Category: USA

CFTC Chairman On Crypto Regulation: ‘I Don’t See It Being Resolved Anytime Soon’

CFTC chairman says there won’t be comprehensive legislation toward Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at a federal level any time soon. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Chris Giancarlo said he doesn’t see comprehensive crypto legislation coming from the federal level in the near future, CNBC reports April 30. In an interview on Monday,

US: ICO Market Is Example Of Unregulated Securities Market, Says SEC Commissioner

The US SEC commissioner said the agency’s priority in crypto markets is consumer protection. US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Robert Jackson highlighted consumer protection regarding Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in an interview on CNBC today, April 30. When asked about cryptocurrencies and ICOs, Jackson said that he hasn’t yet seen an ICO that

Crypto Auctions: Where Do Arrested Bitcoins End Up?

Seizure of Crypto, what governments and police do with arrested Bitcoins. From their early days, cryptocurrencies have been associated by many with black markets and illicit activities. Bitcoin’s feature of allowing direct payments to be made from one party to another without the involvement of financial institutions, has been also utilized as a way to

US Crypto Lawyer David Silver On Why He’s To Thank For Industry’s Increased Gov’t Scrutiny

The lawyer responsible for at least eight major crypto-related lawsuits speaks to Cointelegraph about what sparked him on his crypto class action craze Silver Miller law firm seems to be involved in almost every crypto-related lawsuit out there today, representing aggrieved users who have allegedly lost money to crypto industry giants Coinbase, Cryptsy, Nano, Kraken,

US: SEC Official Says ICO Regulation Should Be ‘Balanced’, Congressman Suggests Ban

An SEC official said that the approach to ICO regulation should be “balanced” at a committee hearing of the US Financial Services Committee. In a hearing at the US House of Representatives on Thursday, April 26, a regulator from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and House Financial Services Committee members hotly disagreed over

Online Shipping Company From Over Here Signs Million Dollar Deal Over There

Online luggage shipping company UniBaggage.com has just signed a $1 million deal with US couriers to ship customers’ items in and out of the States to 500 new global routes. Opening an office in New York to work directly with these couriers, the deal will give the East Belfast operation access to hundreds of thousands

Majority of US States Have Taken a Stance on Bitcoin and Blockchain

Most US states have adopted some regulatory stance in regards to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and the blockchain technologies behind them, according to a report by the Brookings Institution. The study classifies jurisdictions according to their attitude towards digital currencies and the levels of engagement with the underlying technology. Also read: Several States Spearhead Bitcoin Adoption

NASA Funds Development Of Autonomous Spacecraft That Uses Blockchain

NASA, is funding a research program to examine the application of Blockchain technology for developing a spacecraft that could “think” for itself. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a new grant that supports the development of an autonomous spacecraft that could make decisions using Blockchain technology without human intervention, news outlet Space.com

US Stablecoin Project Basis Raises $133 Mln From Major VC Firms

New proposed stable cryptocurrency project Basis raises $133 mln from big name VC investors. The US-based Blockchain project Basis (formerly known as Basecoin), which claims to provide a non-volatile cryptocurrency or stablecoin, has recently raised $133 mln in funding from big name investors, according to an official blog post published today, April 18. Basis announced