Binance CEO CZ Responds to US Regulator’s Charges

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) has addressed the allegations against him by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). “We do not agree with the characterization of many of the issues alleged in the complaint,” the executive stressed. CZ Responds to CFTC’s Allegations The CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), published a blog […]

Law Firm’s White Paper Claims US Bank Regulators Are Waging a ‘Clandestine Financial War’ Against Crypto Businesses

According to a recent white paper published by four members of the law firm Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, U.S. bank regulators are attempting to “drive crypto businesses out of the financial system.” The paper, titled “Operation Chokepoint 2.0,” claims that after laying the groundwork by labeling lawful businesses as “reputationally risky,” federal bank regulators, with […]

Ethereum Co-Founder Says Crypto Ecosystem Has Never Been Better or Stronger

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin says the strength of the crypto ecosystem “has never been better or stronger.” He believes “more clarity” from regulators would be helpful for the crypto industry. “I think our industry has suffered from having two major factions lumped into one: the money-crypto faction … and the tech-crypto faction,” he explained. Ethereum’s […]

US Seizes 18 Crypto ATMs Purchased Using Fraudulent SBA Loans — Arrests Owner

U.S. law enforcement has seized 18 cryptocurrency ATMs that were purchased using fraudulent loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) meant to assist small businesses financially harmed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The loans were also used to purchase bitcoin from a New York-based cryptocurrency exchange, said the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Coindawg’s Crypto ATMs […]

US Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Affirm Blockchain Developers and Non-Custodial Services Are Not Money Transmitters

A U.S. lawmaker has introduced the Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act to ensure that developers and non-custodial service providers in the crypto space are not considered money transmitters and are not subject to the same level of regulation as custodial cryptocurrency exchanges. “The longer we delay providing this commonsense clarification, the greater risk that this transformative […]

80 Crypto Firms Interested in Establishing Presence in Hong Kong, Official Says

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury has revealed that more than 80 crypto companies have expressed interest in establishing a presence in Hong Kong. They include companies across mainland China, Canada, European Union countries, Singapore, the U.K., and the U.S. “We attach great importance to virtual asset (VA) and Web3,” said the government […]

Coinbase stock down 25% as regulators move in and crypto environment worsens again

Key Takeaways Coinbase was issued with a Wells notice this week and now awaits formal charges from the SEC Regulators continue to move in on US crypto companies, hurting Coinbase’s prospects The exchange laid off its second round of employees in January, shut down activities in Japan due to “market conditions”, and saw its share […]