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Independence Day Sees Challenges to Privacy, Property and Security, June 26–July 3

Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law.Editor’s noteThe U.S. is preparing for its Independence Day tomorrow. New spikes in positive COVID-19 tests will put a damper on some but not all of the traditional fireworks, cookouts and Martina

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Challenges and Opportunities on the Road to Diversity and Inclusion in Crypto

Last week, Cryptox organized another episode of “CT Talks” dedicated to addressing challenging issues in the crypto and blockchain space: on diversity and inclusion.The blockchain space is known for openness, transparency and a strongly liberal environment, but our industry does not always demonstrate these values. During the panel, several ideas

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CZ Calls Africa an ‘Untapped Market’ With Unique Challenges for Crypto

Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao, otherwise known as CZ, believes that the African continent holds some unique opportunities for cryptocurrency adoption and development. The Binance leader provided a number of interesting insights during an exclusive “ask me anything” session hosted on Zoom for key members of the African cryptocurrency

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European Commission Backed Blockchain Organisaton INATBA Joins WEF COVID Action Platform to Address Global Challenges

The Brussels-based International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) has joined the World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform which brings together the World Health Organization (WHO), corporate CEOs and top experts from leading global organisations to coordinate multi-stakeholder contributions into the fight to combat the global spread of coronavirus.According to

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US Treasury Meets With Crypto Leaders to Discuss Industry Challenges

The United States Department of the Treasury met with prominent figures from the cryptocurrency space to discuss regulatory challenges.The Treasury announced on Mar. 2 that it along with industry thought leaders and compliance experts discussed the supervision of crypto assets.Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said that the U.S.

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US Congressman Challenges Fed Chair on Threat of China’s Digital Currency

United States Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) has questioned the Chair of the Federal Reserve Jerome H. Powell on U.S’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) progress at a hearing on monetary policy earlier today. Foster hopes for a digital dollarFoster began his questioning by asking Powell:“Do you think that establishing a

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Robinhood Withdraws Bank Charter Application Due to Regulatory Challenges

Stock and cryptocurrency trading platform Robinhood has withdrawn its bank charter application with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.As CNBC reported on Nov. 27, Robinhood voluntarily decided to withdraw its application with the regulator due to the challenges the company could face in receiving a charter. A

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