every coin's regulatory burden will largely be decided by whether regulators will treat it as a commodity, with low regulatory burdens, or a security with high regulatory burdens like disclosures and investor protections.
US Justice Department, consulting with the CFTC, has opened a criminal probe into traders who employ spoofing and wash trading on #crypto exchanges. traders use these techniques to manipulate the sentiment and decision making of rival traders to set up favorable trades.
DigiCash (1989): by David Chaum was a form of centralized “electronic money” that deployed the same kinds of cryptographic protocols — public key cryptography — that support the untraceable (but verifiable) nature of bitcoin transactions. It is often called “Chaumian eCash.”