Tagged: bitcoin

British Columbia Securities Commission Grants First Bitcoin Investment Fund Manager Registration

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has announced the first registration of an investment fund manager in Canada solely dedicated to cryptocurrency investments. The approval by the BCSC was described as a landmark event. The BCSC granted First Block Capital Inc. registration as an investment… Read More

Payza’s Cryptocurrency Address Manager Now Live: Bitcoin Management Made Easy

Payza, the Montreal-based payments technology company, has introduced a new cryptocurrency feature, Cryptocurrency Address Manager. This new feature enables Payza members to generate and manage cryptocurrency addresses from within their Payza accounts. With this launch, Payza members will be able to generate their own Bitcoin… Read More

Questions Arise on Bankera Initial Coin Offering as BitcoinTalk Forum Levels Serious Accusations

Following the announcement of Bankera’s forthcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO), a reader pointed out a discussion taking place on BitcoinTalk that is making serious accusations against the ICO and its founders. Several users on the forum have alleged that Bankera co-founder, Vytautas Karalevičius, is a scammer…. Read More

Loylogic & Coinify Team Up to Offer Loyalty Currency Conversion into Cryptocurrency

On Thursday, Loylogic Inc., an e-commerce and e-payment solutions for loyalty programs, and Coinify ApS, a blockchain payment service provider, announced they have formed a strategic and innovative global partnership for a new loyalty currency conversion. According to the duo,  the new feature continues to offer millions… Read More

What’s Next For Token Sales & ICOs After the SEC’s Recent Warnings

  Disclaimer: Although I am a securities attorney, I am not your securities attorney, so the following is in no way legal advice. If you are thinking about doing an ICO or token sale, I highly recommend talking to and hiring your own attorney. If you’ve been… Read More

French Firms Form An Association To Weigh in on Cryptocurrency Investment

French firms have formed an association to foster the sustainable growth of the cryptocurrency investment sector and weigh in on its governance. Among other things, they hope to build on progressive regulations such as the French decree that allowed crowdlending securities called minibons to be… Read More

Coinsource Announces Bitcoin ATM Installation in Oklahoma

Coinsource, a bitcoin ATM network, announced on Thursday its bitcoin ATM installation in Oklahoma State. The company’s new market entrance came in the wake of repeated resident requests for access to bitcoin in Oklahoma City, now the 27th most populous city in the country. The… Read More

Singapore Fintech Firm Trying to Make a Bitcoin Visa Card

TenX, a fintech firm based out of Singapore, is trying to bring cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ether, out of the digital world and into the real world through the creation of a pre-paid Visa card that will instantly convert cryptocoins into real spendable cash. Bitcoin… Read More

SEC Issues Investigative Report on ICOs. Cautions Investors that Issuers are Subject to Federal Securities Law

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigative report today that may chill the booming Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market that has experienced hockey stick like growth in recent months.  The SEC cautioned market participants that sales of digital assets by “virtual” organizations are… Read More

CFTC Grants First Authorization to LedgerX to Operate as Clearing House for Digital Currency Derivatives

LedgerX, has received regulatory approval from the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to operate as a clearing platform for derivatives in contracts clearing in digital currencies such as Bitcoin. Under the order, LedgerX will be authorized to provide clearing services for fully-collateralized digital currency… Read More

CoinList Attempting to Standardize & Self-Regulate ICOs

CoinList, founded as a partnership between Angel List and Protocol Labs, is quietly trying to standardize initial coin offerings (ICOs) by self-imposing similar restrictions as the SEC imposes on companies that conduct certain private offerings under Regulation D. The Growing ICO Market ICOs have been… Read More

What Delaware’s Historic Blockchain Law Means to You…

As previously reported, the Delaware House of Representatives passed amendments to state law that would make it explicitly legal for stocks to be traded on a blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. The amendments relating to trading stock on a blockchain were added… Read More

Eyes Wide Shut: ICOs as a New Path to Startup Fundraising (Password Required)

This article is my attempt at providing a definitive guide to the complex, and so far, self-regulated, landscape of ICOs. Warning: mature content. What on Earth is ICO? Just as how in the ancient movie “Eyes Wide Shut” the password “fidelio” gave access to a… Read More

South Korea Makes it Legal to Transfer Cryptocurrencies Internationally

According to several online sources, a new law in South Korea is set to make it legal for companies to process international transfers using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. Digital Currency Exchanges Can Register with Korean Gov’t The new laws, which are set to go… Read More

The Bitcoin Foundation Asks Regulators to Push Pause on Regulating Virtual Currency

In a letter addressed to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, authored by the Bitcoin Foundation based in San Francisco, a request was made to back off of a proposed uniform statute entitled, “Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Business.” In brief, the… Read More

Huge: Tezos Crowdfunds $232 Million in ICO

Tezos (ancient Greek for “smart-contract”) has hit this one out of the ballpark having raised $232 million in their Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Tezos is a San Francisco based startup that has launched a decentralized blockchain that is designed to govern itself by establishing a… Read More

Delaware Law Legalizing Blockchain Stocks Quietly Moving Forward

Earlier this month, the Delaware House of Representatives passed amendments to state law that would make it explicitly legal for stocks to be traded on a blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. According to an article on Coindesk, the amendments relating to… Read More

China’s Central Bank Testing Prototype Cryptocurrency

Over a month ago, speculation abounded on whether China was developing its very own cryptocurrency to essentially digitize RMB. Now we know quite certainly that the Central Bank of China has developed and is currently testing a cryptocoin. Planned Integration with Commercial Banks Although there… Read More

What the Heck is Going on with Ethereum?

Ether, the cryptocurrency based off of and powering the blockchain technology Ethereum, made headlines last month after soaring to over $400 a coin. The huge surge caused many people to speculate that Ethereum would one day surpass Bitcoin, the world’s most valuable cryptocoin both by market… Read More

Coinsource Launches Five Bitcoin ATMs in Phoenix

Coinsource, a bitcoin ATM network, announced on Monday it launched five new machines in Phoenix Metropolitan Area, marking its first venture into Arizona. According to the company, the bulk installation caps off a strong first and second quarter, with it installing 50 machines so far… Read More