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Former Bakkt CEO Sworn Into Senate, Casts 1st Vote to Support Trump

Kelly Loeffler, former CEO at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-backed crypto trading platform Bakkt, has been sworn into the United States Senate.In a Jan. 6 tweet, Loeffler announced that she was sworn into the U.S. Senate by Mike Pence, the Senate’s chief officer, to become Georgia’s newest Senator.Loeffler casts first

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Bakkt Launches New Products, CEO Joins Senate

Earlier this week, institutional Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform Bakkt launched two new financial products: the first United States-regulated BTC options and cash-settled futures. The announcement came just three months after the project went live with its physically delivered futures, following a series of delays.Meanwhile, the platform’s CEO, Kelly Loeffler,

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SEC Taking ‘Measured’ Approach to Digital Asset Regulation, Jay Clayton Tells Senate Committee

Giving testimony on the oversight of his agency before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Tuesday, Clayton honed in on its regulation of the crypto and blockchain space, saying the SEC has been dedicating "a significant amount of attention and resources on digital assets." Source

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SEC Cryptocurrency Approach ‘Measured,’ Chairman Clayton Tells Senate

United States regulators believe they have adopted a “measured yet proactive approach” to cryptocurrency regulation which aids both retail and institutional investors.That was the formal view of Jay Clayton, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), who updated lawmakers on official policy on Dec. 10.Clayton: SEC fosters

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Bakkt Launches 1st Regulated BTC Options as CEO Enters US Senate

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)’s digital asset platform Bakkt has launched the first regulated Bitcoin (BTC) options and cash-settled futures in the United States.According to an announcement on Dec. 9, Bakkt is now using its physically settled Bitcoin contracts as a benchmark to build complementary products.Bakkt’s monthly futures contract will

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Libra US Congressional Hearing — Recap Before Zuckerberg Faces Senate

Today, Oct. 23, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee regarding Libra — the company’s stablecoin project that has been facing major regulatory backlash since the day it was announced. While Libra was previously represented in front of the U.S. lawmakers

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US Senate Discussion: Crypto Miners Should Be Regulated Under Bank Secrecy Act

Following a recent argument presented by David Murray, a human-trafficking expert, we can’t help but wonder if this is a regulatory scheme or an outright ban on a whole technology.In a written document delivered before a hearing on human trafficking at the Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and

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