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Sam Bankman-Fried leaving court on February 16, 2023 (Liz Napolitano/CoinDesk)

All of Sam Bankman-Fried's Proposed Expert Witnesses Should be Barred From Testifying: DOJ

The defense team moved to bar one of the prosecution's proposed witnesses as well.

Aug 29, 2023
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SEC Issues First Enforcement Action Targeting NFTs

The agency ruled Impact Theory’s NFTs were sold as unregistered securities.

Aug 28, 2023
Sam Bankman-Fried outside a courthouse in July 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Sam Bankman-Fried Appeals Decision Jailing Him Ahead of Trial: Reuters

A judge had previously revoked bail for Bankman-Fried after he tried to tamper with witnesses. His lawyers argue that it is his constitutional right to have a fair chance to prepare for trial.

Aug 28, 2023


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U.K.’s Travel Rule Troubles Showcase Global Challenge for Crypto

U.K. crypto firms have just days to comply with new anti-money laundering requirements – but they are seeking more guidance given patchy implementation of the controversial FATF rule between jurisdictions.

Aug 24, 2023
Coinbase Inc. quietly cleared a major hurdle for getting regulated in the U.S., though it's not with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (CoinDesk)
Coinbase, Tarred as an Illicit Exchange by the SEC, Quietly Got Regulated Elsewhere in the U.S.

The firm’s new futures commission merchant status at the CFTC may undermine the other U.S. markets regulator – the SEC – and bolster the case for ether as a commodity.

Aug 17, 2023
Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (right) ahead of India’s G20 Presidency with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. (Indian Finance Ministry)
G20 Set to Crystalize Global Crypto Rules as India Wraps Up Presidency

G20 nations, supported by the FSB and IMF under India’s presidency, are set to bring into implementation perhaps the first global crypto regulations ahead of the Leaders’ Summit in September.

Aug 15, 2023
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Why Binance Is Abandoning Most of Europe

Crypto firms only need regulatory approval in one EU nation under new rules to serve all 27 in the single market – but some states are more prepared to implement MiCA regulation than others.

Aug 10, 2023