Tagged: ico

Russia Follows USA to Tighten Cryptocurrency Regulation

The Russian Parliament has started finalizing a draft bill on cryptocurrency and digital tokens recognising them as assets that cannot be used in exchange for goods and services. The draft aims to define the scope of the regulations of cryptocurrencies, not their prohibition, according to… Read More

Twitter Set to Join Google & Facebook in Banning Cryptocurrencies & ICOs Advertisements

Social media giant Twitter is set to ban almost all cryptocurrencies and initial coin offering (ICOs) advertisements. According to SkyNews, Twitter may release a new advertising policy in two weeks that will prohibit advertisements for ICOs, token sales, and cryptocurrency wallets globally. The media outlet also revealed that… Read More

Mr. Wonderful Says Big Name Hotel to Launch $400 Million Initial Coin Offering (Video)

Kevin O’Leary, one of the sharks on Sharktank who calls himself Mr. Wonderful, was visiting with the team at CNBC Squawk Box yesterday when he discussed a forthcoming initial coin offering for a “very prestigious hotel brand” with the security being offered to global investors. … Read More

Behave Yourself! Global Digital Finance Simon Taylor Develops Cryptoassets Code Conduct, Enlists OECD’s Expertise

Step in line, crypto platforms. Global Digital Finance (GDF) has launched to drive a code of conduct for cryptoassets. Non-profit GDF has convened key stakeholders to develop a global code of conduct and a taxonomy for cryptoassets, comprised of global distributed ledger and cryptoasset space… Read More

KODAKCoin to Issue SAFT, Seeks $176.5 Million ICO

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, KODAKCoin indicated its intent to raise up to $176.5 million in an initial coin offering. The Reg D 506c filing also indicated that KODAKCoin will be using a SAFT structure or a Simple Agreement for Future… Read More

No Surprise: SEC Enforcement Division Co-Director Stephanie Avakian Says Dozens of Investigations Ongoing in Cryptocurrency Space

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) first launched investigations into initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the gatekeepers that have been facilitating these offerings several months back. The news of these investigations was first published by Crowdfund Insider in late February. Chatter regarding investigations had been building… Read More

Vice Industry Token: Penthouse Launches Blockchain Platform & ICO for Adult Entertainment

Penthouse Global Media, publisher of the Penthouse magazine, has announced it will create a Vice Industry Token (VIT) for visitors to be able to pay and earn tokens across Penthouse’s original content, as well as comment on and vote for content. The Vice Token is a… Read More

What are Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain? 2018 Joint Economic Report from Congress Explains

Last week, the 2018 Joint Economic Report from the House Representatives was published. The 334 page document attempts to encapsluate the current state of the economy while addressing challenges and policy issues. The Congressional report outlines an improving economy that is creating jobs while economic… Read More

Liquid M Capital Tells House Committee: We Believe it is Critical for Regulators to Foster the Value of Innovation in Fintech Without Stifling it Through Unclear Regulations

Last week, during a meeting of the House Financial Services Committee, subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, Members of the Committee peppered cryptocurrency / initial coin offering experts with questions regarding the emerging method of online capital formation. While the overall tenor of the discussion… Read More

France Poised to Become the European Center for Initial Coin Offerings?

While several countries have sought to stomp out crypto-innovation, and others have tried to accomplish rule making by enforcement action, France appears to be ready to embrace the cryptocurrency revolution. According to a report in Les Echos, the most prominent business publication in France, legislators… Read More

Here is the CFTC Document Outlining the Whistleblower Plan for ICO Pump & Dump Scams

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has a Whistleblower program in place regarding pump and dump schemes for virtual currencies and digital tokens. Virtual currencies would line up with Bitcoin, Ethereum etc. while digital tokens are from the thousands of initial coin offerings that blur… Read More

Bad News: SAFTs May Not Be “Compliant” After All

The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly sent a wave of subpoenas and information requests to companies engaged in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The SEC scrutiny is perhaps not surprising, given that, as Crowdfund Insider writes, “if you invest in an ICO, the play… Read More

BnkToTheFuture Files $30 Million Reg D with SEC

BnkToTheFuture has filed a Reg D 506c indicating its intent to raise $30 million. The recent filing, under the entity of BnkToTheFuture BFT SP – a Segregated Portfolio of BnkToTheFuture Capital SPC, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stated the first sale commenced on February… Read More

Ban Hammer: Google Blocks ICO and Cryptocurrency Ads including Exchanges

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, the worlds largest search engine and enormous advertising platform has banned all cryptocurrency advertising as of June 2018. Rumblings about a forthcoming ban had been circulating for some time now. Google periodically updates their advertising policies and crypto found… Read More

Crowd for Angels Updates on Initial Coin Offering Progress

Crowdfunding platform Crowd for Angels has shared that it is making progress in advancing its “Liquid Crypto Bond” issue and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of its ANGEL tokens. As Crowdfund Insider previously reported, Crowd for Angels is looking to raise up to £50 million through… Read More

Changing Tide: Israel Securities Authority Chair Looks to Embrace Initial Coin Offerings

At the beginning of 2018, a new Chair took over at the Israel Securities Authority (ISA). Anat Guetta took over the executive position from Shmuel Hauser. Recently, Guetta has indicated a more welcoming approach when it comes to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto in general…. 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

Crowd for Angels Raises Money with £50 Million Liquid Crypto Bond ICO

Crowd for Angels has launched a “Liquid Crypto Bond” initial coin offering (ICO). The hybrid security is a mix between traditional debt and “Angel tokens.” Crowd for Angels expects to raise up to £50 million with the 5 year Liquid Crypto Bond paying 4% interest per… Read More

CERES Coin Files to Raise $20 Million ICO for Blockchain based Cannabis Transaction Network

CERES Coin has filed a Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating its intent to raise up to $20 million to launch a “Blockchain based transaction network for the legal Cannabis industry.” Ceres’ initial coin offering (ICO) seeks to provide a solution… Read More

Governor of Peoples Bank of China Discusses ICOs and Bitcoin During Press Briefing on Financial Reform

Zhou Xiaochuan, the Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), participated in a press conference on Friday addressing a diverse group of topics regarding financial reform. Mixed within the presser, the leader of the Chinese central bank addressed initial coin offerings (ICOs) and Bitcoin… Read More