CFTC commissioner Dan Berkovitz will become SEC general counsel

Dan Berkovitz, one of three commissioners currently serving at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will be joining the Securities and Exchange Commission as general counsel following his departure in October.
In a Sept.

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Law Decoded: China FUD and false dichotomies, Sept. 20–27

In the wake of yet another iteration of China’s enduring crackdown on cryptocurrency, a particularly influential narrative on Crypto Twitter suggests that by banning Bitcoin (BTC), China has definitively put itself on the dark side of the struggle, while the collective West must now resolutely throw

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U.S. government goes to court over $11m USDT purportedly stolen by fake Coinbase rep

On September 17, a group of officials led by U.S. attorney Tracy Wilkinson have filed a civil complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California claiming that they have identified four digital wallets holding more than 9.

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CFTC commissioner: agency doesn’t have enforcement resources without Congress

Dan Berkovitz, one of three commissioners currently serving at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said while the agency is suited to futures contracts, swaps, and options trading, it would need additional resources to handle the cash market for crypto assets.

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Monero’s former maintainer released from US custody

Riccardo Spagni, the former lead maintainer of the privacy coin Monero, has reported U.S. officials have released him after more than a month in custody.
In a Sept. 21 tweet, Spagni said he was working with his legal team to return to South Africa to address the allegations against him.

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Texas following El Salvador? Poll shows 37% of residents want crypto payments

A new poll from Newsweek suggests that as many as 10.8 million Texans may support legislation that makes cryptocurrency legal in the next election.
According to a Sept. 20 report, a Newsweek poll that surveyed more than 9,700 eligible voters across ten U.S.

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SEC chair doubles down, tells crypto firms ‘come in and talk to us’

Gary Gensler, chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, is once again urging crypto projects with securities to register with the regulatory body to ensure thinvestors are protected.

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