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SEC loses a battle to win the war? Ripple dissociates from pumping XRP

When the United States Securities and Exchange Commission filed legal action against Ripple Labs and its top-two executives in December, alleging that its XRP coin was in fact a security and that the firm had raised over $1.38 billion through an unregistered securities offering in 2013, many wondered if XRP would even survive.  Some exchanges …

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Cathie Woods’ Ark buys a further $110M worth of Coinbase shares

Three exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, offered by Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest, including the flagship Ark Innovation ETF, all added further shares in Coinbase Global Inc. (COIN) to their positions on Thursday, April 15. According to a report from Reuters, the Ark Innovation ETF, Ark Next Generation Internet ETF, and Ark Fintech Innovation ETF purchased a …

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Massachusetts regulator seeks to revoke Robinhood’s broker-dealer license

Massachusetts’ securities regulator is seeking to revoke the broker-dealer license of cryptocurrency-friendly stock trading app Robinhood in the state. William Galvin, the head of the state’s securities division, said in a new administrative complaint that Robinhood has “continued a pattern of aggressively inducing and enticing trading among its customers — including Massachusetts customers with little …

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US Senate votes to confirm Gary Gensler as SEC chair

Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Gary Gensler to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. In a vote of 53-45 today, the Senate members confirmed the former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gensler, a professor at …

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Latest Episode of The Simpsons Prices Bitcoin at ‘Infinite’ as the Crypto Consolidates Above the $60K Threshold

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Bulls are taking the reins of the price action in the bitcoin across the board, making a solid breakout above the $60,000 threshold, reaching new all-time highs, and it seems The Simpsons “did it again.” In a new episode broadcasted on Sunday, <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BTC</a> is highlighted in a ticker …

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Linux Foundation launches blockchain-based platform for insurance

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit technology consortium that supports the Linux operating system, is backing a new blockchain-based project for the insurance industry. On Monday, the foundation announced the launch of the Open Insurance Data Link platform, a project that aims to reduce the cost of insurance reporting and create a standardized insurance data repository using distributed …

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US isn’t prepared to regulate new industries like crypto, says Ripple CTO

David Schwartz, chief technology officer at Ripple Labs, says U.S. regulators’ response to the crypto industry may help XRP in the end but is also likely to hurt burgeoning companies. The Ripple CTO told Cointelegraph he believed many crypto and blockchain firms considering getting started in the United States or relocating from abroad face a …

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SEC likely to approve Bitcoin ETF in 1-2 years, says analyst

According to an analyst at CFRA Research, VanEck, Fidelity Investments, and Valkyrie Digital Assets may not see their Bitcoin exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, approved by U.S. regulators for up to two years. In an interview on CNBC’s ETF Edge Monday, Todd Rosenbluth, head of ETF and mutual fund research at CFRA, told host Bob Pisani …

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North Korean Hackers Threatened Bithumb Exchange With a $16M Ransom Amid the 2017 Data Breach, Says Report

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A new report commissioned by the U.S. secret services unveiled what happened behind the attack launched by North Korean hackers against a South Korean crypto exchange. The case is about a breach on June 29, 2017, which exposed data tied to over 30,000 customers stemming from Bithumb.</strong> Hackers Threatened to ‘Destroy’ Data …

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Crypto lobby groups are gaining traction in Washington as the threat of regulatory bottleneck looms

Crypto-focused lobby groups in Washington, D.C. are playing an increasingly vital role in reorienting policymakers away from the view that virtual currencies are used primarily for illegal transactions. Now, they are preparing for potentially their biggest battle yet.  Blockchain Association, an industry trade group representing crypto firms, has added ten members to its brass since …

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