SEC Scrutinizing Crypto Exchange Binance US — Chair Gensler Stresses ‘Basic Investor Protection’

SEC Probing Crypto Exchange Binance US — Chair Gensler Stresses 'Basic Investor Protection'The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly scrutinizing the U.S. arm of cryptocurrency exchange Binance over trading firms with links to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler emphasizes the need for “basic investor protection” in the crypto space. Binance US Probed by SEC The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is […]

17 Crypto Firms Form a Market Integrity Coalition Aimed at Bolstering a Sensibly-Regulated Industry

17 Crypto Firms Form a Market Integrity Coalition Aimed at Bolstering a Sensibly-Regulated IndustryOn February 7, 2022, a group of 17 digital asset companies revealed they formed an organization called the Crypto Market Integrity Coalition (CMIC). The well-known firms include crypto companies like Coinbase, Circle Internet Financial, Huobi Tech, Bitmex, Cryptocompare, and Solidus Labs. The newly formed group says the coalition is “committed to a safe and sensibly-regulated […]

Oman Invites Bids From Firms Interested in Creating Regulatory Framework for Virtual Assets

Authorities in the Middle Eastern state of Oman have asked specialized companies, interested in helping the country set up a regulatory framework for virtual assets, to submit their proposals. Interested companies need to submit their proposals no later than March 23, 2022. Process Divided Into Two Phases The Oman financial regulator, the Capital Markets Authority […]

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Stresses Crypto Trading Platforms Must Be Regulated to Ensure Investor Protection

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Stresses Crypto Trading Platforms Must Be Regulated to Ensure Investor ProtectionThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is focusing on bringing cryptocurrency exchanges “inside the investor protection remit,” Chairman Gary Gensler has revealed. “If the trading platforms don’t come into the regulated space, it’d be another year of the public being vulnerable,” he stressed. SEC Focusing on Regulating Crypto Exchanges The chairman of the U.S. […]

SEC Chair Gensler Discusses How Securities Laws Apply to Crypto Tokens — Won’t Say if Ethereum Is a Security

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has explained how securities laws apply to cryptocurrency tokens as he outlined the commission’s priorities in regulating the crypto space. “Our role at the SEC is to ensure that the public still gets basic protection,” he stressed. SEC Chair Gary Gensler on Cryptocurrency […]

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Adds Crypto Adviser to Executive Staff

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Adds Crypto Adviser to Executive StaffThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has added a number of advisers to Chairman Gary Gensler’s executive staff. Among them is Corey Frayer, who advises Gensler on “SEC policymaking and interagency work relating to the oversight of crypto assets.” SEC Has New Adviser for the Oversight of Crypto Assets The U.S. Securities and Exchange […]

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Stresses Crypto Markets Are Open to Manipulation, Investors Vulnerable

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Stresses Crypto Markets Are Open to Manipulation, Investors Are VulnerableThe chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has called for more investor protection in crypto markets. “This asset class is rife with fraud, scams, and abuse in certain applications,” he said. “In many cases, investors aren’t able to get rigorous, balanced, and complete information on tokens or trading and lending […]