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NYSE Owner: Bitcoin Should Be in Retirement Funds, Credit Cards, Retail Stores

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of arguably the most important stock exchange in the world, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is introducing a new company, Bakkt. The idea is to weave bitcoin into 401(k)s, credit cards, and retail. The project is getting a lot of hype due in large measure to two very powerful backers: […]

CFTC Is Four Years Behind on Crypto Regulation, Chairman Admits

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is at least four years behind its peers on crypto regulation, its chairman admitted on July 25. Speaking to the House Committee on Agriculture, Christopher Giancarlo stated that the current regulatory framework restricts it from taking a proactive role in the crypto industry and instead relegates it to dealing […]

Muddied and Fairly Opaque Crypto Industry Needs Oversight, Says US Lawmaker

A member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee wants lawmakers to focus more attention on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the trading of crypto assets, calling the market “muddied and fairly opaque.” Regulators Need to Ensure Crypto Investors Are Protected Representative Bill Huizenga, a Michigan Republican, is reported to have voiced his concerns yesterday. According… […]

U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace with Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Donations

In recent regulatory news, the CFTC chairman has warned that the regulator is falling behind its international counterparts with regards to virtual currency and blockchain regulations; a U.S. Congressional bill is advocating the incorporation of cryptocurrencies into the regulatory mandate of FinCEN; and a candidate of the Wisconsin Libertarian Party is accepting donations in the […]

CFTC Chair: Blockchain Innovation Stifled by Lack of US Regulations

At a United States Congressional hearing on Wednesday, 25 July, Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC), elaborated on the need for CFTC participation in blockchain innovation in the US. “Because we’re falling behind” At the “Examining the Upcoming Agenda for the CFTC” public hearing, Giancarlo explained the frustrations of the CFTC […]