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Bloomberg Analyst Doubles Down on July 2 Spot Ether ETF Launch Date Amidst Surge in S-1 Filings

Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst has reaffirmed his prediction of a July 2 launch date for U.S. spot ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) after observing a surge in amended S-1 (registration statement) filings on Friday. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler has indicated that spot ether ETFs will launch this summer, pending the SEC’s…
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US Government to Report Seized Crypto as ‘Nonmonetary Property’

The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) has clarified that seized crypto assets should be treated as “nonmonetary property” while central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) should be treated as monetary instruments. The federal authority claims that cryptocurrencies “do not typically possess all monetary characteristics,” emphasizing that they “are not effective as a unit of account,…
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Nigerian Regulator Amends VASPs Rules; Threatens Enforcement Against Noncompliant Entities

The Nigerian securities regulator said on June 21 that it had amended the digital asset rules to expand their scope and introduced an accelerated process for onboarding virtual asset service providers. The Accelerated Regulatory Incubation Programme provides VASPs with insights into the Commission’s expectations before they fully commence operations. Regulator Threatens Enforcement Action Against Non-Compliant…
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Federal Watchdogs Flag 4 Major US Banks for Lack of Crisis Management; Demand Living Will Revisions

Federal authorities have spotlighted critical deficiencies in the crisis management strategies—known as “living wills”—of four major U.S. banks, signaling a push for stronger safeguards against financial turmoil. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Reserve announced that plans from Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase fell short of expectations, setting…
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Report Claims Jump Trading Under CFTC Probe for Crypto Activities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has initiated an inquiry into the cryptocurrency activities of Chicago-based Jump Trading, according to a report by Fortune’s Leo Schwartz. This investigation forms part of a larger regulatory review, though it does not suggest any wrongdoing by the firm. Jump Trading Under CFTC Scrutiny Jump Trading, noted for its…
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Ripple Working With 10 Governments Globally, CEO Reveals in Rediscovered Interview

In a resurfaced video clip, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse stated that his crypto firm is collaborating with around 10 governments globally on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). “A central bank digital currency is a stablecoin. It’s just issued by the government,” the executive described. Ripple CEO on Working With Governments Worldwide A video clip surfaced…
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SEC’s Crypto Enforcement Chief Departs After 9 Years

The head of the Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Division of Enforcement has left the agency after nine years of service. Under his guidance, the SEC took many enforcement actions against crypto firms, including major crypto trading exchanges Binance and Coinbase. SEC’s Crypto Enforcement Unit Leader Departs…
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Japanese Regulator Issues Warning to Unregistered Crypto Platform Lbank Exchange

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan issued a warning to Lbank Exchange, an overseas cryptocurrency platform, for operating without registration. Lbank, which ranks 56th in trading volume according to Coingecko, has been offering services to Japanese residents despite reportedly having an unknown address and representative. This action follows similar warnings issued by the FSA…
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Ripple Legal Chief Countered SEC Allegations: No Victims to Compensate

Ripple’s chief legal officer has countered the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s allegations following the crypto firm’s proposal to limit its penalty to no more than $10 million. The legal chief highlighted that the SEC is “raging” and emphasized that, unlike the Terraform Labs case, there are no victims to compensate in Ripple’s case.…
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SEC Chair Gary Gensler Envisions US Spot Ether ETFs Launching This Summer

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler has indicated to lawmakers that he expects spot ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to launch this summer. The SEC is still working with fund issuers on their S-1 filings, which must be declared effective before the spot ether ETFs can launch. Gary Gensler Answers Crypto Questions The…
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