Fintech

Fintech Law360 provides breaking news and analysis on financial technology. Coverage includes legal and regulatory developments in cryptocurrency, including bitcoin and initial coin offerings, as well as electronic payment systems, peer-to-peer lending, algorithmic trading and many other aspects of this fast-evolving area of the law.



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Latest News in Fintech

  • June 18, 2024

    SEC's Ether Orders Spur Hope For Crypto, Caution From Attys

    The crypto industry received a step toward clarity when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's approval of exchange-traded products holding the token ether signified the cryptocurrency isn't a security subject to SEC regulation, but attorneys say they remain cautious when counseling clients on how to deal in the asset.

  • June 18, 2024

    Gov't Says New Guidelines Can't Cut Crypto Expert's Sentence

    Federal prosecutors have told a Manhattan federal judge that the crypto computing expert who received five years for aiding North Korea's blockchain development shouldn't get to cut a year off his sentence just because sentencing guidelines have been updated while he's served his term.

  • June 18, 2024

    Crypto Firm Latinum Can't Arbitrate Investors' Fraud Suit

    A Michigan federal judge discerned that crypto firm Bitcoin Latinum can't send claims it duped investors out of promised digital assets to arbitration considering it didn't raise the issue in the two years since the suit was brought.

  • June 18, 2024

    Fed Should Vote Now On Basel Capital Hike Plan, Warren Says

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has accused Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell of "doing the bank industry's bidding" as federal regulators look to back off of significant proposed increases to big-bank capital requirements, saying he should instead put those increases to a board vote by the end of June.

  • June 18, 2024

    Sterling Bank Ex-CEO Won't Face Charges Over Loan Program

    The founder and former CEO of Sterling Bank and Trust, who has been investigated in connection with a fraud-plagued loan program, will not face criminal charges from the U.S. Department of Justice, according to Michigan federal court documents filed Monday.

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