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The Chopping Block: Jake Chervinsky on How the SEC Has Lost Credibility - Ep. 503

Episode #503 | June 8, 2023

The Chopping Block: Jake Chervinsky on How the SEC Has Lost Credibility

The SEC has thrown down the gauntlet at Coinbase and Binance. The latest lawsuits may pose an existential threat, but the Blockchain Association’s Jake Chervinsky says it all may be ‘a nothing burger.’

VIDEOS

June 8, 2023

Former SEC Cyber Chief Calls the Agency’s Way of Labeling Tokens Securities ‘Not Fair’

Robert Cohen, ex-SEC Cyber Chief, calls out the SEC for its ‘unfair’ approach to classifying tokens as securities, impacting ‘real people and businesses’

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Business

June 8, 2023

Crypto Custodian BitGo to Acquire Prime Trust

BitGo has signed a term sheet to acquire Prime Trust, a crypto infrastructure provider that had clients including FTX, Binance.US, and Celsius.

June 8, 2023

Circle Taps Former CFTC Chair to Head Up Legal Division

Another former CFTC commissioner joins another crypto firm as Heath Tarbert becomes Circle’s new chief legal officer.

June 8, 2023

Australia’s Largest Bank Will Decline Some Payments to Crypto Exchanges

Commonwealth Bank will decline or hold payments to crypto exchanges to protect customers from scam risks.

June 7, 2023

Binance’s Acquisition of GoPax Delayed by South Korean Regulator Due to SEC Lawsuit: Report

Crypto exchange Binance’s acquisition of GoPax is on pause as regulators examine the SEC’s lawsuit against Binance, according to a local media report.

Regulation

June 8, 2023

Former SEC Cyber Chief Calls the Agency’s Way of Labeling Tokens Securities ‘Not Fair’

Robert Cohen, ex-SEC Cyber Chief, calls out the SEC for its ‘unfair’ approach to classifying tokens as securities, impacting ‘real people and businesses’

June 8, 2023

Former SEC Cyber Chief: The SEC’s Way of Naming Tokens Securities Is ‘Not Fair’

The SEC’s habit of naming tokens as securities in lawsuits in which the token issuers are not named as defendants is “not fair,” according to Davis Polk partner Robert Cohen.

June 8, 2023

Circle Taps Former CFTC Chair to Head Up Legal Division

Another former CFTC commissioner joins another crypto firm as Heath Tarbert becomes Circle’s new chief legal officer.

June 8, 2023

Blockchain Association Exec Says SEC Is Trying to Kill Crypto

SEC targets Binance and Coinbase: Jake Chervinsky provides a nuanced perspective on the lawsuits — and the future of crypto regulation.

Bitcoin

June 8, 2023

Is Ethereum a Security? Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Stirs the Debate

Amid escalating regulatory tension, Dorsey ignites a heated debate by claiming ETH is a security. 

June 8, 2023

Galaxy Digital Ramps Up Moving Offshore as US Regulatory Headwinds Increase

Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz says the firm is looking at how fast it can move people outside the United States.

June 7, 2023

Bitcoin and Ether Inch Upward Despite SEC’s Crypto Crackdown

Bellwether cryptos bitcoin and ether are in the green, while some altcoins recoup losses.

June 7, 2023

How to Buy Bitcoin With Cash: 4 Ways That Work

Buying bitcoin with cash provides an added layer of privacy to your bitcoin investments but cash purchases also come with added risks.

Ethereum

June 8, 2023

Is Ethereum a Security? Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Stirs the Debate

Amid escalating regulatory tension, Dorsey ignites a heated debate by claiming ETH is a security. 

June 8, 2023

Arbitrum Briefly Halted Due to Mysterious Blockchain Bug

The Arbitrum ecosystem, which has $2.21 billion in total value locked, was briefly halted on Wednesday.

June 8, 2023

Galaxy Digital Ramps Up Moving Offshore as US Regulatory Headwinds Increase

Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz says the firm is looking at how fast it can move people outside the United States.

June 7, 2023

Bitcoin and Ether Inch Upward Despite SEC’s Crypto Crackdown

Bellwether cryptos bitcoin and ether are in the green, while some altcoins recoup losses.

DeFi

June 8, 2023

Arbitrum Briefly Halted Due to Mysterious Blockchain Bug

The Arbitrum ecosystem, which has $2.21 billion in total value locked, was briefly halted on Wednesday.

June 2, 2023

How to Earn Interest on Stablecoins: A Step-by-Step Guide

You can earn interest on your stablecoin holdings in the centralized and decentralized finance markets.

June 1, 2023

MakerDAO to Drop $500 Million in Paxos Dollar Stablecoin From Reserve

The MakerDAO community has voted to remove the entirety of Paxos Dollar (USDP) stablecoins held in its reserves.

June 1, 2023

Uniswap DAO Rejects Fee Switch Proposal

A proposal to turn on protocol fees for liquidity providers narrowly missed being passed by the Uniwap community.

Tech

June 8, 2023

Arbitrum Briefly Halted Due to Mysterious Blockchain Bug

The Arbitrum ecosystem, which has $2.21 billion in total value locked, was briefly halted on Wednesday.

June 7, 2023

Optimism’s ‘Superchain’ Vision Takes Flight With the Bedrock Upgrade

Optimism deployed the ‘Bedrock’ upgrade on Tuesday, introducing fundamental improvements that pave the way for the ‘Superchain’ future.

June 6, 2023

What’s Next for Wallets After Ledger Recover Outrage?

The CEOs of Dynamic Labs and ZenGo unpack a vexing question: Can crypto self-custody ever be easy for the masses?

June 5, 2023

On-chain Sleuth Estimates $35 Million Loss From Atomic Wallet Exploit

Some Atomic Wallet users have reported losing their entire crypto portfolios following an exploit. ZachXBT estimates the losses to be over $35 million.

NFTs

June 8, 2023

Generative Art NFTs: What Are They & Why Are They So Popular?

Generative art NFTs have become a popular sub-sector of the crypto art market, showcasing visually appealing, algorithmically-generated works of art.

June 6, 2023

What Can You Do in the Metaverse?

While it’s still early days for the metaverse, there are already numerous things you can do in today’s iteration of the metaverse.

May 31, 2023

How to Invest in the Metaverse: 5 Investment Opportunities

While the metaverse is still a fairly new concept, there are already several ways you can invest in the metaverse.

May 26, 2023

Real Estate Tokenization: What Is It & How Does it Work?

Real estate tokenization is revolutionizing the property sector, broadening access to real estate assets for investors and creating fresh funding avenues for developers.



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