Tagged: ethereum

SEC Expands Scrutiny of Companies That Sold ICOs to Unaccredited Investors

The American Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been following up on “scores” of subpoenas it sent in January to companies issuing ICOs (initial coin offerings) and is now focussing on those and “many more” that sold ICOs to unaccredited investors, Yahoo Finance reports. Based… Read More

Two Young Men in Oklahoma Charged with $14 Million Crowd Machine Crypto Hack

Two young men accused of stealing one billion “Crowd Machine Compute Tokens” (worth $14 million) directly from the Crowd Machine crypto project last weekend were arrested Monday at an Oklahoma hotel, Oklahoma News 4 reports. Fletcher Robert Childers, 23, and Joseph Harris, 21, both of Missouri,… 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

TokenSoft Proposes Security Token Standard ERC-1404

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TokenSoft, a security token issuance platform that can provide compliant offerings in 50+ countries, has proposed a new security token standard: ERC-1404. The engineering team at TokenSoft have developed this new standard with banking and securities law in mind. The “Simple Restricted Token Standard” is… Read More

Bloomberg: Crypto Crash of 2018 Now Worse than the DotCom Contraction

The cryptocurrency market has lost 80% of its value since December 2018, with some altcoins, led by Ethereum, down over 90%. The crash that followed the burst of the dot-com bubble in 2000,  on the other hand, involved a correction of only 78% percent, says… Read More

Belgian Finance Authority: “The Number of Victims of Cryptocurrency Fraud Clearly Continues to Increase”

The Financial Services and Markets Authority of Belgium (FSMA) says it has been continuing to receive complaints from investors swindled by fake cryptocurrency platforms and is therefore reiterating its warnings to consumers: “Cryptocurrencies are the hype of the year. Fraudsters are well aware of that,… Read More

Report: CBOE will Launch ETH Futures Before End of Year

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) expects to follow in the footsteps of their Bitcoin Futures contracts and offer the same for Ethereum. This is according to a report this past weekend from Business Insider. According to the write up, ETH Futures will launch… Read More

Food for Thought: Will Ethereum’s Shift to Proof of Stake, from Proof of Work, Turn it Into a Security?

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Here is an interesting thread I was following recently on Twitter. As we all know, Ethereum is planning to change from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoS). There is no need to dive into the pros/cons .. shoulda coulda debate now, but… Read More

StartEngine Plans to Accept Bitcoin & Ethereum in Security Token Offering

Investment crowdfunding platform StartEngine has filed an updated Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that indicates its intent to accept both Bitcoin and Ethereum during a Reg A + security token offering (STO). The document, filed this week with the SEC, is… Read More

The Securities and Exchange Commission is Right on Bitcoin ETF

The SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETF Proposals. The SEC has rejected nine more Bitcoin ETF proposals, one of them from a fairly well-established ETF distributor, ProShares.  The ProShares filing was due for comments on Thursday, but the SEC promptly responded a day early, as well as… Read More

How Poor Treasury Management is Killing ETH

2017 was a landmark year for crowdfunding. The JOBS Act passage coincided with blockchain, opened the door for a record in capital raised through ICOs (initial coin offerings) for early stage companies as well as Wantrepreneurs with an idea and a whitepaper.  ICOs were launched… Read More

“Carnage.” Crypto Markets Descend 70-90% Below All Time Highs

Cryptocurrency markets have corrected to the upside slightly today, with Bitcoin up about 5% at the time of writing, and Ethereum up about 8%, but memories of yesterday’s steep price declines are still fresh and traders and holders dizzy. According to CCN, in the first… Read More

High Times Gets Crypto Buzz in Reg A+ Crowdfunding Offer & Possible NASDAQ Listing

High Times, the inimitable marijuana magazine, is in the midst of a Regulation A+ crowdfunding round. CI first covered the offering when the media firm first issued its first Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The offering documents have since been qualified… Read More

Ripio Claims First Marketplace to Trade ETH for Brazilian Reais & Argetine Pesos

Ripio, previously doing business a BitPagos before a rebrand, has integrated Ethereum, becoming the first cryptocurrency wallet that allows the purchase and sale of Ethereum in both Argentina and Brazil. Sebastián Serrano, Founder and CEO of Ripio, said the addition of Ethereum will open their door to… Read More

Securities Token Roundtable Meets to Upgrade ERC20 Smart Contracts for Blockchain based Security Token Offerings

The flight to Barbados isn’t a short one.  I left home at 5am and didn’t get into Barbados until after midnight thanks to a minor delay caused by inclement weather surrounding Miami.  I heard that it’ll take roughly 35 hours for another person who’s coming… Read More

BitGo Announcement: Cryptocurrency Software Firm Adds 57 New Ethereum Assets

Blockchain software firm BitGo has expanded its suite and custody products and services to support a total of 57 new ethereum assets, according to CoinDesk. The media outlet reported that the addition of the assets was done due to the demand for services that safeguard… Read More

As Blockchain’s Maturity Still Getting Sorted Out, solarisBank Places its Bets on the New Sector

The general unwillingness of banks to provide services to cryptocurrency firms is a well-known dirty secret in the Toronto start up scene. Any use of the word ‘bit’ in a business plan will have you politely shown the door by an account manager, even at… Read More

Small Chinese Cryptocurrency Exchange Clogs Ethereum Network in Coin Voting Stunt

Users of a little-known Chinese cryptocurrency exchange called FCoin managed to clog the Ethereum network last week when they gamed a voting process on the exchange. FCoin ran a promotional scheme last week whereby they told users to vote for cryptocoins they wanted listed on… Read More

Focusing on the How, Not the What: Making Sense of Recent SEC Guidance on Crypto Assets

Through a triad of recent releases/interviews, the SEC has further clarified how it views the offering and sale of crypto assets. These guidance materials provide some really good insight on the SEC’s thinking with respect to its treatment of crypto assets; including some bright line… Read More

St.Louis Federal Reserve Adds Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin to Data Tracking Service

This week, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis has added multiple cryptocurrencies to their data tracking service FRED. FRED has added four series on the prices of different cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin (but no Ripple), with the data is coming from Coinbase. All of the information is being updated… Read More

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