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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Gives Props to Bermuda and Crypto Custody Approach

Securities custody is a challenging service even for analog firms. Crypto brings with it a whole host of nuanced hurdles when providing custody for digital assets. There are a few firms that have successfully launched custody for crypto – such as PrimeTrust. Fidelity is providing… Read More

Like a Jackson Pollock Painting: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Criticizes Commission’s Approach to Digital Assets, Says it Has Stifled Growth

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has polished her pen once again with another thought-provoking speech addressing Fintech innovation and, more specifically, digital assets. Speaking at the Securities Enforcement Forum, East Palo Alto, California (by video), Peirce pointedly criticized the Commission for stifling the emergence of security… Read More

SEC Commissioner Peirce Discusses Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Agency’s Opportunity to Rethink its Approach Related to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

In a presentation last Friday (along with a Q&A session), SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce discussed innovation, entrepreneurship, and the SEC’s impact on these important aspects of the economy. Delivered remotely to the University of Missouri School of Law, Peirce talked about balancing investor protection while fostering… Read More

Livestream Today: SEC Commissioner Peirce to Discuss Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Today, via a free live-streamed event, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce will address an audience at the University of Missouri School of Law. Commissioner Peirce is well-known for her innovation/competition friendly stance when it comes to Fintech and related technology. The discussion entitled, “Protecting the Public While Fostering Innovation… Read More

SEC Commissioner Peirce Responds to Statements by Commissioner Jackson Regarding Crypto ETFs

Earlier this week, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson spoke to Roll Call about the potential for Bitcoin or crypto-based Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Jackson said he is of the opinion that someone will eventually satisfy the standards the SEC have established. But he also added the caveat… Read More

CryptoMom: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Talks Crypto, Cautions that Regulators Can be Too Risk Averse thus Undermining Fintech Innovation

Securities and Exchange Commissioner (SEC) Hester Peirce delivered a speech at the Cato Fintech event in SF this week tackling an important topic: That of regulators (and policymakers in general) being too risk averse. This is a truism in policy. We elect, or appoint, public… Read More

President Trump: It’s High Time for a few More Tweets to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

President Trump:  It’s High Time for a few More Tweets to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Any good litigator can tell you that the difference between success and failure is often the ability to ask the right questions – at the right times – and asking… Read More

Surprise! SEC Stays Rejection of Bitcoin ETFs Pending Review

An SEC decision to disapprove the listing of several Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE) has been stayed pending review. Commissioner Hester Pierce announced the stay yesterday on Twitter. The SEC had ruled the day before to deny a rule change… Read More

As SEC Denies Winkelvoss Bitcoin ETF, Commissioner Hester Peirce Publishes Dissent on Commission’s Decision

Commissioner Hester Peirce has slammed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to deny trading of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust on Bats BZX Exchange in a public statement. Peirce stated; “I am concerned that the Commission’s approach undermines investor protection by precluding greater institutionalization of the… Read More

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Applauds Operation Cryptosweep. Says “Virtual Currencies and Other Exponential Digital Technologies are Taking Us into a New Era”

On the same day the North American Securities Administrators Assocation (NASAA) announced “Operation Cryptosweep” – a coordinated enforcement action targeting fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo delivered a speech to NASAA members. Within his prepared remarks, Giancarlo stated;… Read More

Hester Peirce Advocates for Thoughtful Regulation in Powerful LA Speech

Earlier this month Hester Peirce, a commissioner of the SEC, delivered a powerful speech in LA that bodes well for the future of cryptocurrency regulation. She addressed the challenges she faces as a regulator of the financial sector, and shared her own philosophy regarding initial… Read More

John Berlau to SEC Commissioner Jackson: Companies Going Private and Delisting to Escape Regulatory Costs Have Contributed to a Massive Decline in the Total Number of Public Companies

Towards the end of April, SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. delivered a heartfelt speech in Cleveland about the decline of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the US. While there has been much debate regarding the cause of this decline (with some questioning whether it even… Read More

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Joins Chorus of Positive Comments on SEC Commissioner Peirce’s Speech on Cryptocurrency Innovation

Last week, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce delivered a powerful speech that shared her views on the mission of regulators broadly, and cryptocurrency innovation specifically. The speech has been widely lauded in the crypto space as it has been viewed as supportive of the potential for… Read More

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Says Change is Hard for Regulators, Cryptocurrency Innovation May be Good

“The regulator should be careful not to try to control the development of new technologies.” – Hester Peirce, SEC Commissioner SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce delivered a fascinating speech in LA today, addressing the challenges of innovation in the financial services sector while providing insight into… Read More

Commissioners Peirce and Piwowar Dissent with Majority Regarding Reg A+ Cap Increase

SEC Commissioners Michael S. Piwowar and Hester M. Peirce have delivered a letter to Chairman Michael Crapo of the Senate Committee on Banking and Chairman Jeb Hensarling of the House Financial Services Committee pertaining to a legislative push to increase the cap on Reg A+… Read More

Full Strength: Hester Peirce & Robert Jackson are Sworn in as SEC Commissioners

The Securities and Exchange Commission has finally filled the two vacant seats on the Commission as Hester M. Peirce and Robert J. Jackson were sworn in today by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. Peirce and Jackson will join the other two Commissioners, Kara Stein and Michael… Read More

Hester Peirce & Robert Jackson Confirmed as SEC Commissioners

Hester Peirce and Robert Jackson were both confirmed by a Senate voice yesterday as Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Peirce will immediately begin a term that expires in 2020. Jackson will complete the remainder of a term that expires in 2019. The confirmation… Read More

Hester Peirce Nominated to Be SEC Commissioner

Hester Peirce, a Professor at George Mason University, has been nominated to become a Commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission thus filling one of two vacancies. Peirce was previously selected by the Obama administration to become a Commissioner but the nomination stalled in the Senate… Read More

Proposed OCC National Fintech Charter Comments & Feedback

Last December, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – part of the Department of Treasury-  proposed a “National Bank Charter for Fintech Companies”. The exploration stirred up a hornet’s nest of public officials that were not too pleased the OCC would think… Read More

Voice of Reason: Mercatus Explains Need for Fintech Charter to Boost Innovation

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old” ― Peter F. Drucker The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) rattled the cages of big finance and state regulators in proposing a possible “Fintech Charter” to license and regulate emerging… Read More

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