• Crypto must-reads
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Crypto Must-Reads for June 25, 2020

    These Are the Crypto Stories You Should Be Following: BTC still looking positive for Q2; China eating U.S.’s lunch on blockchain; is NY easing up for BitLicense’s 5th birthday; where was creator Satoshi Nakamoto for the first five minutes of Bitcoin’s life?

    The economy is doing Bitcoin no favors, with bad news and advancing COVID-19 pushing the still stock-market-aligned cryptocurrency within a few dollars of dropping below $9,000. Meanwhile, Ripple Executive Chairman Chris Larsen says China is winning the blockchain war. Researcher says Satoshi Nakamoto was AWOL from Bitcoin’s genesis block. New York is retreating ever-so-slightly from its super-strict BitLicense, making the prestigious but frequently fled crypto exchange qualification as it turns five.

  • JPMorgan Chase banks Coinbase Gemini
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Major bank haul: Coinbase, Gemini break into JPMorgan Chase

    By taking on the regulator-friendly Coinbase and Gemini as clients, JPMorgan Chase has become the first large bank to knowingly agree to do business with cryptocurrency exchanges in years.

    Two major U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges known for aggressively seeking regulatory approval, Coinbase and Gemini, have been accepted as JPMorgan Chase customers, breaking through an important glass ceiling in the financial industry.

  • ErisX ETH futures America
    Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Regulation

    ErisX brings ETH futures to America

    The crypto derivatives exchange’s physically settled ether futures are the first available to U.S. investors; Binance.US adds OTC desk for large crypto trades

    On May 11, TD Ameritrade-backed cryptocurrency derivatives exchange ErisX announced that it now offers physically settled ether futures contracts to both institutional and retail investors.

  • Call in the experts: Jeremy Allaire of Circle, Rebecca Nelson of The Blockchain Association, and Mehrsa Baradaran of the University of California, Irvine School of Law before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, July 30, 2019.
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Libra,  Politics,  United States

    Analysis: Cryptocurrency experts tell Senate innovation requires regulation

    In the wake of Facebook’s Libra plan, a Senate Banking Committee hearing shows Congress getting serious about cryptocurrency regulation

    A week after the U.S. government’s inaction on cryptocurrency regulation drove Jeremy Allaire to move most of his company out of the U.S., the Circle chairman and CEO told congress why.

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