States 'Stepped Into The Breach' As Crypto Market Exploded

Law360 (June 26, 2019, 9:53 PM EDT) -- While the eyes of the investing public have been trained on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s efforts to police the nascent cryptocurrency market over the past 18 months, New York’s attorney general turned heads in April when she accused digital currency trading platform Bitfinex of hiding the loss of $850 million by tapping into the reserves of an affiliated cryptocurrency.

AG Letitia James’ efforts to halt the alleged "dissipation" of U.S. dollars were the culmination of strides state agencies have made alongside federal regulators since the price of bitcoin hit its all-time high at the end of 2017. As the...

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