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The True Sentiment Behind the Senate Meeting on Bitcoin, ICOs, and Blockchain Technology

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Regulation

The True Sentiment Behind the Senate Meeting on Bitcoin, ICOs, and Blockchain Technology

On February 6, 2018, the Senate created a forum to discuss cryptocurrencies in a meeting titled, “Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.” This meeting had been long anticipated by the community, with many speculating that this session could be a “make or break” moment for the cryptocurrency…

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Thailand to Regulate the ICO Industry in Near Future

Category: Commentary, News, Regulation

Thailand to Regulate the ICO Industry in Near Future

  In another major step, Thailand is moving to regulate Initial Coin Offerings. The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand and the Stock Exchange of Thailand are in negotiations to prepare a draft for a legal and comprehensive framework to regulate ICOs in the country. Gathering Feedback on Regulatory Perspectives The country’s SEC wants to strike a balance between supporting…

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International Securities Board Reminds Public to be Wary of Initial Coin Offerings

Category: News, Regulation

International Securities Board Reminds Public to be Wary of Initial Coin Offerings

  The International Organization of Securities Commissions Board (IOSCO) released an advisory calling for increased vigilance and discretion with regards to initial coin offerings. Legal Recognition for Initial Coin Offerings Given that the digital token industry received several billion dollars worth of funding in 2017 alone, scams have begun to pop up quicker than can be acted upon by regulatory…

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Less Than One Percent of Bitcoin Transactions Used for Illicit Activities Says New Study

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Less Than One Percent of Bitcoin Transactions Used for Illicit Activities Says New Study

UK-based blockchain intelligence firm Elliptic partnered with a program within the Foundation for Defense of Democracies known as the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) to study data on the Bitcoin blockchain in an effort to determine the quantity of illicit funds that make their way into the bitcoin ecosystem. The report also looked into how these “dirty bitcoins”…

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Power Stations Being Purchased in Russia by Private Investors for Cryptocurrency Mining

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, Mining, News, Regulation, Tech

Power Stations Being Purchased in Russia by Private Investors for Cryptocurrency Mining

The process of mining cryptocurrencies takes a lot of energy for the high-powered computers to complete the algorithms associated with approving transactions through the blockchain. Moving Public Crypto Mining, Private These expenses are why there have been two electric power stations sold in Russia to private investors for the process of mining cryptocurrency. Both of these plants are located in…

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Swiss Government Introduces Blockchain Task Force to Regulate Startups and ICOs

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News, Regulation, Tech

Swiss Government Introduces Blockchain Task Force to Regulate Startups and ICOs

The government of Switzerland is reportedly working towards laying down regulations for the blockchain and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) industry. Spearheading the movement is Taskforce Blockchain, a group led by the country’s Finance and Economic and Education ministers, Ueli Maurer and Johann Schneider-Ammann. The team also includes federal, local legal representatives and key members of the Swiss blockchain startup ecosystem….

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Vancouver on the Verge of Becoming a Cryptocurrency Heavyweight

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Vancouver on the Verge of Becoming a Cryptocurrency Heavyweight

While cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings are facing strict regulations in countries like China, South Korea, and others, Canada is creating an environment for fintech startups to flourish. A Crypto Friendly City In 2017, several successful ICO projects were held in the Canadian city of Vancouver. Vanbex Group, creators of FUEL token, is blazing the trail in the Canadian Fintech…

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US Commodity Futures Trading Commission: ICOs Could Transform into Commodities

Category: Commentary, ICO News, News, Regulation

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission: ICOs Could Transform into Commodities

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is actively investigating the legality of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the possibility of considering ICO tokens as commodities. Speaking at Georgetown University’s first annual Fintech Week on October 19, leading cryptocurrency experts and regulators, including CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz and CoinCenter executive director Jerry Brito, debated the legality of ICOs. The regulation…

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