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Report: ICO Founding Teams May Have Profited Nearly $13 Billion

Category: Business, ICO News, Investment, News, Regulation

Report: ICO Founding Teams May Have Profited Nearly $13 Billion

BitMEX Research in partnership with TokenAnalyst has unveiled their latest report on ICOs on January 16, 2019. It attempts to track the $24 billion of tokens that ICO makers had issued to themselves. These tokens are currently worth only $5 billion. The report also highlights the lack of lockup clauses or vesting schedules, resulting in many initial coin offering (ICO)…

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Bitcoin Struggles to Maintain $4,000 Mark and Closes Year’s Last Trading Week in the Red: BTCManager’s Week in Review

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Platform, Tech

Bitcoin Struggles to Maintain $4,000 Mark and Closes Year’s Last Trading Week in the Red: BTCManager’s Week in Review

It has been a hell of a year for bitcoin investors. Twelve months ago, we were coming off bitcoin’s all-time high of over $20,000. Today, the price of bitcoin is struggling to maintain the $4,000 mark after dropped by over 70 percent year-to-date. As expected, news flow has been muted over the holiday period. The biggest headlines of the week…

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190 Firms Interested in Launching Operations in the Japanese Cryptocurrency Market

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Exchange, Finance, News, Platform

190 Firms Interested in Launching Operations in the Japanese Cryptocurrency Market

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has reportedly revealed that 190 firms have shown an interest in becoming operators in the Japanese cryptocurrency market, which makes it a slight increment from the number of companies that had expressed their intention earlier in  August, according to a report by Finance Magnates on December 28, 2018. Crypto-friendly Japan Attracts More Investors Japan’s financial…

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Silver Miller Files Lawsuit against Cryptocurrency Company for Defrauding Customers

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Silver Miller Files Lawsuit against Cryptocurrency Company for Defrauding Customers

Silver Miller, a US-based cryptocurrency Investor law firm has filed a lawsuit against Jeremy Spence for allegedly organizing a Ponzi scheme disguised as an investment hedge fund claiming to be managing $5 million worth of investors assets, reports Finance Magnates on December 27, 2018. Lawsuit Claims Jeremy Spence Operates a Ponzi scheme The federal court lawsuit titled: “Lagemann et al….

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UAE Financial Watchdog to Introduce ICO Regulations by Mid 2019

Category: Altcoins, Business, Ethereum, Finance, Investment, News, Platform

UAE Financial Watchdog to Introduce ICO Regulations by Mid 2019

According to a report by The National, published on December 21, 2018, the UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) is set to introduce ICO regulations in the country by the end of the first half of 2019. ICO regulations will ensure that businesses can raise capital in an efficient, secure, and transparent manner. ICO Regulations by Mid 2019 As previously…

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ICO Scam: AriseBank and its Founders to Refund Investors $2.7 Million

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Crime, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

ICO Scam: AriseBank and its Founders to Refund Investors $2.7 Million

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has won a prolonged court battle against the AriseBank blockchain project which organized a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) that claimed to had raised $600 million from investors last year. Now, authorities have ordered the founders of the project to pay investors a total of $2.7 million, reported  Dallas News on December…

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SEC Believes International Cooperation Is Vital In Pursuing Illegal And Fraudulent ICOs

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Platform, Tech

SEC Believes International Cooperation Is Vital In Pursuing Illegal And Fraudulent ICOs

Steven Peikin, the co-director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement gave a speech at the Harvard Law School’s Program on the importance of international cooperation in pursuing fraudulent ICOs on December 3, 2018. Peikin highlighted the need for global assistance when it comes to fighting fraud in the ICO and cryptocurrency sector, as many of the sponsors and founders are…

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U.S. Republican Plans to Regulate Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Platform, Tech

U.S. Republican Plans to Regulate Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings

Warren Davidson, a U.S. Representative from Ohio recently announced a plan to introduce new regulations for the cryptocurrency and ICO industry via the Federal Government. According to Cleveland.com’s on December 3, 2018, Hamilton is hopeful that these potential regulations can help the financial sector grow. Republican Politician Hopeful for Potential Regulations There is currently unclear regulations when it comes to the…

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While You’re Pouting about Crypto Prices, Whales Are Accumulating Billions

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, Investment, News, Platform, Tech

While You’re Pouting about Crypto Prices, Whales Are Accumulating Billions

Active trading whales have accumulated more in 2018 than any period in the Ethereum’s history despite the ongoing bear market, holding a fifth of Ethereum’s total circulating supply, Diar reported on December 3, 2018. Ethereum Whales Accumulate Billions The current bear market that has plagued the crypto industry since early November doesn’t seem to have affected Ethereum’s biggest whales. According…

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Coming Soon: Self-Sovereign Digital Identity for Refugees

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Coming Soon: Self-Sovereign Digital Identity for Refugees

Gravity Earth is a company that is helping refugees in Africa by introducing a blockchain-based platform that allows them to prove their identity which in turn can help them gain access to financial services. Digital Identity on the Blockchain Gravity is a Nairobi-based startup has introduced a self-sovereign digital identity wallet that allows everyone to build a trusted identity profile based…

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