U.S. Representative Tom Emmer plans to introduce three blockchain-focused bills to Congress in the coming weeks aimed at spurring development. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/us-congressman-drafts-bills-to-aid-blockchain-development/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Candidates for public office in California may not receive donations in cryptocurrency, the state’s political watchdog has ruled. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/california-bans-bitcoin-donations-in-political-campaigns/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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The NY Attorney General’s Office stated that many crypto exchanges cannot monitor abusive trading activity, and referred 3 for potential violations. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/new-york-ags-office-takes-aim-at-crypto-exchanges-in-new-report/. …

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The arrival of cryptos doesn’t alter the need to maintain proper accounting records, the SEC’s Wesley Bricker said Monday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/digital-assets-dont-change-reporting-needs-secs-top-accountant-says/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/landmark-crypto-crime-case-ends-with-jail-sentence-for-gaw-ceo/. …

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Crypto security startup BitGo has received approval in the U.S. to act as a qualified custodian for digital assets. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bitgo-receives-regulatory-approval-to-custody-crypto-assets/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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A number of major cryptocurrency firms are forming the Blockchain Association to lobby Washington, D.C. lawmakers on regulations in the space. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/major-crypto-companies-form-dc-lobbying-group/. …

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Bitmain said that DST Global invested in the company when it didn’t. A disgruntled investor wants to take Bitmain to court over the false claim. This article is originally written…

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NASAA announced Tuesday that regulators are running more than 200 active crypto-related investigations. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/us-canadian-securities-regulators-are-involved-in-over-200-crypto-probes/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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U.S.-based crypto exchange Bittrex is partnering with regulated trading platform Rialto to ultimately launch crypto securities trading. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bittrex-partners-with-trading-firm-on-crypto-securities-offering/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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A cryptocurrency dealer is being prosecuted in the U.S. for allegedly committing 30 counts of money laundering involving bitcoin. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/21-year-old-trader-prosecuted-over-bitcoin-money-laundering/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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While the market didn’t like the SEC’s bitcoin ETF delay decision, observers on social media weren’t surprised at all. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/no-surprise-here-crypto-yawns-as-sec-kicks-can-on-bitcoin-etf-decision/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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The U.S. state of Ohio has joined Arizona in legally recognizing data stored and transacted on blockchain. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ohio-becomes-latest-us-state-to-legally-recognize-blockchain-data/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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A former bitcoin trader from Arizona has been sentenced to 41 months in jail for laundering drugs money with crypto. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/arizona-bitcoin-trader-gets-jail-sentence-for-money-laundering/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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A newly released transcript from an SEC roundtable showcases the passionate discussion around crypto within the agency. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/sec-chief-got-into-heated-debate-on-crypto-official-says/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Regulators like the SEC shouldn’t be acting as gatekeepers to new technologies like bitcoin, according to Commissioner Hester Peirce. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/the-secs-hester-peirce-isnt-a-bitcoin-champion-just-a-regulation-realist/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Coinbase has announced the appointment of its first-ever chief compliance officer as it moves to become a licensed broker-dealer. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-taps-regulation-veteran-for-first-ever-crypto-compliance-chief/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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South Carolina’s securities regulator has ended cease-and-desist orders against two blockchain startups, public documents revealed Thursday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/south-carolina-ends-cease-desist-orders-against-crypto-startups/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is “falling behind” in understanding blockchain technology, chairman Christopher Giancarlo said. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/cftc-chair-says-regulator-is-behind-on-blockchain/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Washington understands cryptocurrency better than this week’s circus on Capitol Hill suggests, writes Michael J. Casey. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/dont-let-the-crypto-circus-in-congress-fool-you/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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Coinbase formed a Political Action Committee, though it is unclear which candidates it plans to support at this time. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-exchange-coinbase-forms-political-action-committee/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Twelve Russian officials indicted for hacking into Democratic National Committee email accounts allegedly used cryptocurrencies, the DOJ announced. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/russian-dnc-hackers-used-cryptocurrency-to-fund-their-operations/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Two Nevada men have settled with the SEC over alleged illicit trading of a claimed blockchain company’s stock. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/sec-settles-trader-lawsuit-tied-to-blockchain-firm-stock-sales/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Tax authorities from five different nations are coming together to combat international financial crimes, with a focus on cryptocurrencies. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/international-task-force-notes-use-of-cryptocurrencies-in-financial-crime/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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