カテゴリー: Securities

SEC Settles Charges With Two ICO Issuers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges with two initial coin offering issuers. These cases are the commission’s first to impose civil penalties “solely for ICO securities offering registration violations.” Both companies have agreed to refund investors, pay penalties, and register their tokens as securities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Mining Company Promising 200% Profit

Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Mining Company Promising 200 Percent ProfitThe Texas State Securities Board has issued an emergency cease and desist order to an Australia-based cryptocurrency mining company and its affiliates. According to the order, the company represents that investments in its mining contracts are “guaranteed to 200% profit.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Cease and Desist Order The Texas State […]

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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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Hong Kong Regulator Announces New Plans for Cryptocurrency Industry

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong has announced new plans to regulate the cryptocurrency industry. The regulator issued two circulars on Thursday outlining new rules for crypto exchanges as well as crypto asset portfolio managers, intermediaries, and fund distributors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Regulatory Approach The Hong […]

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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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Regulations Roundup: SEC Considers Crypto Fund Criteria, South Korea Warns Investors

Regulations Roundup: SEC Considers Crypto Funds, South Korea Warns InvestorsIn this edition of Regulations Roundup, we focus on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) ongoing discussions with companies that are interested in setting up cryptocurrency funds. We also look at a recent warning by the South Korean financial regulator about virtual currency investments, as well as a call by the CEO of U.S. […]

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Regulations Roundup: Investors Not Protected in China, Albania to Regulate

Regulations Roundup: Investors Not Protected in China, Albania to RegulateIn recent regulatory news, a court in China’s Futian District has ruled that cryptocurrency investments are not protected by law, Albania’s government has indicated that it intends to develop a regulatory framework for crypto, and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has published a memorandum from a recent meeting pertaining to the proposed Vaneck […]

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Hong Kong Regulator: Cryptocurrencies ‘May Not Qualify as Securities’

Hong Kong Regulator: Cryptocurrencies 'May Not Qualify as Securities'Cryptocurrency falls into a legislative gray area in many jurisdictions, which is why governments should take a particularly nuanced approach to developing regulatory frameworks for crypto trading, the outgoing chairman of Hong Kong’s securities regulator said in a recent interview. Also Read: Fidelity Launching Crypto Custody and Trading Services Key Challenge for Legislators “We have to […]

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ICO Activity Down 90% This Year, Research Shows

ICO Activity Down 90% This Year, Research ShowsAn independent study by Autonomous Research has found that initial coin offering (ICO) activity globally has dropped over 90 percent this year. With the high of about $3 billion in funds raised by token sales at the beginning of this year, September investments were less than $300 million, according to the firm. Also read: 160 Crypto […]

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Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF Commentary

Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF CommentaryIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency regulations, French lawmakers are considering a proposed amendment that would introduce a regulatory framework for crypto-asset intermediaries; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced October 26th as the deadline for the submission of public comments relating to the nine exchange-traded funds (ETFs) it recently rejected; and a […]

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