Month: June 2022

Riccardo Spagni, the former maintainer of the privacy coin Monero also known as Fluffypony, faces extradition to South Africa months after his arrest by U.S. authorities. In a Thursday court filing for the Middle District of Tennessee, Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern ordered Spagni to surrender to U.S. Marshals on July 5 for extradition to South
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The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, has taken enforcement action against a South African national in what the regulatory body called its “largest fraudulent scheme involving Bitcoin.” In a Thursday announcement, the CFTC said it had filed a civil enforcement action in federal court for fraud and registration violations against Cornelius Johannes
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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) reported that 11 out of 98 responding jurisdictions have started enforcing its standards on Combating the Financing of Terrorism, or CFT, and Anti-Money Laundering, or AML. In an update released Thursday on the “Implementation of the FATF Standards on Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers,” the FATF reported
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Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) challenging the securities regulator’s decision to reject its application to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust to a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Grayscale Takes SEC to Court Over Spot Bitcoin ETF Application Grayscale Investments
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Grayscale has announced a legal challenge to the latest rejection of its application to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) into a spot-based Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) by the Securities and Exchange Commission. It announced that its Senior Legal Strategist, former U.S. Solicitor General, and partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
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Anchorage Digital, a San-Francisco-based digital platform that owns the first federally chartered crypto bank, will open an option to stake the Ethereum (ETH) for institutions. This move comes in anticipation of the Ethereum network’s long-promised shift from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS) protocol.  Anchorage announced on Tuesday its intention to introduce ETH staking — a
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Bitcoin (BTC) held steady at just above $20,000 after the June 29 Wall Street open as Europe’s chief banker admitted the world would “never” return to low inflation. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Lagarde on inflation: “I don’t think we’re ever going back” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD looking nonvolatile
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The ongoing cryptocurrency market decline is the right time for the community to strengthen infrastructure fundamentals, according to the chief strategy officer at the European digital asset manager CoinShares. CoinShares is one of the largest digital asset investment firms in Europe, with net assets exceeding $260 million by the end of 2021. According to CoinShares’
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