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US Regulators Say They Want to Avoid ‘Hindering’ Blockchain Innovation

| Nikhilesh De

U.S. regulators don't aim to suppress innovation in the blockchain industry, representatives said during a panel at CoinDesk's Consensus 2018.

Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Wins Approval to Trade Zcash

| Sujha Sundararajan

Gemini exchange has added zcash trading and custody services in New York after receiving authorization from state's Department of Financial Services.

EU, US Lawmakers Tout ‘Sandbox’ Approach for Blockchain Development

| Wolfie Zhao

Lawmakers at CoinDesk's Consensus 2018 conference today argued that regulatory "sandboxes" may offer the best approach for blockchain innovation.

US Regulators Need to Move Faster on Crypto, Consensus Panelists Say

| Annaliese Milano

Early industry investors argued that US regulators must provide clarity in order for investors to capitalize on blockchain opportunities.

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Congressional Candidate Vows to Gauge Voter Sentiment With Blockchain

| David Floyd

Brian Forde, who is running for the California's 45th district seat in the U.S. House, is pitching himself as the crypto candidate.

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Justice Department Veteran Backs Bitcoin Crime-Fighting Tool

| David Floyd

A former U.S. Department of Justice section head has been hired to help drive sales of Bitfury's Crystal, a blockchain tracking product.

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White Shoe to Wild West: Lawyers to Launch Blockchain-Only Law Firm

| Leigh Cuen

A former Digital Asset executive and a long-time securities lawyer have started a new law firm that will focus exclusively on blockchain clients.

Crypto Investment Schemes Hit With Cease-and-Desists in Texas

| Wolfie Zhao

A Texas regulator has issued cease-and-desist orders against two cryptocurrency schemes that it alleges are selling unregistered securities.

Crypto Probe ‘Continues’ Despite New York AG’s Resignation

| David Floyd

Following Eric Schneiderman's abrupt resignation, the New York Attorney General's Office's "work continues," according to a spokesperson.

Investor Sues Ripple Alleging ‘XRP Is a Security’

| David Floyd

An investor is suing Ripple Labs, claiming that XRP is a security pertaining to the startup.