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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.
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.
Giancarlo Assails ‘Defensive and Reactionary’ Crypto Policy and Calls for Single U.S. Watchdog
Former CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo joined Coinbase’s call for a single crypto watchdog agency.
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 …
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 …
Here’s the Latest on How U.S. Regulators Want to Crack Down on Crypto
Top U.S. lawmakers and regulators are taking steps to tighten their grasp on cryptocurrencies, or advocating for greater control over digital assets. Here are the bills, speeches and charges issued by U.S. government representatives and agencies in the past week: Infrastructure Bill — Proposed on Aug. 1, a major infrastructure bill awaiting the Senate’s final …
Freaked Out by DeFi? Swarm Markets Gets Licensed to Win Over Wary Investors
When Philipp Pieper and Timo Lehes co-founded Swarm Markets in 2017 in California and then moved to Berlin, they did a strange thing. They knocked on the door of Germany’s financial watchdog, known as BaFin, and said, please regulate us. That’s not supposed to happen in DeFi. The whole idea is to break free from …