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SEC Cracks Down On Yet Another Faulty ICO

Category: Commentary, Finance, News

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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Largest Options Exchange in U.S. to Launch Bitcoin Future Contracts

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Largest Options Exchange in U.S. to Launch Bitcoin Future Contracts

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the largest U.S. options exchange with an annual trading volume of 1.27 billion contracts, is preparing to integrate and launch bitcoin future contracts and options for the public market. As a part of the integration, CBOE has entered into a multi-year exclusive global licensing agreement with Gemini digital currency exchange, which was founded and…

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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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Ponzi Schemes GAW Miners and ZenMiner Fined $10 Million Each

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Ponzi Schemes GAW Miners and ZenMiner Fined $10 Million Each

Connecticut-based companies, GAW Miners and ZenMiner, have been ordered by the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut to pay $10 million each as fines for their fraudulent activities. The two companies were fronted by Homero Joshua Garza but ceased their operations when accusations leveled against them reached a crescendo. Both GAW Miners and ZenMiner operated as bitcoin cloud…

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Will Ethereum Beat Bitcoin in the Race to an ETF?

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News

Will Ethereum Beat Bitcoin in the Race to an ETF?

Operators of the EtherIndex Ether Trust are confident that their Ethereum-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) will be approved by the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) before the Winklevoss twins’ bitcoin ETF COIN. On April 21, the EtherIndex team filed a rule change with the SEC and NYSE Arca to its original Ether Trust ETF proposal. The rule change indicated on the…

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Bitcoin Price Soars to New Record High at $1425

Category: Bitcoin, News, Price Analysis

Bitcoin Price Soars to New Record High at $1425

The price of bitcoin is at record highs on May 1, reaching $1425 on the Bitstamp exchange, after breaking the previous all-time high at $1350. A move above the peak reached in the market mayhem accompanying the SEC’s ETF decision indicates that a long-term target for bulls has been validated at $1719.97. The monthly timeframe is shown below, with April’s…

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GAW Miners’ Josh Garza Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Settles a Deal

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

GAW Miners’ Josh Garza Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Settles a Deal

At last, Josh Garza, the founder of the PayCoin Ponzi scheme and CEO of GAW Miners pleaded guilty to wire fraud following an official complaint by the SEC filed in 2015. The US Department of Justice’s letter read: “We are currently negotiating an agreement with defendant Homero Joshua Garza to enter a plea of guilty to one count of wire…

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Bats Signs Objection Against the SEC’s Bitcoin ETF Decision

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Bats Signs Objection Against the SEC’s Bitcoin ETF Decision

The Securities and Exchange Commission Agency (SEC) turned down a proposal to allow the creation of an exchange-traded fund for bitcoin earlier in March, however, on March 23, the Bats BZX exchange announced it would appeal the decision. The bitcoin price was increasing steadily until the Agency decision made it go crashing down. It seems that the agency turned down…

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COIN ETF Denied, But BTC-USD Still Above $1000

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

COIN ETF Denied, But BTC-USD Still Above $1000

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has denied an almost four-year old proposal for the first-ever bitcoin ETF. The whole bitcoin and cryptocurrency world sat on the edge of it’s seat on March 10 waiting for the U.S. Securities and Exchange to make a decision on the Winklevoss twins’ COIN ETF proposal. The SEC had been putting off…

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