could Soon Be Placed in Bankruptcy

| Nikhilesh De

EY, the court-appointed monitor for QuadrigaCX, is looking to move the exchange into bankruptcy.