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UAE Commodities Authority Approves ICOs in a Bid to Revamp Capital Markets

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UAE Commodities Authority Approves ICOs in a Bid to Revamp Capital Markets

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is joining the league of countries that have embraced Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as a way of raising capital according to a report by Reuters on October 8, 2018. The planned listing of ICOs in 2019 comes after the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority categorized ICOs as securities. Strong Regulatory Framework Government-backed regulations will guide…

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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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Crypto Leaders to U.S. Congress: Hurry up With Regulation or We Might Just Leave

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

Crypto Leaders to U.S. Congress: Hurry up With Regulation or We Might Just Leave

Around 80 business leaders representing the cryptocurrency industry and Wall Street met with U.S. lawmakers on Sep 25, 2018, to pass on an important message: Make way for regulatory clarity on crypto and ICOs without further delay or watch innovation ditching the U.S for a more business-friendly country. Hurry up with Regulations, Please The group demanding swift and effective crypto…

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Overstock.com to Enable Customers to Buy Bitcoin via Its Crypto Wallet Portfolio Company Bitsy

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Overstock.com to Enable Customers to Buy Bitcoin via Its Crypto Wallet Portfolio Company Bitsy

Overstock, the first major retailer to accept bitcoin, expects to formally begin selling the pioneer cryptocurrency through its website in the first half of 2019, the company announced in a September 14, 2018, press release. Over 23 Million People via Crypto-Friendly Overstock Website The blockchain investment arm of U.S. internet retailer Overstock announced that its investment choice Bitsy has begun…

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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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SEC Halts Trading of Bitcoin and Ether Security Products Due to “Market Confusion”

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SEC Halts Trading of Bitcoin and Ether Security Products Due to “Market Confusion”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has temporarily suspended the trading of two cryptocurrency investment instruments due to “confusion expressed amongst market participants,” reported Reuters on September 9, 2018.  The identification and labeling of the investment instruments were a big problem as it was unclear whether the products were exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In the last months, the SEC has taken…

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Coinbase Backtracks on Claims of SEC Security Approval

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Coinbase Backtracks on Claims of SEC Security Approval

On July 16, 2018, Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the United States, claimed to have received the regulatory nod to acquire three securities companies. However, Coinbase released another statement later, clarifying that it did not receive explicit permission from the SEC or any other government body. In June 2018, a Coinbase blog post confirmed that the company…

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Founder of PlexCoin ICO Finally Transfers 420 Bitcoins to a Quebec Court

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Crime, News, Regulation

Founder of PlexCoin ICO Finally Transfers 420 Bitcoins to a Quebec Court

Back in September 2017, when the cybersecurity arm of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to checkmate crypto-related crimes, PlexCorps, the parent company of PlexCoin ICO and its founder, Dominic Lacroix was among the first illegal virtual currency projects to be shuttered by the watchdog. In the latest development, authorities have successfully retrieved $3.724 million worth…

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ShipChain Blockchain Firm Slapped with Cease-and-Desist Order in South Carolina

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

ShipChain Blockchain Firm Slapped with Cease-and-Desist Order in South Carolina

Regulatory authorities in the United States are not relenting in their efforts to sanitize the cryptocurrency ecosystem. In one such operation, the South Carolina Attorney General’s office has issued a cease-and-desist order to ShipChain for running afoul of its statutes by selling unregistered securities. Operation Securities Sweep Per the notice issued by the office of the Attorney General, ShipChain has…

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