Category: SEC

OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin Fund

OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin FundA commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has debunked the arguments against bitcoin used to deny the public offering of The Bitcoin Fund. Among others, the commissioner rules that bitcoin is neither illiquid nor more susceptible to manipulation than other commodities, real volume and real trading in bitcoin exist, and it is not the […]

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Mining Giant Bitmain Confidentially Files for U.S.-Based IPO

Mining Giant Bitmain Confidentially Files for U.S.-Based IPOAccording to reports, bitcoin mining manufacturer Bitmain Technologies confidentially filed for a U.S.-based initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The news follows the alleged removal of cofounder and executive director Micree Zhan and the recent announcement of a facility in Texas with the capacity to house 300MW of hashpower. Also read: […]

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Avalon Mining Rig Maker Canaan Files for $400M IPO on Nasdaq

Avalon Mining Rig Maker Canaan Files for $400M IPO on NasdaqMining rig manufacturer Canaan has filed for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $400 million on the Nasdaq Global Market. Prior to this filing, the company had also attempted to go public in Hong Kong and China. Credit Suisse and Citigroup are among its underwriters. Also read: 4 New High-Powered […]

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Court Postpones TON Hearing Till February, Impatient Investors May Get 77% Back

Court Postpones TON Hearing Till February, Impatient Investors May Get 77% BackThe New York court reviewing Telegram’s contested coin offering in the U.S. has postponed a scheduled hearing on the case till February. The defendants, Telegram Group and its subsidiary TON Issuer, have been banned from distributing and selling the tokens. Investors who don’t want to wait for the launch of the blockchain project can receive […]

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Telegram Offers to Postpone Launch of the TON Network

Telegram Offers to Postpone the Launch of the TON NetworkTelegram, which was surprised with a last minute restraining order on the sale of its tokens in the U.S., is now ready to delay the launch of the TON network until the spring of next year. The company has informed the New York court reviewing the case that it can suspend all operations with grams […]

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SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF ProposalThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its order issued last week pertaining to a rejected proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The proposal was filed by NYSE Arca for the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust. Meanwhile, the SEC is also evaluating a proposed rule change for a different type of bitcoin ETF. […]

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Rare Joint Statement From U.S. Regulators Proves Crypto Centralization Is Here

Rare Joint Statement from U.S. Regulators Proves that Centralization of Crypto Is HereThe U.S. SEC, Fincen and CFTC issued a rare joint statement Friday addressing regulation of “activities involving digital assets.” Citing crypto’s perceived role in money laundering and terrorism, the regulatory power trio prescribed stricter adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) policies and know your customer (KYC) protocols. The statement is a highly visible product of the […]

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Where US Regulators Stand on Crypto Assets

Where US Regulators Stand on Crypto AssetsThe U.S. has many regulators responsible for overseeing different aspects of crypto assets, each with its own stance on how they should be regulated. Major regulators in the U.S. with strong opinions on cryptocurrency include the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve, Fincen, and the IRS. Also read: Tax Guide: What Crypto Owners Should Know […]

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10 of the Best Telegram Crypto Channels

10 of the Best Telegram Crypto ChannelsTelegram’s token might have received short shrift from the SEC, but its messaging app has been embraced everywhere by everyone. 300 million users attest to the success of Pavel Durov’s end-to-end encrypted platform, which has become a mainstay of the crypto community. On the rare occasions when Telegram experiences an outage, there is a discernible […]

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Telegram Awaits Court Hearing on SEC Case Against Its Token Sale

Telegram Awaits Court Hearing on SEC Case Against Its Token SaleTelegram, 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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Diversified Crypto Fund Receives FINRA Regulatory Approval

Diversified Crypto Fund Receives FINRA Regulatory ApprovalGrayscale Investments has received regulatory approval to publicly quote shares of its diversified crypto fund. The product, which is the firm’s only diversified offering, invests in five main cryptocurrencies. In addition, the firm offers nine single-asset investment funds, some of which are also quoted publicly. Also read: 7 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products Now Live on Swiss […]

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SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF Proposal

SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF ProposalAnother high-profile proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has been denied by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The agency, however, emphasized that the disapproval was not based on whether bitcoin has utility or value as an innovation or an investment. Shares of the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust were to be listed on […]

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Crypto Investment Group Grayscale Releases Bitcoin Cash Primer

Crypto Investment Group Grayscale Releases Bitcoin Cash PrimerCrypto investment firm Grayscale has just released “An Introduction to Bitcoin Cash” highlighting the basics of BCH for those who may be yet unfamiliar, or just wish to brush up on the popular token forked from Bitcoin Core on August 1, 2017. With a significant reputation in the industry, Grayscale’s release of the document marks […]

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7 Crypto ETPs Now Trading on Main Swiss Stock Exchange

7 Crypto ETPs Now Trading on Main Swiss Stock ExchangeSwitzerland’s principal stock exchange now has seven cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed. They allow investors to either gain exposure to individual cryptocurrencies or invest in portfolios of top cryptocurrencies. Four ETPs track the prices of single cryptocurrencies. Also read: New Evidence Escalates Panic as RBI Still Limits Bank Withdrawals Crypto Index in Swiss Franc MV […]

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SEC Imposes Multimillion Dollar Fine for Unregistered EOS Token Sale

SEC Imposes Multimillion Dollar Fines for Unregistered ICO and Stock TransactionsThe United States securities regulator has announced hefty fines for two crypto companies. The penalties have been imposed for EOS’ unregistered token sale and a fraudulent public offering. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) intends to use some of the collected money to indemnify investors who suffered damages. Also read: SEC Commissioner Speaks Positively About […]

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SEC Commissioner Speaks Positively About Digital Assets Despite Recent Enforcement Flurry

SEC Commissioner Speaks Positively About Digital Assets Despite Recent Enforcement FlurryThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regularly draws the ire of crypto proponents who are frustrated at its failure to support innovation and entrepreneurship. Despite this, some have warmed to the agency’s opinionated commissioner Hester Peirce, who has adopted the moniker of “Crypto Mom.” At a compliance conference this week, Peirce spoke positively about […]

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Messaging App Kik’s Legal Battle Shines Light on Past ICO Scams

Messaging App Kik's Legal Battle Shines Light on Past ICO ScamsPopular messaging app Kik is shutting down due to a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit regarding ICO activity for the company’s cryptocurrency, kin. Ted Livingston, Founder and CEO of Kik and Kin, denies the allegations and maintains that the SEC’s case is based on mischaracterizations, but that shutdown for Kik is necessary to focus on […]

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Indian Parliament Member Helping Crypto Community Influence Regulation

Indian Parliament Member Helping Crypto Community Influence RegulationThe Indian crypto community has made progress towards influencing the government’s crypto policies. Some industry leaders have met with an influential lawmaker who has agreed to help bring about positive crypto regulation in the country. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Show Gives Crypto a Boost Parliament Member Agrees to Help […]

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Bitcoin ETF: How SEC Exemptions Help Firms Offer Interim Products

Bitcoin ETF: How SEC Exemptions Help Firms Offer Interim ProductsThere are several exemptions the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers that allow companies to launch their bitcoin investment products without registration. While waiting for the SEC to approve their bitcoin ETF, some firms have taken advantage of these exemptions to offer an interim product. Also read: Indian Government’s New Report Views Crypto Positively […]

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Bitcoin Maximalists Embrace Ethereum After Receiving an Offer They Can’t Refuse

Bitcoin Maximalists Embrace Ethereum After Receiving an Offer They Can’t RefuseA group of hardcore bitcoin maximalists have heroically overcome their hatred for Ethereum after receiving ERC20 shares in crypto exchange INX worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The staunch BTC loyalists, led by Blockstream CTO Samson Mow, have agreed to support a project built on Ethereum, despite all the mean things they’ve said about it. […]

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Philippines Increasingly Crypto Friendly – A Look at Driving Forces

Philippines Growing More Crypto Friendly - A Look at Driving ForcesThere are many reasons why the Philippines is becoming increasingly crypto-friendly. Not only has its central bank registered more crypto exchanges recently, but the Securities and Exchange Commission has also been actively finalizing crypto guidelines. The country has an active crypto community, and one of its largest banks has engaged in multiple crypto projects. Also […]

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SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These Countries

SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These CountriesThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could learn from other countries when finalizing its own crypto regulation, Commissioner Hester Peirce explains. While highlighting peculiar and notable features of the U.S. system, the commissioner emphasizes cross-border considerations, detailing applicable crypto frameworks of several countries. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A […]

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US Regulator Plans to Outsource Running Cryptocurrency Nodes

US Regulator Plans to Outsource Running Cryptocurrency NodesA recently published document reveals that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has plans to hire contractors to run specific cryptocurrency full nodes for the government agency. According to the SEC documentation, the regulator wants third-party contractors to run nodes for Bitcoin Core (BTC), Ripple (XRP) and Ethereum (ETH) in order to monitor compliance […]

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SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token Offerings

SEC Begins Green-Lighting Token OfferingsThe 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 […]

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