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Comment: 'Make no mistake': Offshore crypto exchanges with US customers coming under Washington's magnifying glass

By Neil Roland
  • 11 Aug 2021 17:33
  • 11 Aug 2021 17:33
BitMEX is likely just the first overseas cryptocurrency exchange with US customers that will get whacked by American regulators for violating investor-protection rules.

Gary Gensler, head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, noted last week allegations that some unregulated offshore exchanges facilitate trading by US customers who use virtual private networks — tools

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Neil Roland

Senior Correspondent

Neil has covered U.S. financial regulation for over two decades, mostly for Bloomberg and Crain Communications. He received a Loeb award for coverage of regulators' response to the collapse of Enron. He also garnered a SABEW award and some Jesse H. Neal awards for stories on the Federal Reserve's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Roland has appeared as a commentator on Fox TV, NPR, C-Span and Bloomberg TV. He received a Master's degree in public policy from Harvard and a Bachelors degree in economics from Cornell.

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