SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Says Bitcoin Not a Security, Most ICOs Likely Are

By | June 6, 2018

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Says Bitcoin Not a Security, Most ICOs Likely Are Jay Clayton, the chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), believes that Bitcoin (BTC) is not a security since it acts as a replacement for sovereign currencies, CNBC reports today, June 6. Clayton, when speaking about the “incredible promise” of distributed ledger technologies… Read More »

Korea's Unique Ability To Make Its Reverse ICO Fad Permanent: Expert Take

By | June 6, 2018

Korea's Unique Ability To Make Its Reverse ICO Fad Permanent: Expert Take In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If… Read More »

American financial regulator appoints first-ever cryptocurrency and ICO advisor

By | June 5, 2018

American financial regulator appoints first-ever cryptocurrency and ICO advisor The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) appoints a person in charge of cryptocurrency market and ICO regulation. The main declared aim is to protect retail investors. SEC appointed Valerie A. Szczepanik as associate director of the division of the corporation for finance and senior advisor for digital assets… Read More »

Vermont Regulators Issue Cease-And-Desist Order To Crypto Startup LevelNet Over ICO

By | June 5, 2018

Vermont Regulators Issue Cease-And-Desist Order To Crypto Startup LevelNet Over ICO LevelNet is the latest cryptocurrency company to be investigated as part of “Operation CryptoSweep.” The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation issued a cease-and-desist order to crypto startup LevelNet over suspicion of violating Vermont’s Uniform Securities Act. LevelNet bills itself as an informational security network hoping to develop… Read More »

Telegram and EOS Lead as ICOs Raise Twice the Amount Raised in 2017

By | June 4, 2018

Telegram and EOS Lead as ICOs Raise Twice the Amount Raised in 2017 ICOs rose to prominence in 2017 as more startups turned to the new crowdfunding model that bypassed tedious traditional methods. With the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies led by Bitcoin, investors’ interest in ICOs was at an all-time high especially towards the end of the year. As… Read More »

Binance Official: ‘If the ICO Bubble Bursts, It’s a Good Thing for the Industry’

By | June 4, 2018

Binance Official: ‘If the ICO Bubble Bursts, It’s a Good Thing for the Industry’ Head of Binance Labs Ella Zhang thinks that if the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) “bubble bursts, it’s a good thing for the industry,” Bloomberg reported June 4. Zhang, who joined Binace less than two months ago, told Bloomberg that though the bull market remains… Read More »

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Invest in Zilliqa, Aelf, ICON, and 0x

By | June 4, 2018

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Invest in Zilliqa, Aelf, ICON, and 0x Over the past year and a half, there has been a vast increase in the number of hedge funds paying attention to cryptocurrency. As such, a lot of people are wondering which currencies those companies are investing in. The answer will surprise a lot of people, but in a… Read More »

Should the SEC Have Shut Down the Titanium ICO Sooner?

By | June 2, 2018

Should the SEC Have Shut Down the Titanium ICO Sooner? The initial coin offering industry is still under a lot of scrutiny by the SEC as of right now. That is only normal, as a fair few projects have violated securities laws or defrauded investors. The Titanium ICO is a perfect example of such a nefarious project, although… Read More »

EOS About to Secure a Record $4 Bln in Year-Long ICO

By | June 1, 2018

EOS About to Secure a Record $4 Bln in Year-Long ICO Block.one’s EOS will complete its year-long token crowdsale later today, becoming the largest initial coin offering (ICO) in history having raised a total of over $4 bln. The highly-anticipated formal release of the accompanying software, which proponents claim will constitute a decentralized operating system for large-scale decentralized… Read More »

Portugal Tax Authority Issues Framework For ICO Token Taxation

By | May 31, 2018

Portugal Tax Authority Issues Framework For ICO Token Taxation Portugal’s Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira has published guidelines for how value-added tax regulations may be applied to initial coin offerings. Portugal’s Tax and Customs Authority, or Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira (AT), published guidelines (in Portuguese) of how certain tokens could be taxed. The publication came in response to a… Read More »