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DoJ Bitcoin Manipulation Probe Homes in on Tether and Bitfinex

Tether Burns Half a Billion USDT Coins in an Act of RedemptionAn ongoing criminal probe into potential Bitcoin price manipulation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice has begun to take a closer look at how Tether and crypto exchange Bitfinex…
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SEC Orders Airfox and Paragon to Return Millions to Investors on ICO Registration Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against two cryptocurrency companies which were accused of violating ICO securities offering registration rules. Both firms, Carrier EQ (Airfox) and Paragon Coin sold digital…
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US Regulator Wants to Adopt Blockchain to Maintain Pace with Market Manipulators

The chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has said that he wants to adopt blockchain to “keep pace with those who attempt to defraud, distort, or manipulate” financial markets. CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Envisions…
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC a Commodity, Not Property Subject to Capital Gains Tax

Bitcoin prices are sensitive to regulatory news and this week’s judgment that Bitcoin is a commodity did spur more confusion. Needless, prices are largely unaffected and are in fact stable adding two percent in the last week. Like last week,…
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New York District Judge Rules That CFTC Can Permanently Ban Crypto Firm

The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has won a court order to permanently bar the operator of the New York-based firm CabbageTech Corp. for cryptocurrency-related “bold and vicious fraud,” Bloomberg reported August 24. Earlier…
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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…