US & Canada

Montana Passes Bill to Exempt Utility Tokens From Securities Laws

“Big Sky Country” has gone crypto friendly, with new legislation addressing the use of utility tokens. The governor of the…

SEC Moves to Halt Diamond-Linked Crypto ‘Ponzi Scheme,’ Freeze Assets

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against what it alleges is a $30 million cryptocurrency scam…

Beyond KYC: Global Regulators Appear Set to Adopt Tough New Rules for Crypto Exchanges

The Takeaway The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is set to finalize new international standards for regulating cryptocurrency firms next…

I Underestimated Just How Many Subpoenas I Would Get

Steve Beauregard of the Bloq talks about his favorite work: answering subpoenas.Subscribe to CoinDesk on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Site: https://www.coindesk.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoinDeskTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/coindeskInstagram:…

Congressman Emmer to Reintroduce Tax Bill Focused on Crypto Hard Forks

U.S. Representative Tom Emmer plans to reintroduce a bill that would benefit taxpayers who hold cryptocurrency resulting from blockchain network…

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…

Facebook Hires Two of Coinbase’s Former Compliance Managers

Facebook hired two Coinbase veterans to work in compliance this month, and at least one of them is involved with…

SEC’s Crypto Czar Says Exchanges That List IEO Tokens May Face Legal Risks

Certain exchanges that facilitate initial exchange offerings (IEOs) may be breaking U.S. securities laws, a top Securities and Exchange Commission…

Crypto Investor Awarded Over $75 Million in SIM-Swapping Hack Case

U.S.-based cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur Michael Terpin has won over $75 million in a lawsuit related to a SIM-swapping fraud.…

US Senators Seek Information on Facebook’s ‘Libra’ Crypto Project

The U.S. Senate Banking Committee is clearly concerned about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency project and how it is treating individuals’ financial…

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