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China Targets ‘Disguised’ ICOs in Crypto Crackdown Update

China Targets 'Disguised' ICOs in Crypto Crackdown UpdateThe People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has discussed the regulation of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a recently published report that highlights its plan to crack down on “airdrops,” while laying the groundwork to potentially issue its own virtual currency. Also Read: Venezuela’s Supreme Court Orders Payment in National Cryptocurrency Report Highlights Plan to […]

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ICO Roundup: SEC Annual Report, Israeli Offerings Raise $600 Million, Rapper Sued

The annual report of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement has detailed the actions taken against initial coin offerings during the preceding financial year. Also, a report published by One Alpha estimates that Israeli ICOs have raised more than $600 million during 2018, and 25 investors have filed a lawsuit accusing rapper T.I. and his business […]

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Exchanges Roundup: BNB on Etoro, Binance Freezes Wex Funds, Bittrex International

Exchanges Roundup: BNB on Etoro, Binance Freezes Wex Funds, Bittrex InternationalIn cryptocurrency exchange news, Binance’s native coin has listed on Etoro, Bittrex has announced the upcoming launch of its Malta-based international exchange, and Chris Lee of Huobi has predicted that security token offerings will become a mainstream form of fundraising within five years. Also Read: Bitcoin Trader Faces Five Years in US Jail for Unlicensed Money […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Ironx Raises $22.3M in Private Sale, IDCM to Target STOs

In this edition of Exchanges Roundup, we focus on Ironx, which has just wrapped up a $22.3 million private sale. We also look at International Digital Currency Markets’ plans to provide solutions for security token offerings, as well as some of the new exchanges opening in Estonia. Also Read: The Daily: Outcry Over Censoring of Gab, […]

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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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More Than 6% of Securities Lawsuits Filed in 2018 Have Related to ICOs

More Than 6% of Securities Lawsuits Filed in 2018 Have Related to ICOsCornerstone Research, an economic and financial consulting company, has published a report finding that more than 6% of the securities class action filings made in 2018 have related to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Markets Update: BTC Gains 30% in Two Weeks, Alts Lose Correlation 6% of Securities Filings in 2018 Have Related […]

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ICO Round-Up: Social Media Influencers Bypass Ad Ban, Centra Tokens Deemed Securities

Three stories dominate this week’s initial coin offering (ICO) round up: It appears many ICO projects are reaching out to social media influencers in an effort to thwart advertising bans across leading platforms. A study published by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) suggested that the country develop a licenced-based regulatory apparatus that permits cryptocurrency […]

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May Breaks 2018’s Down-Trend in Monthly Total Raised by ICOs

May Breaks 2018's Down-Trend in Monthly Total Raised by ICOsEstimates are indicating that the total sum of capital raised by initial coin offerings (ICOs) in May exceeded the total sum raised in April – comprising the first month-over-month increase in the total sum raised by ICOs in 2018 so far. Also Read: Markets Update: Slight Comeback Shows Cryptocurrencies Press Forward  Month-Over-Month Performance of ICOs Up […]

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ICO Round-Up: Nearly 1 in 5 Offerings Accused of Fraud, Bermuda Passes Regulations, Thai SEC Holds Hearing

ICO Round-Up: Nearly 1 in 5 Offerings Accused of Fraud, Bermuda Passes Regulations, Thai SEC Holds HearingA recent “analysis of 1,450 cryptocurrency offerings” published by the Wall Street Journal has claimed to have revealed “rampant plagiarism, identity theft, and promises of improbable returns.” In other ICO news, Bermuda’s parliament has passed regulations that will legitimize initial coin offerings as a means of fundraising, and Thailand’s SEC held a hearing regarding its upcoming […]

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SEC Commissioner Cautiously “Open” to Regulatory Sandbox for ICOs

SEC Commissioner Cautiously “Open” to Regulatory Sandbox for ICOsUnited States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner, Hester Peirce, delivered a speech before the Medici Conference earlier this month discussing many issues pertinent to ICOs. Mrs. Peirce indicated that the SEC is open to discussion of developing a regulatory sandbox for ICOs, however, expressed a number of concerns surrounding the legislative model. The commissioner […]

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