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Craig Wright Claims to Be Satoshi in Critical Response to CFTC on Ethereum

| Yogita Khatri

In a response to the CFTC, nChain chief scientist Craig Wright has criticized ethereum and restated his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

SEC Commissioner Peirce Confirms Guidance on Crypto Tokens Is Coming

| Yogita Khatri

The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to clarify when securities laws might apply to crypto token sales, an official confirmed Friday.

SEC Commissioner Says Bitcoin ETF Will Be Approved ‘Eventually’

| Yogita Khatri

A U.S. SEC commissioner, Robert J. Jackson Jr. has said he believes a bitcoin exchange-traded fund will ultimately be approved.

Alleged SIM-Swap Crypto Thief Indicted for Hacking Over 50 US Victims

| Yogita Khatri

A 20-year-old man has been formally charged in a U.S. supreme court indictment over 52 cases of SIM-swap identity and crypto theft.

US SEC Seeking Big Data Tool for Major Blockchains

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking vendors to provide detailed blockchain data in order to improve crypto compliance.

QuadrigaCX Owes Customers $190 Million, Court Filing Shows

| Nikhilesh De

“Quadriga’s inventory of cryptocurrency has become unavailable and some of it may be lost," the founder's widow said in documents obtained by…

Wall Street Crypto Products May Have to Wait as US Regulators Confront Backlog

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC and CFTC have five weeks of work to catch up on, and crypto advocates have no illusions that bitcoin ETFs and the like are a priority.

NYDFS Grants BitLicense to Third Bitcoin ATM Operator

| Nikhilesh De

NYDFS has granted a third bitcoin ATM operator a BitLicense Thursday, with Cottonwood Vending LLC becoming the latest recipient.

SEC Official Who Oversaw Crypto Cases Leaves for Law Firm Jones Day

| Anna Baydakova

Shamoil T. Shipchandler, whose team at the SEC brought cases against AriseBank and 1Broker, has joined law firm Jones Day.

Chat App Kik Says It Will Fight SEC Over Possible ICO Action

| Yogita Khatri

Messaging app company Kik says it will stand up to the SEC over an expected enforcement action relating to its 2017 initial coin offering