US & Canada

Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator

| Yogita Khatri

Colorado's securities watchdog has issued four more cease-and-desist orders against suspect ICOs, taking its total since May to 18.

Report: US Officials Are Probing Tether Role in Bitcoin Market Manipulation

| Nikhilesh De

The U.S. DOJ is reportedly probing Tether and Bitfinex over whether they artificially boosted bitcoin's price using the USDT stablecoin.

DOJ’s Rosenstein: Regulators Can’t Let Criminals ‘Hide Behind’ Crypto

| Nikhilesh De

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called for a multinational approach to regulating cryptocurrencies Sunday.

US Election Commission Says Crypto Mining For Political Campaigns Is ‘Permissible’

| Nikhilesh De

The FEC is open to allowing mining pools to donate to political campaigns, but such donations would qualify as "contributions."

After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’

| Nikhilesh De

Friday's charges against Airfox and Paragon Coin may hint at how the SEC will regulate ICOs going forward.

SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC has settled charges with crypto startups Airfox and Paragon for securities law violations.

Erik Voorhees, Salt Lending Being Investigated by SEC, Report Says

| Daniel Palmer

Crypto loans startup Salt and former board member Erik Voorhees are under investigation by the SEC, The Wall Street Journal says.

New York Regulators Have Grant Crypto License to NYDIG

| Nikhilesh De

New York's latest BitLicense has been granted to the New York Digital Investment Group, along with a limited purpose trust charter.

Court Takes Control of Funds Amid Crypto Exchange’s Banking Dispute

| Nikhilesh De

A Canadian judge ruled that CIBC, which froze some $26 million CAD claimed by QuadrigaCX, must transfer the funds under dispute to the court.

Combined Class-Action Lawsuit Against Ripple Moves to Federal Court

| Nikhilesh De

Is XRP a security? The question is now sitting before the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.