Category: ICOs

Over 15% of ETH Supply Locked in Smart Contracts, BTC Dominance Declining

Over 15% of ETH Supply Locked in Smart Contracts, BTC Dominance DecliningThe rapid growth of decentralized finance (defi) protocols is contributing to the increasing proportion of ETH supply that is now locked in smart contracts. More than 15% of the total ETH supply is now locked, compared to 11.5% from a year ago. This growth led to the inevitable decline of BTC dominance. According to a […]

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Fueling the Cannabis Industry: US Crypto Lending Service Files for Regulated Token Sale

Fueling the Cannabis Industry: US Crypto Lending Service Files for Regulated Token SaleChicago-based lending firm Ceres recently filed for a request to conduct a Reg. A sale in order to get approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ceres wants to launch a token that will be used for garnering equity, while the company also wants to launch a coin that can be used to […]

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CoinTracking.info Helps Crypto Traders Avoid Costly Tax Mistakes

CoinTracking.info Helps Crypto Traders Avoid Costly Tax MistakesCoinTracking.info, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency tax software, is announcing the launch of a new service aimed at helping crypto traders avoid a common tax-time mistake: submitting incomplete or incorrect data to the IRS.

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Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 Finance Policy Proposes Strict Bitcoin Regulations

US Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg's Finance Policy Begs for Strict Bitcoin RegulationsThe 2020 U.S. Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg addressed the subject of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO) in his recently published Financial Reform Policy. Bloomberg wants more “regulatory oversight” when it comes to this promising technology, claiming he sees “plenty of hype, fraud and criminal activity.” Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla Stock, Tron: How Warren Buffett […]

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SEC Issues Alert Against Initial Exchange Offerings

SEC Issues Alert Against Initial Exchange OfferingsThe SEC has issued an alert to investors regarding initial exchange offerings. This warning is not an official statement on regulatory policy, but it does indicate the way the American market regulators view the practice and why many exchanges are shunning U.S. investors. Also Read: Telegram Rejects SEC Request to Hand Over Bank Records for […]

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Bithumb Pledges $8M to South Korea’s ‘Regulation-Free’ Blockchain Zone

Bithumb Pledges $8M to South Korea's 'Regulation Free' Blockchain ZoneSouth Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has pledged to invest roughly $8 million into the Busan blockchain zone. The region was recently declared “regulation-free” by the national government and modeled after the Switzerland town of Zug. Bithumb’s subsidiary GCX Alliance will discuss the preliminary plans with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) this month. Also read: Mining […]

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Chinese Regulators Question 8 Crypto Companies in Shenzhen

Chinese Regulators Question 8 Crypto Companies in Shenzhen, Reports DetailAuthorities in Shenzhen have started pressuring crypto businesses operating in China’s tech capital. Eight companies, two suspected operators of trading platforms, and six entities allegedly associated with coin offerings, have been placed under inquiry, Chinese media revealed, with authorities reportedly questioning their representatives at a meeting hosted by Shenzhen Financial Regulatory Bureau. Also read: Crypto […]

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Bank of Lithuania Issues Guidelines on Security Token Offerings

Bank of Lithuania Issues Guidelines on Security Token OfferingsRecognizing that businesses are seeking alternative ways to raise capital other than bank lending, the Bank of Lithuania has issued new guidelines on security token offerings. The goal is to clarify applicable rules without introducing more regulations. Also read: Mario Draghi Leaves European Central Bank Without Ever Raising Interest Rates Guidelines Aiming to Avoid More […]

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Belarusian Bank Gets the Go-Ahead to Service Crypto Investors

Belarusian Bank to Service Crypto InvestorsA bank in Belarus has effectively gotten the green light to process transfers related to digital assets. DFS, an affiliated company of Belveb Banking Holding’s member VEB Technologies, was recently registered as a resident of the High Technologies Park. The country’s special economic zone has already become home to many crypto businesses. Also read: Bittrex […]

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UK Regulator Ramps up Crypto Investigations and Considers KYC for Wallets

Crypto Investigations Rise in 2019 According to UK RegulatorThe U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been relentlessly scrutinizing cryptocurrency startups and investigations are up 74% from last year. Meanwhile, proponents of decentralized software development models and open collaboration are upset about the FCA aiming to extend KYC/AML regulations to the publication of open source and zero-knowledge software. Also Read: McAfee to Launch Decentralized […]

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Russia Regulates Digital Rights, Advances Other Crypto-Related Bills

Russia Regulates Digital Rights, Advances Other Crypto-Related BillsAfter much deliberation in the past months and years, Moscow has recently taken important steps toward regulating the crypto space. These are part of the efforts to open the way for the development of the Russian digital economy. The country, heavily dependent on energy exports and hurt by Western sanctions, needs alternative sources of revenue […]

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Tokens Built on Bitcoin Cash Are Cheaper to Send Than Those of Rival Networks

The Benefits of Tokens Built on Bitcoin Cash Outshine the CompetitionSatoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin technology has inspired a lot of innovation spawning a myriad of tokens representing digitized assets. There are now token creation systems on blockchain networks like Omni Layer, Counterparty, and Ethereum. Each framework comes with the cost of sending tokens and right now the Simple Ledger Protocol is one of the cheapest most […]

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Research Reports Show Positive Crypto Industry Growth in H1 2019

More than half the year is behind us and the cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to move forward, showing relentless growth over the last six months. 2019 has also seen a new theme arise as speculators believe the cryptocurrency ecosystem is experiencing an influx of institutional interest and regulatory crackdowns. A variety of cryptocurrency research reports analyzing […]

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Large Regulated Token Sales Indicate ICOs May Be Coming Back

Large Regulated Token Sales Indicate ICOs May Be Coming BackInitial coin offerings have seen a significant decline in popularity, but they are not to be written off completely. Although you don’t hear the term “ICO” so often nowadays, some recent regulatory developments indicate they have a place in the digital economy realm. Crowdfunding through token sales has a chance of becoming a mainstream instrument […]

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Consensys Inner Conflicts Spark Legal Action Against Founder

Consensys Inner Conflicts Spark Legal Action Against FounderEthereum cofounder Joseph Lubin was recently summoned to court in New York when a former employee initiated a lawsuit for more than $13 million. According to the summons stemming from former Token Foundry CEO, Harrison Hines, relief was being sought for alleged unpaid profits, fraud, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract. Also Read: Another Self-Proclaimed […]

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Zuckbucks or Bust: How SEC Rulemaking Hurts Startup Cryptos and Favors Big Tech

SEC guidance has created a more attractive environment for regulated tech firms like Facebook to offer proprietary cryptoassets integrated into their existing products that can be legally traded on existing crypto-exchanges as non-securities. Meanwhile, the SEC has targeted startup cryptos for increased scrutiny. Also Read: SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — […]

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Online Bank Mistertango Offers Crypto Companies Multiple Accounts and Ibans

Try Mistertango If You Need a Crypto-Friendly Online BankMistertango is a platform that provides crypto users and businesses with access to traditional finances. Its services are open for exchanges, investors and others involved in the industry. The crypto-friendly payment processor offers both personal and business accounts that come with the option to create multiple Ibans. Also read: Cryptoradar Finds Best Prices Across Exchanges […]

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Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins

There are 2,121 digital currencies tracked on market websites with a net valuation of around $140 billion. Statistics for the end of Q1 2019 show mineable digital assets to be the most valuable cryptocurrencies on the market today, with the top eight mineable coins representing 68 percent of the entire cryptoconomy. Also read: Bitcoin and […]

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Pwc Report Finds STOs ‘Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

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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SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not Securities

SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not SecuritiesOn 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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Israel Securities Authority Wants a Dedicated Token Exchange

Israel Securities Authority May Promote the Creation of a Token ExchangeAn Israel Securities Authority (ISA) committee tasked with examining the regulation of crypto coin offerings has submitted its final recommendations today, March 6. They include the option of creating a dedicated platform for trading digital assets. Also Read: In the Daily: Opera Browser, EY Tax Tool, Elliptic, Cryptopia Exchange Regulating Coin Offerings in Israel The […]

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Aboveboard Founder Claims ‘Nobody Is Buying’ STOs

Aboveboard Founder Claims "Nobody is Buying" STOsAndy 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 […]

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Lithuania Central Bank’s Policy Update Opens the Door for Crypto Payments

Financial Companies in Lithuania to Accept Cryptocurrencies Through Third PartiesThe central bank of Lithuania has updated its position on cryptocurrencies and tokens issued through initial coin offerings. The regulator has revised the definition of these assets specifying the conditions under which financial institutions can operate with digital money and accept crypto payments. Also read: Court Rules Brazil’s Bitcoin Max Exchange Can Keep Bank Account […]

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