US & Canada

Crypto Industry Should Self Regulate, Says CFTC Commissioner

| Annaliese Milano

CFTC commissioner Brian Quintenz reiterated his position on Wednesday that the crypto industry should establish a self-regulatory organization.

US Officials Praise Blockchain Amid ICO Concerns

| Annaliese Milano

Crypto regulation and government applications of blockchain were hot topics at day two of the D.C. Blockchain Summit.

Compliant ICOs? Bitcoin OGs Launch Token Sale Service

| Brady Dale

TokenSoft is today launching its white-label ICO solution with built-in regulatory frameworks that flexibly cater for different nations' rules.

New Jersey Issues Cease-and-Desist to ICO Endorsed by Steven Seagal

| Wolfie Zhao

The U.S. state of New Jersey has issued a cease-and-desist order to an initial coin offering (ICO) endorsed by film actor Steven Seagal.

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Crypto’s Biggest ICOs Stay Silent on SEC Subpoenas

| Brady Dale

ICO issuers that have raised $50 million or more in token sales are being tightlipped when it comes to inquiries about SEC subpoenas.

Cryptos Are Commodities, Rules US Judge In CFTC Case

| Wolfie Zhao

A U.S. district judge has backed the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in defining cryptocurrencies as commodities.

Ex-CFTC Chief: Even Republicans Are Pushing for Crypto Regulation

| Michael del Castillo

The former head of the CFTC is speaking out about what he sees as the broad interest U.S. politicians have in regulating the crypto markets.

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North Carolina Orders Crypto Mining Firm to Halt Share Sale

| Leigh Cuen

North Carolina deems passive mining pool "shares" are unregistered securities.

Illinois Has Been Quietly Considering Bitcoin for Tax Payments

| Stan Higgins

Three U.S. states – Illinois, Arizona and Georgia – are now actively considering bills to allow tax payments made in cryptocurrency.

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Crypto Exchange Creating Wallet Blacklist to Fight Fentanyl Crisis

| Marc Hochstein

A crypto exchange startup is seeking to blacklist wallets associated with illicit drug use in an attempt to use the blockchain to save lives.