The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently made history when it green-lighted two token offerings under Regulation A+. “This is the first time in U.S. history that a crypto token offering has received SEC qualification,” one of the two qualified issuers proclaims. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at […]
Niquid Tech today announced the release of a new version of TokenGen, the company’s proprietary ICO automation tool. The new update features a re-structure of the pricing model, more specifically, a free basic plan. Previously, the company added a KYC solution by integrating TokenGen to work with the Civic decentralized identity ecosystem, available to projects using the Whitelistable Fundraiser feature.
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Six months in and initial exchange offerings (IEOs) are refusing to die. Following a year of ICO stagnation in 2018, it appeared that the crypto crowdfunding bubble had popped, sending tokenized projects back to the drawing board. Instead, the medium has been reborn under a different banner. In 2019, IEO token issuance is all the […]
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There’s a party happening right now and everyone’s invited. The music’s playing, the fridge is loaded and the bathtub’s full of ice. All the ingredients for the sickest soiree are in place. There’s just one problem: the guests have yet to arrive. Welcome to the world of security tokens, where you can tokenize anything you […]
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It’s estimated that 72 % of real-world casino gamblers play online too and statistically, those that play both tend to spend around 15 % more in the physical casino. Despite this, and the unprecedented growth of online gaming, the link between the physical and online casino has remained tenuous.
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On April 2019, CoinAll, one of the fastest-growth cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, announced the listing of RVN and offered a 15-day fee-free RVN trading promotion. In the last months, RVN has attracted attention thanks to its price meteoric rise.
India has a number of laws that currently apply to cryptocurrency. A new Cambridge University report explains some of these laws. News.Bitcoin.com talked to one of the authors of the report to uncover more details. Meanwhile, the Indian government is currently finalizing regulations specific to crypto assets. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case […]
The French government has adopted a financial sector bill that establishes a legal framework for cryptocurrency service providers and initial coin offerings. The bill includes both optional and mandatory licensing, and also specifies the types of funds that can invest in crypto assets. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Pacte […]
“Fuck” is the first word uttered in Crypto. It might also be yours after watching John Stalberg Jr’s claustrophobic movie about an anti-money laundering agent caught in a web of deceit, intrigue, and bad beer. Copious cryptocurrency references have no tangible impact on the plot, but serve as a running gag for bitcoiners intent on […]
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The cryptocurrency industry gets older but does it get any wiser? Green candles have begun popping off across the board for the first time in a long time and suddenly it feels very 2017, complete with all the greed, FOMO, and manipulation that was synonymous with that era of excess. Never is this more evident […]
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Some issuers of initial coin offerings have started to change the terminology they use to refer to their token sale in a bid to evade the attention of regulators – the hawkish U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in particular. With research finding that fewer than half of ICO projects make it past the first […]
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On March 2019, CoinAll, one of the famous emerging cryptocurrency exchanges, announced the listing of Lambda and the LAMB celebration – a 7-day celebration. CoinAll will give away 1,600,000 LAMB tokens during the celebration time.
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Montex Market is a unique crypto-exchange where users can purchase stocks in startups with virtual currencies (ETH or exchange’s native token MON). Businesses that decide to tokenize their stocks will win from access to global crypto investors, looking for ways to diversify their portfolios.
Initial coin offerings haven’t died: they’ve simply rebranded as initial exchange offerings (IEOs). From Huobi to Okex and Bitmax to Bittrex, the number of crypto exchanges hosting token sales has proliferated. In a week where Kucoin has entered the ring with its Spotlight platform, we take a deep dive into IEOs: the good, the bad, […]
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Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) has published a report in collaboration with Crypto Valley seeking to provide “a strategic perspective” on the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) sectors. The report finds that security tokens “are not fundamentally different from ICOs,” estimating that their combined total raised almost $20 billion during 2018. Also Read: […]
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On March 12, the cryptocurrency and blockchain legislative advocacy group Coincenter published correspondence between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and representative Ted Budd. The letter explains that Clayton and the SEC’s staff analysis confirms that Ethereum and similar cryptocurrencies are not subject to securities laws. Also read: Cointext Adds the Ability […]
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The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has appointed U.S. cybersecurity company Ciphertrace to help with compliance monitoring of crypto assets. Ciphertrace will be expected to keep track of transactions that pass through local crypto exchanges and digital wallets including ICOs, screening for potential money laundering and terrorism financing violations. Also read: Fidelity’s Cryptocurrency Arm Starts […]
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Ever since various token implementations were introduced to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, the infrastructure has been significantly developed in order to advance the BCH-fueled token ecosystem. In the last few weeks, projects like Wormhole and the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) have seen a significant amount of token creation, alongside a variety of wallet support […]
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On Feb. 19, the former CEO of Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles, gave an interview on the Youtube show “What Bitcoin Did”. In episode 76, Karpeles discussed the platform’s insolvency, Coinlab’s monstrous claim for $16 billion, and Brock Pierce’s attempt to revive the defunct exchange. Also read: Mt Gox Restitution Process Frozen Due to One Man’s […]
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The Indian National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has released a report that calls for regulatory certainty, particularly in areas such as cryptocurrency. The lack of legal clarity and the crypto banking ban have hindered investments in this sector, hurt crypto exchanges, and driven investors out of the country, according to the association. […]
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to impose a penalty on a company that had issued security tokens without its approval and without qualifying for an exemption. The company raised approximately $12.7 million. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval No Penalty The SEC announced on Wednesday […]
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Andy Singleton, the founder of securities exchanges Aboveboard, has published an article asserting that the security token offering (STO) market is “lifeless.” While Singleton acknowledges the efficiency savings facilitated by the introduction of distributed ledger technology to the securities industry, he argues that current offerings are plagued by poor liquidity and inadequate disclosure,. resulting in […]
After failing to convince a federal court regarding the nature of Blockvest tokens in the previous hearing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally convinced the same judge that these tokens are securities. The agency alleges that the firm and its founder made several false claims regarding their token’s regulatory status. Also read: SEC […]
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What constitutes a fair coin launch? It’s a question that has had some of the brightest minds and brashest projects in the space debating the best way to kickstart a cryptocurrency. Every crypto, Bitcoin included, has attracted criticism over a distribution schedule that favored early adopters. To date, no other coin has come close to […]