US Court Reconsiders Blockvest Acquittal Over Unlicensed Securities Offer

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it had gained an injunction against initial coin offering (ICO) operator Blockvest, overturning a 2018 court order. The regulator reported the development in a press release published on Feb. 14. Blockvest, which the SEC suspects of offering and attempting to sell unregistered securities via its BLV …

Luxembourg Passes Blockchain Framework Bill Into Law

Luxembourg lawmakers have passed bill 7363 into law, facilitating the use of blockchain technology in financial services, according to an official announcement published by the country’s parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, on Feb. 14. The new law aims provide financial market participants with more transparency and legal certainty in regard to the circulation of securities …

Business Still Profitable, Despite Bear Market

The chief financial officer (CFO) of crypto exchange Binance — currently the world’s largest by daily trading volumes — has said business remains profitable, despite the market downturn. The CFO, Wei Zhou, made his remarks in an interview with CNBC on Feb. 14. With Bitcoin (BTC) trailing below $4,000 for the past ten weeks — …

New Zealand Police Say Cryptopia Is Ready to Resume Trading, but Platform Remains Offline

The New Zealand Police have reported that recently hacked crypto exchange Cryptopia is ready to be relaunched and resume operations, Auckland-based news agency The New Zealand Herald reports on Feb. 13. Detective inspector Greg Murton reportedly said that the main part of the work required by the High Tech Crime Group at Cryptopia’s business premises …