Cryptocurrency Space Needs Room To Grow: SEC Commissioner

Speaking on the topic of cryptocurrency regulation, U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce says the crypto space requires some leeway for innovation. SEC Shouldn’t Stifle Cryptocurrency Innovation Speaking during the Bakkt Digital Asset Conference, ‘crypto mom,’ as Peirce is affectionately dubbed within the industry called on regulators to allow room for digital innovation. […]

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The 8 Biggest Bombshells From the SEC’s Kik ICO Lawsuit

When Kik’s board of directors decided to support the company’s pivot to crypto, one of the board members described it as a “hail Mary pass.” It was early 2017 and the Canadian mobile messaging startup, having depleted its venture funding, was months away from firing everyone and calling it quits. The seven most promising leads […]

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SEC’s Crypto Savvy Surprises Blockchain Insiders at D.C. Forum

It was billed as an opportunity for the Securities and Exchange Commission to learn more about cryptocurrency. But what was striking about Friday’s forum was how much the agency’s staff already knew. From questions about atomic swaps to comments about airdrops and forks, the SEC’s FinTech Forum, held at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., demonstrated […]

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SEC Slaps Blockchain Author Alex Tapscott, Firm With Fines Over Securities Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has fined blockchain author Alex Tapscott and his investment firm NextBlock Global over securities violations. The SEC says that Canada-based NextBlock had been offering securities that were not registered with the SEC “in any capacity” and that false misrepresentations were made about the firm when soliciting investors. The […]

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SEC’s Valerie Szczepanik at SXSW: Crypto ‘Spring’ Is Going to Come

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Valerie Szczepanik is optimistic that regulation will ultimately boost the cryptocurrency market. “I do think if we hope to smell the crypto spring in the air, it will take people walking with the regulators,” Szczepanik, the SEC’s senior advisor for digital assets, told a crowd Friday at SXSW in […]

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