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Coinbase Responds to US SEC’s Effort to Block “Reasonable Discovery” from SEC Chair Gary Gensler

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), confirmed via social media that Coinbase has responded to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) effort to block “reasonable discovery” from SEC Chairman Gary Gensler in a case that it—not Coinbase—chose to file. Democracy, as well… Read More

Coinbase Files Brief Challenging the SECs Denial of Rulemaking Petition

Slamming the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as pursuing a “power grab” by utilizing enforcement actions, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) has launched another missile in the ongoing battle with the nation’s top securities regulator. The opening brief filed with the US Court of Appeals challenges the decision… Read More

Coinbase Shares Concerns About CFPB’s Proposal to Regulate Payment Apps, which Lumps Crypto into Purview without “Sufficient” Research

Paul Grewal, the Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), says that it’s the US Congress’ job to make the laws and set the regulatory boundaries “for each of our federal agencies.” Paul Grewal from Coinbase points out that the CFPB is no exception, and recently the… Read More

Coinbase Says SEC’s Denial of Petition for Rulemaking is Arbitrary and Capricious in Court Filing

As expected, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) has filed a response to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to deny the Petition for Rulemaking commenced July of 2022 by the crypto exchange. The SEC issued a statement on the request for rulemaking this past Friday. Coinbase is… Read More

Coinbase Plans to Challenge the SEC’s “Abdication of its Duty”

As should come as no surprise, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is planning to quickly respond to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) denial of their petition for rulemaking in regard to specific digital asset rules. Earlier today, CI reported that SEC Chairman Gary Gensler issued a statement… Read More

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase, Comments on Latest SEC Developments

Paul Grewal, the Chief Legal Officer at digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), recently noted that after Coinbase gave notice of it intent to move to throw out their case agiast the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), they had reportedly “consented to a few extra… Read More

Round 2: SEC Charges Coinbase for Operating as an Unregistered Securities Exchange, Shares Plunge

Following the revelation of charges filed against Binance and its founder, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed similar charges against Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) – the US’s only publicly traded crypto exchange. The charges against Coinbase include operating an unregistered securities exchange, acting a broker,… Read More

Former Coinbase Exec, Brother Settle SEC Charges of Insider Trading

Former Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) executive Ishan Wahi and his brother, Nikhil Wahi, have agreed to settle charges leveled by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In mid-2022, the SEC announced the charges alleging insider trading. The defendants were allegedly benefiting from information prior to it becoming public… Read More

SEC Responds to Coinbase’s Request for Rulemaking. Answer was a Foregone Conclusion

On Monday, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) revealed that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally responded to its request for rulemaking on digital assets. That answer was as anticipated as the Commission declined to pursue new rules. Last month, Paul Grewal, the Chief Legal Officer of… Read More

Coinbase Posts Response to SEC’s Wells Notice, Launches #Crypto435 for Supporters to Aid in the Battle with Regulators

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN)  has posted a 73-page response to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Wells Notice which indicates a high likelihood of an enforcement action by the commission. Last month, Coinbase revealed it was in receipt of the Wells Notice while taking a defiant stance against… Read More

Coinbase Files Court Action Targeting SEC After Commission Ignores its Petition

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is going on the offensive with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its insistence that all digital assets are securities and thus regulated the same. In a blog post, Paul Grewal, the Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase, explained the company had filed… Read More

Coinbase Explains Why Its Staking Services are Not Securities

As more of the crypto ecosystem adopts proof of stake over the more energy-intensive proof of work protocol, crypto users around the world are “being introduced to the benefits of ‘staking,” according to an update from Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN). Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase,… Read More

Coinbase to Pay $50 Million Penalty to New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS)

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) will pay $50 million to the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to settle a “compliance investigation.” Coinbase has been licensed by the regulator to conduct a virtual currency business and money-transmitting business in the State of New York since 2017. DFS… Read More

Brother of Former Coinbase Product Manager Admits to Wire Fraud in Plot to Commit Insider Trading as SEC Pushes All Crypto Assets are Securities Opinion

On Monday, the US Department of Justice announced it had received a guilty plea from the “first-ever cryptocurrency insider trading case.” Originally covered this past July, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) simultaneously filed insider trading charges along with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the… Read More

Senator Pat Toomey Slams SEC’s “Regulation by Enforcement” in Regards to Coinbase Claims

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) recently worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to pursue an insider action investigation that ended up with three individuals, including a former Coinbase manager, being hit with a lawsuit by the SEC as well as parallel criminal charges from the US… Read More

Coinbase – We Do Not List Securities: Crypto Exchange Counters SEC Assertion in Insider Trading Enforcement Action

In recent days, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an enforcement action alleging insider trading involving a former Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) manager and two other partners. Simultaneously, criminal charges were filed by the US Department of Justice. Buried within the SEC complaint was the statement… Read More

Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal Explains How Firm Offers Fair, Transparent, “Equal” Experience

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at digital assets firm Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN), has shared an update titled, Proof of Alignment, which explains what the company has done to align themselves with their clients and what they’re planning to do next. As noted by Grewal, Coinbase… Read More

US SEC Is Actively Looking at Stablecoins, and May Closely Examine Decentralized Finance or DeFi Platforms

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed that it will be actively looking at stablecoins which are digital assets pegged 1-to-1 with major world currencies such as the US dollar, British pound, the Euro, the Singapore dollar, among many others. Nisa Amoils, a securities… Read More

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Requests Rulemaking Pause from FinCEN following the Issuance of Biden White House Guidance to US Agencies

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has requested a rulemaking pause from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following the Biden White House guidance to agencies. Coinbase writes in a letter that was reportedly shared with Kenneth Blanco, Director, FinCEN on January 25, 2021, that after… Read More

Coinbase Requests that FinCEN Apply Traditional 60-Day Notice-and-Comment Period for its Proposed Rulemaking for Crypto Transactions

On December 19, 2020, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a 72-page notice of proposed or suggested rulemaking, titled “Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets,” which could impose new and “onerous” reporting and recordkeeping requirements for virtual currency transactions,… Read More

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