• Ripple suit no slam dunk
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation,  Ripple,  XRP

    Ripple suit no slam dunk for SEC: Grayscale attorney

    Suing to prove XRP is a security is bad regulation and bad strategy that Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler should halt argues Joseph Hall

    Calling the suit indicative of what was wrong with the agency’s treatment of cryptocurrencies under now-departed Chairman Jay Clayton, Hall called on Gary Gensler, the recently nominated SEC chairman who is currently a professor teaching digital assets and blockchain at MIT, to use the suit to “chart a different course” in its treatment of cryptocurrencies.

  • Bitcoin

    $8.7T BlackRock jumps into bitcoin as JPMorgan analysts say beware

    BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, opened up to using bitcoin futures as a hedge a day before JPMorgan analysts called BTC ‘the least reliable hedge’

    BlackRock revealed in Jan. 20 filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that its BlackRock Funds V and BlackRock Global Allocation Fund have added bitcoin futures to their eligible investments, both for speculation and hedging.

  • crypto-savvy regulators
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Bitcoin’s hat trick: Crypto-savvy leaders coming to all three U.S. regulators

    With the Gary Gensler at the SEC, Chris Brummer at the CFTC, and Michael Barr at the OCC, the cryptocurrency industry will face regulators who understand it

    The third week of the year will very likely prove to be its most significant for cryptocurrency innovators and investors. Crypto scored a hat trick with news that President Joe Biden’s three top financial regulators—the chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the bank-overseeing Comptroller of the Currency—will all be intimately familiar with the cryptocurrency and blockchain business.

  • Chris Brummer to head CFTC
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    DC Fintech Week head Chris Brummer to head CFTC: Report

    The Georgetown Law professor would be the third Biden Administration nominee to a major financial regulator position with a deep knowledge of cryptocurrencies

    A crypto-trifecta could be coming home if reports that President Joe Biden plans to nominate Chris Brummer, a Georgetown University Law School professor, as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are true.