Security Token Offerings: A Way Past the SEC’s Incomplete Crypto Guidance?

Are STOs a way to pass the SEC's incomplete crypto guidance? Chi-Ru Jou explains what are the unresolved legal issues for STOs in the coming year.

Crypto Exchange Kraken Says US Subpoenas Becoming ‘Barrier to Entry’

Kraken says that the cost of handling subpoenas is fast becoming a “barrier to entry” in the U.S., as global data requests triple year on year.

Is the Window Closing on US Blockchain Leadership?

The U.S. should apply a "do no harm" approach and take a lead role on blockchain regulation, says William Mougayar.

7 Legal Questions That Will Define Blockchain in 2019

In this exclusive op-ed, Jenny Leung, an Australian attorney who formerly worked for the country's financial regulator, explained 7 legal questions that will define blockchain this year.

New York Forms Blockchain Study Task Force, Hints at BitLicense Update

New York will be forming a task force to analyze the crypto space, which may go as far as proposing updated regulations for the state.

Crypto Mom’s Crusade: Inside the SEC, Hester Peirce Is Putting Up a Fight

Having worked over a decade in government before becoming a commissioner to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Hester Peirce is a regulator well-versed in matters of both rulemaking and securities law.

The Cost of Not Engaging Regulators

Zachary Fallon and James Blakemore are securities law attorneys who lead Ketsal Consulting, a strategic advisory firm focused on blockchain compliance. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  If the top cryptocurr...

Suspected Electricity Thief Arrested After Mining $3 Million in Bitcoin, Ether

A man in Taiwan has been arrested over claims he mined $3.25 million in cryptos using stolen electricity.

Token Startup Templum Seeks SEC Clarity on Post-Trade Activities

Regulated token trader Templum has petitioned the SEC seeking clarification on the status of post-trade activities conducted over blockchains.

UK Tax Agency Publishes Detailed Guidance for Crypto Holders

U.K. tax body HMRC has provided an in-depth explanation of how cryptocurrency users should pay taxes on their holdings.