New tech usually struggles with vocabulary, says Noelle Acheson. With bitcoin, the confusion rubs off integral concepts in securities legislation.
FINRA has approved iownit as a broker-dealer, clearing the firm to offer digital securities on a private Hyperledger blockchain.
The self-regulatory body for brokers and exchanges has quietly extended its deadline for member firms to report their crypto activity.
In a joint statement Monday, the SEC and FINRA laid out the issues they must examine before approving broker-dealer applications from crypto startups.
The Winklevoss-owned cryptocurrency exchange Gemini is applying for a broker-dealer license from FINRA.
Wall Street watchdog FINRA has sat for as long as 12 months on roughly 40 broker-dealer applications by blockchain startups.
U.S. self-regulatory organization FINRA has fined and suspended an investment adviser over undeclared cryptocurrency mining activities.
FINRA has approved Grayscale Investments' ethereum trust shares for sale to mom-and-pop investors.
SeedInvest, the equity crowdfunding platform owned by crypto startup Circle, just got a license to facilitate trading of traditional securities.
Since losing its founder in August, sources say ICO platform Token Foundry is alive in name only.