Code & Conduit Podcast by Bloomberg BNA
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Code & Conduit is a legal and policy podcast from Bloomberg Law focusing on all things tech, telecom, intellectual property and privacy. Each episode features interesting discussions about what’s happening in Congress, the economy, the courts, federal agencies and society. We cover everything from drones, competition policy, transatlantic data transfers, copyright and patent litigation and all things tech. Learn more at www.bna.com/legal.
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Episode 23: Kraken Crypto Exchange CEO Jesse Powell Talks Regulation
4 days ago
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken knows its business is facing an ever-evolving regulatory landscape.
Kraken CEO and co-founder Jesse Powell told Bloomberg Law the exchange—one of the largest in the world—was ready for increased scrutiny and expecting regulation this year. Powell said Kraken also believes in self-regulation and has tried to create several industry-led regulatory groups.
“I feel like we’re doing a pretty good job of regulating ourselves,” Powell told Bloomberg Law in a Code & Conduit podcast taped April 6.
Kraken, legally known as Payward, Inc, and other virtual currency exchanges have come under state and federal regulators’ scrutiny in recent weeks. In March, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released a warning about potential unlawful exchanges violating securities laws.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched April 17 an inquiry into Kraken and 12 other virtual currency exchanges, asking for more information about their operations and policies.