Recent Regulation Stories

U.S. DHS Seeking “Forensic Analytics” for Tracing Zcash and Monero

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has put out a pre-solicitation request for tracing private transactions and performing blockchain analytics on cryptocurrencies, such as Zcash and Monero. The request was made to combat illegal and nefarious transactions on privacy-oriented...

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Bitcoin Addresses Linked to Two Criminals by U.S. Department of Treasury: Exchanges Face Potential “Secondary Sanctions”

In a press release today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against two Iranian-based criminals who were using Bitcoin to transfer—and seemingly launder—ransom-related funds. As a result of today’s actions, people...

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SEC Chair Jay Clayton: No Bitcoin ETFs Until There Is Greater Oversight; “Assume Your ICO is a Security”

Securities Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton is reluctant to add digital currency ETFs, including Bitcoin ETFs, over fears of market manipulation, centralization, and custody security. Speaking at Consensus Invest in New York, Clayton said he will not support ETFs...

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Swiss Stock Exchange Leads the Way with World’s First Multiple-Crypto Exchange-Traded Product

In a groundbreaking move, SIX, Switzerland’s leading stock exchange with a $1.6 trillion market capitalization, has given the thumbs-up to the world’s first multiple-cryptocurrency-based Exchange-Traded Product (ETP). As reported by the Financial Times Nov. 17, the Amun Crypto ETP...

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