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SEC Chair Gary Gensler (Evelyn Hockstein-Pool/Getty Images)
SEC's Gensler Holds Firm That Existing Laws Make Sense for Crypto
I sat down (virtually) with SEC Chair Gary Gensler last week ahead of a speech on digital assets. Here’s the transcript.
SEC Chair Gary Gensler (Evelyn Hockstein-Pool/Getty Images)
CDCROP: Detail of pillar (Thomas Winz/Getty Images)
A Stablecoin Law May Not Happen This Year
It’s looking less likely that we’ll get stablecoin legislation in the U.S. this year.
CDCROP: Detail of pillar (Thomas Winz/Getty Images)
CDCROP: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. (Getty Images)
The SEC Is Getting Clearer About How It Plans to Regulate Crypto
We're reading between the lines of Grayscale's recent disclosures about SEC inquiries.
CDCROP: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. (Getty Images)
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Joshua Woroniecki/Unsplash)
Crypto Banks Are One Step Closer to Reality Under New Fed Guidance
The Federal Reserve’s guidance for approving master account access is a major milestone for crypto banks, but it still leaves much to be desired.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Joshua Woroniecki/Unsplash)
No one knows exactly what the fallout from the Tornado Cash sanctions will look like. (Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)
Tornado Cash Sanctions Are Spiraling Into Compliance Nightmares
The crypto mixer’s sanctions issue raises many questions.
No one knows exactly what the fallout from the Tornado Cash sanctions will look like. (Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)
U.S. Treasury Department (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)
Issues Crypto Should Watch For in the Tornado Cash Sanctions
OFAC sanctioning Tornado Cash presents fascinating new questions about crypto’s role in nuclear weapons proliferation.
U.S. Treasury Department (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)
SEC Chair Gary Gensler (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The SEC Is Providing Regulatory Clarity, Just Not How Anyone Wants
The Securities and Exchange Commission was pretty clear about why it deemed nine cryptocurrencies “securities” last week, and that’s equally clearly an opening salvo.
SEC Chair Gary Gensler (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Celsius both at Bitcoin Miami 2022 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Looking at the Claims Celsius Operated Like a Ponzi
A new lawsuit alleges that a major crypto lender was, in fact, a Ponzi scheme. Happy Tuesday folks.
The Celsius both at Bitcoin Miami 2022 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)