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Blockchain & Crypto

SEC Greenlights More Ethereum ETFs

The price of Ethereum has hardly shown any changes even though the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the accelerated launch of Ether exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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Nigeria’s SEC Hikes Crypto Exchange Registration Fee to N150M

The regulator proposes to increase the registration fee for cryptocurrency exchanges in Nigeria fivefold – from 30 million naira ($18,620) to 150 million naira ($93,000).

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Kraken Aims to Dismiss SEC Suit to Avoid Dangerous Precedent

Kraken has filed to dismiss an SEC lawsuit that would grant the regulator “boundless authority over commerce and potentially open up the floodgates to private securities law claims,” in the crypto exchange’s opinion.

Society & Lifestyle

Elon Musk Must Testify in SEC’s Twitter Probe

A federal judge has ordered Elon Musk to testify as part of a probe by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) into the $44 billion takeover of Twitter.

Finance & Economics

Morgan Stanley to Pay $249.4 Million to Settle Block Trading Probe

Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $249.4 million in financial liability for making false statements about block trading practices.

News

SEC Officially Approves Spot Bitcoin ETF

After months of application revisions, bilateral meetings and media speculations, the first Spot Bitcoin ETF in the U.S. is finally approved by the SEC. Here’s how the landmark approval relates to public expectations.

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Grayscale Refiles Spot Bitcoin ETF Application

Grayscale submitted an amended S-3 filing that includes a cash-only creation model with the U.S. securities regulator.

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Spot Bitcoin ETF Updates Deadline Set on Dec. 29

The SEC has announced a Dec. 29 update deadline for potential spot Bitcoin ETF providers that wish to receive their approvals in early January.

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7RCC Applies for ESG-Focused Spot Bitcoin ETF

Crypto firm 7RCC applied for an ESG-focused spot Bitcoin ETF that will include 80% Bitcoin and 20% Carbon Credits Futures with the US SEC.

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Binance: After the Exodus, the Laundry

Changpeng Zhao, the now ex-CEO of Binance, pleaded guilty to breaking sanctions and money laundering. Binance is set to pay $4.3 billion to settle the criminal charges, one of the largest penalties ever obtained by the US from a corporate defendant. Will Binance, US and otherwise, survive the courthouse trashing of its reputation? Will other […]

Blockchain & Crypto

Fidelity Applies for Ethereum EFT

Fidelity applied to list and trade shares of the spot Ethereum Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) on the Cboe BZX Exchange.

Blockchain & Crypto

Spot Bitcoin ETF Is Inevitable. But Is It a Good Thing?

Spot Bitcoin ETF, or spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund, is an investment vehicle allowing ordinary investors to gain exposure to the price movements of bitcoin in their non-cryptocurrency brokerage accounts. Unlike bitcoin futures ETFs, which invest in derivatives contracts based on bitcoin prices, a spot bitcoin ETF directly invests in actual bitcoins as the underlying asset. […]

Blockchain & Crypto

Ripple CEO Criticizes SEC for Failed Mission to Protect Investors

CEO of the blockchain company Brad Garlinghouse gave a negative assessment of one of the aspects of the work of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Blockchain & Crypto

SEC Wants to Dismiss Charges Against Ripple CEO and Co-Founder

The SEC previously accused Ripple co-founder Christian Larsen and Chief Executive Officer Bradley Garlinghouse of misleading investors on a $1B XRP sale.

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SEC Concerns About Coinbase’s Role in Celsius’ Bankruptcy Plan

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has outlined its position on the alleged participation of Coinbase Global in the Celsius Network plan to exit bankruptcy.

Science & Technology

SEC Uses AI for Financial Surveillance

During a Senate oversight hearing, Gary Gensler confirmed that the SEC was currently using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for surveillance over the financial sector