US & Canada

The CFTC Wants to Learn More About Ethereum

| Nikhilesh De

The CFTC has published a request for input to learn more about ethereum and its underlying blockchain network.

ICOs Are ‘Effective Way’ to Raise Capital If Rules Are Followed: SEC Chairman

| Yogita Khatri

SEC chairman Jay Clayton has said that ICOs can be an "effective way" to raise capital, but securities laws must be followed.

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Blockchain Regulators

| Kevin Werbach

Calls for regulation do not represent the end of cryptocurrency innovation; they signal blockchain’s ongoing maturation, a legal expert argues.

US Congressmen Introduce Two Bills to Prevent Crypto Price Manipulation

| Yogita Khatri

Two U.S. Congressmen have introduced bipartisan bills to prevent crypto price manipulation and boost acceptance of the tech.

US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000.

Treasury Official: Global Regulators Must Follow US Lead in Crypto Enforcement

| Nikhilesh De

U.S. Treasury Department Under Secretary Sigal Mandelker called for global efforts to police malicious actors' use of cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin ETF Seekers Met With SEC Monday In Latest Pitch for Approval

| Nikhilesh De

VanEck, SolidX and Cboe met with SEC staff on Monday to demonstrate how the bitcoin market is ready for an ETF.

US Judge Denies SEC Push for Injunction Against Crypto Startup

| Nikhilesh De

A US District Judge ruled that the SEC has not yet provided sufficient evidence that Blockvest broke securities laws.

FBI Arrests AriseBank CEO Over $4 Million Crypto Fraud

| Yogita Khatri

The FBI has arrested the CEO of cryptocurrency platform AriseBank after he was indicted over an alleged multi-million dollar scam.

6 Big Takeaways from SEC Chair Clayton’s Crypto Remarks

| Brady Dale and Zack Seward

Following SEC Chairman Jay Clayton's fireside chat at Consensus: Invest, we invited three crypto law experts to unpack what was said.