• Joshua Klayman
    Libra,  People,  United States

    Cryptocurrency attorney and advisor Joshua Klayman has a new role

    Mother of Blockchains is taking over the U.S. fintech, blockchain, and digital assets practice at one of the world’s biggest law firms, Linklaters.

    A leading attorney in the blockchain and cryptocurrency business, Klayman has joined Linklaters as the U.S. Head of FinTech and Blockchain & Digital Assets, the firm announced on July 18. Linklaters ranked 12th in Law.com’s 2018 Global 200 survey of the highest grossing law firms in the world. Headquartered in London, it has a strong practice in the finance and banking, and the technology market, among other areas.

  • NYU Prof. Nouriel Roubini and BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes, as they appeared in a digital flyer (via BitMEX).
    Cryptocurrencies,  United States

    Report: CFTC investigating BitMEX for trading violations

    Potential suit comes days after CEO Arthur Hayes tangled with NYU professor and cryptocurrency critic Nouriel Roubini

    On Tuesday, NYU Professor and prominent cryptocurrency critic Nouriel Roubini penned a column titled “The Great Crypto Heist,” in which he savaged a frequent target, cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX, as both corrupt and crooked.

  • New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. Photo by Nikita Biryukov for the New Jersey Globe.
    Alt coins,  United States

    New Jersey Sues Pocketinns over unregistered token offering

    Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the blockchain-based rental marketplace failed to register as a security

    New Jersey got in on the cryptocurrency offering enforcement action on July 18, suing blockchain-based online rental marketplace Pocketinns for an unregistered sale of securities last year.

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questioning Facebook's David Marcus on Libra before the House Financial Services Committee, July 17, 2019 (via C-SPAN).
    Libra,  United States

    News analysis: Less-hostile House politicizes Facebook Libra debate

    Facing questions about speed and power, David Marcus refused to make promises about the cryptocurrency

    Facebook’s David Marcus got a warmer reception from the House yesterday than he did in the Senate on Tuesday. Not that it was friendly, but the questions focused more on the power Facebook would gain from its Libra cryptocurrency, and getting Marcus to commit to working at the pace of Washington, D.C., not Silicon Valley.