Coinbase, Kraken to Jointly Define Which Cryptos Are Securities: Report

October 8, 2019
Major United States’ crypto firms such as Coinbase and Kraken are teaming up to launch a rating system to jointly define which digital assets are securities. Crypto Ratings Council to launch on Sept. 30 In a move to provide more clarity on which tokens can be traded without the supervision of regulators, the major U.S.-based exchanges have

US House Committee Hearing With the SEC on Libra, Crypto and Securities

October 1, 2019
In advance: As Cointelegraph reported on Sept. 20, the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing today, Sept. 24, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and four other SEC commissioners. At the time of the announcement, the published agenda included such critical topics for Cointelegraph’s readers

US SEC Chair: BTC Won’t Be on Major Exchanges Without More Regulation

September 23, 2019
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton has said Bitcoin (BTC) needs stronger regulation in order to be traded on a major exchange. Consider the Nasdaq CNBC reported on Sept. 19 that Clayton made his remarks at the Delivering Alpha conference. Warning investors to be wary, he added: “If [investors] think there’s the same

VanEck, SolidX to Offer Limited Bitcoin ETF for Institutions Via Exemption

September 6, 2019
Following another delay on Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), asset managers VanEck and SolidX plan to offer a limited version of their Bitcoin ETF to institutional investors. VanEck Securities and SolidX Management want to start selling shares in a limited version of a Bitcoin ETF, using a rule that exempts the shares from securities registration, under

Thai SEC Warns Public About New Crypto Scam Operating Overseas

August 30, 2019
Thailand’s securities regulator has warned the public about scam entities posing as legal digital currency trading firms operating overseas. Investor losses are not known The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has discovered a new crypto scam where investors are lured into operating with companies outside the country, local English-language news outlet Bangkok Post reported

Live Streaming Startup YouNow Files SEC Filing for Compliant Token Earning for App Users

July 1, 2019
Live streaming startup YouNow, which created the decentralized digital video ecosystem Props in 2017 and is backed by Union Square Ventures, has filed a public offering with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Props token. The development was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 19. The YouNow app —

Major Latin American E-Commerce Company Bans Cryptocurrency-Related Ads

March 25, 2019
The largest e-commerce company in Latin America, Mercado Livre, has banned cryptocurrency advertising on their website, Cointelegraph em Português reported on March 18. The development was revealed in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph em Português after the company’s users reported receiving of emails informing them about the change in Mercado Livre’s policy. The new policy requires all users to

Swiss Federal Council Initiates Blockchain Law Consultation Period

March 25, 2019
The Swiss Federal Council has started its consultation period on the adaptation of federal law for blockchain development, according to an official press release published on March 22. By initiating the consultation, the Federal Council intends to improve legal certainty over blockchain applications in order to build a basis for regulatory framework for the industry in Switzerland, particularly in the financial sector. According

LOOM Price Analysis: Scalable Dapp solution expands outlook

March 25, 2019
The Loom network has delivered a viable Ethereum scaling solution and created fundamental value for its native LOOM-token – which has enjoyed a period of strong price performance recently following the release of a series of new interoperability solutions. The Loom network is a next generation blockchain platform designed to allow for large scale applications

Cryptopia breaks silence – promises a ‘rebate’ for lost funds

March 25, 2019
After months of silence, compromised exchange Cryptopia has emailed its customer base with information about its January 14th breach, its current operational status, and its plan to compensate users who lost funds. The full text of the Cryptopia email appears below: “We are writing this letter to update you on the progress we are making