Law Decoded: Post-ETF policy landscape and Novi fears, Oct. 18–25

The biggest regulatory story of the week, if not the year, has been the United States Security and Exchange Commission’s lack of opposition to the launch of the first-ever Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds, which took eight long years to materialize.

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CFTC slaps Tether and Bitfinex with a combined $42.5 million fine

On Oct. 15, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, handed sister crypto companies Tether and Bitfinex fines totaling $41 million and $1.5 million, respectively, citing violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, or CEA, and of a prior CFTC order.

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Coinbase unveils its Digital Asset Policy Proposal to spark conversation around comprehensive crypto regulation

On Oct. 14, cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase published its Digital Asset Policy Proposal, a document offering both a justification and conceptual framework for comprehensive regulation of digital assets in the United States.

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Law Decoded: Putting your Bitcoin where your mouth is, Oct. 4–11

There is nothing surprising about Senator Cynthia Lummis, a Wyoming Republican known to be among the staunchest crypto supporters in the U.S. legislature, revealing a sizable Bitcoin purchase that she had made earlier in the summer.

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Actions speak: China’s crypto ban may reveal digital yuan CBDC goals

Chinese regulatory authorities gave yet another shock to the cryptoverse by imposing a ban on all cryptocurrency transactions on Sept. 24. This measure came just as the market was beginning to recover from the government’s June prohibition on cryptocurrency mining activities.

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The infrastructure bill is hanging in the balance. What would its enactment mean for crypto?

Later today, the United States House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, a bill authorizing sweeping investments in domains such as passenger rail, bridge repair, clean water and wastewater facilities, clean energy transmission, an

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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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