The FTX Scandal: Accountability and Regulatory Clarity Are What We Need Now

By John E Deaton I started CryptoLaw to provide everyday investors with a “clearinghouse of information, news and analysis on key U.S. legal and regulatory developments for digital asset holders”. After the massive fraud at FTX was exposed, something that unfolded right under the nose of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), I am only […]
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The Ethereum Free Pass, Fair Notice and the Fight Ahead

By John E. Deaton, Founder and Host, CryptoLaw. I believe we have reached a turning point in the fight against the Securities and Exchange Commission’s unfair and abusive treatment of XRP holders in its lawsuit against Ripple. So much evidence has come out in this case that exposes the outrageous actions of the SEC and […]
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Commissioner Peirce on the SEC’s ‘unimaginative’ approach to regulation

By Davis Quinton and Frank Chaparro. February 20, 2023. (The Block). SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce opposes her agency’s recent targeting of Kraken’s staking program in the US.  “If investor protection is about just shutting programs down or preventing people from purchasing certain things — that’s a very unimaginative form of investor protection,” Commissioner Peirce said. In this episode, Commissioner […]
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Crypto Firm Paxos Faces SEC Lawsuit Over Binance USD Token

By Vicky Ge Huang, Patricia Kowsmann and Dave Michaels. February 12, 2023. (Wall Street Journal). The Securities and Exchange Commission has told crypto firm Paxos Trust Co. that it plans to sue the company for violating investor protection laws, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest move in the agency’s escalating campaign in crypto enforcement. The SEC’s enforcement staff […]
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SEC Commissioner Peirce: Kraken Staking Action Not a ‘Fair Way of Regulating’

By Max Koopsen. February 10, 2023. (Decrypt). Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced its enforcement action against Kraken, forcing the crypto exchange to shut down its staking service in the U.S. and pay a $30 million fine. Kraken’s staking service offered its customers an opportunity to earn rewards by depositing their crypto into various yield-generating protocols, advertising up […]
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