カテゴリー: Securities

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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Indian Officials Visit Regulators in Japan, UK, Switzerland to Study Crypto

Indian Officials Visit Regulators in Japan, UK, Switzerland to Study CryptoThe Securities and Exchange Board of India has sent officials to Japan, the UK, and Switzerland to study cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings from each of the three countries’ financial regulators. The securities watchdog aims to engage with international regulators and gain a deeper understanding of their crypto mechanisms and systems in order to improve […]

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Regulations Round-Up: Tokenized Securities in Singapore, China Warns of Illegal Fundraising

Regulations Round-Up: Tokenized Securities in Singapore, China Warns of Illegal FundraisingIn recent regulatory news, Chinese authorities have issued a warning seeking to encourage citizens to be skeptical regarding the promotional claims of illegal fundraising schemes operating with cryptocurrencies, Singapore Exchange and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have partnered with Anquan, Deloitte, and Nasdaq to settle tokenized securities using distributed ledger technology, and Hungary’s finance ministry […]

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Indiegogo Facilitates Issuance of Securities Tokens

Indiegogo Facilitates Issuance of Securities TokensIndiegogo, a popular crowdfunding website, is allowing an Aspen-based luxury ski resort to issue and distribute securities tokens via its platform. The hotel is seeking to raise $18 million USD through the offering – which Indiegogo has claimed is fully compliant with all pertinent regulations. Also Read: $1.1 Million Landmark Crypto Fraud Case Establishes CFTC Jurisdiction […]

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SEC Fines and Permanently Bars Founder of Fraudulent Oil Exploration Token

SEC Fines and Permanently Bars Founder of Fraudulent Oil Exploration TokenThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against an oil and gas exploration company and its founder who “perpetrated a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) to fund oil exploration and drilling in California.” The token sale failed to raise money but the tokens were issued as part of a bounty program, which […]

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ICO Regulations Round-Up: Fundraising Law, Jeju Island, Self-Directed IRAs

ICO Regulations Round-Up: Fundraising Law, Jeju Island, Self-Directed IRAsIn recent news pertaining to initial coin offerings (ICO) regulations, an EU report has advocated the regulation of ICOs according to crowdfunding legislation, the governor of Korea’s Jeju Island wants his jurisdiction to become a special economic zone regarding cryptocurrencies and blockchain, and the U.S. SEC has warned consumers regarding the risks of self-directed Individual […]

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SEC Postpones Decision on Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF but Previous Concerns ‘Resolved’

SEC Postpones Decision on Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF but Previous Concerns ‘Resolved'The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the time period it needs to make a decision on the Vaneck Solidx bitcoin ETF based on the proposed rule change filed by Cboe BZX Exchange. Meanwhile, the ETF team has submitted to the SEC key changes addressing all concerns cited as reasons for rejecting Solidx […]

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Bank of Thailand Green-Lights Financial Companies for Crypto Activities

Bank of Thailand Green Lights Financial Companies for Crypto ActivitiesThailand’s central bank has announced the rules under which financial institutions, including commercial banks, and their subsidiaries can engage in cryptocurrency activities. They include securities, asset management, and insurance firms. This follows the country’s crypto regulatory framework that went into effect last month. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Circular, New […]

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Bitcoiners Hope to Have a Friend in Top US Regulator Jay Clayton

Bitcoiners Hope to Have a Friend in Top US Regulator Jay ClaytonBitcoin might have a mole, a sympathetic insider at the highest levels of the US financial regulatory apparatus, if recent ecosystem press accounts are to be believed. According to a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) meeting transcript, SEC Chair Jay Clayton has privately expressed deep knowledge of cryptocurrencies, including during a heated exchange with […]

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Denver-Based Healthcare ICO Issued Cease and Desist for Offering Securities

Denver-Based Healthcare ICO Issued Cease and Desist for Offering SecuritiesColorado Securities Commissioner, Gerald Rome, has issued a cease and desist order to Florida based Linda Healthcare Corporation and its founder, Arturo Devesa, halting the company’s initial coin offering (ICO) due to the token sale being deemed an offering of an unregistered security. The cease and desist is a reaffirmation of a previous ruling made […]

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