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The SEC Rattles Crypto with New Dealer Definitions The SEC Rattles Crypto with New Dealer Definitions

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a new definition for securities dealers, encompassing crypto, in a move that could be a game-changer for the sector. Youโ€™re reading State of Crypto, a CoinDesk newsletter examining the intersection of cryptocurrency and government. Click here...

Tokenization Surge Shifts Focus to DAOs As Tokenization Takes off, Look to DAOs

Crypto and TradFi asset management are converging. From the record-breaking launch of the U.S. spot bitcoin exchangetraded funds (ETFs) to BlackRock CEO Larry Finkโ€™s latest claims that the next step is the โ€œtokenization of every financial asset,โ€ the direction of travel is becoming clearer....

Disruption of Bitcoin Mining in the United States Bitcoin Mining and the Politicization of a Once Reputable Federal Agency

The EIA's Unprecedented Overreach The Energy Information Administrationโ€™s (EIA) mandatory emergency survey of electricity consumption data has sparked significant concern among bitcoin miners, cryptocurrency advocates, and supporters of U.S.-led innovation. The move is widely viewed as a politically motivated campaign...

Last Month’s U.S. Crypto Crime Recap A Recap of Last Month’s...

While our attention was focused on exchange-traded funds earlier this month, federal regulators in the U.S. announced charges or sentences for various crypto parties. Youโ€™re reading State of Crypto, a CoinDesk newsletter looking at the intersection...

Real World Asset Tokenization: The Hype and The...

"Tokenization," especially of "real world assets," has recently gained significant attention in the crypto world. This trend is essentially a form of security tokens, a term that was popular back in...

`The Crypto Community Stands Firm Against FinCEN’s Proposed Mixer Rule

In October, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network proposed a new regulatory regime for crypto mixing services that would treat the entire class of privacy tools as money laundering threats and force new recordkeeping rules on U.S. people or entities that use them. The...