• Sad clown is sad (via Pixabay).
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    SEC gives Telegram TON of trouble

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit will delay the Gram cryptocurrency sale scheduled for October 31

    In the wake of a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, messaging service Telegram told backers that it would likely postpone the public launch of its Gram token.

  • The SEC, CFTC and FinCen got together to say follow the rules or you'll get trampled.
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    Three agencies issue direct warning: everyone must comply

    Anti-money laundering and terrorism financing laws must be followed; registration with the correct agency is your responsibility

    The three main U.S. agencies overseeing cryptocurrencies and digital assets just issued an unusual joint warning. You must comply with anti-money laundering rules and register with us.

  • Tether and Bitfinex staff hard at work getting documents in the case brought against them by New York Attorney General Letitia James (via Pixabay).
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    Bitfinex, Tether accused of stalling fraud investigation

    The NY Attorney General’s office wants the exchange and stablecoin-issuer to keep giving it evidence while an appeals court decides whether to throw the case out

    New York Attorney General Letitia James just demanded that embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and stablecoin-issuer Tether keep searching for documents that will help her office prove the sister companies committed fraud.

  • LedgerX CEO Paul Chou accuses CFTC Chairman Giancarlo of vendetta
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    LedgerX accused ex-CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo of vendetta

    An unflattering blog post by LedgerX CEO Paul Chou led to a campaign of delays to the exchange’s license to offer physically settled Bitcoin futures, the firm alleged

    Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange LedgerX has accused former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo of carrying out a revenge campaign. LedgerX wrote two letters of complaining about Giancarlo to the CFTC in July, Coindesk reported September 28. Giancarlo is known as “Crypto-Dad” because of his favorable view of the cryptocurrency industry. Coindesk obtained the letters, written on July 3 and July 11 from the CFTC via a Freedom of Information Act request. In them, LedgerX CEO Paul Chou claimed Giancarlo deliberately sabotaged and delayed its vital derivatives clearing organization (DCO) license application. “In January, the Chairman called one of our board members and told him that he was going…