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SEC’s Hester Peirce Proposes 3-Year Safe Harbor For Cryptocurrency Token Sales

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has publicly announced her proposal for a safe harbor for cryptocurrency token sales within the United States. Often referred to as “Crypto Mom”, Hester Peirce was first appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in early 2018 and has been a strong advocate for crypto ever since. And while this...
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Another One Bites The Dust: SEC Brings Charges Against Another ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the US is tightening the noose around initial exchange offerings (ICOs). In yet another step against them, the Commission has brought charges against one more allegedly fraudulent ICO of unregistered digital asset securities. The SEC Is Getting Serious About ICOs The SEC has pressed charges against defendants Sergii...
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4 Beijing Regulators Issue New Crypto Activity Warning

Four financial regulators in China have jointly issued a fresh warning regarding crypto trading activities in Beijing. The notice explains the reason for the warning and lists prohibited crypto activities, which have reportedly been surging as companies ramp up their blockchain promotion. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – New US Crypto Bill, France’s 1st Approved ICO,...
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France’s Financial Regulator Approves First Initial Coin Offering

France’s financial regulator has just approved its first initial coin offering (ICO) for release for the public and is the first time a regulator of this kind has even been granted in the European Union so let’s find out more about it in the crypto news today. France’s Financial Regulator or the French Financial Markets...
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Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Bill, France’s 1st Approved ICO, Muslim Crypto

In this roundup, we cover a wide range of regulatory developments in the crypto space. Much has transpired in the U.S., including a new crypto bill, SEC’s proposal, lawmakers seeking answers from the IRS, and the state of Michigan signing several crypto bills into law. We also cover France’s first-approved initial coin offering, a proposal...
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Token Up: French Regulator Approves First Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

France’s top financial regulator has approved its inaugural initial coin offering (ICO) for release to the public, the first time such approval has ever been granted in the European power. The Autorité des marchés financiers, or the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF), was the body behind the approval. In accordance with the recently passed and...
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Blockchain of Things Settles SEC Charges by Refunding Investors

It does not happen often that the SEC settles with an ICO company. In the case of Blockchain of Things, it seems everything has been reconciled, of sorts. According to a press release, Blockchain of Things has been subject to an SEC investigation. The SEC Wants to Educate This is not uncommon for ICO projects,...
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France Approves First ICO

The French financial markets regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has made its first initial coin offering (ICO) approval. While token sales remain legal as a fundraising option in France, only those that have been approved by the AMF may be marketed directly to the public. Also read: France Adopts New Crypto Regulation France’s...
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US SEC Targets Crypto Startup For Illegally Raising $13 Million

Two years after Bitcoin’s ATH, the US SEC still continues to deal with cases involving illegal fundraising by crypto-based companies. SEC Sets its Sights on Latest Crypto Project It has been two years since Bitcoin (BTC) reached its all-time high, with its price reaching $20,000. However, the market surge that allowed its price to go...
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ETH ICO Pre-Sale Address Dumps More Than 320,000 Coins

A wallet Address full of 530,000 Ethereum (ETH) from the Initial Coin Offering pre-sale has fallen more than half since September 25, from its initial worth. Before this date the amount of cryptocurrency where been HODLed from the Initial coin Offering in 2015. The ETH ICO first happened in 2015 as reported in the ethereum...
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Ethereum ICO Pre-Sale Address Dumps 320,000 ETH in 3 Months

An Ethereum wallet address loaded with 530k ETH from the ICO pre-sale has dumped over half since September 25. Prior to this date the tokens had been HODLed since the 2015 Initial Coin Offering. Pre-ICO ‘Whale’ Account The wallet address (and recent sell-off) was brought to the public attention in a tweet from D5 -Data Science...
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Lisk Laid Off 21 Employees While Staff Experts Quit The Company

One Syrian refugee has just proved that the crypto industry is best understood through proper education. Despite the obstacles and fact that refugees in refugee camps do not have access to information about cryptocurrency, this refugee decided to teach everyone more about cryptocurrency.Situated in the Arbat refugee camp in Iraq, the 16-year old Yousif Mohammed...
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Russia’s Hydra Darknet Marketplace Plans $146M Token Sale

According to regional reports, the Russian darknet market Hydra is planning an initial coin offering (ICO) in order to expand the marketplace internationally. The sale is set to start on December 16 and Hydra administrators hope to raise $146 million from the token sale. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed...
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The State Encourages ICO Fraud. The Free Market Minimizes It  

Many Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have been and are frauds. The state enables this con game in various ways, including the establishment of accredited investors and the regulation of businesses that sell equity. Shut off from the most lucrative aspects of investment, average people rush into the few sources of profit still available to them....
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Room To Fall: Ethereum May Be Down 90% But ICO Investors Are Still Up Over 400x

The price of the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Ethereum, may be down as much as 90% from its all-time high price of over $1,400, but ICO investors are still up over 400x on their initial investment.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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Are IEOs Safer to Invest in Than ICOs?

After the ICO bubble popped in late 2018, projects scrambled to find new ways to raise money. After briefly courting the Security Token Offering, markets settled on a ‘new’ concept: the Initial Exchange Offering. Is this new model really an improvement over the original? Though the ICO market quickly grew to billions of dollars in...
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SEC Will Start Going After Illegal Crypto ICOs Even Harder

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) managed to obtain more than $1.3 billion in administrative penalties throughout the fiscal year of 2019, new reports show. These included funds that the US CFTC collected from cryptocurrency operators, too.According to the annual report issued by the US CFTC for the 2019 financial year, the regulator...
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Thai SEC Mulls Tweaking Existing Crypto Regulations to Boost Growth

Asian nations such as Thailand are wasting no time in preparing their economies for a future that involves crypto assets. China is full steam ahead on blockchain technology, and Thailand is making plans to open up further to the digital asset industry with amendments to existing regulations. Paving The Way For Thai Crypto Industry According...
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Attn Whistleblowers: China Will Reward You for Exposing ICO Scams

An inter-ministerial committee in China plans to reward individuals who report illicit ICO fundraisers. The decision could likely boost China’s crackdown on the regional cryptocurrency industry. ICOs are operating freely in China despite a sweeping 2017 ban. China is planning to provide monetary perks to eligible individuals who expose illegal cryptocurrency crowdfunding campaigns. According to...
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Altcoin Analyst Claims Ethereum Is Overpriced Despite 85% Decline From ATH

During the initial coin offering boom and the height of the crypto hype bubble in 2017, Ethereum’s price ballooned to as much as $1,400 per ETH at its peak.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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Big Name Announcements Will Not Save Your Blockchain Project

At the peak of the ICO bubble it was a common tactic for project promoters to use big name announcements to pump their tokens. Every day we would hear about a new venture that supposedly signed a partnership with a global brand such as Microsoft or Google, to make us think that these tech giants...
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Twitter CEO Expands Crypto Involvement Investing In Crypto ICO Platform

As one of the largest software companies in the world, Oracle is always making waves in the cryptocurrency news. Even though it is not listed all of the time, when it does – its plans are always viral. The recent blockchain news come from the Oracle startup division which referred back to its June plans...
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Thailand Develops Permissive Regulatory Climate As First ICO Launches

The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and its director Kenneth Blanco spoke at the University of Georgetown recently where he made it clear that the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws directly apply to everyone. The FinCEN chief said that fintech firms offering cryptocurrency users anonymity must comply with AML “just like everyone else.”As reported in...
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ICO Returns: Class of 2017 Still the Champion

The ICO sales of 2017 managed to achieve high returns despite the bear market, but projects that launched in 2018 saw a harsher fate. Recent research by Messari Crypto unsurprisingly shows that the best time to buy into a one of these token sales was back in 2017.  2018 Saw Record Numbers, but Catastrophic Losses...
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ICOs Are Dead But ICO Scammers Are Immortal

The initial coin offering may have all but died, but the ICO scammer marches on regardless. Whereas legitimate projects have to wrangle with all kinds of challenges including the strength of the market, generating value for investors, creating a real product and actually delivering on the promises they make, the soulless scammer is unencumbered by...
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Telegram Awaits Court Hearing on SEC Case Against Its Token Sale

Telegram, the most popular messenger in the crypto community, is facing challenges surrounding the launch of its TON blockchain. Following an intervention by the U.S. securities regulator, a court hearing on the sale of the native gram tokens is scheduled to take place a week before the network was expected to go live. Also read:...
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Abandoned and Scam Projects Top List of Dead Cryptos, Analysis

Blockchain research platform, LongHash, analyzed the list of the so-called dead crypto coins. It found out that the most common reason behind their decline was abandonment from investors. Scam Projects Are Common Too According to the author, 63.1% of dead projects were simply abandoned by investors. Consequently, they saw their price falling to zero or...
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US Crypto Crackdown: Telegram Token Sale Rejected by SEC

The long-awaited crypto token sale from the Russian messaging platform Telegram has hit a wall in the form of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The regulator has filed an emergency action and received a restraining order for the $1.7 billion planned ICO. Continued Crypto Crackdown US regulators are showing no signs of relaxing their...
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Breaking: US SEC Deems $1.7 Billion Telegram Offering Illegal, Orders Halt

The U.S. SEC announces an emergency action against Telegram’s initial token offering, which has already raised over $1.7 billion. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that Telegram and the forthcoming GRM token constitute an unregistered digital token offering. Per an Oct. 11 press release, the SEC has filed an emergency action...
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Thailand’s First Regulated ICO Portal Targets $98M Token Offering

SE Digital, a subsidiary of major financial services firm Seamico Securities, has been confirmed as the first ICO portal operator to be approved by the Thai SEC. SE Digital, a subsidiary of major financial services firm Seamico Securities, has been confirmed as the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal operator to be approved by Thailand’s...
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