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crypto-skeptic-sen.-sherrod-brown-is-open-to-advancing-stablecoin-legislation,-bloomberg-reports
Posted by | April 16, 2024
Crypto-Skeptic Sen. Sherrod Brown Is Open to Advancing Stablecoin Legislation, Bloomberg Reports

Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), a crypto-skeptic who runs the influential Senate Banking Committee, is open to advancing long-sought legislation for stablecoins, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing an interview with him. Brown, according...

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elizabeth-warren-demands-us.-cftc-chair-explain-his-chats-with-sbf
Posted by | April 15, 2024
Elizabeth Warren Demands U.S. CFTC Chair Explain His Chats With SBF

The head of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Rostin Behnam, had a lot of contact with Sam Bankman-Friend, the disgraced former CEO of FTX, but lawmakers suggest he...

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crypto-exchange-valr-obtains-south-african-license
Posted by | April 15, 2024
Crypto Exchange VALR Obtains South African License

South African crypto exchange VALR has received regulatory approval from the country's financial watchdog. VALR received a $240 million valuation in 2022 following a fundraiser led by Pantera Capital. South...

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coinbase-seeks-to-take-core-question-in-us.-sec-case-to-higher-court
Posted by | April 12, 2024
Coinbase Seeks to Take Core Question in U.S. SEC Case to Higher Court

Coinbase has filed for a so-called interlocutory appeal in federal court to challenge just a single legal point at the heart of its dispute with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

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hacker-sentenced-to-3-years-in-prison-for-stealing-over-$12m-from-crypto-exchanges
Posted by | April 12, 2024
Hacker Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Stealing Over $12M From Crypto Exchanges

Shakeeb Ahmed, a security engineer who stole over $12 million from two different decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges (DEXs) built on Solana, was sentenced to three years in prison and three years...

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Posted by | April 12, 2024
Asset Tokenization Draws Focus From Global Securities Watchdogs

The International Organization of Securities Commissions is devoting new attention to tokenization, the body said in its 2024 strategy. Crypto continues to be a high priority for IOSCO, which published...

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australian-court-hands-over-$41-million-of-crypto-held-by-blockchain-mining-group-at-regulator’s-request
Posted by | April 12, 2024
Australian Court Hands Over $41 Million of Crypto Held by Blockchain Mining Group at Regulator’s Request

Australia's market regulator opened civil proceedings against the NGS group of blockchain mining companies. About US$41 million in digital assets invested with the companies by more than 450 Australians has...

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avi-eisenberg-may-testify-in-$110m-crypto-fraud-trial,-defense-says
Posted by | April 11, 2024
Avi Eisenberg May Testify in $110M Crypto Fraud Trial, Defense Says

Crypto trader Avi Eisenberg may testify at his criminal commodities fraud and manipulation trial, his defense team said Thursday. They have yet to make a final decision on the matter...

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craig-wright-drops-appeal-against-hodlonaut-in-norway
Posted by | April 11, 2024
Craig Wright Drops Appeal Against Hodlonaut in Norway

Craig Wright has dropped his appeal against Hodlonaut in Norway. The decision to drop the case comes a month after a U.K. judge definitively ruled that Wright is not the...

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ftx-founder-sam-bankman-fried-appeals-fraud-conviction
Posted by | April 11, 2024
FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Appeals Fraud Conviction

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried filed to appeal his conviction and sentence for fraud and conspiracy charges on Thursday, hours before his deadline to do so. Bankman-Fried was convicted last November...

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