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Initial Coin Offerings: Here to Stay or Alternatives to Come?

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

Initial Coin Offerings: Here to Stay or Alternatives to Come?

As it is said, all good things must come to an end. So, has the run of the initial coin offering (ICO) coming to a close? This relatively new fundraising method has been around for several years but has garnered significant mainstream attention in the last 18 months. The ICO has helped many new blockchain projects get off the ground…

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SEC Official Says Ethereum Not Considered a Security

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

SEC Official Says Ethereum Not Considered a Security

An official of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stated Ethereum displays none of the characteristics of traditional securities. Speaking at a cryptocurrency summit in San Francisco on June 15, 2018, SEC Director of Corporate Finance William Hinman clarified the commission’s position on the contentious issue. BTCManager outlined the SEC’s battle to differentiate security tokens and utility tokens…

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SEC Chairman: Bitcoin is the only Cryptocurrency That Is not a Security

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Finance, News, Regulation

SEC Chairman: Bitcoin is the only Cryptocurrency That Is not a Security

In the United States digital assets ecosystem, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) exhibits the most significant regulatory influence. In the latest development, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton made it clear that bitcoin (BTC) is the only cryptocurrency that does not fall under the securities category since the pioneer cryptocurrency can function as an alternative to sovereign fiat currencies. ICO-Generated Altcoins…

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SEC Appoints Cryptocurrency Advisor to Spearhead Development and Regulations

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Regulation

SEC Appoints Cryptocurrency Advisor to Spearhead Development and Regulations

On the heels of New York state legislation proposing a digital currency task force, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) went one step ahead and appointed a cryptocurrency advisor on June 4, 2018. SEC’s Blockchain Push As per the official announcement, Valerie A. Szczepanik will now spearhead the SEC’s regulatory and security laws pertaining to “digital asset technology and…

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Owner Raised $21 Million in Fraudulent ICO to Purchase Hawaiian Property

Category: Altcoins, Finance, ICO News, News, Regulation

Owner Raised $21 Million in Fraudulent ICO to Purchase Hawaiian Property

A fraudulent Initial Coin Offering (ICO) faced the law’s wrath after making several false claims and deceiving investors to the tune of $21 million. Neverending Fake Tales After being brought to the notice of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a court order was imposed on the Titanium BAR token on May 29, 2018, which called for an immediate “emergency…

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Overstock’s tZERO and BOX Digital Eye First Security Token Exchange

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

Overstock’s tZERO and BOX Digital Eye First Security Token Exchange

On May 22, 2018, Overstock subsidiary tZERO teamed up with BOX Digital Markets to launch the industry’s first security token exchange. The two have entered into a letter of Intent to form an exchange for the listing of publicly traded security tokens. BOX Digital and tZERO Joint Venture tZERO has agreed to contribute cash for the formation of the joint…

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Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

United States regulators present at the Consensus 2018 conference have made it clear that they are trying as much as they can to sanitize the crypto space by formulating policies that would protect investors and boost growth in the nascent digital currency ecosystem. The SEC and ICOs Highly reputable officials of the U.S. regulatory watchdogs, including Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

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Wyoming Becomes the New Home for Cryptocurrency Startups

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Wyoming Becomes the New Home for Cryptocurrency Startups

Over the past several weeks, the U.S. State of Wyoming “Utility Token” bill, formally called the Wyoming House Bill 70 (HB70), and other crypto-focused measures have been in the news. Wyoming state legislature passed the HB70 in early March 2018. The Difference of Opinion Attracts Crypto Business to the Cowboy State According to the bill, cryptocurrencies are considered as a…

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SEC Unveils Fraud ICO to Educate Investors

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

SEC Unveils Fraud ICO to Educate Investors

 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created a scam Initial Coin Offering to teach would-be investors what they should look out for before investing in such projects. The regulator has launched a fake coin offering website dubbed “Howey,” all in the effort of warning investors about fraudulent cryptocurrencies. SEC Launches Howey Coins HoweyCoins.com mimics a bogus coin offering in…

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Thailand Successfully Regulates Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin offerings

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation

Thailand Successfully Regulates Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin offerings

2018 continues to be a year of cryptocurrency regulations as a slew of nations have started putting the finishing touches to the rules that would govern their blockchain and digital currency space. Now, Thailand has announced that its royal decree to regulate virtual currencies has come into effect. Cryptocurrencies are Digital Assets Back in February 2018, BTCManager reported that Thai…

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