US & Canada

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

| Nathan DiCamillo

Token issuance tech provider Securitize has registered as a transfer agent with the SEC, a move it says will boost blockchain adoption.

US Secretary of State Says Crypto Should Be Regulated Like SWIFT

| Daniel Palmer

Michael Pompeo has said he believes that cryptocurrencies should be regulated in the same way as electronic financial transactions.

Blockchain Firm Veritaseum Calls for Assets to Be Unfrozen in SEC Response

| Daniel Palmer

Veritaseum has officially responded to the SEC's claims it sold illegal securities and called for its funds to be unfrozen to protect investors.

It Took 18 Months, But This Blockchain Securities Firm Got the Nod From FINRA

| Nathan DiCamillo

FINRA has approved iownit as a broker-dealer, clearing the firm to offer digital securities on a private Hyperledger blockchain.

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Dark Web Drug Dealer to Forfeit Millions in Illicit Crypto Earnings

| Daniel Palmer

A man has been sentenced in San Diego, California, for conspiring to sell opioids and other drugs over dark web markets for cryptocurrencies. 

US Lawmakers to Discuss Facebook Libra on Swiss Visit: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Congresswoman Maxine Waters and other U.S. lawmakers will discuss Facebook's crypto project with the Swiss data privacy chief this week.

A Big Four Audit Firm Lost $1 Million In Bitcoin. Victims Are Losing Patience

| Nikhilesh De

QuadrigaCX creditors are losing patience with their court-appointed law firm, demanding answers about the effort to recover their funds.

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.

SEC Guidance Gives Ammo to Lawsuit Claiming XRP Is Unregistered Security

| Nikhilesh De

Investors suing Ripple have started citing the SEC’s token guidance to back their claim that XRP is an unregistered security.

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.