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Tezos Co-Founder FINRA Suspension Could Impact Project Launch

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Tezos Co-Founder FINRA Suspension Could Impact Project Launch

The fine issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman could reportedly affect the Tezos project, especially if the SEC deems its tokens to be a security. On April 18, 2018, Breitman was fined $20,000 for alleged violations of FINRA regulations, a charge he neither admitted nor denied. FINRA also suspended him from associating with…

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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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Cryptocurrency Laws Get Stringent after Ontario Securities Commission Receives Complaints

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Cryptocurrency Laws Get Stringent after Ontario Securities Commission Receives Complaints

After receiving multiple complaints about crypto trading platforms, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is examining these businesses to decide on their legality, as suggested by a report. Crypto-Exchanges May not Be Compliant The buying and selling of digital tokens on cryptocurrency exchanges may conflict with the security laws, according to Ontario’s regulatory body. A spokesperson of the commission, Kristen Rose,…

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Cryptocurrencies to See More Institutional Investments In 2018, Says Analyst

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Cryptocurrencies to See More Institutional Investments In 2018, Says Analyst

While cryptocurrencies have fallen from the end of 2017 by more than 50 percent this year, market analysts are positive about the asset class in 2018 and a steady increase in volume and decrease in its market volatility. “Irrational” Market Last Year Analysts believe that this could happen due to more interest by governments in regulating cryptocurrencies, which could draw…

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Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Approaches SEC for Regulated License

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Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Approaches SEC for Regulated License

According to a Wall Street Journal report, U.S. cryptocurrency business Coinbase has approached regulators to get registered as a licensed brokerage. Such a move will allow the exchange to conduct its business in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which considers cryptocurrencies to be “securities.” If executed right, the regulated exchange would be able to provide several other…

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Longfin Shares Plunge as SEC Watchlists the Firm

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, Finance, News, Regulation

Longfin Shares Plunge as SEC Watchlists the Firm

FinTech firm Longfin Corp. has just suffered a severe setback. On April 2, 2018, the Reg A+ company released its annual report confirming that the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating its trading practices. As you can probably guess, a backlash was inevitable. Picking up the Pieces Shortly after the news broke, the once-surging…

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Hollywood Actor Wesley Snipes Finds New Love in Cryptocurrency

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Hollywood Actor Wesley Snipes Finds New Love in Cryptocurrency

Wesley Snipes, the Hollywood actor who starred in several blockbuster action movies has now joined the crypto bandwagon. The highly reputable actor who rose to fame in the 1990s with films like New Jack City, White Men Can’t Jump, Blade and others is now looking to revolutionize the social messaging ecosystem with the NYNJA ICO project. Another Celebrity Endorsement At…

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Centra Tech Co-founders Arrested For Fraudulent ICO

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Centra Tech Co-founders Arrested For Fraudulent ICO

Thousands of investors were duped by a dodgy initial coin offering (ICO) by Sohrab “Sam” Sharma and Robert Farkas, co-founders of a business called Centra Tech, announced the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 2, 2018. The ICO was promoted by celebrities such as Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled. Both Sharma and Farkas now face criminal charges in…

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Huobi Crypto Exchange Set to Launch in the US and Gets FinCEN Registration

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Huobi Crypto Exchange Set to Launch in the US and Gets FinCEN Registration

In a sign that the crypto sector is beginning to focus on staying on the right side of the authorities, the United States-based operations of the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange has registered in the category of being a ‘money services business’ with the US government. This announcement comes as they prepare to expand their crypto-to-crypto trading in the near future. Registration…

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SEC the Target of CBOE’s Prodding for Bitcoin ETF Approval

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SEC the Target of CBOE’s Prodding for Bitcoin ETF Approval

On March 23, 2018, CBOE president Chris Concannon has expressed his belief that markets will support a Bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP) in a letter to the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As the firm’s most senior executive, Concannon has managed to steer his company clear of regulatory sanction during a time when lawmakers all over the world formulate…

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