Category: Regulation

May 06, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

BitMEX co-founders to pay $30 million fine

The crypto exchange offered services to US residents without approval from CFTC to operate as a Designated Contract Market (DCM) or a Swap Execution Facility (SEF). The company also operated as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) without registration. Moreover, it failed to implement customer information program (CIP) and know-your-customer (KYC ) procedures, as well as…

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SEC Chairman states plans to tackle ‘gamification’
May 03, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC doubles the size of its crypto enforcement unit

The unit was created in 2017 and since then it has brought over 80 enforcement actions in cases related to fraudulent and unregistered crypto asset offerings and platforms, and has brought monetary relief of over $2 billion. The expanded Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit will use SEC’s expertise to protect investors in the crypto market.…

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March 15, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

EU parliament committee rejects crypto proof-of-work ban

Bitcoin, however, is unlikely to follow suit as it has no other reason to switch to PoS. The committee voted to add cryptocurrencies that use PoW to the EU sustainable finance taxonomy which decides whether something can be labelled environmentally friendly by the end of 2024. Last year, the Swedish FI called for ban of…

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bitmex investigation
February 25, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

BitMEX founders Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo plead guilty to defying AML rules

US Attorney Damian Williams said: As cryptocurrencies and technologies designed to facilitate their trade proliferate, companies engaged in the virtual currency economy have become critical gatekeepers in efforts to ensure that U.S. markets are fair, efficient, and secure. The opportunities and advantages of operating in the United States are legion, but they carry with them…

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February 07, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

German regulator BaFin issues warning on social posts on crypto assets

Moreover, BaFin highlighted that there are many investment tips circulating on social media about crypto stocks and other financial products which are not reliable. They may even be false, misleading or fictitious. BaFin stated in the official warning: Digital, lucrative and trendy: this is the image that crypto assets now have among private investors. However,…

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January 18, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

UK Government to tighten rules on misleading crypto ads

Around 2.3 million people in the UK are thought to be holding crypto assets, according to an estimate. This move will hopefully ensure that cryptoasset advertisements are “fair, clear, and not misleading.” Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak said: Cryptoassets can provide exciting new opportunities, offering people new ways to transact and invest – but…

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