Crypto Hero? Retiring CFTC Chief Bites Back at Anti-Bitcoin Bullies

Crypto Hero? Retiring CFTC Chief Bites Back at Anti-Bitcoin BulliesThe CFTC chief delivered more than an earful about the way some outsiders really feel about bitcoin. J. Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is nearing retirement when his term ends later this month. Known as Crypto Dad to the SEC’s

Exclusive: Crypto Founder Lashes Out, Blames SEC for ‘Starving’ Innovation

Exclusive: Crypto Founder Lashes Out, Blames SEC for ‘Starving’ Innovation“My name is David Siegel, I am a regulatory refugee from the United States.” This is how David Siegel, founder of crypto projects Pillar and 20|30, starts his presentations. What challenges have you faced building projects within the blockchain industry? Siegel understands the need for innovation

Canadian Regulators Want Laboratoire Blockchain Investors to Come Forward

Canadian Regulators Want Laboratoire Blockchain Investors to Come ForwardCanadian regulators have frozen the assets and activities of a blockchain firm and instructed investors to step forward. The AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers) issued a statement described as a “call to investors” regarding the company in question, Laboratoire Blockchain Inc, as well as three affiliated individuals.

Kraken: Volume of US Govt. Subpoenas Huge ‘Barrier to Entry’ for Crypto Exchanges

Kraken: Volume of US Govt. Subpoenas Huge ‘Barrier to Entry’ for Crypto ExchangesRunning a crypto-based financial service in the US is becoming difficult due to unconventional legal costs, cryptocurrency exchange Kraken indicated in its latest “transparency report.” Crypto Exchange Kraken Says Government Inquiries Tripled in 2018 The US-based crypto exchange, which additionally operates in Canada,

Bitmain IPO Put in Doubt by Hong Kong Financial Regulators

Bitmain IPO Put in Doubt by Hong Kong Financial RegulatorsHong Kong financial regulators are reluctant to back any crypto-related business at this moment in time while proper rules are being drafted to regulate initial public offerings (IPOs). The news might have a serious knock-on effect on the application of the Bitmain IPO and other related

Upbit CEO: Crypto Regulation is Necessary, But is Korea on Right Track?

Upbit CEO: Crypto Regulation is Necessary, But is Korea on Right Track?On December 10, Lee Seok-wu, the CEO of Dunamu, the parent company of South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Upbit, said that regulation is important to establish industry standards. During a meeting with several members of the Congress and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) hosted