OKEx Notes Early Delivery of BCH Futures After Trading Stop to Avoid Market Manipulation

The world’s current biggest crypto exchange OKEx has announced early delivery of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) futures contracts immediately after trading stop time today, Nov. 14, according a press release shared with Cointelegraph. As per the announcement, all Bitcoin Cash futures contracts have been set to stop trading at 9:05AM CET and delivered subsequently at 10:00AM CET due to the upcoming hard fork of Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin ABC, scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 15. According to Twitter, OKEx has released a notice on early delivery of Bitcoin Cash futures eight hours ago…

SEC Report Notes ‘Dozens’ of Investigations Into ICOs at End of Fiscal Year

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Enforcement Division has released its annual enforcement report for the 2018 fiscal year (FY), Friday, Nov. 2. The report notes actions by the Division against fraudulent Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). According to the report, since the formation of the Division’s Cyber Unit at the end of FY 2017, the commission’s focus on cyber-related misconduct, including ICOs, has been growing steadily. The SEC attributes this to an “explosion” in crypto-asset offerings, which it says are often considered high-risk investments. According to the report: “In…

Notes from the Senate Floor

Normally, there is very limited room for drawing legitimate comparisons between a Senate hearing and an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight. Yet the hearing entitled “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem,” which took place on October 11, 2018 on the US Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs’ floor, definitely bore quite a few similarities to a hyped sporting event that had made big waves just a few days ago. Two witnesses who were brought to testify on issues and promises of crypto stood by polarising views on the subject…

CFTC Chair Notes Crypto Cases in Record Year of Enforcement Actions

Christopher Giancarlo, the chairman of U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (СFTC), said in an Oct. 2 speech that enforcement actions and fines increased significantly in the last fiscal year. Giancarlo presented at the Economic Club of Minnesota, stating that the enforcement of the recent fiscal year, which ended September 30, was “among the most vigorous in the history of the CFTC.” The CFTC filed 83 enforcement actions in the last fiscal year, representing a 25 percent increase from the last three years of the previous administration. The CFTC levied as…

Huobi Joins Russian Financial Services Platform to Share Notes on Crypto Regulation

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has joined Russia’s VEB Innovation Fund to share notes on crypto regulation, according to a fund’s press release published Wednesday, September 19. According to Crunchbase, the VEB Innovation Fund was created in 2011 to invest in Russian high-tech startups and to promote local innovations in the global market. The Center of Digital Transformation, where Huobi is now a resident, was created by VEB to promote blockchain and other crypto-related technologies, as its website states. One of the main goals of the partnership with world’s fourth largest crypto…

SEC Stops Trading on Two Exchange-Traded Notes

The cryptomarket is fumbling at the moment. The reason could be the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to cease trading on two exchange-traded notes or ETN’s. The regulator has ceased XBT Provider’s trading of Bitcoin and Ether Tracker One securities but why? SEC Ceases Trading on Two Exchange-Traded Notes The SEC issued a notice that the two exchange-traded notes would stop trading until September 20th.  The two affected notes are Bitcoin Tracker One which trades under the code CXBTF, and Ether Tracker One which trades under the code…