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DeFi Platform MANTRA DAO to Serve As a Masternode Operator for TomoChain, a Blockchain Claiming to Scale to 100x Ethereum’s Capacity

MANTRA DAO (distributed autonomous organization), a community-governed decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that aims to make staking, lending, and governance more accessible to traders and investors, is teaming up with the developers of TomoChain, which describes itself as a “diversified and robust” DeFi ecosystem. MANTRA DAO… Read More

Matic, which Supports Secure, Instant Crypto Transactions, Verified by Ethereum, Announces Major Updates

Matic, a platform that aims to facilitate secure, scalable, and instant transactions that are verified by the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain network, has announced new project updates. The Matic developers claim that their project has been making steady progress after it was introduced via Binance Launchpad… Read More

Kyber Network, a Decentralized Ethereum Token Exchange Protocol, Reports Challenges Due to High ETH Gas Fees

The team at Kyber Network (KNC), which allows users to exchange Ethereum (ETH) and other ERC-20 compliant tokens in a decentralized manner, recently announced several updates to their protocol and platform. The Kyber Network team noted in a blog post: “What a crazy few weeks… Read More

Band Protocol Token Holders May Now Stake Digital Assets on DeFi Platform MANTRA DAO

MANTRA DAO (distributed autonomous organization), a community-governed decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that aims to make staking, lending, and governance more accessible to traders and investors, has announced its first Cosmos ecosystem partnership. MANTRA DAO has teamed up with Band Protocol, a cross-chain data oracle platform… Read More

Decentralized Finance Platform MANTRA DAO to Support Polkadot, a Protocol for Cross-Chain Transfers of Assets and Data

MANTRA DAO (distributed autonomous organization) describes itself as a community-governed decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that aims to make staking, lending, and governance more accessible to traders and investors. The MANTRA team notes: “MANTRA DAO leverages the wisdom of the crowd to create … a transparent,… Read More

Switzerland’s Smart Valor, a Company Offering a Digital Asset Trading Platform, Adds Staking Support for Kyber Network KNC Tokens

Switzerland’s Smart Valor, a company that operates a European crypto-asset trading platform, has revealed that it plans to add support for Kyber Network Crystal (KNC) staking, which will give Kyber Network members the chance to stake their KNC tokens on KyberDAO. Kyber Network is an… Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol MakerDAO Shuts Down Single Collateral Lending System, Will Move to Multi-Collateral System

MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum-based lending system, is preparing to move to a multi-collateral DAI (MCD or Dai) system. The protocol’s community has closed down the single-collateral Dai (Sai) system, as the decentralized finance (DeFi) solution gets ready for the transition. MCD had been activated on… Read More

Cassette Tape from Grammy Award Winning DJ has been Released on Ethereum-based Digital Marketplace

Music Tape to Tape Reel

A limited-edition “cassette tape” produced by Grammy award-winning DJ André Allen Anjos (aka RAC) has been tokenized and released on Zora, an Ethereum-powered digital marketplace. Zora’s developers first gained recognition last year, when they launched Saint Fame, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that has developed… Read More

Maker Foundation, which Supports Development of MakerDAO, a Decentralized Lending System, to Transfer Governance Power to Community in Coming Years

The Maker Foundation, which focuses on the development of MakerDAO, an Ethereum-based, decentralized lending protocol, will be transferring its governance power to the community during the next couple of years. The Foundation confirmed that it will be publishing a draft of the new MakerDAO community-led… Read More

Telegram Files Response to SEC Action Blocking US Token Sales

Lawyers for Telegram have responded to the SEC complaint that led a judge in October to temporarily forbid the sale of GRAM tokens to retail investors in the US. Telegram, provider of a popular encrypted messaging app (Messenger) that permits anonymous communicating, was started by… Read More

On the Second Anniversary of the DAO: The Token Universe’s Cat Food Moment

Recently we marked the second anniversary of the SEC’s issuance of an Investigative Report finding that the DAO Tokens were securities.   While this killed the hopes of those who had interpreted SEC silence to mean consent to the unregulated issuance of tokens, it still… Read More

What the SEC’s ICO Crackdown Means For You

Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been actively pursuing all players in the initial coin offering (ICO) space, including companies that have raised money with ICOs, an exchange, people promoting ICOs, and most recently, an ICO investment fund. The SEC’s recent actions are… Read More

Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and DJ Khaled Settle Charges with SEC Regarding ICO Promotions

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against two high-profile initial coin offering (ICO) promoters.  Music producer DJ Khaled and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. were cited for failing to disclose they were remunerated for promoting ICOs via their social media channels. The SEC… Read More

Case Against Airfox and Paragon Initial Coin Offerings Makes Abundantly Clear SEC’s Approach to Post DAO ICOs

Last Friday, the SEC settled charges against two companies, CarrierEQ Inc. dba Airfox (“Airfox”) and Paragon Coin Inc. (“Paragon”), which raised money with initial coin offerings (“ICOs”).  The SEC found that both companies violated the registration provisions of the U.S. securities laws because neither company… Read More

SEC Boss Jay Clayton Says Crypto Tokens Traded and Used to Fundraise are ALWAYS Securities and Thus Regulated

Cryptocurrency used to fundraise for business ventures are regulated securities, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are not, and relevant laws will reman, the same, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairperson, Jay Clayton, said yesterday on CNBC. The point made by Clayton draws a hard line for any… Read More

Vitalik Buterin Proposed Self-Regulated “DA-ICOs” in January: So Far, Few Takers

To considerable fanfare, Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin proposed a new type of “Decentralized Autonomous” Initial Coin Offering at ethresear.ch on January 5, 2018, a model that would allow investors to vote for the incremental release or refund of investor capital. Although the proposal was received… Read More

What’s next for the ICO? Reflections on Securities Law and the Future of Initial Coin Offerings

  To date, fundraising has been blockchain’s killer app. In 2017, Initial Coin Offering (ICO) fundraising eclipsed that of traditional venture capital, and in 2018, ICOs have already raised nearly $3 billion in non-dilutive funding. This new form of early-stage financing is incredibly promising, at… Read More

Initial Coin Offering Attorneys Beware, You Could Be Next!

Following the SEC’s recent initial subpoena offerings (pun intended) targeting initial coin offering (ICO) issuers, many believe the SEC might now turn its sights toward some of the gatekeepers involved in the subject ICOs, including the attorneys. Some attorneys practicing in the ICO space have… Read More

Moving Forward with Cryptocurrency Regulation in 2018

Two months into 2018, it feels a little like the calm before a regulatory storm in terms of cryptocurrency regulation.  A series of pronouncements and announcements from the SEC toward the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 gave industry insiders more clarity on what… Read More

A 21st Century “Kodak Moment”: the Kodak and WENN Digital Security Token Sale

“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.” – Ansel Adams The past year has witnessed a flurry of remarkable “initial coin offerings,” or ICOs.  The pending KODAKCoin digital token sale jointly announced by Kodak and WENN… Read More

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