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Here’s by How Much Robinhood’s Crypto Revenues Increased in Q4 23

Robinhood’s quarterly results are in – and they have once again beaten expectations, if only by a marginal amount. Although Robinhood has by no means been spared the aftershocks felt throughout the crypto market and the larger economic sector, things are looking up for the popular trading firm. Revenues Are Up, Costs Are Down Overall, in the fourth quarter of 2023, Robinhood saw a 24% increase in net revenues year-over-year, adding up to a total of $471 million and beating...

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Life Imprisonment for Korean Crypto Criminals Who Steal More than This Amount?

The South Korean government is taking extra steps to ensure the protection of crypto investors from unfair market activities and criminals by imposing higher fines and punishments for violations of certain provisions. According to a press release, crypto criminals face jail terms of more than a year or a fine equal to three to five times the stolen amount. Depending on the weight of the offense, individuals who make illegal profits of more than five billion won ($3.8 million)...

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US Lawmakers Urge Treasury Secretary to ‘Fill Gaps’ in Crypto Regulations, Call for CFTC Oversight 

On Feb. 6, House Financial Services and Agriculture Committee leaders sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen regarding the lack of regulation in the spot market for digital assets that are not securities. The letter was sent from Patrick McHenry, Glenn Thompson, French Hill, and Dusty Johnson, all chairmen of various House committees. They requested that Janet Yellen, in her capacity as Chair of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), provide answers to...

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Korean Authorities to Investigate OKX Over Improper Registration Complaints: Report

Authorities in South Korea are looking to investigate major cryptocurrency exchange OKX over complaints of the platform’s improper registration in the country. According to a report by News1 Media, South Korea’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) received complaints from the country’s Digital Asset Exchange Association (DAXA). OKX Under Regulatory Probe DAXA, an alliance of South Korea’s five major crypto trading platforms, including Upbit, Bithumb, Coinone, Korbit, and Gopax,...

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Change of Heart: South Korea to Discuss Spot Bitcoin ETFs With US SEC (Report)

Speculation about the South Korean government rethinking its hostile stance on spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may be true, as the country’s financial regulator has officially indicated interest in the products. A report from local media outlet Hankyung has revealed that the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) of South Korea intends to meet with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to discuss the crypto industry and spot Bitcoin ETFs. FSS to...

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EU Drafts Paper Regarding Exceptions to MiCA Regulation

Last year, the European Union unanimously voted for the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) bill, considered by most to be the first comprehensive piece of legislation addressing the crypto industry as a whole. MiCA is, in itself, part of a larger set of financial laws known as DORA – but it has also given many crypto companies a reason to consider moving the bulk of their operations across the ocean. Several Adjustments to The Bill Although MiCA was published back in June 2023,...

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Crypto Mom Disagrees With SEC’s Denial of Petition to Amend Gag Rule

Hester Peirce, a commissioner for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has expressed her disagreement with the agency’s denial of a petition to amend a rule that prevents defendants from denying any allegations in settlement enforcement actions. According to an official statement from the commissioner, popularly known in the digital asset community as “Crypto Mom,” the prohibition of denials from defendants prohibits the American public from lodging...

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India’s Interim Budget Leaves Crypto Community Guessing; Industry Eyes Post-Election Revisions

The Indian crypto industry is seeking parity, urging fair regulations against foreign exchanges exploiting regulatory gaps amidst dwindling market share for local exchanges while investors face legal uncertainties. With unstable banking ties hindering operations, the sector is currently grappling with hurdles. However, India’s finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, refrained from providing any updates on the regulation and taxation of crypto during her interim budget address...

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Thai SEC Orders Zipmex to Temporarily Suspend Crypto Trading Services

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex to suspend its trading and brokerage services temporarily. According to an official announcement, Zipmex’s services will remain suspended for 15 days until the firm fixes its financial position and operational issues. Zipmex Ordered to Halt Services The SEC revealed that it issued a letter on January 12 ordering Zipmex to amend the maintenance of its net liquid capital, bring it up...

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DeFi Regulation: Polygon Labs’ Legal Team Pushes For OCCIP’s Oversight

DeFi regulation has been a major bone of contention among regulatory watchdogs across the world. A recent paper, authored by Rebecca Rettig, Katja Gilman from Polygon Labs, and Michael Mosier from Arktouros, proposes a strategy to classify truly decentralized DeFi protocols as critical infrastructure. This classification would place them under the oversight of the US Treasury’s Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (OCCIP). Although the OCCIP isn’t a...

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