カテゴリー: ICOs

Former CFTC Chair Advocates ‘Technology Neutral’ Cryptocurrency Regulations

Former CFTC Chair Advocates "Technology Neutral" RegulationsThe former chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gary Gensler, recently expressed his views on the regulation of cryptocurrency markets. Gensler emphasized his belief in the need for robust consumer protections, and also argued that the majority of initial coin offerings essentially comprise initial public offerings (IPOs). Also Read: Two US States […]

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London’s LBX Launches Solution for Bank-Shunned Crypto Companies

London-Based LBX Launches a Safeguarded Accounts Service for Third Party PaymentsCryptocurrency businesses that have faced difficulties in securing banking services in the UK now have a new option. LBX has launched a new service offering access to an account where clients can store, manage and transfer both their fiat currency and cryptocurrency holdings. Also Read: Mobile SMS Bitcoin Cash Wallet Cointext Expands to Asia “LBX […]

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Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’

Next Silicon Valley: Switzerland's Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Startups FlourishThe top 50 cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies in Switzerland’s version of Silicon Valley are now worth $44 billion combined, underscoring the steady growth of the Swiss crypto industry. Altogether, cryptocurrency firms employ about 3,000 people throughout the small country. Included among the top 50 are five “unicorns,” or startups with a market valuation of more […]

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European Banks Facilitated Large Crypto-Fiat Deals, Probe Finds

European Banks Facilitated Large Crypto-Fiat Deals, Probe FindsSeveral financial institutions in Europe, like Danske Bank and Swedbank, have been mentioned in a Lithuanian report investigating large-scale crypto-fiat transactions that took place in the past two years. Some of the banks’ clients traded digital coins worth millions of euros and the Baltic nation’s financial crime combating agency wants to know where the first […]

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French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto Businesses

French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto BusinessesAMF, France’s financial regulator, has expanded its list of entities involved in fraudulent activities often related to cryptocurrency investments. The agency has added 21 new websites most of which have been luring French investors with offers to participate in token sales and digital assets trading. Also read: Russian Crypto Groups in Telegram Increase Membership Despite […]

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Swiss Bankers Association Acts to Prevent Crypto Firm Exodus

Swiss Bankers Association Acts to Prevent Crypto Firm ExodusThe Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) has released a set of guidelines intended to bolster the availability of financial services to cryptocurrency companies. They are in response to the stubbornness of many banks to provide financial services to crypto-related businesses. Also Read: Markets Update: Despite Negative Headlines – Crypto-Prices Continue to Rise Swiss Bankers Association Publishes Guidelines Intended to […]

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The Daily: New Crypto Bills on Capitol Hill, Russian Banks Face Demand for Cryptocurrencies

The Daily: New Crypto Bills on Capitol Hill, Russian Banks Face Demand for CryptocurrenciesFrom Washington to Moscow, cryptocurrencies have entered the agenda of those who share a vocation to rule and regulate. Following the congressional summer vacation, the House of Representatives passed a bill that will enable the Treasury to investigate crypto transactions, while a Congressman plans to introduce three drafts supporting the crypto industry. Also in The […]

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Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy

Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled EconomyIf regional Turkish media is to be believed, no less than the country’s Minister of Finance (Finmin), Berat Albayrak, has proposed looking into the wildcat world of initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a way to boost the economy. English-speaking press reports so far haven’t mentioned Turkey’s supposed turn toward state-backed crypto products, but they have […]

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Billions of Dollars ICO Industry is Governed by Securities Law, Judge Rules

Billions of Dollars ICO Industry is Governed by Securities Law, Judge RulesU.S. V. Zaslavskiy, 17-cr-0647, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn), just might go down as a definitive case for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Many, many billions of dollars generated through initial coin offerings (ICOs) are now, according to a federal judge, considered under the jurisdiction of securities laws. Also read: Philippines Okays […]

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UAE Securities Watchdog Approves Plan to Regulate ICOs

UAE Securities Watchdog Approves Plan to Regulate ICOsThe securities and commodities regulator in the United Arab Emirates has approved a plan to adopt comprehensive regulations for crowdfunding through ICOs and recognize tokens as securities. The decision comes after a review of best practices in other countries and signals a change in its position regarding initial coin offerings. Earlier this year investors were […]

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