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FTC, Facebook Land On $5 Billion Cambridge Analytica Settlement

The Wall Street Journal
The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to hand out a $5 billion fine on Facebook regarding its handling of user privacy during the Cambridge Analytica data breach. The Justice Department is now expected to review and approve the settlement.
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What Congress May Want To Know About Facebook's Libra

The Block
With Facebook set to meet with the Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday, Washington insiders report that lawmakers will be interested in Libra's classification as a possible exchange-traded fund, what Facebook will do to ensure user privacy, and what the Swiss headquarters of the Libra Association will mean for US oversight of the project.
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House Committee Discusses Preventing Big Tech Companies From Issuing Crypto

Reuters
Members of the House Financial Services Committee are discussing the possibility of introducing legislation that would bar large technology institutions in the US from issuing cryptocurrencies.
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Canada Updates AML Rules, Sets New Standards For Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk
In a set of anti-money-laundering amendments finalized late last month, the Canadian government will now classify both domestic and foreign crypto exchanges as money servicing businesses, meaning they must register with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada to conduct business.
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The IRS May Be Interested In Your 'Crypto Activity'

Cointelegraph
A recent presentation given to US Internal Revenue Service agents in the Criminal Investigation Division reportedly shows the agency considering the use of grand jury subpoenas on firms such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft to check taxpayers’ download history for crypto-related apps.
NEWS
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NYAG Submits Evidence Of Bitfinex And Tether Conducting Business In New York

CoinDesk
The New York attorney general's office has submitted 28 exhibits that they claim show Bitfinex and Tether conducting business in New York with state residents and businesses.
NEWS
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IRS Expected To Update Crypto Tax Guidelines

The Wall Street Journal
In 2014, the IRS announced cryptocurrency was subject to capital gains taxes, creating an accounting nightmare lawmakers have been eager to update to add clarity and promote crypto usage.
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FINRA, SEC Explain Delay In Broker-Dealer License Approval

CoinDesk
In a joint statement, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the US Securities and Exchange Commission explained that the delay in many crypto-related firms looking to obtain a broker-dealer license has to do with digital assets and whether or not they fulfill certain Security Investor Protection Act requirements.
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law and legislation

Congressional Subcommittee To 'Immediately' Halt Libra Progress

Decrypt
In a letter sent to Facebook's principals, including Mark Zuckerberg, Representative Maxine Waters asks the social media giant to stop "any movement forward on Libra," fearing the project will lead to an entirely new global financial system based out of Switzerland.
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Doubt Surrounds US Regulators' Ability To Address Libra Issues

Bloomberg
In a letter written to the heads of five congressional committees, organizations including the Service Employees International Union and the Consumer Federation of America expressed their fears that regulators are not prepared to address the issues Facebook's Libra project presents and that the social networking giant needs to present a fuller picture of its plans.
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Craig Wright Can't Access Early Bitcoin Addresses

Bloomberg
After being ordered to produce a list of his own early bitcoin addresses, Wright claimed he wouldn't be able to comply with the order as courtroom tensions flared and the self-proclaimed Satoshi was threatened to be handcuffed.
NEWS
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Blockchain Association To Take Over Kik's Defend Crypto Initiative

CoinDesk
The DC-based lobbyist group Blockchain Association will be taking over Defend Crypto, the crowdfunding initiative Kik started to help itself and other crypto-related businesses hit with lawsuits from the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In handing over control, Kik will take back the $5 million it initially contributed to the fund and donate $500,000 worth of Kin tokens.
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Mt. Gox Founder Accused Of Misrepresenting Exchange

CoinDesk
Jed McCaleb, who founded Mt. Gox and sold his majority share to Mark Karpelès, is being accused of fraudulently misrepresenting the exchange before the sale, partially leading to its 2014 hack and eventual bankruptcy.
NEWS
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Big Banks Ask Regulators To Ensure A 'Level Playing Field' Following Libra Announcement

CoinDesk
In a report published by the Bank for International Settlements, the "bank for central banks" asked that regulators keep banks in mind when they update and create new financial rules as Facebook and other tech companies enter the payments and custody business.
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Introduced Bill Would Require Facebook And Others To Disclose Value Of User Data

A bipartisan bill introduced today asks that platform's with more than 100 million monthly users disclose what data is collected, how it is used, and to provide the monetary value of that data once every 90 days.
NEWS
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What Info The FATF Expects Crypto Exchanges To Divulge With New Rule

CoinDesk
To comply with the new Financial Action Task Force regulations that take effect today, both cryptocurrency exchanges and specific crypto holders around the world must give up some transaction privacy in the name of anti-money laundering.