U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Grayscale CEO sees spot bitcoin ETF as first step toward ‘normalizing’ crypto

It’s been a long road for spot bitcoin ETF filers — and today the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finally approved all 11 standing applications from issuers. “I’ve known for 10 years

US approves first spot bitcoin ETF applications for 11 issuers

It’s been over a decade since the first application for a spot bitcoin ETF was filed. After a number of denials over the years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved all 11 applic

The SEC wants $45 million from bankrupt Lordstown Motors

Bankrupt EV startup Lordstown Motors could be on the hook for $45 million for violating federal securities laws. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a claim for that amount in Lordstown Motor

As the SEC’s new data breach disclosure rules take effect, here’s what you need to know

Starting from today, December 18, publicly owned companies operating in the U.S. must comply with a new set of rules requiring them to disclose “material” cyber incidents within 96 hours. The regu

SEC is investigating MOVEit mass-hack, says Progress Software

U.S. securities regulators have opened a probe into the MOVEit mass-hack that has exposed the personal data of at least 64 million people, according to the company that made the affected software. In

Grayscale’s legal head says bitcoin spot ETF approval is a ‘matter of when, not if’

The exact timeline is difficult to predict, but if there’s no “rehearing,” then it will be smooth sailing ahead, Grayscale's chief legal officer Craig Salm said.

SEC to appeal XRP, PayPal launches stablecoin, and Microsoft partners with Aptos

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important crypto stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday at 12 p.m. PT, subscribe here. This week was a busy

SEC bites back, to appeal federal court ruling in XRP case

In mid-July, a federal court settled a years-long battle between Ripple Labs and the SEC to decide if Ripple’s XRP token was a security or not. Southern District of New York judge Analisa Torres rul

SEC sues Richard Heart and his projects Hex, PulseChain and PulseX for fraud, securities violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it is suing Richard Schueler, known online as Richard Heart, and his three crypto projects, Hex, PulseChain and PulseX, for conducting unregister

After federal court win, Ripple’s legal head still expects the battle for regulatory clarity to drag on

While Stu Alderoty is Ripple’s lawyer, his advice to others is simple: Build a company in a country where there is a “clear regulatory regime.”

Celsius Network and its former CEO are probably not having a good day

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important crypto stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday at 12 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Earlier today, the no

Federal court rules Ripple’s XRP token can be treated as a security… sometimes

The saga of Ripple Labs, the XRP token and whether the sale of its crypto token constituted a securities law violation in the U.S. advanced today. In a ruling from the U.S. District Court of the South

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

SEC director says ‘nothing has changed’ for enforcement even as the crypto industry rumbles

The SEC’s director of enforcement, Gurbir Grewal, says the regulator is not concerned with labels or technology, but with what's underneath.

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.

The SEC’s situationship with Binance and Coinbase keeps getting messier

Unless you live under a rock, you know that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission came out guns blazing on Monday and Tuesday, by suing the two largest crypto exchanges, Binance and Coinbase, re

As SEC files motion to freeze Binance assets, crypto market remains green

A day after the SEC filed 13 charges against Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao, as well as BAM Trading and BAM Management, it has requested a temporary restraining order to freeze assets for all of the p

SEC Chair Gensler lambasts crypto industry after agency charges Binance, Coinbase

The SEC filed separate lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase this week and the agency's Chair Gary Gensler shared his thoughts on the charges.

SEC claims BNB and BUSD are securities, including major tokens like SOL, ADA and MATIC

This highlights the fact that the SEC has, once again, taken the stance that most cryptocurrencies (aside from Bitcoin) are securities.

SEC’s lawsuit against Binance and CEO Zhao was a matter of ‘when, not if,’ industry players say

A number of industry players shared similar sentiments that the SEC charges against Binance were unsurprising.
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