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Why Startup Founders Should Check In With Their Investors About Compliance

Why Startup Founders Should Check In With Their Investors About Compliance

VC-funded startups should take note that their communications with investors may be scrutinized in the future.
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Terra’s Shade-Filled SEC Lawsuit  Signals Crypto is Now Ready to Fight Back

Terra’s Shade-Filled SEC Lawsuit Signals Crypto is Now Ready to Fight Back

Another crypto bull run, another whirlwind of regulatory pressure. But if Terraforms Labs’ lawsuit is any indication, DeFi is better prepared to fight back this time around.
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If Crypto Regulation is Inevitable Then Let's Get Smart About Adapting to It

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.
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Gensler Vows Action Against DeFi Platforms That Operate ‘Outside the Perimeter’

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…
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Messari Founder Announces Senate Run as SEC Shadow Hangs Over Mainnet Conference

Messari Founder Announces Senate Run as SEC Shadow Hangs Over Mainnet Conference

Messari founder Ryan Selkis announced plans to run for the U.S. Senate in 2024. Selkis has become increasingly vocal against stringent cryptocurrency regulation but the final straw, he said, was when securities regulators allegedly showed up at the conference he organized and served one of the speakers with a subpoena. He tweeted: “If you’re wondering…
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Coinbase Braces for SEC Action as Regulatory Crackdown on DeFi Intensifies 

Coinbase Braces for SEC Action as Regulatory Crackdown on DeFi Intensifies 

 Less than a week after news broke that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating Uniswap, Coinbase, the publicly traded crypto exchange that’s become a bellwether for the burgeoning industry, said it expected to be sued by the agency in connection with its forthcoming offering, Coinbase Lend. “Last Wednesday, after months of effort by…
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SEC is Reported to Have Started Inquiries on Other DeFi Dapp Makers Beyond Uniswap

SEC is Reported to Have Started Inquiries on Other DeFi Dapp Makers Beyond Uniswap

U.S. regulators are looking at more decentralized finance players than just Uniswap, according to a person familiar with the matter.  Officials are making a broad-based inquiry into a number of platforms in DeFi, other than just the one into Uniswap Labs, according to a source with knowledge of the matter who declined to be named…
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DeFi Giant Uniswap Takes Hit After News of SEC Investigation Breaks

DeFi Giant Uniswap Takes Hit After News of SEC Investigation Breaks

Crypto traders are scrambling as news that Uniswap Labs is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission roiled the DeFi industry Friday.   Uniswap, a powerhouse in the DeFi space with a token sporting a $29B market cap, suffered a sell-off in morning trading, with UNI dropping 2.5%, to $29.08, according to CoinGecko. The…
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SEC’s Peirce Takes “Liberty-Loving” Perspective after Gensler Calls for Tighter Crypto Regulation

SEC’s Peirce Takes “Liberty-Loving” Perspective after Gensler Calls for Tighter Crypto Regulation

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce is taking a “liberty-loving perspective” when it comes to cryptocurrency and DeFi, contrasting with statements by the agency’s chairman on Tuesday.  For Peirce, who joined a panel hosted by The Defiant and DeFi Watch on Aug. 4, if users are voluntarily deciding to trust the code over a company then they…
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A Blockchain Expert Might be the New SEC Head

A Blockchain Expert Might be the New SEC Head

Joe Biden’s new SEC chair may be, if not an advocate, at least very knowledgeable on blockchain technology. President-elect Joe Biden will be appointing MIT professor Gary Gensler as chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Reuters reported. Gensler is a Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at MIT’s Sloan School…