Tagged: securities and exchange commission

Nomination Hearing Today for Gary Gensler for SEC Chairman, in Prepared Remarks Gensler States: “Markets—and technology—are always changing. Our rules have to change along with them”

Gary Gensler, selected by President Joe Biden to become the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is having his nomination hearing today in the Senate Banking Committee. If approved, Gensler will take the helm of the Commission and perhaps see it through a… Read More

Comments on SEC’s Proposal on Custody of Digital Asset Securities Trickle in as Document Hits Federal Register

At the end of 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a statement on the custody of digital assets by “special purpose broker-dealers.” At that time, the SEC said that they were seeking to “encourage innovation around the application of Securities Exchange Act Rule… Read More

Robinhood being Investigated by US Regulators over Trading Restrictions, Options Trading Policies

Robinhood Markets Inc, the leading zero-fee stock trading app provider, stated on Friday (February 26, 2021) that US regulatory authorities were investigating the firm’s temporary trading restrictions on these so-called “meme stocks” earlier in 2021. These activities have come under increased scrutiny as the shares… Read More

Former SEC Chair Mary Jo White, who’s Now Representing Ripple in SEC Lawsuit, Shares Views on XRP Sale and Court Case

When the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against blockchain-focused Fintech firm Ripple Labs in December 2020, the crypto industry and larger community had reacted with alarm and many were surprised. The SEC’s lawsuit also led to Ripple hiring high-profile legal experts… Read More

SEC Charges Coinseed with Registration Violations in Regards to Digital Assets

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced charges against Coinseed and its co-founder and CEO, Delgerdalai Davaasambuu, in connection with Coinseed’s offer and sale of digital asset securities. According to Coinseed’s website, the company offers Apps on both the Apple App Store as well as… Read More

SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee Says Federal Regulator Will be Carefully Investigating the Reddit “Takeover” of Wall Street

NPR’s Ailsa Chang recently covered the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) expected role in conducting an investigation into the Reddit / social media takeover of Wall Street. SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee commented on the agency’s role in looking into the matter. The… Read More

SEC Charges Three Individuals with Digital Asset Fraud Regarding Start Options, Bitcoiin2Gen

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against Kristijan Krstic, founder of Start Options and Bitcoiin2Gen, and John DeMarr, said to be the primary U.S.-based promoter for these companies, for fraudulently induced investors to buy digital asset securities. The complaint states that Krstic… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Coinbase to Go Public through a Direct Listing Instead of Conducting an IPO

Digital asset exchange Coinbase has confirmed its plans to become a publicly-traded company “pursuant to a proposed direct listing of its Class A common stock.” Coinbase Global, Inc. noted in a blog post published on January 28, 2021, that the proposed listing is “expected to… 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

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Publishes Agenda for Next Week’s Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Commission has posted the agenda for the meeting of the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. According to a release, the Committee’s morning session will feature representatives from exchanges and platforms who will share some of the trends and dynamics they… Read More

Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler Selected to be Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lauded for Being Fintech Friendly

Gary Gensler, the former Commodities Futures Trading Commissioner Chair, has been selected by President-elect Joe Biden to helm the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Gensler previously led the CFTC during the Obama administration. Prior to the CFTC, Gensler spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs. He is… Read More

SEC Commissioner Peirce Disagrees with Portion of Wireline Settlement Regarding SAFT

Earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) posted a settlement pertaining to Wireline and a SAFT offering that took place in 2018. According to the complaint, the SEC states that: “… between January and September 2018, Wireline, an early-stage project focused on the development… Read More

After Long Wait, Updates to Crowdfunding Exemptions Publish in Federal Register with New Rules Effective in March

After a long delay, final rules approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have made their way over to the Federal Register. By being published in the Federal Register, the clock begins ticking as to when the new rules become available to use by… Read More

Ripple Comments on Recent Market Participant Activity, Plans Response to SEC in a Few Weeks

Ripple, the creator of XRP – one of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world by market cap, has posted a brief comment on “recent market participant activity” following XRPs dive in value. XRP began to sink following the revelation of an enforcement action by the… Read More

The Five Biggest Crowdfunding Stories of 2020

Online capital formation has emerged as an effective path for private companies to raise much-needed growth capital fueling innovation and creating jobs. Once the realm of VCs and angel investors only, investment crowdfunding now enables retail investors to access promising young firms at an early… Read More

XRP Continues March Lower as Big Exchanges Halt Trading Following SEC Enforcement Action Targeting Ripple

XRP continues to sink in value following the rolling news that more crypto exchanges are deciding to halt trading the digital asset.  On December 22nd, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed an enforcement action targeting Ripple that alleges the sale of $1.38 billion in… Read More

SEC Officially Announces Elad Roisman as Acting Chairman

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that President Donald J. Trump has selected Elad L. Roisman as Acting Chairman of the agency. Prior Chairman Jay Clayton departed the Commission on December 23rd. The news of Roisman temporarily taking the helm of the Commission… Read More

Commissioner Elad Roisman to Become Acting Chairman of the SEC

Jay Clayton officially stepped down as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 23rd. His departure had been previously announced and anticipated for this month. In a letter sent to President Trump, Clayton said it had been the honor and privilege of… Read More

MoneyGram Claims it Doesn’t Use Ripple’s ODL Platform or RippleNet, while Galaxy Digital, Jump Trading, Simplex Stop Supporting XRP

MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), a major cross-border P2P payments and money transfers service, has issued a statement after a lawsuit was filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple Labs Inc. MoneyGram stated that it had not “been notified or been… Read More

Bitwise Liquidates XRP Holdings Due to SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple

Bitwise Asset Management, a crypto fund manager since 2017, has announced that the Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund (OTCQX: BITW) has liquidated its position in XRP. A Tweet indicated that Bitwise had held an emergency meeting yesterday where the decision was taken to liquidate the… Read More

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