SEC

The SoFi Battle That Won’t Go Away

A long-simmering conflict over fintech superstar SoFi got a fresh boost of energy when Rep. Brad Sherman sent a letter to SEC chairman Gary Gensler, calling the recent entry into the stock market “alarming” and...

Slowly, Biden’s Fintech Approach Emerges

Although much remains opaque, the broad outlines of the Biden Administration’s regulatory handling of fintech are starting to come into view.

Why a US-Backed Bitcoin ETF Feels Inevitable

March 2021 was the month when a US-sanctioned exchange traded fund (ETF) focused on Bitcoin and/or other cryptocurrencies turned the corner from prohibited to inevitable.

Robinhood: A Fintech Suicide

Live by the day-trading mob, die by the day-trading mob.

What to Expect from Gensler’s SEC: “Not Everyone Is Going to Be Happy”

Reports that President Biden will appoint former CFTC chairman Gary Gensler to head the SEC might seem destined to send panic waves through the financial community, but reality is a little more nuanced.

Facebook’s Currency Dream Shrivels On

Libra, or, um, Diem is a dim shadow of its original idea.

Research Calls Into Question Our Ability to Consent to Data Collection

New research has shown that the general public’s lack of understanding about data and technology runs deeper than what our current privacy laws take into account.

Fake News is a Business Crisis Too

News fraud is already an established issue in finance, and scammers have found increasingly sophisticated ways of manipulating markets. But the rise of a type of algorithmic trading that considers news and social media has...

Why the JOBS Act Hasn’t Launched Equity Crowdfunding

When the JOBS Act was signed into law, its knotty crowdfunding provisions quickly became a source of consternation for the SEC. More than one year later, the law continues to languish, as the SEC moves...

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