Category: ICOs

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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ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 Months

ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 MonthsInterest in token sales has dropped dramatically over the past 10 months, with investment falling almost 95 percent. Nevertheless, according to a new study, the ICO market is still significantly larger than two years ago. Also read: Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules Startups Raised Less Than $300 Million in January Investment in startups […]

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ICOs Produce Slow Start to 2019

During the first two weeks of 2019, initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised roughly $90 million, according to data published by Icobench. Of the total funds raised this year so far, $80.2 million can be attributed to the Chelle Coin ICO. Also Read: How US Government Shutdown Affects Bitcoin ETF Approval Slow Start to 2019 for Initial […]

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144 ICOs Launched During 2017 Failed Last Year

144 ICOs Launched During 2017 Failed Last YearCoinopsy, a website that maintains an active catalog of “dead” cryptocurrencies, currently estimates that 264 altcoins failed to survive the 2018 bear market. Of the projects that did not survive to see 2019, more than half were launched in 2017 through an initial coin offering (ICO). Also Read: Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s […]

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ICO Treasuries Offloaded the Most ETH in November and December This Year

Over the Last Two Months ICO Treasuries Withdrew the Most ETHOver the course of 2018, failing initial coin offerings that raised billions last year have continued to dominate the news cycle. Despite ethereum losing more than two thirds of its value, ICO projects have been liquidating massive amounts of ETH. ICO treasuries cashed out 433,000 ETH ($52.4M) in December, surpassing every other month this year. […]

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Crypto Bear Market Triggers Rise in M&A Activity

In 2018 there was a rapid decline in initial coin offerings, a slowdown in blockchain business launches, and a bearish crypto market. During this period, companies with good liquidity have been scaling up and strengthening by acquiring startups.  Also Read: Global Cryptocurrency M&As Rise  M&A Deal Frenzy in 2018 In 2017 the number of cryptocurrency and […]

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Year in Review: 2018’s Top Cryptocurrency Stories

After an intense 2017, filled with cryptocurrency market spikes, the following year was loaded with letdowns as a great majority of digital assets plunged well over 80 percent in value since their all-time highs. 2018 was also filled with lots of headlines about digital currency regulations, exchange hacks, and postponed exchange-traded funds. Also read: Feed 7 […]

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The Daily: Belgium Blacklists More Crypto Platforms, UAE Prepares ICO Regulations

The Daily: Belgium Blacklists More Crypto Platforms, UAE Prepares ICO RegulationsIn this edition of The Daily, Belgium’s financial regulator has expanded its list of fraudulent platforms offering cryptocurrency investments, while UAE has announced it’s working on new ICO regulations. We also look at the plans for a common digital currency in the Eurasian Economic Union and Abkhazia’s intentions to regulate its growing crypto mining industry. […]

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Russians to Be Allowed ICO Investments up to $9,000 per Year

Russians to Be Allowed to Invest in ICOs up to $9,000 per YearRussian lawmakers have revised another bill regarding the regulation of the industry built around cryptocurrencies. In its latest version, the draft law on crowdfunding sets the maximum amount of money ordinary Russians will be permitted to invest in projects such as ICOs at less than $9,000 per year.      Also read: Lawyers to Help the […]

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French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners

French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency MinersTwo French legislators have made a number of proposals aimed at turning France into a leading force in the development of the industry built around cryptocurrencies. One of the ideas is to allow crypto mining companies to take advantage of preferential electricity prices. Also read: Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment ‘France Must Have […]

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International Cooperation ‘Critical’ to SEC Action Against ICOs

International Cooperation "Critical" to SEC Action Against ICOsSteven Peikin, co-director of the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently described international cooperation as playing a critical role in facilitating investigations in the initial coin offering (ICO) sector. Also Read: Chinese Miners Short BTC Markets to Hedge Against Falling Prices  ‘Daunting Task’ of Identifying Misconduct Speaking at Harvard Law School, […]

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Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and Investors

Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and InvestorsThree Ukrainian companies have developed an English-language chat bot that provides consulting services to businesses and investors in the crypto industry. The AI-based platform, Ailo, offers a range of automated services but it can also deal with cases that require human intervention and professional legal advice. Also read: Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items […]

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Singapore Financial Regulator Updates Guide to Digital Token Offerings

Singapore Financial Regulator Updates Guide to Digital Token OfferingsThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published new guidelines pertaining to digital token offerings. The document provides additional clarity on the regulatory requirements for intermediaries that facilitate them, while highlighting the reporting obligations of entities offering capital markets products that are not classified as securities. Also Read: P2P Markets Report: Dumping Drives Record Volume Across Latin […]

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