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Crypto enforcers wielded a heavy hand this year, but don’t expect it to get softer in 2024

This was quite the year for the crypto industry. From funding shortfalls to the SBF saga playing out in public, the industry and its proponents had a wild year.

Binance and CEO ‘CZ’ plead guilty to federal charges, agreed to pay $4.3B in fines

It’s been an eventful week for crypto exchanges and the U.S. government. Changpeng Zhao, also known as “CZ,” the founder and CEO of Binance, is stepping down and has pleaded guilty to a number o

Crypto lending firm Celsius Network and its former CEO sued by SEC, CFTC, FTC

The now-bankrupt crypto lending firm Celsius Network and its former CEO and co-founder Alex Mashinsky faced several lawsuits on Thursday morning from three separate American entities: The U.S. Securit

Former SEC chair Jay Clayton feels ‘vast majority’ of crypto tokens are securities

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has reiterated his position that many cryptocurrencies could be defined as securities.

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried seeks to dismiss most US charges against him

Former FTX CEO and founder Sam Bankman-Fried has filed a pretrial motion to dismiss 10 out of 13 charges against him, according to court documents. Bankman-Fried is under house arrest at his parent’

Are cryptocurrencies commodities or securities? Depends on which US agency you ask

As the CFTC and SEC diverge over whether cryptocurrencies are commodities or securities, market players feel confusion and want clarity.

Binance CFTC suit shows that ‘regulators will keep regulating and regulate more’

Binance's CFTC lawsuit may bring about more regulation for the crypto space and affect market players' confidence.

Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao sued by CFTC over trading and derivative violations

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume; its CEO Changpeng Zhao; and Chief Compliance Officer Samuel Lim, are being sued by the U.S. Commodity Futures and Trading Commission, accordin

Former FTX CEO SBF pleads not guilty to US criminal charges

FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried plead not guilty to all eight counts of U.S. criminal charges on Tuesday. Bankman-Fried appeared before a judge in the U.S. District Court in New York City

As crypto regulation looms ahead, here are the bills to look out for

The CFTC and the SEC’s roles around cryptocurrency regulation have been somewhat blurred, and each of these bills aim to provide greater clarity on that front.

Former US CFTC commissioner says crypto space has ‘dire need for regulatory clarity’

Companies — crypto or otherwise — that refuse to comply with clear regulations are not going to succeed, according to Dawn Stump, the former commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commissio