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Crypto crackdown? That's a lot of hype, too

01/19/18

Fears about regulators coming down on digital currency trading caused an epic crash in the market this week. But reining in this evolving asset class won't be easy.

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CFTC to move on bitcoin; Citi fined in AML case

01/05/18

Agency plans to address issues and regulation of cybercurrencies; OCC says the bank failed to fix problems cited in a 2012 consent order.

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Meet the new risks, same as the old risks: Trump's FSOC shares many Obama-era fears

12/14/17

The Trump administration's first interagency assessment of systemic risk highlighted many of the same worries as previous reports, but added a new emphasis on economic growth and regulatory tailoring.

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Bitcoin futures trading starts off on wild ride

12/11/17

The cryptocurrency proved so popular it triggered two temporary trading halts on CBOE's Global Markets exchange.

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Volcker Rule poised for revamp with Trump’s regulators in place

12/11/17

The industry derides the proprietary trading ban as costly, and the Trump administration has heard those concerns. Yet regulators must choose between subtle though expedient pin-prick changes versus a more drastic overhaul.

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Role reversal: Crypto enthusiasts now worried about banks

12/01/17

The CFTC's greenlighting of bitcoin futures could open the floodgates for Wall Street, and digital-asset diehards see a plot to take control.

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Bitcoin pioneer challenges cryptocurrency status quo

10/26/17

Metronome, the brainchild of Jeff Garzik, may appeal to banks as the world's first 'cross-chain' cryptocurrency.

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Regulators begin review of Volcker Rule

07/21/17

Five regulators agreed to coordinate "their respective reviews" on the exclusion of foreign funds from Volcker Rule restrictions.

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CFTC creates new arm dedicated to fintech

05/17/17

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has launched an office dedicated to exploring fintech issues, the agency’s head announced Wednesday.

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Can the OCC reinterpret the Volcker Rule on its own?

05/11/17

There are barriers to possible efforts by Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika to act unilaterally to change the Volcker Rule.

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