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Investors Sue Another Crypto-Related Firm for ‘Disguising its ICO’

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Investors Sue Another Crypto-Related Firm for ‘Disguising its ICO’

Xunlei, a China-based multinational firm has been dragged to Court by investors who feel they were deceived by the firm to invest in its ICO project in 2017. Initial Coin Offering or Puff of Smoke? The CEO of Xunlei, Chen Lei has strongly refuted accusations leveled against his firm claiming that they misled investors in a bid to organize a…

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Korean Businesses Bypass ICO Ban by Issuing Tokens in Other Countries

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Korean Businesses Bypass ICO Ban by Issuing Tokens in Other Countries

In September 2017, South Korea – one of the world’s most crypto-friendly nations – took a not-so-friendly decision; to ban all Korean ICOs. A bout of panic selling broke out, with multiple blockchain startups in Korea fearing the worst. However in 2018, native cryptocurrency companies have found a way that keeps investors, and the government, happy. If you have been…

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SEC Piles Up Fraud Charges in $32M ICO Centra: Jail Time Looms

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SEC Piles Up Fraud Charges in $32M ICO Centra: Jail Time Looms

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed additional fraud charges against a third co-founder of Central Tech’s $32 million initial coin offering, which had been endorsed by boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled. Raymond Trapani was charged with fraud in an amended complaint filed by the SEC on April 20. Centra’s two other co-founders, Sohrab Sharma and Robert…

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Silicon Valley VCs: The SEC Needs to Soft Pedal on ICO Regulation

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Silicon Valley VCs: The SEC Needs to Soft Pedal on ICO Regulation

In recent times bad actors have taken advantage of the largely unregulated nature of the entire digital currency industry to lance their scam. Amidst this backdrop, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has not been taking these attempts lightly. However, some heavy-hitting VC firms in Silicon Valley have urged the regulatory watchdog to soften its harsh grip on…

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Malta Proposes ‘Test’ to Classify ICOs as Securities

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Malta Proposes ‘Test’ to Classify ICOs as Securities

The self-styled crypto-friendly island, Malta, is making efforts and moving forward to test ways to define when assets earned through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) turn into securities. Malta’s ICO Interest The Malta Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published a publicly available consultation paper on April 13, 2018. The article acts as a vehicle for collecting feedback from the general public…

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ILPs May Replace ICOs as a New Form of Fundraising

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ILPs May Replace ICOs as a New Form of Fundraising

Although initial coin offerings (ICOs) are seen as a legitimate means of raising capital, there are no clear legal and technical controls. Initial Loan Procurements (ILP), are, however, an alternative to the risky ICO model. ILPs enable decentralized crowdfunding opportunities by creating a contractually bound agreement which minimizes the risk of ICOs. According to Carey Olsen’s senior associate Luke Sayer,…

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Cambridge Analytica’s Planned ICO Under Doubt After Facebook Debacle

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Cambridge Analytica’s Planned ICO Under Doubt After Facebook Debacle

The pariah of user data, Cambridge Analytica, was planning an ICO before it got exposed as an abuser of Facebook users’ data according to Reuters. Implicated in a string of sordid affairs that include attempts to engineer the last American election, the company is now contemplating whether it has the credibility to go ahead with its planned ICO. In probably…

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$4.3 Million ICO Exit-Scams, Then Comes Back Online in a Bizarre PR Stunt

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$4.3 Million ICO Exit-Scams, Then Comes Back Online in a Bizarre PR Stunt

Savedroid, an ICO focusing on cryptocurrency investing, possibly pulled off the best PR stunt in the history of cryptocurrencies. On April 18, the Savedroid updated its website with a satirical meme and confirmed its disappearance on Twitter. “Over and Out’” were the last words by the founder of Savedroid, Dr. Yassin Hankir, before the apparent exit-scam. Media outlets widely reported…

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Parsec Frontiers Launches ICO For Potential Stars Colonizers

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Parsec Frontiers Launches ICO For Potential Stars Colonizers

Parsec Frontiers, an exciting online game devoted to humanity’s colonization of the stars and planets in the Milky Way, is planning to launch crowdsale on April 27, 2018. Parsec Frontiers is a deep and feature-rich space MMO experience built from the ground up with blockchain in mind, where players are free to explore and conquer the whole galaxy. Built with…

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ICO City!: Louisiana Mayor Proposes ICO to Raise Funds

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ICO City!: Louisiana Mayor Proposes ICO to Raise Funds

Mayor-president of Louisiana city, Joel Robideaux has urged the local residents of the city to launch their own Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in an April 12 speech. Mayor Expresses Faith In ICOs This virtual currency proposal was by far the biggest reveal in Robideaux’s annual address at the Heymann Center. He painted Lafayette parish as a technological hub, which needs…

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