The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange is reportedly in talks with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about becoming a regulated brokerage firm and trading platform. According to The Wall Street Journal, Coinbase reached out to regulators about the getting licensed even as the SEC moves closer to crafting some regulatory framework by which exchanges and other market players would operate. Continue reading Coinbase Engages SEC about Turning into a Regulated Brokerage
Jay Clayton, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said contrary to speculation, the SEC does not believe that all initial coin offerings are fraudulent. “Absolutely not,” Clayton said when asked if the SEC’s recent crackdowns on ICOs signals such a stance. Clayton made the remarks during a speech on “Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings” at Princeton University on April 5. Continue reading Not All ICOs Are Frauds
Cryptocurrency prices began to creep back into positive territory after two top US market regulators signaled a cautious approach to cryptocurrency regulation during Tuesday’s high-profile Senate hearing. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo spoke before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs for more than two hours, delivering prepared remarks and answering pointed questions from regulators. As CCN reported, Clayton and Giancarlo largely stuck to the script during the hearing, calling for “carefully tailored” regulation of cryptocurrency exchanges at the federal level but cautioning legislators against acting too quickly — or with a heavy hand.