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Circle Warns US Cryptocurrency Laws are ‘Chilling Innovation’

Goldman Sachs-backed cryptocurrency startup Circle says lack of clarity from U.S. regulators about digital assets is hurting the country’s crypto market. Regulatory Ambiguity Hurting US Cryptocurrency Market In a blog post published on Thursday (May 23, 2019), Circle put forward its opinion about the current…

Zuckbucks or Bust: How SEC Rulemaking Hurts Startup Cryptos and Favors Big Tech

SEC guidance has created a more attractive environment for regulated tech firms like Facebook to offer proprietary cryptoassets integrated into their existing products that can be legally traded on existing crypto-exchanges as non-securities. Meanwhile, the SEC has targeted startup cryptos for increased scrutiny. Also Read:…

Goldman-Sachs Backed Circle Blames ‘Restrictive’ US Laws for Layoffs

Bitcoin and crypto are rising, but Goldman Sachs-backed Circle laid off 10 percent of its workforce blaming a ‘restrictive’ regulatory climate. But is that just a smokescreen to mask Circle’s dwindling user base? SEC Bullish on Bitcoin, Bearish on Alts OK, so we may not…

A Conversation with Stephen Palley, Partner at Anderson Kill

The following transcript is taken from episode five of The Scoop, The Block’s new podcast. Listen below and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This transcript has been edited for clarity…

Everyone’s Talking About Security Tokens But No One’s Trading Them

There’s a party happening right now and everyone’s invited. The music’s playing, the fridge is loaded and the bathtub’s full of ice. All the ingredients for the sickest soiree are in place. There’s just one problem: the guests have yet to arrive. Welcome to the…

SEC delays decision on VanEck/SolidX ETF proposal, seeking public comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to postpone making a decision on the VanEck, SolidX, and Cboe joint proposal to trade a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) and is seeking public comment in the interim. With this latest decision, the VanEck/SolidX proposal joins the long…

Crypto Lawyer: Don’t Get (Too) Hyped About VanEck’s Bitcoin ETF

Over the past few weeks, many in the crypto industry have begun to expect a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Don’t ask us why, but in a hive mind-esque fashion, hundreds on Twitter have begun to call for the regulatory approval of such a vehicle, which…