Musk’s showmanship on Twitter raises concerns of corporate governance

While Musk’s last Tuesday’s tweets must have given a series of palpitations to those who were betting against Tesla’s stock, while many investors believed it to be a prank which is in line with the Tesla brand, SEC lawyers aren’t amused since these could potentially trigger non-compliance of disclosures. Elon Musk’s proposal to take Tesla…

Virtual currencies are commodities: U.S. federal judge Jack Weinstein

The ruling will enable the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to regulate cryptocurrencies and make make fraudsters more accountable for their actions. In a landmark ruling, U.S. federal judge Jack Weinstein ruled that virtual currencies, including bitcoins, can be regulated as commodities by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The ruling allows the…

Consortium of companies led by Citigroup, DTCC and Zurich Insurance Group AG to develop cyber security standards for fintechs

The development is to be seen within the context of the SEC calling for improved clarity on cyber risk disclosures and adopt specific policies restricting executive trading in shares especially during an on-going investigation of a hack. On Tuesday, the Financial Times reported that a consortium led by Citigroup Inc, Depository Trust & Clearing Corp…