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Ripple CEO Blasts SEC Chair’s Crypto Remarks — Says ‘Gensler Will Cause Biden to Lose the Election’

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has criticized SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s recent statements on the crypto industry, calling them “absolute nonsense.” The executive argued that Gensler’s actions and oversight failures could impact the upcoming election. He suggested that Gensler should be fired if he truly worked for the American people. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Criticizes SEC…
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Cryptocurrency Firm Abra Settles With 25 US States Over Licensing Violations

Financial authorities in 25 U.S. states have reached a settlement with the cryptocurrency investment platform Abra and its CEO Bill Barhydt for operating without proper licensing. This settlement mandates significant changes in how Abra conducts its operations within these states. Abra Reaches Settlement Over Unlicensed Operations, Agrees to Major Concessions According to a report from…
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EU Targets Crypto Asset Providers Accused of Aiding Russia in Warfare Against Ukraine

The most recent European Union sanctions against the Kremlin prohibit Eurozone operators from engaging with crypto asset providers that facilitate transactions supporting Russia’s defence-industrial base. Additionally, the new sanctions regime forbids Eurozone operators from utilizing the Russian-developed System for Transfer of Financial Messages (SPFS). These restrictive measures also focus on tankers associated with “Putin’s dark…
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ECB Publishes Digital Euro’s First Progress Report

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published its first progress report on the digital euro preparation phase, highlighting key design features and ongoing developments. The report emphasizes high privacy standards for both online and offline payments, aiming to provide users with a cash-like level of privacy. First Progress Report on the Digital Euro Preparation Phase…
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Crypto Industry Future: Insights From Marathon Digital’s CEO on Trump and Biden

Marathon Digital’s CEO has shared his insights on the future of the crypto industry and the potential impact of the upcoming presidential election. The executive observed that the Biden administration has historically been hostile to bitcoin and crypto through its various agencies. However, he noted a recent shift in its stance, likely due to the…
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The Two-Class System of Regulation Plaguing Europe

In the rapidly evolving landscape of digital finance, the emergence of crypto assets has introduced unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities for regulators who provide proactive frameworks across the globe. The European Union is the largest government body that has done so through the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCAR), however, it finds itself at a…
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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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