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    CBDC may threaten stablecoins, not Bitcoin: ARK36 exec

    A state-backed digital currency like the U.S. dollar doesn’t necessarily have to be a competitor to a decentralized cryptocurrency, one industry exec believes. Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) do not pose any direct threat to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) but are still associated with risks in relation to stablecoins, one industry executive believes.According to Mikkel… More

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    Elusive Bitcoin ETF: Hester Peirce criticizes lack of legal clarity for crypto

    SEC Commissioner and “Crypto Mom” Hester Peirce criticized the SEC on its regulatory guidance, but noted that change is possible if investors and regulators work together. The crypto sector may be maturing, but regulatory clarity around the treatment of digital assets continues to remain cumbersome. This was recently highlighted by Commissioner Hester Peirce — also known… More

  • chinese-chip-designer-reportedly-filed-for-$50m-nasdaq-ipo

    Chinese chip designer reportedly filed for $50M Nasdaq IPO

    Chinese mining chip designer Nano Labs has applied for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States to raise $50 million on Nasdaq amid sluggish market conditions. Chinese mining chip designer Nano Labs has applied for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States to raise $50 million on Nasdaq amid sluggish market… More

  • law-decoded:-the-long-waves-in-the-aftermath-of-ust’s-crash,-may-16-23

    Law Decoded: The long waves in the aftermath of UST’s crash, May 16-23

    Officials from all over the world continue discussing the solutions for stablecoins’ risks It’s been two weeks since the shock of the TerraUSD (UST) depegging, but the long waves of this event are still coming in. The Congressional Research Service described the UST crash as a “run-like” scenario and claimed that the crypto industry has… More

  • utah-governor-approves-of-blockchain-and-digital-innovation-task-force

    Utah Governor approves of blockchain and digital innovation task force

    Some of the primary duties assigned to the task force involve making policy recommendations related to blockchain and related technologies. After nearly a three-year-long discussion about establishing a task force to oversee blockchain and crypto initiatives, the governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, signed a bill to create the Blockchain and Digital Innovation Task Force.The Utah… More

  • nvidia-to-pay-$5.5m-as-part-of-sec-case-concerning-‘inadequate-disclosures’-around-crypto-mining

    Nvidia to pay $5.5M as part of SEC case concerning ‘inadequate disclosures’ around crypto mining

    “All issuers, including those that pursue opportunities involving emerging technology, must ensure that their disclosures are timely, complete and accurate,” said Kristina Littman. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has announced that it has settled charges against Nvidia — the company behind graphics cards used by many crypto miners — in regards… More

  • virginia-county-wants-to-put-pension-funds-into-defi-yield-farming
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    Virginia county wants to put pension funds into DeFi yield farming

    The next few days will see a decision made, which if approved would be the first time pension fund money was used in decentralized finance. The Northern Virginia county of Fairfax has already invested a part of its pension funds in crypto and blockchain startups. Now, it’s mulling over deeper involvement with decentralized finance (DeFi)… More

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    OCC issues order against Anchorage Digital over AML compliance

    The bank hinted that the OCC’s actions might help establish a regulatory precedent that could encourage other firms in the space to set up federally regulated digital asset banks. The United States Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, has said it intends to pursue cease and desist proceedings against cryptocurrency custody bank… More

  • github-suspends-accounts-of-russian-developers-linked-to-sanctioned-firms

    GitHub suspends accounts of Russian developers linked to sanctioned firms

    Despite its promise to cater to the needs of individual developers, the latest wave of sanctions has forced the open-source platform to block even former employees of sanctioned firms. Major developer platform GitHub has reportedly blocked more than a dozen accounts of Russian developers associated with organizations sanctioned by the United States government. The sanctioned accounts include… More

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    Crypto wallet firm Ledger integrates tax solution to simplify reporting

    The new tax integration aims to relieve crypto investors from having to manually calculate their tax bills. Major cryptocurrency hardware wallet provider Ledger is moving to help crypto investors keep track of their taxes by integrating a new crypto tax-related solution.Ledger has partnered with cryptocurrency tax software ZenLedger to integrate its crypto tax reporting solution… More

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    Texas regulators order virtual casino to stop selling NFTs

    The State Security Board considers the sale of 11,111 NFTs a “high-tech fraudulent securities offering.” A virtual, Cyprus-registered casino, Sand Vegas Casino Club, faced an emergency cease and desist order from Texas and Alabama state securities regulators. The company is ordered to “stop a fraudulent investment scheme tied to metaverses.” On April 13, the Texas State… More

  • nft-la:-attract-the-mainstream,-focus-on-web3-and-use-cases
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    NFT LA: Attract the mainstream, focus on Web3 and use cases

    Panelists who spoke at NFT LA shared their thoughts on Web3, innovative use cases and the future of nonfungible tokens. Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have generated mainstream interest over the last year. A yearly market report from NonFungible found that the total value of all NFT transactions worldwide surpassed more than $17 billion in 2021, up… More

  • binance​us-completes-$200m-seed-round-to-hit-$4.5b-valuation

    Binance​.US completes $200M seed round to hit $4.5B valuation

    After launching in 2019, Binance.US has reached a pre-money valuation of $4.5 billion and rolled out services in 48 states and eight territories. Binance​.US, the American partner of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading value, has completed its first-ever external funding from investors like Circle Ventures.Binance.US has raised more than $200 million in… More

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    SEC rejects ARK 21Shares spot Bitcoin ETF application

    21Shares submitted the spot Bitcoin ETF application with Ark Investment Management in June 2021 for listing on the Cboe BZX Exchange. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has officially disapproved the application for the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).In a Thursday filing, the SEC rejected a proposed rule change from the… More

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