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Hester Peirce: The Time for More Crypto Regulation Has Arrived

Many regulators – including Hester Peirce of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – are claiming that more legislation and monitorization of the cryptocurrency space is necessary if digital assets are going to continue to be adopted by huge companies.Peirce Wants More Rules in the Crypto SpaceOver the past few weeks, several large tech and financial companies – such as Tesla – have invested money into bitcoin, the world’s largest and most popular digital currency. In addition, Tesla...

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Telegram Pushes Forward the Launch of TON Blockchain Despite Fierce Legal Battle with the SEC

The Telegram founders are working on the TON blockchain despite the SEC keeps the hunt for presumably one of the dollar’s possible competitors.Telegram team has released a document that is useful if you plan to create a website running on the TON blockchain. The document suggests that TON users may want to create some websites to refer friends and clients to their projects. Unlike the usual sites, these are not working over HTTPS or HTTP protocol. The system is using ADNL to differ the...

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Token Sales May Have 3-Year Safe Harbor Period, Offers SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

While a digital asset may look like a security at first, it could potentially become decentralized enough in the following years to no longer resemble a security. Bearing this principle in mind, SEC commissioner Hester Peirce has proposed a safe harbor period for token sales.The official at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Hester Peirce, named “CryptoMom” by the crypto community, suggested a so-called ‘safe harbor’ for all upcoming token projects. Her opinion is that this could...

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U.S. SEC Gives Consent to Bitcoin Futures Fund

After in September, Bakkt’s physically-backed Bitcoin futures platform finally started its work, a lot of crypto believers wondered what is next. Well, there is something. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved a new investment fund that will invest in Bitcoin futures contracts. The registration statement filed by Stone Ridge Trust VI for the NYDIG Bitcoin Strategy Fund began with its work on Monday after the company, already in October filed Form N-2 with the...

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SEC’s ‘Crypto Mom’ Hester Peirce Believes Digital Assets Could Be the ‘Money of Internet’

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also popular as ‘crypto mom’ for her crypto-friendly news, once again spoke in favor of digital assets during the recent cryptocurrency compliance Dacom summit in New York hosted by Solidus Labs today. Peirce spoke in details about SEC’s views on digital currencies saying that regulators are currently active extremely ‘paternalistic’. Besides, she also had an extensive discussion on different measures the agency can take to improve regulations.She stated that...

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U.S. Congress Hearing With the SEC: The Journey So Far

About a week ago on Thursday the 19th of September, the Committee on Financial Services scheduled Tuesday 24th, as the day for a Congress crypto hearing. Tagged “Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop on the Beat”, the hearing was arranged to discuss several crypto-related issues including the SEC’s regulation of the sector, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), Facebook’s Libra, and also a possible categorization of digital assets as official securities.The hearing...

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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce aka ‘Crypto Mom’ to Hold Q&A at Solidus Labs’ Compliance Summit

Photo: Crypto Compliance SummitSolidus Labs‘ one-day event, taking place at Hogan Lovells, Madison Avenue on Thursday, will culminate in a talk by reigning SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce.Also speaking at the event, which includes a series of panel discussions, will be Coinbase Chief Compliance Officer Jeff Horowitz and representatives from Circle, CryptoCompare, and David Weild IV, former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ.Not Your Usual CommissionerCryptocurrency regulators aren’t often spoken of...

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U.S. Congress to Discuss Cryptocurrency With SEC Right After Bakkt is Launched

On Sept. 19, the Committee on Financial Services came to an agreement that the topic, “Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop on the Beat,” would be the topic of discussion and Sept. 24 was chosen as the D-day, which is, just for a reminder, the day after Bakkt launch.This hearing will consist of the chairman of the SEC, Jay Clayton, Commissioner Hester Pierce, who is also known as Crypto Mom, and three other commissioners.Will Libra Make It Into the List of...

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