Enforcement

CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase is appealing a key point in its court dispute with Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission. (CoinDesk)
Coinbase Seeks to Take Core Question in U.S. SEC Case to Higher Court
The crypto exchange is trying to appeal part of a judge's recent denial of its motion to dismiss, focusing on whether the SEC can treat secondary trades as investment contract...
CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase is appealing a key point in its court dispute with Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission. (CoinDesk)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told Uniswap it intends to pursue an enforcement action.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
DeFi Exchange Uniswap Receives Enforcement Notice From the SEC
Uniswap’s CEO Hayden Adams took to X on Wednesday to say that the exchange is “ready to fight” after receiving notice that the regulator is planning an enforcement action.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told Uniswap it intends to pursue an enforcement action.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler is asking for more funding, in part to police crypto. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. SEC Asking for More Millions, Dozens of Lawyers to Beef Up Crypto Oversight
The securities regulator, Treasury Department and U.S. derivatives watchdog are all hoping to get more funding to deal with new duties policing the digital assets sector.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler is asking for more funding, in part to police crypto. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase had a day in court today against Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission as the company asked a judge to dismiss the SEC's action. (CoinDesk)
Coinbase and SEC Dig in With U.S. Judge on Whether Securities Law Applies to Listings
The federal judge must now weigh what a Coinbase lawyer characterized as "a pure question of law," and her answer could have big consequences on the crypto sector.
CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase had a day in court today against Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission as the company asked a judge to dismiss the SEC's action. (CoinDesk)

UK FCA slow to take enforcement action, a spending watchdog says (FCA)
FCA Slow to Take Crypto Enforcement Action, UK's Public Spending Watchdog Says
Even when the financial regulator has the power to act, years can go by before it takes enforcement action, the U.K.'s National Audit Office said.
UK FCA slow to take enforcement action, a spending watchdog says (FCA)

Ex-boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is among celebrity promoters who have been tied to GS Partners, which has been accused by state regulators of committing crypto fraud.  (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
California, Texas Among States Accusing GS Partners of Misleading Crypto Investors
Offers of a tokenized Dubai skyscraper and assets in the metaverse were fraudulent and unregistered, state regulators say, and boosted by celebrities such as boxer Floyd Maywe...
Ex-boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is among celebrity promoters who have been tied to GS Partners, which has been accused by state regulators of committing crypto fraud.  (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rostin Behnam, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, says he's proud of his agency's aggressive stance on crypto. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto's Bromance With U.S. CFTC May Be One-Sided
The industry's open preference for the CFTC over the SEC has been answered with record enforcement actions showing the CFTC's enthusiasm for punishing crypto wrongdoing.
Rostin Behnam, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, says he's proud of his agency's aggressive stance on crypto. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

The U.S. Department of Justice has arrested the top executives of SafeMoon and accused them of pilfering company coffers.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
SafeMoon Execs Arrested by DOJ in Fraud Investigation, Charged by SEC
Crypto company SafeMoon's CEO and chief technology officer were arrested, accused of withdrawing more than $200M to buy luxury cars and homes from funds that they told investo...
The U.S. Department of Justice has arrested the top executives of SafeMoon and accused them of pilfering company coffers.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

SEC Chair Gary Gensler in Washington on Oct. 25, 2023 (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
SEC’s Gensler Won’t Say What’s Next With Bitcoin ETFs After Grayscale Loss
The agency chairman also declined to give any indications on timing or the order applications might be considered.
SEC Chair Gary Gensler in Washington on Oct. 25, 2023 (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Coinbase is about to file its final court argument for why the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission case against it should be dropped, despite SEC Chair Gary Gensler's view that most cryptocurrencies are securities. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Coinbase Poised to Make Final Pitch in Bid to Kill SEC Accusations Quickly
The U.S. crypto exchange is ready to argue the SEC's claims about unregistered securities are missing evidence of actual contracts.
Coinbase is about to file its final court argument for why the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission case against it should be dropped, despite SEC Chair Gary Gensler's view that most cryptocurrencies are securities. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)