Daily Archives: April 17, 2023, 11:34 am

SEC Charges Crypto Asset Trading Platform Bittrex and its Former CEO for Operating an Unregistered Exchange, Broker, and Clearing Agency

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged crypto asset trading platform Bittrex, Inc. and its co-founder and former CEO William Shihara for operating an unregistered national securities exchange, broker, and clearing agency. The SEC also charged Bittrex, Inc.’s foreign affiliate, Bittrex Global GmbH, for failing to register as a national securities exchange in connection with its operation of a single…

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SEC Targets Bittrex, Fallen Giant of U.S. Crypto Exchanges – WSJ

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement staff told Bittrex in March it would recommend that the agency sue the company over alleged violations of investor-protection laws, according to David Maria, the company’s general counsel. Seattle-based Bittrex was already prepared to wind down its U.S. operations when it got the notice, Mr. Maria said, citing the difficulty of working with U.S.…

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Federal Agencies Face Constitutional Fights After High Court Loss

The US Supreme Court’s decision allowing the FTC and SEC’s in-house litigation defendants to sue the regulators is the latest dent in the continued attenuation of federal agencies’ enforcement powers. The unanimous ruling Friday in a pair of combined cases, Axon Enterprise v. FTC and SEC v. Cochran, allows the Federal Trade Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement targets…

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Crypto DeFi Exchanges Face Scrutiny Under SEC Chief Gary Gensler – Bloomberg

The SEC says the re-upped proposal would capture an additional small number of digital asset firms, about a dozen, whose platforms use certain communication protocols to match buyers and sellers. Many of the newly-covered platforms under the proposal would likely seek an exemption from the rules under the Alternative Trading System exemption, SEC top economist Jessica Wachter said during the…

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