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The SEC Punts on Bitcoin ETFs and Will Never Permit Them

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is delaying its decisions on whether to approve or kill three new bitcoin ETFs. The bitcoin ETF offerings from VanEck, Bitwise, and United States Bitcoin and Treasury Investment have each been under consideration for months, and the SEC is pushing its decision out to the maximum amount of time permitted under federal regulations. Why Isn't The SEC...

Pro-Bitcoin SEC Commissioner Warns Against One-Size-Fits-All Crypto Laws

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Pro-bitcoin SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce says adopting a single global regulatory framework for crypto is an "unwise" approach to governing the budding industry. Peirce says continued communication among the world's financial regulators is the key to unlocking the opaque regulatory puzzle we find ourselves in. "While I believe a single global regulatory framework would be unwise, regulators can...

SEC Lets Crypto Play, Clears Gaming Company to Sell Tokens 

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Pocketful of Quarters (PoQ) can breathe a sigh of relief today. The SEC announced that it will not take action against the gaming rewards company. This is only the second time the SEC has issued a “no-action” notice to a token seller.  In the notice, Jonathan Ingram, chief legal officer for the SEC’s FinHub, wrote,  “Based on the facts presented, the Division will not recommend enforcement action...

Blockstack Paves Way for Blockchain Startup Fundraising with SEC Nod

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Blockchain startups have received a dose of clarity on the fundraising landscape, and you can feel the excitement in the air. The U.S. securities regulator has given Blockstack the green light to sell Stacks (STX) tokens in the maiden SEC-approved crypto deal of its kind. The utility token sale will happen via an offshoot of an IPO known as Regulation A+, which was created several years ago...

Crypto Mom Bemoans 'Regulatory Escape Room' Feel for Crypto

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U.S. regulators FINRA and the SEC have put out a joint statement explaining why they have yet to approve applications from crypto exchanges such as Coinbase and Gemini requesting to receive licenses to operate as broker-dealers alongside their custody services. The statement comes in the wake of fraying patience and grumblings among key players in the crypto industry who have been stuck in an...

SEC Launches Search for Blockchain Data Service to Help 'Monitor Risk'

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The U.S. SEC has taken some steps to provide clarity to blockchain companies, but it's widely believed that the agency has not been active enough with respect to providing regulation. Now the securities regulator is apparently interested in engaging an “enterprise-wide data subscription for blockchain ledger data."  According to the notice on FedBizOpps.gov: "The United States Securities and...

Pro-Bitcoin Lawmaker Bashes SEC for 'Third-World Approach' to Crypto

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A pro-bitcoin lawmaker is furious that the United States is taking a "third-world, developing-economy approach" to cryptocurrency regulations, thanks to the lax SEC and the bumbling Congress. Republican Congressman Warren Davidson warns that the legislative foot-dragging is putting the United States at a competitive disadvantage in the burgeoning crypto market. So he says the SEC had better wake...

Video Streaming Startup Pursues SEC-Compliant Ethereum-Based Crypto

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By CCN Markets: YouNow, a live video streaming startup, has filed a public offering circular with the U.S. SEC for a native cryptocurrency called the Props token. The company is not looking to sell this digital asset to investors; instead, they want to distribute it and are seeking compliant 'mining' of Props in the U.S. The filing has been done through the SEC's A+ exemption, which entitles a...

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