US & Canada

Bitwise Taps BNY Mellon as Transfer Agent for Proposed Bitcoin ETF

| Nikhilesh De

Bitwise has tapped Bank of New York Mellon to act as the administrator and transfer agent for its proposed bitcoin ETF.

Blockstack’s Regulated Token Offerings Raise $23 Million

| Nikhilesh De

Blockstack has raised a total of $23 million through two SEC-regulated token offerings, the company announced Tuesday.

Facebook Libra, Other Cryptos Must Comply With US Rules: Treasury Official

| Daniel Palmer

Facebook's Libra and other cryptocurrencies operating in the U.S. must meet regulatory requirements to tackle financial crimes, the official said.

TokenSoft Launches Transfer Agent Support Tool for Crypto Securities

| Nikhilesh De

TokenSoft is launching a new tool to help token issuers comply with securities requirements.

Netki Retools Digital ID Service for FATF’s New Crypto ‘Travel Rule’

| Nathan DiCamillo

Nekti has upgraded its digital ID service to help crypto firms meet the FATF's tough new standards for combating money laundering. 

How Celsius Turned Its Crypto ICO Into a Billion-Dollar Lending Business

| Leigh Cuen

Lending startup Celsius went from a $50 million token sale to $1 billion in crypto deposits.

Craig Wright Aims to Challenge Court Decision That Cost Half His Bitcoins

| Daniel Palmer

The entrepreneur has cited Hurricane Dorian as the reason he needs more time to challenge a recent court order.

Political Group Launches ‘ICO’ to Support US House Candidate

| Nikhilesh De

BitPAC is conducting a "politicoin" ICO as part of its efforts to support candidates like North Carolina's Dan Bishop.

4 Agencies Are Investigating Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX

| Nikhilesh De

A report from QuadrigaCX bankruptcy trustee Ernst & Young published Monday outlines which agencies are investigating the failed exchange.

25-Year-Old Bitcoin Seller Faces Life Sentence for Unlicensed Exchange

| Wolfie Zhao

A man from Los Angeles agrees to plead guilty to charge for running an unlicensed crypto exchange without an effective AML program.