Crypto intermediaries should register with U.S. SEC, agency chair says

As with other market intermediaries, companies that assist in facilitating transactions in the cryptocurrency market should register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to the agency’s head on Thursday. According to Gary Gensler, intermediaries in the cryptocurrency market perform a number of activities that are subject to SEC regulation, including acting as an exchange, broker-dealer, … Read more

Coinbase backs lawsuit against U.S. Treasury over Tornado Cash sanctions

On Thursday, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said that it was sponsoring a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department to prevent penalties prohibiting Americans accessing Tornado Cash, a virtual currency mixer suspected of assisting hackers in repurchasing stolen data. Six Tornado Cash users have claimed the Treasury Department of breaching their constitutional rights to free expression and exceeding its jurisdiction … Read more