In March 2021, Aztec launched its first product – zk.money – a basic software for private transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. In July 2022, a sister product, Aztec Connect, was launched. Both products will be shut down simultaneously, Aztec said. As of Friday, Aztec Connect had little over $20 million AztecConnectEthereumFoundersPressurePrivacyRegulatoryShutToolszk.Money Read More
“Our next steps would be for the virtual asset service provider industry to collaborate with the FSC to define regulatory operations,” he said, saying one of the first steps is to form an industry self-regulatory body to help develop a set of rules.
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The CEO of Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, has warned about additional bank seizures and shutdowns that could result from regulatory changes in response to the failures of several major banks in the U.S. “It does seem inevitable that some banks will now need to pull back on lending BankBitcoinBlackRockCEOEconomicsNewsRegulatoryResultSeizuresShutdownsWarns Read More
Recent turmoil in the traditional banking sector, culminating in USD Coin (USDC) losing its peg, could negatively affect stablecoin adoption and potentially increase calls for regulation, argued credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service. In its latest “Sector Comment” report published on March 16, Moody’s says fiat-backed stablecoins could face new resistance DePeggrowthHinderIncreaseMoodysRegulatoryScrutinyStablecoinsUSDC Read More
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of the more prominent anti-crypto voices in the United States Congress, has called on Jerome Powell to recuse himself amid an internal probe at the Federal Reserve.Speaking to reporters in Washington D.C. on March 15, Warren said Powell had led “the de-regulatory movement” at the BitcoinChaircryptoexchangeExchangesfailuresFedRecuseRegulatoryReviewingSenatorWarren Read More
Anchorage Digital was the first federally chartered crypto bank in the United States after it raised $350 million at more than $3 billion valuation in 2021.
Anchorage Digital, an institutional-grade cryptocurrency platform, has reportedly sent home 75 employees, representing 20 percent of the total workforce. According to a report by AnchorageCryptoDigitalEmployeesHomeRegulatorySendsUncertainty Read More
Crypto bank Anchorage Digital announced it would be letting go of 75 employees, representing approximately 20% of its workforce, citing regulatory uncertainty in the United States as a factor in its decision.In a March 14 statement labeled the layoffs as “a strategic realignment to better focus our resources,” and pointed AnchorageBankCitingCryptoCutsDigitalRegulatoryStaffUncertainty Read More
Kyle Davies, co-founder of defunct hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, has claimed he has no pending lawsuits or regulatory action following the collapse of the fund last year.
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Fissures among the progressive left are primarily responsible for the lack of U.S. regulatory progress around stablecoins, says John Rizzo, senior vice president for public affairs at Clyde Group.
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Bitcoin (BTC) traders saw continued downward pressure after the 5.5% decline in BTC price on March 7. Increased odds of further interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve and regulatory pressure in cryptocurrencies explain some of the movement.Financial markets showed signs of stress as the inverted bond curve reached its 20.8KBitcoinDropsMacroeconomicMountsPressurePriceRegulatory Read More