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Philippines Financial Regulator Cracks Down on Binance for Unauthorized Crypto Operations

Even though Binance acts as an approved broker in some places overseas, it still has to meet many legal requirements to handle securities activities in the Philippines under the country’s Securities Regulation Code. The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has greatly increased its regulatory fight against the global crypto trading

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Binance, CZ paid for defying financial, political status quo: Arthur Hayes

The explosive growth and success of Binance outside of the control of traditional financial and political establishments led to heavy-handed enforcement actions against the exchange, according to former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes. Hayes delved into the recent $4.3 billion settlement paid out by Binance in a lengthy Substack blog. This comes

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eToro, M2 win ADGM crypto licenses to operate in UAE financial center

Crypto investment platforms eToro and M2 received various degrees of approval to offer their services in the United Arab Emirates from the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority, which oversees the UAE’s international financial center, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).EToro received approval for a Financial Services Permission (FSP) that allows a

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Ripple’s James Wallis underscores CBDCs’ role in breaking financial barriers

James Wallis, Ripple’s vice president for central bank engagements and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), has highlighted the role of CBDCs in advancing global financial inclusion in a brief video. Wallis clarifies that financial inclusion aims to extend financial services to individuals worldwide, especially those with low incomes and no

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US Congress members urge financial authorities to invalidate SEC’s SAB 121

Several members of the United States Congress have submitted a memo urging key financial authorities, including the chair of the board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission and the acting comptroller of the currency, to provide guidance or take action clarifying that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Staff

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US House Financial Services subcommittee looks for answers on crypto and crime

The United States House Financial Services Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion received an education in the uses of blockchain technology in a hearing titled “Crypto Crime in Context: Breaking Down the Illicit Activity in Digital Assets” on Nov. 15. The hearing was bipartisan in nature, chair French

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New SEC Custody Rule Could Change How Financial Advisers Interact with Crypto Clients

In choosing a qualified custodian, bankruptcy protections are key. Bankruptcy-remote custody solutions — like Anchorage Digital Bank, a federally chartered bank — would still meet the SEC definition of a qualified custodian. The analysis is more nuanced with respect to state-chartered trusts, which may vary widely in compliance standards, bankruptcy

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