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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler reiterated to Congress this week that the SEC has no plans to ‘ban’ cryptocurrencies. In a direct reply to North Carolina Congressperson Ted Budd regarding any considerations of banning crypto to promote a central banking digital currency, or CBDC, Gensler stated “no, that would be up…
Coinbase has released a breach notification letter this week saying that a minimum of 6,000 user accounts were victim to hackers. The exchange has stated that the breach took place between March and May of this year. What We Know The letter notes that unauthorized third parties exploited Coinbase’s SMS account recovery process and transferred…
There’s truly never a dull moment in DeFi. Reports have emerged this week that interest-yielding platform Nexo is pursuing an acquisition of an SEC licensed broker dealer with the intent to offer a “modified version” of the company’s products. How this would impact their current offering is unclear. The move comes at a time of…
It was just a couple weeks ago that Coinbase posted a blog post, paired with a hefty Twitter thread from CEO Brian Armstrong highlighting recent challenges with the SEC. Armstrong described the agency’s behavior as “sketchy” after the SEC seemingly threatened the exchange that a lawsuit would be impending should Coinbase launch their expected interest-yielding…
Earlier this year, crypto lending platform BlockFi started facing the heat from state regulators in New Jersey, Texas, and Alabama. Other states have joined the fold since then, as well. Celsius this week is now facing similar cease and desist demands from all three of the same states that BlockFi first faced. Let’s take a…
In a recent development, Coinbase issued a junk bond, and the market seemed to be hungry for the instrument. Currently, the US crypto exchange is recording more demands for these bonds every day. With these demands, the crypto exchange’s sales have grown from $1.5B to $2B. Bonds are fixed investments that yield interest monthly. But…
Leading crypto exchange Coinbase is facing legal action from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its plans to launch a lending programme on its platform.The SEC sent Coinbase a Wells notice, which serves as an official way for the regulator to let a company know that it intends to sue.In response, Coinbase agreed…
The regulatory battle with DeFi is heating up. The SEC now seemingly has it’s eyes set on arguably the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States. The news comes after five U.S. states sent individual notices to DeFi platform BlockFi in recent weeks. This week, reports have surfaced that Coinbase is facing regulatory scrutiny over…
The high jump in new registrations is on 45% increase, equivalent to 70 million compared to the previous year. The BSE stock exchange revealed this information was in their data. There had been an increasing number of users, mostly young investors in remote locations across India last year. According to the Economic Times report, these…
Coinbase’s global tax VP has condemned Congress’s controversial decision to introduce crypto tax provisions into the infrastructural bill. They warned that this bill might impact 20% of the U.S population, which is like 60 million Americans. The VP of tax leveraged the rushed crypto provisions added to Congress’s bipartisan infrastructure bill. Lawrence Zlatkin slammed lawmakers…