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U.S SEC Crackdown Blockvest ICO over Irregularities in its Operations

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U.S SEC Crackdown Blockvest ICO over Irregularities in its Operations

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against Blockvest LLC., an initial coin offering (ICO) project whose founders falsely claimed to have registered with the commission, whereas they were operating illegally in the state, violating securities regulations, reported Finance Magnates on October 11, 2018. SEC Halts Blockvest ICO According to sources close to the matter, the…

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FSB Releases Bullish Report on Cryptocurrencies

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FSB Releases Bullish Report on Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the international body that monitors the global financial system, published a report on October 10, 2018, titled “Crypto-asset markets: Potential channels for future financial stability implications.” The report chiefly touched upon the initial assessment put forward in March by Mark Carney, FSB Chairman and Governor of Bank of England. The letter from Carney was addressed…

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E.U. Securities Watchdog Studying ICOs “Case-by-case” to Take a Call on Regulation

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E.U. Securities Watchdog Studying ICOs “Case-by-case” to Take a Call on Regulation

The European Union’s securities watchdog has followed suit of its U.S. counterpart SEC, as the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said on October 8, 2018, that it is observing every initial coin offering (ICO) to decide whether it should be regulated or not, according to a report published by Reuters. Analysing ICOs and their Implications An initial coin offering…

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U.S SEC File Charges against Bitcoin-linked Firm, 1pool Ltd and its Founders

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U.S SEC File Charges against Bitcoin-linked Firm, 1pool Ltd and its Founders

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against 1pool Ltd, a securities dealer registered in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and its founders for allegedly selling unregistered security-based swaps to U.S residents, according to statements from the commission on September 27, 2018. SEC Crushes another Bitcoin-based Business According to an SEC statement, international securities dealer…

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SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Again, Despite 99 Percent of the Public Being in Favor

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SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Again, Despite 99 Percent of the Public Being in Favor

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has once again delayed its decision on the VanEck and Solid X backed exchange-traded fund, looking to invite more feedback, the agency said in a September 20, 2018, filing. More Delays It seems that the wait for an exchange-traded fund that invests in Bitcoin is nowhere near finished, as the SEC seeks additional comments…

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“Crypto Mom” Reminds SEC to be Friendlier with the Crypto Industry

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, Investment, News, Regulation

“Crypto Mom” Reminds SEC to be Friendlier with the Crypto Industry

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also affectionately known in the crypto community as “Crypto Mom,” has once again stepped forward urging the government and regulatory bodies to embrace digital assets. Crypto’s Regulatory Love Story She argued that the ongoing technological revolution in the realm of financial services is rich in potential and aims at having a long-term positive impact. This optimism…

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Cryptocurrency-Related Lawsuits Hits All-Time High in 2018

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Cryptocurrency-Related Lawsuits Hits All-Time High in 2018

Cryptocurrency-related lawsuits have officially reached its peak, tripling in 2018 According to a 2018 Securities Litigation Report released on September 11 by Lex Machina. The number of cases mentioning Bitcoin or blockchain has increased significantly from the previous years, which coincide with the rise and fall of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Increase in Lawsuits and the Nomination of SEC Chairman…

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TokenLot ICO Superstore in Hot Water with U.S. SEC

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TokenLot ICO Superstore in Hot Water with U.S. SEC

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has fined TokenLot and its founders more than $550,000 for doing business in the U.S. as unregistered broker-dealers. The regulatory watchdog has also slapped them with officer-director bar, amongst other penalties, according to a Finance Magnates report on September 11, 2018. TokenLot on the SEC Black Book TokenLot, an initial coin offering…

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U.S. Federal Securities Laws Can Cover Cryptoassets Says American DOJ

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U.S. Federal Securities Laws Can Cover Cryptoassets Says American DOJ

In what has been tagged a first-of-its-kind ruling, a United States Judge has declared that the country’s federal securities legislation can be employed in prosecuting organizers of fraudulent cryptocurrency-linked investment schemes, reported Reuters on September 11, 2018. REcoin and Diamond ICO Organizers in the SEC Snare Per the report, United States District Judge Raymond Dearie has made it clear in…

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Fake Media Partners and “Arbitrage Robots:” Colorado Cracks Down on Fraudulent ICOs

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Fake Media Partners and “Arbitrage Robots:” Colorado Cracks Down on Fraudulent ICOs

Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has continued the state’s fight against fraudulent ICOs, issuing three separate orders to suspicious ICO companies as part of the state’s crypto regulation drive. A press release from August 29, 2018, sheds a fascinating insight into the world of shady ICOs doing everything from promising fabulous returns without specifying what activity will earn such returns…

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