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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Hong Kong Mandated to Delist “Securities” Tokens

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News, Regulation

Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Hong Kong Mandated to Delist “Securities” Tokens

In line with the ongoing regulations of the crypto space in Hong Kong, the Securities and Futures Commission has ordered about seven virtual currency exchanges to delete some tokens listed on their platforms since they fall under the securities category. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in line with its efforts to regulate the cryptocurrency market in the Asian nation…

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Critiques ICOs at the US Securities Regulation Institute

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News, Regulation

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Critiques ICOs at the US Securities Regulation Institute

On January 22, 2018, in Washington D.C. the US Securities and Exchange Commission began on their long awaited comments on cryptocurrencies. The goal here is to lay down expectations for professionals and new businesses starting up within the crypto-bubble and heir the grievances with the way things are heading currently. Jay Clayton was joined via video conference with Meredith Cross,…

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Munchee ICO Terminated by the SEC

Category: Finance, News, Regulation

Munchee ICO Terminated by the SEC

Quickly following the SEC’s statement regarding ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and cryptocurrencies, the regulator shut down Munchee’s token sale, which raised $15 million. The company received their cease and desist from the SEC on December 11, with all $15 million being returned to their respective investors. Munchee looks to roll out a decentralized blockchain-based food review and social platform, and…

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Why the Price of Ethereum has Risen Over 5,000 percent During 2017

Category: Ethereum, News

Why the Price of Ethereum has Risen Over 5,000 percent During 2017

What’s common between Golem, EOS, Qtum, OmiseGo, Augur, BAT, Iconomi and Gnosis? That they are all cryptocurrencies with market cap of at least $100 million while first three of the list have crossed the $1 billion threshold. That can be said for plenty of other coins, so what makes them different? They are all ERC20 tokens, built on the Ethereum…

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SEC Halts PlexCoin Scam ICO Using Emergency Court Order

Category: Finance, News, Regulation

SEC Halts PlexCoin Scam ICO Using Emergency Court Order

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) announced in a press release the acquisition of an emergency court order with intent to freeze the assets of the PlexCoin ICO. The allegedly fraudulent ICO has been active since early August where it has raked in over $15 million from thousands of investors. The alleged scam promised its investors a highly unrealistic…

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Former SEC Commissioner Hopes for a Sweep of ICO Regulation

Category: Altcoins, News, Regulation

Former SEC Commissioner Hopes for a Sweep of ICO Regulation

The current Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff have only made a few light warnings regarding the wild west of ICOs. Some point out the importance of curbing regulation in order to stimulate innovation, while others expect sweeping corrections. SEC Warnings The novel method of generating a digital token that can only be used on a startups platform has generated…

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The Philippines Moves To Legalize Cryptocurrencies as Securities

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

The Philippines Moves To Legalize Cryptocurrencies as Securities

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (PhSEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) have been conducting conversations which may lead to the legalization of cryptocurrencies. Following similar moves towards legislation and regulation in the US, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Thailand, the Philippines is now seeking to declare cryptocurrencies as securities and put them under the supervision of the PhSEC….

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Ethereum Co-Founder Lubin Says ICOs Aren’t Going Anywhere

Category: Commentary, Finance, News

Ethereum Co-Founder Lubin Says ICOs Aren’t Going Anywhere

Ethereum co-creator Joseph Lubin said there’s certainly “irrational exuberance” in the ongoing ICO craze. Yet Lubin was also optimistic, arguing ICOs are so promising that they are here to stay. Lubin Notes Cons and Pros of ICO Mania In a November 9 interview with CNBC, Ethereum’s co-founding developer Joseph Lubin mused on the status of the Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)…

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SEC Cracks Down On Yet Another Faulty ICO

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SEC Cracks Down On Yet Another Faulty ICO

Two companies, a real-estate and diamond ICO, run by businessman Maksim Zaslavskiy blew up in smoke as SEC exposed fraudulent claims and unregistered Securities. But, why does this keep happening? REcoin and DRC World Zaslavskiy provided investors with the world’s “First Ever Cryptocurrency Backed by Real Estate” in which he allegedly reinvested investor’s contributions into different properties. The SEC reported…

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Leading VC Firm Raises $1.5 Billion to Fund Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Startups

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Leading VC Firm Raises $1.5 Billion to Fund Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Startups

Prominent venture capital firm and growth stage investor Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) has revealed its new $1.5 billion fund that will focus on early-stage startups in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency sectors. Over the past two years, IVP has experienced significant success in funding bitcoin startups. In August 2017, IVP invested $100 million in Coinbase, the world’s largest bitcoin wallet platform…

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