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Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase hires chief legal officer from Fannie Mae

Sep 19 2018

NEW YORK Coinbase has hired finance executive Brian Brooks as chief legal officer, it said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency exchange grows its compliance and government affairs capabilities amid intensifying regulatory scrutiny of the nascent market.

Blockchain startup Ripple signs up PNC as a customer for its payment tech

Sep 19 2018

NEW YORK A division of PNC Financial Services Group Inc  will use technology built by startup Ripple to process international payments, the companies said on Wednesday, a possible precursor to the use of blockchain in mainstream finance.

Cryptocurrency exchanges at risk of manipulation: report

Sep 18 2018

NEW YORK Several cryptocurrency exchanges are plagued by poor market surveillance, pervasive conflicts of interest and lack sufficient customer protections, the New York Attorney General's office said in a report published on Tuesday.

'Who broke the law?' Cohn says in defending Wall Street's role in crisis

Sep 17 2018

NEW YORK Gary Cohn, the former economic adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, gave a ringing endorsement of Wall Street bankers on Monday, arguing that borrowers were just as responsible for the 2007-2009 financial crisis as lenders and ridiculing rules intended to make the system stronger in its aftermath. | Video

NEWSMAKER-Cohn says 'too big to fail' banks got bigger through post-crisis U.S. rules

Sep 17 2018

NEW YORK, Sept 17 Regulations implemented since the 2007-2009 financial crisis have only made the biggest U.S. banks bigger and hurt competition in the industry, Gary Cohn, the former director of the U.S. National Economic Council said on Monday at an event hosted by Reuters Breakingviews.

Cryptocurrency project Tezos to launch main network next week

Sep 14 2018

NEW YORK/ZURICH The Tezos cryptocurrency project is preparing to launch the long-awaited main version of its network that underpins a new virtual token on Monday, a Swiss foundation that promotes the initiative said on Twitter on Friday.

Cryptocurrency project Tezos to launch main network next week -document

Sep 14 2018

NEW YORK/ZURICH, Sept 14 The Tezos cryptocurrency project is preparing to launch the long-awaited main version of its network that underpins a new virtual token on Monday, according to a message seen by Reuters from Ryan Jesperson, the president of a Swiss foundation that promotes the initiative.

Wall Street regulators take multiple actions against cryptocurrency firms

Sep 11 2018

NEW YORK Two Wall Street regulators on Tuesday announced a series of actions, including levying fines, against companies involved with cryptocurrencies, in a flurry of activity reflecting efforts to monitor the popular and unregulated asset class.

Wall Street regulators take multiple actions against cryptocurrency firms

Sep 11 2018

NEW YORK Two Wall Street regulators on Tuesday announced a series of actions, including levying fines, against companies involved with cryptocurrencies, in a flurry of activity reflecting efforts to monitor the popular and unregulated asset class.

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