Hester Peirce

SEC Approves Bitcoin Futures Fund

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved an investment fund that will invest in bitcoin futures contracts. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce calls this move “a bit of progress.” The SEC has also revealed why it decided to approve such a fund. Also read: Swiss Licensed Crypto Bank Expanding Into 9 Markets Bitcoin Futures...
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Where US Regulators Stand on Crypto Assets

The U.S. has many regulators responsible for overseeing different aspects of crypto assets, each with its own stance on how they should be regulated. Major regulators in the U.S. with strong opinions on cryptocurrency include the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve, Fincen, and the IRS. Also read: Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should Know...
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SEC’s ‘Crypto Mom’ Hester Peirce Believes Digital Assets Could Be the ‘Money of Internet’

SEC’s Hester Peirce stated that cryptocurrencies prove to be important “transaction mechanisms” and their “store of value” is an important function of the digital assets. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also popular as ‘crypto mom’ for her crypto-friendly news, once again spoke in favor of digital assets during the recent cryptocurrency compliance Dacom summit in New...
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U.S. Congress Hearing With the SEC: The Journey So Far

The earlier proposed hearing by the Committee on Financial Services began with the SEC and tackled several issues regarding cryptocurrency, the SEC’s function, Facebook’s Libra, as well as blockchain technology. About a week ago on Thursday the 19th of September, the Committee on Financial Services scheduled Tuesday 24th, as the day for a Congress crypto...
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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce aka ‘Crypto Mom’ to Hold Q&A at Solidus Labs’ Compliance Summit

Photo: Crypto Compliance Summit Solidus Labs‘ one-day event, taking place at Hogan Lovells, Madison Avenue on Thursday, will culminate in a talk by reigning SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce. Also speaking at the event, which includes a series of panel discussions, will be Coinbase Chief Compliance Officer Jeff Horowitz and representatives from Circle, CryptoCompare, and...
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U.S. Congress to Discuss Cryptocurrency With SEC Right After Bakkt is Launched

With a sense of urgency, the US Congress has set Sept. 24 as a day to thrash out issues relating to cryptocurrency together with the leadership of the SEC, which comes just a day after Bakkt launch. On Sept. 19, the Committee on Financial Services came to an agreement that the topic, “Oversight of the...
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