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Trader Joe is making changes to its tokenomics. (Trader Joe)
Grocery Chain Trader Joe’s Sues Unaffiliated Crypto Project That’s Using Its Name; JOE Token Sinks
The grocer alleged the Trader Joe decentralized exchange chose a similar name to benefit from the former’s popularity.
Trader Joe is making changes to its tokenomics. (Trader Joe)

SEC Chair Gary Gensler (House Financial Services Committee)
Coinbase’s Attempt to End SEC Lawsuit Should Be Rejected, U.S. Regulator Argues
“To distract from the fatal flaws in its legal arguments, Coinbase cries foul and seeks to blame the SEC for its current legal predicament,” the SEC said in a Tuesday court fi...
SEC Chair Gary Gensler (House Financial Services Committee)

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Ben Armstrong, Founder of Bitboy Crypto Channel, Released on Bail After Arrest
Armstrong has had an apparent fallout with his former business partners, several tweets suggest.
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Chair Gary Gensler's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has made another move in the agency's court dispute with CEO Brad Garlinghouse's Ripple.  (Kevin Dietsch/Getty and Scott Moore/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
SEC Counters Ripple in Effort to Appeal Groundbreaking XRP Ruling
The Securities and Exchange Commission has further argued the need for a mid-case appeal over the finer points of law.
Chair Gary Gensler's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has made another move in the agency's court dispute with CEO Brad Garlinghouse's Ripple.  (Kevin Dietsch/Getty and Scott Moore/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission targeted Opyn and other DeFi operations with illegal trading of digital assets derivatives. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
CFTC Goes After Opyn, Other DeFi Operations in Enforcement Sweep
The U.S. derivatives markets regulator targeted three companies, including one from which the CFTC hired a lawyer who ran its technology research division.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission targeted Opyn and other DeFi operations with illegal trading of digital assets derivatives. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

The Securities and Exchange Commission, run by Chair Gary Gensler, is under court order to rethink Grayscale's bitcoin ETF. (Photo illustration by Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk, with Getty image)
SEC’s Grayscale Court Rout Puts Agency in Will-They, Won’t-They Role Starring Gensler
A strong court win for the crypto spot-market ETF fight isn’t the end of the battle, because the next move belongs to the SEC, though it’s now significantly weakened.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, run by Chair Gary Gensler, is under court order to rethink Grayscale's bitcoin ETF. (Photo illustration by Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk, with Getty image)

Sam Bankman-Fried leaves a federal court in Manhattan following a hearing to dismiss some of the charges leveled against him. (Elizabeth Napolitano / CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried’s Lawyers Given Green Light for Unlimited Prison Visits
The FTX founder's lawyers will visit him in prison to prepare their defense after a judge denied Bankman-Fried’s request to have daily meetings at his lawyers’ Manhattan offic...
Sam Bankman-Fried leaves a federal court in Manhattan following a hearing to dismiss some of the charges leveled against him. (Elizabeth Napolitano / CoinDesk)

Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Coinbase Earn Is Particularly Vulnerable to Being Defined as a Security: Berenberg
The crypto exchange is still faced with significant regulatory challenges, the report said.
Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

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Three Arrows Capital Liquidator May Try to Claw Back About $1.2B From DCG, BlockFi
A July 7 report from Teneo, the hedge fund’s liquidator, described the potential claims.
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SEC vs Coinbase Case Set for July 13 After Exchange’s ‘Creative' Opening Response
The date for the court hearing is much earlier than expected, prompted by a "creative" defense tactic by Coinbase – it filed its response 40 days before the deadline of August...
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