Former CFTC Chair Advocates “Technology Neutral” Regulations

Regulation The former chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gary Gensler, recently expressed his views on the regulation of cryptocurrency markets. Gensler emphasized his belief in the need for robust consumer protections, and also argued that

Report: Barclays Drops Plan for Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

Finance Barclays (LSE: BARC) has reportedly scrapped its plan to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk. However, it remain unclear whether the U.K. banking giant is acting under pressure from regulators or for other reasons, such as insufficient demand for crypto-related

The Daily: Robinhood Reaches 25th State, Fake Adobe Crypto Malware

The Daily In today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about Robinhood expanding to its 25th American state, recently discovered mining malware, Coinbase ditching its crypto index fund, and a new blockchain job for a former advisor to president

Hundreds of ICOs Being Secretly Investigated by SEC, Claims Report

Regulation Hundreds of startups are reportedly being “secretly” targeted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for their involvement with initial coin offerings. Companies that participated in ICOs are now scrambling to clarify whether their token constituted a security, and,

U.S. Senators Push for Stronger Sanctions Against Venezuelan Petro

Regulation A bipartisan group of senators in the United States are seeking strong sanctions against Venezuela’s Petro. The proposed sanctions would extend an executive order from March to prohibit U.S. residents from providing software to the Venezuelan government in its

Irresponsible Borrowing Leave Africa on Brink of Debt Crisis

Emerging Markets Irresponsible government borrowing has caused debt in many African countries to reach crisis level. Over the past 10 years, more than $80 billion in bonds have been issued to thirsty European investors by governments in Africa south of

Op-Ed: KYC and Stringent Regulations Frustrate New Crypto Entrants

Op-Ed The following opinion piece on crypto regulations was written by Benjamin Pirus, a crypto trader who has written many articles for different ICOs, crypto news outlets, and clients. Government protection and regulations may provide reasons for thankfulness. But that doesn’t