US & Canada

OneCoin Founder’s Brother Faces 90-Year Jail Term After Plea Deal

| William Foxley

The brother of OneCoin's infamous "Cryptoqueen," Konstantin Ignatov has reached a plea deal with U.S. authorities.

Fintech Arm of Chinese Insurance Giant Files for US IPO After Blockchain Push

| David Pan

OneConnect Financial Technology, the banking and blockchain arm of China's largest insurance company, filed a prospectus with the SEC on Wednesday.

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Kik Suffers Setbacks With ‘Void for Vagueness’ Defense in SEC Case

| Daniel Palmer

Kik has hit a brick wall with its ambitious "void for vagueness" defense in a case brought by the SEC over its $100 million initial coin offering.

Telegram Refutes All SEC Allegations, Asks Court to Dismiss in New Filing

| Daniel Palmer

Messaging app firm Telegram has made a new plea to a U.S. court to drop an action brought by the SEC alleging its token is a security.

Despite Denials, Tron Founder Confirms Investment in Poloniex Crypto Exchange

| David Pan and Anna Baydakova

Despite an earlier denial, Justin Sun is part of an investment group buying troubled crypto exchange Poloniex.

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BitGo Says It’s Now Processing 20% of Bitcoin Transactions

| Danny Nelson

The crypto custodian facilitates a sizable share of on-chain transactions, a sign of consolidation, and power, in the crypto space.

BnkToTheFuture CEO: 50 Percent of Funding Will Be Through Security Tokens in 2020

| Daniel Kuhn

BnkToTheFuture invested in a SEC-registered broker dealer to enable U.S. investors participate in security token offerings.

Bittrex Will Release Frozen Crypto to Former Users in Sanctioned Regimes

| Nikhilesh De

Crypto exchange Bittrex is looking to return crypto holdings to customers in sanctioned nations, but there are conditions.

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How to Turn a $17 Million ICO Into $104 Million: The Cosmos Story

| Leigh Cuen

The startups building Cosmos don't own it or rely solely on it for income. And that's the point.

FBI Director: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Significant Issue’ for Law Enforcement

| William Foxley

Christoper Wray said crypto is becoming a "bigger and bigger" issue for the agency in a Senate hearing with Mitt Romney.