Billionaire David Rubenstein Bullish on Crypto, Optimistic About Regulation

Billionaire David Rubenstein Optimistic About Crypto Regulation — 'The Crypto Constituency Is Very Strong in Congress'Billionaire David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group’s founder, believes that U.S. lawmakers will not push to regulate the crypto industry unduly. Noting that he is bullish on crypto, the billionaire investor said: “the greatest fortunes are made when people go against conventional wisdom.” David Rubenstein Bullish on Crypto Billionaire investor David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, […]

New York Judge Orders Terraform Labs to Comply With SEC’s Investigative Subpoenas

New York Judge Orders Terraform Labs to Comply With SEC's Investigative SubpoenasA recent court filing stemming from the Southern District of New York shows that a U.S. district judge has ordered the crypto startup Terraform Labs to comply with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) subpoenas. During the second week of November 2021, the U.S. regulator filed a subpoena enforcement action against Terraform Labs and the […]

Coinbase and 17 Other Crypto Firms Launch ‘Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology’

Coinbase and 17 Other Crypto Firms Launch 'Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology'On Wednesday, the publicly-listed cryptocurrency firm Coinbase announced the launch of a collaborative effort called TRUST, which stands for “Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology.” The plan is described as an “industry-driven solution” developed to comply with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Travel Rule. There are currently 18 crypto firms that have joined TRUST so […]

Global Regulators ‘Going Full Steam’ on Crypto — Official Says ‘Current Structure Is No Longer Fit for the Purpose’

Global Regulators 'Going Full Steam' on Crypto Regulation — Official Says 'Current Structure Is No Longer Fit for the Purpose'Global regulators are “going full steam” on cryptocurrency regulation. “The current structure is no longer fit for the purpose with the development of cross-border digital market activities,” said the chairman of France’s markets watchdog AMF. Global Regulators Going Full Steam on Cryptocurrency Regulation Robert Ophèle, chairman of France’s markets watchdog, the Autorité des marchés financiers […]

SEC Working With CFTC on Crypto Regulation, Says Chairman Gensler

US SEC Working With CFTC on Crypto Regulation to Ensure Investor Protection, Says Chairman GenslerThe chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, says the securities regulator is working with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on crypto regulation. In addition, he said the SEC is “trying to work with various crypto platforms, exchanges, lending platforms” to ensure investor protection. SEC Chair Gary Gensler on Crypto […]

Indian Parliament Member Clarifies Legal Status of Cryptocurrency

Indian Parliament Member Clarifies Legal Status of CryptocurrencyCryptocurrency is currently a gray area in India. It is neither legal nor illegal. A parliament member, India’s finance secretary, and the minister of finance have recently clarified the legal status of cryptocurrency in India. Legal Status of Crypto in India Following the finance minister’s announcement to tax cryptocurrency income, the question of whether crypto […]

Switzerland’s Largest Bank UBS Expects US Crypto Legislation to Take Time

Switzerland’s Largest Bank UBS Expects US Crypto Legislation to Take TimeSwitzerland’s largest bank, UBS, expects the United States Congress to take a long time to pass cryptocurrency legislation despite mounting interest in crypto investments and regulators calling for Congress to weigh in on crypto legislation. Congress Could Take a Long Time on Crypto Legislation The largest bank in Switzerland, UBS, published its view on U.S. […]

SEC Commissioner: New Proposal Could Give SEC Expansive Power to Regulate Crypto, Defi Platforms

SEC Commissioner: New Proposal Could Give SEC Expansive Power to Regulate Crypto, Defi PlatformsA commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voiced concerns regarding a new proposal that could give the securities regulator new powers to regulate cryptocurrency platforms and decentralized finance (defi) protocols. New SEC Proposal Could Hurt the Crypto Industry, Commissioner Peirce Cautions U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce has […]

Russian Government Drafts Roadmap to Regulate, Not Ban Crypto, Report Unveils

Russian Government Drafts Roadmap to Regulate, Not Ban Crypto, Report UnveilsA roadmap on cryptocurrencies has been prepared by a number of ministries, regulatory bodies, and law enforcement agencies, Russian media reported. The document, which aims to regulate Russia’s crypto market by the end of this year, comes amid disagreements between the central bank and other government institutions about the future of decentralized digital money in […]

Russian Investors to Pass Exams Before Buying Cryptocurrencies, Draft Law Suggests

Russian Investors to Pass Exams Before Buying Cryptocurrencies, Draft Law SuggestsA new Russian law may oblige potential crypto investors to take a test before being allowed to purchase digital assets over a certain limit. The authors are also hoping to regulate cryptocurrency mining and cut access to cheap energy for those who mint coins in their homes. Bill to Bring ‘Tight Regulation’ to Crypto Industry, […]