• Coinbase is reportedly in talks with institutional investors to open up an overseas cryptocurrency exchange.
• The U.S. government has been paying close attention to the development of digital assets and has recently released a “Roadmap to Mitigate Cryptocurrencies’ Risks.”
• Major exchanges have faced regulatory issues, including Kraken settling for $30 million in fines and Coinbase owing $100 million to New York state regulators.
Coinbase Talks with Institutional Investors
Coinbase has reportedly been in talks with institutional investors about opening up an overseas cryptocurrency exchange. Sources cited by Bloomberg said that conversations included the possibility of establishing an alternative venue away from the main Coinbase marketplace for global clients, though a location for this platform is yet to be decided.
U.S Government Regulation of Digital Assets
The current administration have begun looking into digital assets, with the White House releasing a “Roadmap to Mitigate Cryptocurrencies’ Risks,” in January 2023 and the U.S Treasury researching how it could potentially implement or adopt a CBDC, either as a stablecoin or as an adaption of the existing system such as FedNow. However, there are varying opinions on what’s best for U.S monetary decisions, with some state governments supporting sovereign usage of bitcoin such as Arizona and Wyoming, while cracks show in the U.S banking system which could mean serious changes ahead for its future development.
Regulatory Issues Faced by Exchanges
Major exchanges have faced legal troubles due to regulatory action over recent months; Kraken settled for $30 million in fines after being sued by SEC while Coinbase owes $100 million to New York after being accused of “violating anti-money-laundering laws” for allowing users to open accounts without sufficient background checks taking place firstly .
As regulation continues to alter sentiment towards progress within the bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry in the United States, Coinbase’s proposed international exchange could provide relief from these issues while also offering further opportunities worldwide which may not be available domestically at present due to current rules and regulations surrounding digital assets..
It remains unclear what effect this will have on cryptocurrency markets across America but it appears that whatever happens there will continue to be both support and criticism surrounding developments within this space going forward – something those involved should keep an eye out for over coming months and years ahead..