Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has recently raised concerns about Maximum Extractable Value (MEV) being used as a form of illegal market abuse in the context of the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation. This development has been highlighted by Patrick Hansen, a well-known commentator on crypto regulations, who pointed out the significant implications
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The recent Bernstein report highlights the potential approval of a spot Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the US, which could set a precedent for classifying Solana as a commodity. The distinction between cryptocurrencies as securities or commodities is crucial, as it impacts the ease of ETF applications and approvals. Commodity classification simplifies the process, while
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Uniswap Labs has taken a stand against the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Wells notice, asserting that the agency’s attempts to regulate decentralized finance (DeFi) are misguided and legally unsound. In a blog post on May 20, the company expressed confidence that it would prevail in any potential litigation brought by the SEC. Uniswap Labs
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Kraken executive Mark Greenberg recently denied the exchange’s plans to delist Tether’s USDT stablecoin in Europe on May 18. He mentioned that the company is exploring all options to offer USDT under the upcoming regulatory regime. Greenberg emphasized the importance of following legal requirements, even those that Kraken may not align with, noting that the
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Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested spot Ethereum ETF applicants to update their 19-b4 filings. This has sparked greater optimism among market participants regarding potential approvals. Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas mentioned that the SEC might reconsider its initial stance and opt not to deny the pending applications. He also highlighted that
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