Regulation

UK Could Ban Some Crypto Derivatives, Says Financial Watchdog Exec

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority is considering a ban on some cryptocurrency-based derivatives, a senior executive has said.

Report: US Officials Are Probing Tether Role in Bitcoin Market Manipulation

| Nikhilesh De

The U.S. DOJ is reportedly probing Tether and Bitfinex over whether they artificially boosted bitcoin's price using the USDT stablecoin.

Singapore’s Stock Exchange Clarifies Rules for Listed Firms Issuing ICOs

| Yogita Khatri

SGX has clarified the rules for publicly listed companies planning to conduct token sales.

Alabama: The Unlikely Frontline for America’s Crypto Fraud Crackdown

| Brady Dale

Alabama's securities agency has led the way on enforcement against ICO fraudsters, using investigation techniques pioneered chasing gun runners.

DOJ’s Rosenstein: Regulators Can’t Let Criminals ‘Hide Behind’ Crypto

| Nikhilesh De

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called for a multinational approach to regulating cryptocurrencies Sunday.

US Election Commission Says Crypto Mining For Political Campaigns Is ‘Permissible’

| Nikhilesh De

The FEC is open to allowing mining pools to donate to political campaigns, but such donations would qualify as "contributions."

After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’

| Nikhilesh De

Friday's charges against Airfox and Paragon Coin may hint at how the SEC will regulate ICOs going forward.

SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC has settled charges with crypto startups Airfox and Paragon for securities law violations.

Erik Voorhees, Salt Lending Being Investigated by SEC, Report Says

| Daniel Palmer

Crypto loans startup Salt and former board member Erik Voorhees are under investigation by the SEC, The Wall Street Journal says.

Binance Warns Iranian Traders to Withdraw Crypto Amid Sanctions

| Leigh Cuen

Binance is advising its remaining users in Iran to withdraw their money as the cryptocurrency exchange seeks to comply with renewed U.S. sanctions.