CFTC Chairman on US Crypto Regulation: We Have to Rely on 70-Year-Old Case Law to Determine What’s a Security or Commodity

The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) says his agency and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “have to rely on 70-year-old case law to determine what’s a security or a commodity.” He stressed that the SEC and CFTC......

A Recent SEC Filing Shows the World’s Largest Asset Manager Blackrock Plans to Launch a Metaverse ETF

According to a recent filing, Blackrock, the multi-national investment company based in New York City and the world’s largest asset manager, has plans to create a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on metaverse companies. The fund — dubbed the Ishares Future......

Luna Founder Do Kwon Isn’t in Singapore, Police Say After South Korean Court Issues His Arrest Warrant

Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon is not in Singapore, local police say. Accused of fraud after the collapse of cryptocurrencies luna and terrausd, he is wanted in South Korea after a court issued an arrest warrant for him. However, Kwon insists......

US Senator Wants Congress to Step in With Crypto Guidance — Urges SEC to Provide Much More Clarity on Regulations

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey says Congress should step in and provide a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency. He stressed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is not sharing its framework for regulating crypto with lawmakers, noting that Chairman Gary Gensler......

Russia Shuts Off EU Gas, Vitalik Discusses Bitcoin Security, and More — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review

Macro markets and geopolitics dominated the news this week, with Russia cutting off Europe’s gas supply, hedge funds betting against Italian debt, and the International Monetary Fund’s bailout for Zambia helping the kwacha overtake the ruble as the world’s best-performing currency.......

Bank of Russia to Promote Digital Ruble in Foreign Trade as Finance Ministry Pushes for Crypto Option

Days after the two institutions agreed on the need for cross-border crypto payments, the finance ministry and the central bank of Russia are once again highlighting their different priorities. While the treasury department aims for legalizing cryptocurrency payments in the coming......

IMF Bailout Could Be in UK’s Future, Says Strategist

Mizuho Securities’ head of global macro strategies has warned that an IMF bailout may be in the U.K.’s future. Moreover, a former chancellor of the exchequer cautioned that Britain is entering a long and severe recession, emphasizing that it’s “the worst......

Russia Can’t Do Without Cross-Border Crypto Payments, Consensus Reached

Key government institutions have agreed that Russia needs to legalize crypto payments for international settlements. The proposal has been gaining support in the past few months since Moscow’s decision to invade Ukraine was met with wave after wave of Western sanctions.......

Billionaire David Rubenstein Bullish on Crypto, Optimistic About Regulation

Billionaire David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group’s founder, believes that U.S. lawmakers will not push to regulate the crypto industry unduly. Noting that he is bullish on crypto, the billionaire investor said: “the greatest fortunes are made when people go against conventional wisdom.”......