Regulation

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Indonesia Will Require Crypto Products to Pass Through Regulatory Sandbox or Be Deemed Illegal
The initiative is aimed at combating fraud and will kick in at the start of next year.
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What Happens if the SEC Classifies ETH a Security? (Wrong Answers Only)
The reported move, if confirmed, could have serious ramifications for the blockchain’s developers. But success for the troubled regulator is far from certain and unanswered qu...
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Why the SEC Shouldn’t Classify ETH as a Security
Reports suggest the agency may be about to categorize ETH as a security, with huge implications for the blockchain’s future. Here’s why the SEC would be wrong.
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Craig Wright heading to COPA trial on March 1  (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
What Happens Next in COPA vs Craig Wright Trial is Down to the Judge
The Crypto Open Patent Alliance is seeking several court injunctions against Wright.
Craig Wright heading to COPA trial on March 1  (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)

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Indonesia’s Finance Regulator Issues New Crypto Regulation to Strengthen Industry
This is part of the preparations for the transition of crypto supervision to OJK by January 2025.
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Thailand’s SEC Greenlights Investment From Institutional and Wealthy Individuals in Crypto ETFs
Earlier this year, the regulator had denied permission to trade bitcoin ETFs.
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Shapeshifting Justice: The SEC’s Weakest Case Yet
“Cases like this do not protect investors; they intimidate innovators and entrepreneurs.”
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Crypto Lender Nexo Secures First Regulatory Victory in Dubai
Receiving a full license involves three stages: an initial provisional permit, a preparatory license, and an operating license.
headshot of Nexo co-founder and managing partner Kalin Metodiev

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What Reddit’s IPO Filing Says About Crypto Regulation
Of the Web 2 giants, the message board king is arguably most invested in crypto. Its filings to go public have interesting things to say about how a Silicon Valley company vie...
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DeFi Shouldn't Have to Worry About the SEC’s Expanded Broker Rule
A move to expand regulatory oversight over hedge funds and market makers could also rope in AMMs, experts say. But if these protocols cannot comply, is it really a threat?
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