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A Legal Argument for Why Staking Doesn’t Make ETH a Security
Staking ether fails to meet at least two prongs of the Howey test, according to the authors.
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CDCROP: Stuart Alderoty, general counsel at Ripple, joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” (CoinDesk TV)
SEC Wants to ‘Remake the Law,’ Rather Than ‘Apply it,’ Says Ripple General Counsel
After two years of litigation, Stuart Alderoty, general counsel at Ripple, told CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” he sees “the beginning of the end” because the SEC’s case has fallen short.
CDCROP: Stuart Alderoty, general counsel at Ripple, joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” (CoinDesk TV)

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Thai SEC Fines Bitkub Executive $235K for Insider Trading
Last week, the country’s oldest commercial bank backed out of a deal to buy a majority stake of the local crypto exchange, citing unresolved regulatory issues.
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Grayscale, Disclosing SEC Queries, Says Cryptos XLM, ZEC, ZEN May Be Securities
The three tokens “may currently be a security, based on the facts as they exist today,” Grayscale said in recent, little-noticed filings.
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BitBoy Lost His Lawsuit the Instant He Filed It
The YouTube cryptocurrency promoter is only drawing more attention to the pump and dump-filled oeuvre he'd rather suppress.
CDCROP: WILE E COYOTE & ROADRUNNER (Warner Bros.)

Most experts agree that trading "meme coins" is effectively a form of gambling. The implications go well beyond individual losses. (Nikola Stojadinovic/Getty Images)
Meme Coins, Gambling and Crypto Regulation
As the Biden administration develops a crypto regulation framework, one type of token could be due for particularly close scrutiny.
Most experts agree that trading "meme coins" is effectively a form of gambling. The implications go well beyond individual losses. (Nikola Stojadinovic/Getty Images)

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SEC Enforcement Against Wonderland Could Mean Trouble for DeFi
“Protocol Controlled Value” is rarely controlled by a protocol, and enforcement agencies may be taking a closer look.
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NFT Artist Brian Frye Wants You to Steal This Article
Frye is for plagiarism, against copyright and sort of neutral on securities law.
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How NFTs Fit Into DeFi
Want liquidity without selling your Bored Ape? It’s coming.
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Ontario Regulator Takes Action Against KuCoin Trading Platforms for Violating Securities Law
The Ontario Securities Commission said the trading platform has failed to register.
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