Fidelity and SEC meet to discuss spot Bitcoin ETF application
    10 Dec 2023
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    The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently met with Fidelity to seek additional clarity on its spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) application. According to a filing published on December 7, two Cboe BZX Exchange representatives, along with six personnel from the SEC and nine individuals from Fidelity, discussed the workings of the Wise Origin Bitcoin…

    Tether announces wallet-freezing policy for OFAC-sanctioned persons
    10 Dec 2023
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    Stablecoin issuer Tether has announced another step toward cooperation with law enforcement and regulatory agencies by initiating a voluntary wallet-freezing policy, according to a blog post on Dec. 9. Since Dec. 1, Tether has been offering on the secondary market controls to freeze activity connected with Sanctioned persons on the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control…

    UK FCA crypto skills gap is causing slow enforcement, says National Audit Office
    10 Dec 2023
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    The National Audit Office (NAO) in the United Kingdom has raised concerns about the effectiveness of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in regulating the cryptocurrency industry. In a recent report titled ‘Financial services regulation: adapting to change,’ the NAO has claimed that the FCA is being slow to respond and take action against illicit activities in the…