Notorious crypto figures arrested in 2020

Despite the crypto industry experiencing a major rise in mainstream interest in 2020, the year also saw many prominent crypto personnel apprehended by regulators. Over the past year, many prominent and colorful crypto personalities have been apprehended and arrested. From the jailing of antivirus pioneer John McAfee to the laying of charges against executives from […]

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SEC unveils suit against Ripple, calling XRP a ‘$1.3B unregistered securities offering’

The commission is alleging Garlinghouse, Larsen and Ripple have participated in an “unregistered, ongoing digital asset securities offering” to investors since 2013. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken legal action against Ripple as well as its CEO Brad Garlinghouse and co-founder Christian Larsen. In charges filed today in federal district court in Manhattan, […]

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UK FCA gives crypto startups a hindering hand

The United Kingdom is shutting the door for digital asset firms: Crypto startups are no longer welcome to the country. Late last week, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority issued temporary licenses to applicant companies looking to become licensed crypto-asset firms. However, with the publication of this list of temporarily authorized firms has come a […]

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Coinbase seeks extended feedback deadline to FinCEN’s new crypto rules

Coinbase says that a 15-day notice-and-comment period for FinCEN’s new crypto rules is not enough. Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the United States, is advocating extension for the industry’s feedback deadline to newly proposed crypto rules by the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN. In a Dec. 21 blog post, Coinbase’s […]

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