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South Korea Considers Crypto Regulation

Fox Business is reporting: “New proposed legislation in (South) Korea will ban the use of anonymous cryptocurrency accounts starting next month and prevent banks from providing settlement services for unidentified digital-currency trades on bitcoin exchanges.” This follows the shut down … Continue reading

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SEC Warns Professionals About Bitcoins

As the futures price of Bitcoin surged past the spot price on the first official day of futures trading on the Cboe, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ramped up his warning. In a public memo, Chairman Clayton … Continue reading

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Reg. CF Campaign Hit With Scam Allegations

Something fishy is going on in the world of regulated crowdfunding. A Regulation CF registered crowdfunding campaign on the Microventures portal is being “bombed” by paid “scam alert” advertisements that claim (allegedly) that the person running the SuperDope campaign has … Continue reading

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Look For A Different Focus At The SEC

The PEOTUS’ pick for the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, has deep ties to protecting Wall Street as a partner at the white shoe law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. He has written that “zealous enforcement of … Continue reading

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Outside Analyst Gets Whistleblower Award

You don’t have to be an insider to collect whistleblower rewards from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC has paid an outside analyst $700,000 for the work he submitted to the SEC that resulted in a major enforcement action. … Continue reading

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“Bad Actor” Waivers Getting Harder to Get

After giving an investment adviser that failed to get clients’ consents for 21,000 trades a “bad boy” waiver, the Securities and Exchange Commission is now considering punishing JP Morgan. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Commission is thinking about … Continue reading

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Did You Know That a Bitcoin Is a Commodity?

Neither did Derivabit until it was heard from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the form of a cease and desist order. Derivabit operated an online facility, offering to connect buyers and sellers of Bitcoin option contracts. According to the … Continue reading

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