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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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TokenDesk’s Gintaras Tamosiunas: “China Bans, I Make Plans”

Category: ICO News

TokenDesk’s Gintaras Tamosiunas: “China Bans, I Make Plans”

In the beginning of September, the Chinese national central bank banned all initial coin offerings. According to Xinhua news agency, over $400 million was raised in coin sales this year so far. This made officials a bit cautious as Chinese risk averse approach to capital management and distribution has long been their strategic preference. To comment on the topic we…

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Charting The ICO Regulatory Dance: Are Japan and Singapore Next?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Charting The ICO Regulatory Dance: Are Japan and Singapore Next?

News of China’s blanket ban on ICOs continues to reverberate through the global cryptocurrency community. On the heels of this groundbreaking development, financial oversight groups in Japan and Singapore are now looking to establish guidelines on how ICOs should be regulated, with the former also intensifying the oversight of bitcoin exchanges. China has discovered that banning ICO’s outright is a…

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Will Bitcoin Shape up to Be a Serious Investment Vehicle?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Will Bitcoin Shape up to Be a Serious Investment Vehicle?

The cryptocurrency market is in a period of exponential growth and intense volatility. Since the paper describing Bitcoin was penned in 2008, the Internet has been abuzz with debate over the viability of cryptocurrency in the long term. As speculative investors, digital currency enthusiasts, and software developers argued the merits of the emerging system of money, thousands of cryptocurrencies attempting…

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China Shocks Cryptocurrency Market By Banning ICOs

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation

China Shocks Cryptocurrency Market By Banning ICOs

On the morning of September 4, cryptocurrency markets were rattled by news coming out of China that regulators have announced a ban of future initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the People’s Republic. According to local news outlet Caixin, a working committee tasked with overseeing the country’s digital financial sector has stated that new projects are banned from raising funds through…

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BTC-E Domain Seized, ICOs in the SEC’s Crosshairs: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 31

Category: News, News Digest

BTC-E Domain Seized, ICOs in the SEC’s Crosshairs: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 31

For the week ending July 30, BTC-E’s involvement in the Mt.Gox hack was revealed by a WizSecruity Report according to which Hackers collaborated with BTC-E and its owner Alexander Vinnik to steal the wallet.dat file stored in the centralized databases of Mt. Gox to gain access to nearly 630,000 bitcoin. The wallet.dat file was stolen in September 2011 and the…

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SEC Throttles “Initial Coin Offerings,” Tokens Are Subject to Securities Laws

Category: Ethereum, News, Regulation

SEC Throttles “Initial Coin Offerings,” Tokens Are Subject to Securities Laws

“It will only be a matter of time before the regulators get involved and instigate appropriate measures to ensure the man or woman in the street does not get compromised.” – Tim Lea, author of the book Down The Rabbit Hole: Discover The Power of the Blockchain. In a July 25 press release that sent shockwaves through the blockchain community,…

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