Tagged: ico

Report: Wefunder Raises $1.7 Million in Series A Funding from Germany based Investor

Last week, it was picked up by Crunchbase that Wefunder, a Reg CF crowdfunding portal, has closed on a $1.7 million Series A funding round. Depending exactly how you measure it, Wefunder is a top portal providing access to capital for mainly smaller firms. Wefunder… Read More

SEC Fined and Sanctioned Crypto Project Paragon Pumps 6800% on Russian Exchange

A Happy New Year, indeed. Paragon Coin (PRG), the crypto token of a “cannabis on blockchain” project sanctioned in November by the SEC, pumped 6800% overnight on New Year’s Eve on the Russian crypto exchange Yobit. When PRG holders woke up in the new year,… Read More

Where Will Crypto be in 2019? Crypto Experts Share their Predictions

As the year comes to a close, let’s get the scoop on Cryptocurrency predictions for 2019! Crowdfund Insider reached out to the Fintech and crypto community for its thoughts on how the sector will change during the next year. What disruptions, innovations, regulation, and partnerships can… Read More

Wall Street Journal Identifies 513 “Questionable” Cryptocurrency Projects in New Report

Reporters at The Wall Street Journal have identified 513 cryptocurrency projects using plagiarized language, listing false “team members” and promising outsize returns to lure investors. Reporters used automated key-word search tools and human scrutiny to to trawl 3300 crypto white papers for evidence of misconduct. All… Read More

Silver-Miller Strikes Again With Another Alleged Crypto Fraud Lawsuit

Florida law firm Silver Miller is making quite a name for itself as it files yet another class action lawsuit against a crypto Ponzi scheme called “Coin Signals” allegedly pervaded by Jeremy Spence of New York, Jaime Cruz-Herrera of New Jersey and associates. According to a… Read More

More Layoffs at an Ethereum Start Up: Didn’t See Bear Market Coming

An Ethereum-inspired browser startup called Status is cutting 25% of its staff (about 25 employees) in an attempts to weather the particularly bad “crypto-winter” it failed to anticipate: “This happened because we budgeted based on an assumption of a higher floor in the event of… Read More

Court: Cryptocurrency Sent to Wrong Address Must Be Returned

The world of cryptocurrencies has often been compared to the Wild West or some other “every man for himself” situation. Users are repeatedly admonished to protect their “private keys” (passwords, essentially) and maintain custody of them whenever possible. “No keys, no crypto” is a popular… Read More

“Green” Crypto Mining Venture, Envion, Shut Down by Swiss Judge

A purported environmentally-friendly project for the mining of cryptocurrencies in Switzerland has been dissolved by a Swiss court as a result of bitter infighting by founders, Michael Luckow and Matthias Woestmann, Swiss news outlet Handelsblatt reports. A reported 30 000 investors may now have a… Read More

AriseBank CEO Indicted in Texas for Cryptocurrency Fraud, Faces Possible Prison Sentence

Jared Rice Sr, the man behind AriseBank and the associated cryptocurrency/token, AriseCoin, has been indicted in the Northern District of Texas and, if convicted, faces a possible prison sentence of 120 years. Rice Sr was arrested by the FBI Wednesday and is charged with 3… 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

Lawsuit Reveals Questionable Progeny of Major Israeli Crypto Figure and Associated Companies

  A lawsuit involving a prominent figure in the “thriving” Israeli crypto sector, Moshe Hogeg, has revealed that one of the country’s most famous crypto companies, Invest.com, was formed in part from from a failed Israeli binary options company sanctioned internationally for fraudulent acts, Times of Israel reports…. Read More

Templum Comments on SEC ICO Enforcement Action: “We are Likely to See Continued Enforcement Actions & Litigation”

On November 16th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first enforcement actions against initial coin offerings (ICOs) that did not file for an appropriate securities exemption following the SEC’s DAO report. The SEC settled claims with both Paragon and AirFox with each ICO issuer… Read More

France to Change the Tax Regime for Cryptoasset Gains

While the price of bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies is experiencing one of its frequents crashes, the French government and the French regulators are steadfastly working hand in hand to make France a cryptoasset-friendly country. After tackling the issue of initial coin offering (ICO) regulation and… Read More

Singapore Exchange Publishes Expectations for Listed Companies Also Planning ICOs

One of Asia’s largest stock exchanges is putting the breaks on any company already listed this is also looking to issue an ICO (initial coin offering). According to a recent blog post from the Singapore Exchange (SGX), companies already listing traditional equities on the SGX that… Read More

Following Settlement with the SEC, Paragon Claims it is “Making History” Calls SEC Enforcement Action a Positive Agreement

Cannabis focused blockchain startup Paragon (Paragon Coin) has issued a press release following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) announcement last week that Paragon had settled with the SEC regarding charges of issuing an unregistered security. Paragon was one of two ICOs that were deemed… Read More

Republic’s GC Comments on SEC Enforcement Action Against Two ICOs: “Industry Participants Should Study this Settlement Closely”

Earlier today, CI reported on the first enforcement actions taken by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pertaining to post-DAO initial coin offerings (ICOs). The case is precedent setting and sets a clear path for enforcement officials to proceed with other ICO issuers who raised… Read More

RECoin and Diamond Reserve Coin ICO Issuer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The first person to be prosecuted in the US for ICO (initial coin offering) fraud has pleaded guilty to misleading 1000 investors, Bloomberg reports. On Thursday, Maksim Zaslavskiy, 39, admitted in a Brooklyn federal courtroom that he collected money for two ICOs: RECoin and Diamond… Read More

Blockchain and Security Tokens (a/k/a Digital Securities): A Securities Lawyer’s View from the 2018 Los Angeles Crypto Invest Summit

As a securities attorney, when I attend a conference in a rapidly developing area, I come with my own prejudices and beliefs, but with an open mind and open ears – to hear,  digest and discuss the latest developments and thinking.  The 2018 Crypto Invest… Read More

GFSC Veteran David Parody to Lead Gibraltar Association for New Technologies & Boost Public Trust in Expanding Blockchain Ecosystem

HM Government of Gibraltar has launched of the Gibraltar Association for New Technologies (GANT), a trade association that aims to drive forward Gibraltar’s innovative approach to Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The association seeks to establish formal lines of communication between policy makers and the private… Read More

European Tokenized Security Platform DESICO Plans Own STO

DESICO, a platform designed issue and trade tokenized securities that says it is in full compliance with the law, will issue its own security token offering (STO). The “DESI” tokens will be issued under EU law as DESICO is based in both Paris and Vilnius. DESICO… Read More

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