• Screenshot of Craig Wright speaking with Modern Consensus contributor Brendan J. Sullivan, September 11, 2019.
    Bitcoin,  Opinion

    Ira Kleiman’s lawyer sure sounds like he wants to settle the $10 billion Craig Wright/Satoshi case

    Here’s why we may not get another round of discovery—or why we may never know who is Satoshi Nakamoto

    On Thursday, a judge granted Ira Kleiman’s attorney a 21-day extension on the motion to quash the subpoena against Modern Consensus contributor Brendan Sullivan (that’s me). This, along with a yet-to-be published interview with Craig Wright and a document filed in court earlier this week, leads me to think that settlement talks are in the works. I’ll go through all three documents and why they matter.

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton discussing Bitcoin at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference, September 19, 2019 (via YouTube.com / CNBC)
    Bitcoin,  United States

    SEC’s Jay Clayton casts more doubt on Bitcoin ETF

    Speaking at the Discovering Alpha conference in New York, the commission’s chairman said people who think an unmanipulated bitcoin price can be found are ‘sorely mistaken’

    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton again threw cold water on the idea of listing Bitcoin on an exchange traded fund (ETF) anytime soon.

  • "It's okay, little man. You'll see a Bitcoin ETF when you're a big boy... maybe." (via Pixabay).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Cboe pulls Bitcoin index fund application—again

    The BZX Exchange had asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to approve an ETF tracking the price of Bitcoin

    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton may feel that his agency is getting closer to approving an index fund tracking cryptocurrencies, but it’s apparently not close enough for the Chicago Board Options Exchange, which just withdrew its application to create a Bitcoin EFT.

  • The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) building in Basel Switzerland sure doesn't look like a dreary place to work every day, right? (Photo by Mario Botta via Wiki commons).
    Libra,  Regulation

    Libra Association and major banks grilled on stablecoins

    Stablecoin creator JPMorgan and a consortium of major financial institutions aiming to launch its own payment coin face the Bank for International Settlements

    Facebook once again defended its Libra cryptocurrency, this time in front of a group of central bankers at a conference on the regulation of stablecoins held in Switzerland on September 16.