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SEC’s Latest Crypto Hire is Just a Bitcoin Smokescreen

U.S. regulators may appear to have finally come to terms with the fact that the crypto industry isn’t going anywhere, but they are stalling nonetheless. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is on the hunt for a crypto specialist attorney,...

Exclusive: Crypto Founder Lashes Out, Blames SEC for ‘Starving’ Innovation

“My name is David Siegel, I am a regulatory refugee from the United States.” This is how David Siegel, founder of crypto projects Pillar and 20|30, starts his presentations. What challenges have you faced building projects within the blockchain in...

SEC Crypto Mom: ‘Dismissive’ U.S. Regulators Miss the Point of Cryptocurrency

If ever there was a canary in the regulatory coal mine, it’s Crypto Mom. U.S. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, who is affectionately known as Crypto Mom by the community, admitted that regulators, who have so far denied a bitcoin ETF, have missed ...

Elon Musk Tweets ‘Wisely’, Poses No Challenges: Tesla’s New Chairwoman

lon Musk uses his Twitter account “wisely” and is being wrongly accused of being reckless by the SEC. That’s the opinion of Tesla’s new chairwoman Robyn Denholm. “Twitter is part of everyday business for many executives today. F...

Why Fake Crypto Volume Plague Could Actually Raise Odds of Bitcoin ETF Approval

In March 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) denied the first ever bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal. Since then, many bitcoin ETF applications have been filed by nearly ten companies, and many of them have been rejected b...

Bitcoin ETF: SEC Receives 84% Negative Feedback on Application

The SEC received just seven comment letters from the public in response to a solicitation for feedback it had requested in February 2019. Of those, six urged the agency to reject the application. (That’s around 84%.) The industry’s enthusia...

SEC’s Valerie Szczepanik at SXSW: Crypto ‘Spring’ Is Going to Come

The SEC's crypto czar spoke at SXSW, advising blockchain entrepreneurs to engage with regulators early and often.

SEC Chases Billions out of US Economy by Dragging Feet on Bitcoin ETF

Many cryptocurrency investors and entrepreneurs have anxiously awaited a green light from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). A bitcoin ETF would bring more products to Wall Street and give inst...

Newsflash: SEC Chief Confirms Analysis That Ethereum isn’t a Security

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton has formally confirmed existing staff analysis that Ethereum and other similar decentralized cryptocurrency assets are not securities, even if they were initially sold through an illegal securitie...

Here’s What Skeptics of Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 Aren’t Saying

Over at CNN Business, they’re asking: is this week’s arrival of a $35,000 Tesla Model 3 “too little, too late?” How did they come up with such a negative question to ask about the Tesla Model 3? Despite the six to nine month wai...