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EOS Explained. EOS is a smart contract platform for the development and launching of decentralized applications. The project aims to be completely decentralized in the future, with the ability to support industrial applications at higher speeds and no fees. You may have heard of EOS… Read More

Vranova and Zucco Announce Creation of Bitcoin “B Foundation”

Bitcoin entrepreneurs Alena Vranova and Giacomo Zucco announced today that they are creating a foundation to help Bitcoin, an automated, autonomous payment network invented in 2009, compete with centralized cryptocurrency ventures. Vranova, an early adopter of Bitcoin and co-creator of the Bitcoin projects Slush Pool,… Read More

Baltic Honey Badger Bitcoin Conference Closes with Heavyweight Panel

The Baltic Honey Badger Conference of 2018, held this year in Riga, Latvia, wrapped up today with a panel featuring Adam Back, the CEO of Blockstream, Giacomo Zucco, CEO at BHB Network; Tone Vays, a former Wall Street risk analyst and Bitcoin advocate; and Eric Lombrozo,… Read More

Elio Motors is Raising Money Again. This Time Elio is Issuing a Security Token: ElioCoin

Elio Motors (OTCQB: ELIO) is back raising money once again for its three wheel concept vehicle that has been delayed multiple times.  But this time is different as Elio is planning an initial coin offering with a security token: ElioCoin. Elio Motors hit the crowdfunding… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Platform Conda Claims First Security Token in Austria

Austria based investment crowdfunding platform Conda has claimed to have completed the “first digitalization of shares of an Austrian stock corporation.” Conda says it has linked the registered shares issued by Conda AG with digital tokens and transferred these shares to the existing shareholders of… Read More

Group of Crypto / Blockchain Industry Leaders Addresses SEC on Fund Innovation & Digital Assets

A letter authored by a group of prominent cryptocurrency / blockchain advocates was forwarded to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week. The letter was addressed to Dalia Blass, Director of the Division of Investment Management at the SEC, specifically mentioning the Commission’s Staff… Read More

dv01 Expands Partnership with LendingClub

dv01, a platform that connects online lenders and investors with data management, has expanded its reporting partnership with LendingClub, according to a release by the firm. dvo1 has previously provided reporting services for LendingClub securitizations but is says it now has secured its “role as… Read More

High Times Reg A+ Crowdfunding Offer Extended Until October 31st

High Times has extended its Reg A+ crowdfunding offer to the end of October from its original deadline of September 12th. The Cannabis focused company said that it had received investment subscriptions in excess of $5 million which is far short of the possible $50… Read More

Funding Options Receives £5 Million Investment from Global Bank ING, Will Expand Internationally

Funding Options, a UK Fintech that provides a “supermarket” of financing options for SMEs, has received a £5 million investment from ING Ventures – the VC arm of the global bank. The additional capital is expected to be used for Funding Options to expand its… Read More

OTC Markets Group Introduces Small Cap Listed Compliance Product 

The OTC Markets Group has introduced a new service: Small Cap Listed Compliance Product. According to OTC, this service allows firms to enhance their due diligence and establish a standardized framework to analyze securities across the listed and OTC equity small cap market, providing users… Read More

CoAssets Stirling Fort Absolute Return Fund Receives USD $25 Million from BMFA Group

CoAssets Limited (ASX: CA8), a Singapore based Fintech that focuses on providing funding solutions for small to medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs), has announced that their CoAssets Stirling Fort Absolute Return Fund Pte. Ltd (CASFAR) has entered into an agreement with BMFA Group to invest USD $35… Read More


GAW Miners Fraud Perp Homero Joshua Garza Sentenced to Prison

The saga of the GAW Miners / ZenMiner fraud has come to an end. On September 13, 2018, the perpetrator of the fraud, Homero Joshua Garza, was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment. The criminal action was completed alongside an SEC civil enforcement action. The US… Read More

SEC Co-Director of Enforcement Discusses Initial Coin Offering Misconduct, Emphasizes Need for Balance in Fostering Innovation

In a speech delivered this week, Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), discussed their approach to dealing with the avalanche of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and digital assets in general. Avakian said that as of the Q2… Read More

Poloniex Pulls Eight Cryptocurrencies From its Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has announced it will de-list eight cryptocurrencies – effective September 25 at 12:00 noon ET. The eight crypto listings in question include: BTCD, BTM (Bitmark), EMC2, GRC, NEOS, POT, VRC, XBC. Poloniex gave users until October 25th to close any existing trades in… Read More

Brazil Antitrust Authority Investigating Possible Bank Suppression of Crypto Industry

Brazil’s antitrust body, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)  has launched an investigation into whether or not Brazilian banks have been, “abusing market power to undermine the performance of crypto-currency brokers,” Reuters reports. The Brazilian Association of Cryptomoedas and Blockchain (ABCB) reportedly requested the investigation… Read More

Swiss Bankers Association Partners with Crypto Valley Association as New & Old Meet to Support Blockchain Companies

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) has published guidelines for opening corporate accounts for blockchain based firms. The SBA action was taken with the support of the Crypto Valley Association (CVA) in an interesting alliance of new finance and old. Switzerland has gained a global reputation as… Read More

CFTC to Hold Open Meeting, Will Consider Fintech Cooperation Arrangements

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has scheduled an open meeting to be held next Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. to consider the following items: Proposed Rule Amending Registration and Compliance Obligations for Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs) and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) Fintech Cooperation… Read More

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