SEC Announces Hub to Engage with New Financial Technologies

October 18, 2018  /  by Jackson Rickun
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission launched today a new strategic hub to engage with companies and organizations that use blockchain, artificial intelligence, and digital asset technologies. The Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) aims to triage disparate areas of regulatory concern in order to better serve regulators and businesses. According to… Read more

SEC Fine Print: ETF Is Price Positive but May Not Align with Satoshi Vision

October 9, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Recently, a law firm wrote a piece highlighting SEC enforcement actions against a crypto broker-dealer and hedge fund. The article is worth the trip to the printer, especially if you are following the SEC’s view on a BTC ETF. The very last lines in the footnotes of the article stand out: “An investment adviser is… Read more

A Response To Genesis Vision’s Restriction of US Users

October 8, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
Genesis Vision announced this weekend that it will be restricting US users from accessing its asset management platform upon launch on Oct. 30. This preemptive decision protects Genesis Vision from the US SEC and any potential regulations they may put in place. As they say in their blog announcement, “American regulation is a vital issue… Read more

Behind the Curtain of Poloniex Announcements

October 5, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
US-based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex made announcements in recent days that clue us in about what may be going on behind the regulatory curtain. Yesterday’s announcement by Poloniex that they are discontinuing margin trading and lending for US-based customers was accompanied by an additional announcement that they are delisting Gnosis (GNO), Synereo (AMP), Expanse (EXP). While… Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Poloniex Ends Margin Trading and Lending

October 3, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Citing its desire to comply with regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions, Poloniex exchange that is owned by Goldman Sachs-backed Circle, notified customers Wednesday that it is removing margin trading and lending from its platform. The move comes amid uncertainty about coming regulation that will affect the cryptocurrency community. Exchanges, developers, and crypto buyers and investors… Read more

Bitcoin’s Traceability Leads to New Solutions to Preserve its Fungibility

July 10, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
The last dollar bill you held in your hand almost certainly had detectable amounts of cocaine on it. In fact, 90 percent of U.S. currency carries trace amounts of the drug, and the percentage is even higher around some urban areas.  If you’ve seen pretty much any narco movie in recent years, you know why.… Read more

A Geek in Prison — A Life Series by Charlie Shrem (Part 1)

June 1, 2018  /  by Charlie Shrem
A Geek in Prison is Bitcoin Pioneer Charlie Shrem’s account of his experience going from being a force for increasing adoption of Bitcoin before the world had heard of cryptocurrency to a 15-month stint in federal prison for selling it to the wrong people. In his excitement to spread the word about Bitcoin, Charlie fell… Read more