The Blockchain Association and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, two Washington, D.C. based-advocacy groups focused on blockchain and digital assets, filed amicus briefs Tuesday in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's case against messaging app Telegram.
Chris Giancarlo joins law firm, stays active in crypto
At Willkie Farr & Gallagher, the ‘Crypto Dad’ says he will be at the juncture of ‘financial markets, emerging technologies and law and public policy’
J. Christopher Giancarlo, who resigned from the CFTC earlier this year, has landed at the swanky midtown Manhattan offices of leading law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. From his perch as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Giancarlo was a forceful advocate for American cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation.
CFTC recoups $1.3 billion, calls crypto policing major goal
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Enforcement Division assessed $205 million in fines, covering 80% of the agency’s FY 2019 budget as it focused on cryptocurrency.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Enforcement Division paid for itself four times over in fiscal year 2019. In fact, the $205 million in fines it assessed covered 80% of the agency’s $249 million total budget. The division also said policing digital assets had become one of its main goals. While it didn’t break down how much of that came from cryptocurrency and digital assets cases...
Inside the invite-only Cumberland Global Summit
We get the goods from crypto’s elite at the year’s most elite conference
As the crypto business matures, a robust—some would say never-ending—series of industry conferences has arisen to provide reasons for players in the space to gather in person. Perhaps the most elite of these is the yearly Cumberland Global Summit.