Brazilian Crypto Brokers Launch Crypto Association

The association created by Atlas would become an opponent of previously formed Brazilian Crypto-Economy Association (ABCripto)
16 April 2018   388

According to the information published on Portal do Bitcoin, the Atlas Project is launching the Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (ABCB), represented by major cryptocurrency exchanges. Atlas adopts the best practices for the security of crypto assets, including operations in reliable exchanges and constant realization of invasion tests and stability in the system.

The association created by Atlas would become an opponent of previously formed Brazilian Crypto-Economy Association (ABCripto), which is represented by such crypto exchanges as Bitcoin Market, Foxbit, Bitcointrade, Walltime, Braziliex and FlowBTC. Both of associations have a goal to defend the interests of cryptocurrency holders and traders in Brazil.

ABCB will defend the cryptocurrency markets in Brazil, defend privacy and regulations that will not end innovation. There is legal uncertainty. Depending on the purpose, it may be considered a means of payment or a financial asset.
 

Fernando Furlan

President, ABCB

Reportedly, Natalia Garcia, a vice president of ABCripto and a legal director of Foxbit, stated that she had no idea that the competitor organization was being formed. Nevertheless, there is a chance that both associations will become partners in the future.

Coinbase to Issue New Statement

As reported, company says it was wrong about SEC approval of acquisitions of Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate Marketplace Inc. and Digital Wealth LLC
18 July 2018   170

Vice President of Communications of Coinbase Rachel Horwitz denied the information that the company received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States for a deal to buy brokerage companies. This is reported by Bloomberg.

It is not correct to say that the SEC and FINRA approved Coinbase’s purchase of Keystone because SEC was not involved in the approval process. The SEC’s approval is not required for the change of control application. Coinbase has discussed aspects of its proposed operations, including the acquisition of the Keystone Entity, on an informal basis with several members of SEC staff.
 

Rachel Horwitz

Vice President of Communications, Coinbase

On Monday, a spokesman for Coinbase said that the company received permission from the SEC and the Agency for Regulation of Financial Institutions (FINRA) to purchase Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate Marketplace Inc. and Digital Wealth LLC.

However, despite the refutation from Rachel Horwitz, Coinbase still intends to obtain a license to carry out brokerage activities.