US & Canada

Ilia Obraztsov

UK Startup Takes Billion-Dollar Tokenization Plan Stateside

| Danny Nelson

Smartlands, a UK tokenization firm, is betting on a billion-dollar security token crowdfunding model with a new broker-dealer partnership in the U.S.

CME, exchange

CME Says Bitcoin Futures Gaining Interest From Big Investors

| Brad Keoun

The CME touts the success of its bitcoin futures contract, as the battle for institutional investors heats up thanks to competition from Bakkt.

SEC Draws on Investor Communications to Halt Telegram Token Launch

| Anna Baydakova

To justify halting the launch of Telegram's blockchain project, the Securities and Exchange Commission relied heavily on communications obtained from…

Identity Thief Spends $5 Million on Cloud Computing to Mine Cryptocurrency

| David Pan

Singaporean citizen Ho Jun Jia has been indicted for stealing over $5 million worth of cloud computing services to mine cryptocurrencies.

calibra, current

Facebook’s Calibra Sued by Mobile Banking App Over Similar Logos

| Danny Nelson

The complaint alleges the Calibra logo is too similar to Current’s, which the fintech firm has been using since August 2016.

TRON, Stellar Join Mousebelt’s Blockchain Education Alliance to Train Student Developers

| Danny Nelson

The 13-firm alliance will tackle crypto recruiters' quandary with a raft of tools to train students.

US Lawmakers Call on Payment Giants to Exit ‘Chilling’ Libra Project

| William Foxley

Senators Brian Schatz and Sherrod Brown have called on Visa, Stripe, and MasterCard to reconsider their membership of the Libra Association.

QuadrigaCX Founder’s Widow Will Cough Up $9 Million to Repay Users

| Nikhilesh De

Bankruptcy trustee EY and the widow of QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten have come to a settlement – with affected users of the defunct exchange…

New York’s Financial Watchdog Is Hiring Another Crypto Superintendent

| William Foxley

The specialized crypto unit of the New York Department of Financial Services is beefing up its staff with another hire.

US House Committee Pressuring Zuckerberg to Testify on Libra: Report

| William Foxley

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing pressure to testify before U.S. lawmakers on the firm's cryptocurrency project Libra.