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CFTC’s Fintech Research Unit to Hold Office Hours for Innovators

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s fintech lab will host office hours during New York Fintech Week.In April, the CFTC’s fintech research unit, LabCFTC, will host office hours during New York Fintech Week to engage with innovators in the field, according to a recently published announcement.LabCFTC’s objective is

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SEC Examination Office Gets Specific About Crypto Priorities in 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will continue its evaluation of cryptocurrency-based securities for U.S. retail investors.The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published its list of 2020 examination priorities, highlighting digital assets and service providers as areas of concern. While OCIE has listed these items in previous

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Office of Chinese Crypto Exchange BISS Closed, Staff Members Arrested

Chinese authorities shut down local cryptocurrency exchange BISS and arrested 10 people suspected of being involved in its operations.Local media Sohu reported on the actions undertaken by Chinese authorities on Nov. 22. However, the date at which the event itself took place is unclear.The same day, founding partner of

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Bithumb Quashes Shanghai Office Closure Rumors After Binance Denial

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is denying recent reports that Chinese authorities have raided its Shanghai offices.On Nov. 21, a Bithumb spokesperson informed the Block that the recent rumors of a police raid and closure of the exchange’s Shanghai offices are false and that its one and only Shanghai

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China Crypto Crackdown? Sources Say Binance Shanghai Office Raided by Police

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s Shanghai office has abruptly closed its doors, several sources close to the matter told the Block. According to the sources, the exchange’s Shanghai office was recently raided by local police where many of Binance’s executives and as many as 100 employees work.Binance Refutes ClaimsWhen reached for

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Markets Crash After Reports That Binance’s Shanghai Office Closed in Crypto Crackdown

Chinese authorities have reportedly raided and shut down the Shanghai offices of leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Citing unnamed local sources, The Block says that local police have shut down Binance’s offices after raiding the premises. Between 50–100 of the exchange’s employees reportedly worked out of the Shanghai location.Binance has not

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