On Wednesday, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations released its 2018 examination priorities. The document included a section dedicated to cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings (ICOs), secondary market trading, and blockchain. On February 7, 2018, one day after Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton testified before the Senate Banking Committee, the agency’s […]
February 7, 2018 12:48 AM Questions from senators focused on consumer protection, investor education efforts, exchange regulation and market manipulation, and the potential value of distributed ledger technology. On the morning of February 6, 2018, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo gave testimony […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore, which is the country’s central bank, has no plans to ban cryptocurrency trading at the moment, though MAS does intend to eventually regulate digital asset exchanges and other entities to ensure AML/CFT compliance. Singapore’s deputy prime minister, who doubles as the minister in charge of the Monetary Authority of Singapore […]
credits:istock.com/allanswart Ethereum News Update It is no surprise that Ethereum prices fell 5.5% on Tuesday morning, given that U.S. senators will place cryptocurrencies under the microscope today. More specifically, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will hear testimony from two of the most important regulators on the planet: Jay Clayton of […]
A vulnerability that affects every Ledger hardware wallet on the market would allow for malicious parties to show Ledger customers fraudulent receive addresses. If users request funds to these addresses, cryptocurrency intended for them would end up in an attacker’s wallet instead. UPDATED | February 6, 2018: Ledger provided additional information on the measures it […]
UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) has started a new kind of charity drive for Syrian children, asking PC gamers to use their computers to mine Ethereum and donate their earnings. The two-month long charity campaign that began Feb. 2, dubbed Game Chaingers, is aimed at gamers that use high level graphics cards capable […]
Ethereum News Update “Ethereum’s not doing that badly,” is a phrase I hear often. It’s poor consolation, a pat on the back for being the least terrible asset in this crumbling class. But there’s a nugget of truth there. For all its painful backsliding in January, last month was extremely important for Ethereum. It established […]
On Monday, the testimony to be given by the SEC and CFTC chairmen was posted on the Senate Banking Committee website. The hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. EST, February 6, 2018. On February 6, 2018, the US Senate Banking Committee will host a hearing entitled “Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities […]
February 5, 2018 10:08 PM Texas officials targeting cryptocurrency startups soliciting state residents have issued a pair of fresh “Emergency Cease and Desist” orders. Filed on February 2, 2018, another “Emergency Cease and Desist” order has been issued by the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB), this time against cryptocurrency startup DavorCoin. According to the emergency […]
February 5, 2018 10:43 PM Continuing its crusade against cryptocurrency, China reportedly plans to limit domestic participation in foreign initial coin offerings (ICOs) and international virtual currency transactions. On Sunday evening, Financial News, a publication linked to the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), reported, “To prevent financial risks, China will step up measures to remove […]
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