Author Niall Ferguson: I Wish I Had a Bitcoin for Every ‘Phony’ ICO White Paper Received

By | May 25, 2018

Author Niall Ferguson: I Wish I Had a Bitcoin for Every ‘Phony’ ICO White Paper Received Niall Ferguson, author of ‘The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World’, has spoken out against initial coin offerings (ICO) because of the associated potential for fraud and scams.  Rooting out Bad Actors in ICO Market Ferguson’s comments were said… Read More »

Alabama Securities Watchdog Hits 3 ICOs with Cease-and-Desists

By | May 25, 2018

Alabama Securities Watchdog Hits 3 ICOs with Cease-and-Desists The Alabama Securities Commission (ASC), the U.S. state’s securities regulator, has joined its counterparts in Texas and New Jersey in taking action on initial coin offerings (ICOs) that are soliciting local residents. According to a cease-and-desist order entered on May 2 and revealed yesterday, the agency has ordered purported cryptocurrency mining firm… Read More »

Russian Institutions Test Central Bank’s ICO Platform

By | May 25, 2018

Russian Institutions Test Central Bank’s ICO Platform Two Russian financial institutions prepare to test a new regulatory platform with hopes of making ICOs more secure and transparent. Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) and Sberbank CIB will test a new regulatory platform created by the Bank of Russia, the country’s central bank. Both banks’ core lines of business include… Read More »

Ukrainian ICO Publicity Stunt on Mount Everest Results in Death of Sherpa

By | May 25, 2018

Ukrainian ICO Publicity Stunt on Mount Everest Results in Death of Sherpa A publicity stunt for the upcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of Ukrainian social network ASKfm led to the death of one person last week, the Financial Times’ Alphaville reports Friday, May 25. According to FT, ASKfm sponsored “crypto enthusiasts” Taras Pozdnii, Roman Gorodechnii, and Dmitrii Semenko… Read More »

Russian Central Bank to Pilot First Official ICO

By | May 24, 2018

Russian Central Bank to Pilot First Official ICO Russian bank Sberbank CIB and the National Settlement Depository (NRD) will pilot the country’s first official Initial Coin Offering (ICO) using the Bank of Russia’s regulatory sandbox, ForkLog reports today, May 24. Sberbank CIB, the investment banking arm of major state-owned bank Sberbank, and NRD, which is part of the… Read More »

Bitfinex Reportedly Tied To Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank International

By | May 24, 2018

Bitfinex Reportedly Tied To Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank International According to a Thursday report, Noble Bank International has provided its banking services to Bitfinex since sometime in 2017. The cryptocurrency exchange seems to have cycled through a series of banking relationships after Wells Fargo abruptly ended its relationship with the company in April 2017. The 1976 film All… Read More »

Singapore Fires Compliance Warning at 8 Crypto Exchanges, Orders an ICO to Halt Sales

By | May 24, 2018

Singapore Fires Compliance Warning at 8 Crypto Exchanges, Orders an ICO to Halt Sales [unable to retrieve full-text content] Singapore’s central bank sends eight unnamed crypto exchanges warnings about trading unregulated securities Published at Thu, 24 May 2018 14:12:52 +0000

US and Canadian Securities Regulators Coordinate ICO Probe in ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

By | May 21, 2018

US and Canadian Securities Regulators Coordinate ICO Probe in ‘Operation Cryptosweep’ US and Canadian state and provincial securities regulators have opened probes into potentially fraudulent crypto investment programs in what has been dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep”, according to a press release May 21. The latest crackdown on suspicious crypto investment products is reportedly the largest such coordinated investigation by… Read More »

Thai SEC Holds Focus Group to Clarify New Crypto, ICO Regulations

By | May 21, 2018

Thai SEC Holds Focus Group to Clarify New Crypto, ICO Regulations Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held a focus group on cryptocurrency regulation today, May 21, streamed on Facebook Live. The hearing focused on the SEC’s approach to crypto-related businesses and fundraising through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), local news outlet Siam Blockchain reports. Today’s focus group clarified… Read More »

‘51 percent attack’ in Silicon Valley TV Series – Real Life Possibility?

By | May 20, 2018

‘51 percent attack’ in Silicon Valley TV Series – Real Life Possibility? Most modern technological marvels make their way into mainstream media, but a select few are influential enough to feature on some our favourite TV shows. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are no exception, having captured the imagination of millions around the world during a breakout period in 2017.… Read More »