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Feds Turn Up the Heat on Crypto with Insider Trading Case Against ex-Coinbase Employee
Former Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi and two associates have been charged for allegedly front-running token listings.
Sweeping Bipartisan Bill Aims For Across-the-Board Regulation of Crypto
Legislation Would Define Key Role for CFTC in Crypto Oversight
SEC Signals Crypto Crackdown with Beefed Up Enforcement Arm
Gensler’s Ramp Up Sets Tone for Global Regulators
Crypto Community Relieved by Biden Order’s Balance Yet Wary as Oversight Regime Takes Shape
The Biden Administration’s executive order on crypto was surprising, and comprehensive.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Yang Urges Web3 Community to Rally and Shape Inevitable Regulation
Andrew Yang told The Defiant that his new DAO is designed to shape inevitable regulation.
Regulators Target Crypto on Multiple Fronts in Pivotal Year
Regulating crypto is shaping up to be a major story in 2022.
Crypto Mobilizes in Washington for the Political Fight to Come
One of the biggest stories if 2021 was the mobilization of the crypto industry in Washington after losing a battle over taxes.
DeFi Founders Debate Whether to Resist or Embrace Regulation
DeFi founders debated whether to embrace or resist regulation in the marketplace at the LA Blockchain Summit on Nov. 3.
If Crypto Regulation is Inevitable Then Let’s Get Smart About Adapting to It
This column argues that DeFi and crypto regulation is not to be feared but embraced as the key to growth.
Hey Bitcoin ETF! Say Hello to the 500 DeFi Index Funds Already Trading
The long wait for this one imperfect trading product shows exactly why DeFi will disrupt and upend traditional finance.
Fractionalization Makes NFTs Affordable… and Big Targets for Securities Regulators
Fractionalisation of NFTs is a key development in a maturing market. These assets amount to more than just a craze for artists to sell digital art at sky-high valuations. Non-fungible tokens are also being used in sophisticated ways such as collateral for lending products. Divvying up ownership of NFTs enables more people to hold a …
A Call to Action: How to Mobilize and Save the Crypto Movement
Yesterday, Connor Spelliscy and Holmes Wilson argued that the cryptocurrency industry is confronting an existential crisis. In Part 2 of this Defiant Essay, Connor and Holmes issue a call to action and lay out a primer for mobilizing the community to rescue the movement from regulation that could significantly impede, or even cripple, the crypto …
Crypto Endangered: Confronting An Existential Threat
In Part 1 of this Defiant Essay, Connor Spelliscy and Holmes Wilson argue that the cryptocurrency industry is confronting an existential crisis. The cause: unwise and unjustified regulation that could thwart the promise of the crypto movement. Smart contracts may be unstoppable, but the crypto industry is not. The U.S. government’s blessing has been crucial …
Crypto is Hungry for a Political Leader From its Own Ranks
The blockchain industry is ready for one of its own to join the U.S. Congress, whether it’s Messari founder Ryan Selkis or someone else. That’s judging by reactions on the floor of Messari’s conference, Mainnet 2021, taking place at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan this week. Yesterday Selkis said he was going to run for …
Gensler Vows Action Against DeFi Platforms That Operate ‘Outside the Perimeter’
All cryptocurrencies will be regulated. Or else. That was the clear and unambiguous message Gary Gensler, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, delivered Tuesday in a livestream with The Washington Post. Gensler said there’s no question in his mind that digital tokens fit the definition of securities and are subject to federal registration …