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SEC: Final Judgement Received in Alleged Fraudulent Initial Coin Offering by Eran Eyal

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained a final judgment in an enforcement action against Eran Eyal, the founder and former chief executive officer of UnitedData, Inc., DBA Shopin, for conducting an allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). Towards the end of 2019, the… Read More

First Regulated Utility Coin Issued in France, FICO Trades on Zebitex

As was previously announced, FICO or French-ICO has commenced trading on the Toulouse, France based cryptocurrency exchange Zebitex. French-ICO is a primary issuance platform for firms interested in raising capital via a digital asset offering. FICO was the very first initial coin offering (ICO) to… Read More

First French ICO to Receive Regulatory Approval Completes Offering

French ICO, the first initial coin offering (ICO) that received a Visa from the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has completed the offering. According to a public statement, French-ICO collected 574.85 ETH, which was 115% of the soft cap for the FICO tokens. The… Read More

Another ICO Returns Money to Investors as SEC Files Charges Against BitClave for an Unregistered Digital Security Offering

BitClave, a blockchain-based firm that completed an initial coin offering (ICO) for “Consumer Activity Tokens” (CAT) in 2017, has agreed to return investor money, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is just the latest ICO that has had to backtrack on a… Read More

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Block.one for Allegedly Collecting $200 Million+ in Funds in an Illegal Manner

Investors are reportedly looking to recover funds they had invested in EOS tokens, which they did through the record-breaking $4.1 billion initial coin offering (ICO) conducted by Block.one, the Cayman Islands-registered software developer that created EOS, one of the largest platforms for building decentralized applications… Read More

France: Second AMF Approved Initial Coin Offering is For WPO’s GreenToken – a Tradable Utility Token

France has created a unique regulatory regime for the issuance and trading of digital assets that are utility tokens. Under French law, an initial coin offering (ICO) issuer may apply for a “visa” to offer a utility token. If approved, the issuer may publicly promote… Read More

Loom Network Team Finally Responds, Claims Project Isn’t Dead, but Acknowledges its Facing Financial Challenges Due to COVID-19

The developers of the Loom Network, a platform-as-as-service blockchain initiative, seemed to have abandoned their project or become inactive. However, representatives from Loom reportedly told Cointelegraph that the project is not “dead,” as several social media users and community members had claimed. After CEO Matthew… Read More

Telegram to Hand Over Official Communications, Financial Statements, and Other Info Related to its Allegedly Unlawful ICO to SEC

Encrypted messaging service provider Telegram says it will be handing over official communications, bank records and other relevant information to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These details are reportedly being provided as part of an ongoing legal battle against Telegram. US authorities have… Read More

Telegram to Refund Money from GRAM ICO? Perhaps.

Last Thursday, a letter posted on the Russian website of SmartLab said that Telegram will offer GRAM purchasers the option to receive their money back as the deadline for the issuance of the tokens had passed. Telegram has been in an ongoing legal battle with… Read More

Since January, the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Has Whitelisted Just ONE ICO

France has been recognized as quickly crafting a digital asset friendly regulatory environment while some other jurisdictions struggled to move. The concept of digital securities and non-security crypto assets found support from policymakers and a law was enacted to create a structure for initial coin… Read More

Next: The SEC Hits Dropil and Founders with Charges Regarding Unregistered Initial Coin Offering

The long march of crypto enforcement actions continued today when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed charges against Dropil and founders Jeremy McAlpine, Zachary Matar, and Patrick O’Hara pertaining to an initial coin offering (ICO). As has become fairly commonplace, the SEC is alleging… Read More

Gibraltar to Introduce Regulations for Reducing Alleged Market Manipulation by Blockchain or DLT Firms

Albert Isola, Gibraltar’s minister for digital and financial services, has confirmed that the territory will be introducing regulatory guidelines specifically for eliminating or reducing market manipulation – which is allegedly being carried out by crypto and blockchain companies. Isola explained in a recent interview with… Read More

Judge Castel: Telegram Fails to Establish Exemption from Registration

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Yesterday, in an Opinion and Order from Judge P. Kevin Castel, it was decided that Telegram has failed to establish an exemption from the registration requirement under existing securities law. Telegram is an app that is a highly popular messaging service utilized by more than… Read More

Asset Freeze: SEC Shuts Down Alleged Meta 1 Coin Digital Asset Scam the Involved Former Washington State Senator

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has shut down an alleged “ongoing securities fraud” orchestrated by former Washington state Senator David Schmidt along with two Florida residents, Nicole Bowdler and Robert Dunlap – who was doing business as Clear International Trust. The SEC said that… Read More

France: AMF Publishes Legal Analysis on Security Tokens, Proposes a Path for European Utilization

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers, the main securities regulator in France, has published a legal analysis of security tokens. France is already known for its initial coin offering (ICO) friendly ecosystem where utility tokens (not securities) may be issued and traded in a compliant environment…. Read More

Actor Steven Seagal Settles with the SEC Regarding “Unlawful” Digital Asset Offering in Bitcoiin2Gen ICO

Actor Steven Seagal is apparently not above the law. At least when it comes to promoting an investment in an initial coin offering (ICO), according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. In a release, the SEC said it has settled charges against Seagal for his… Read More

ICO Issuer Enigma MPC Settles with the SEC, Will Return Money to Investors,

Enigma MPC, formerly known as Newton Security Labs, has settled charges leveled by the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding an initial coin offering (ICO). The SEC had accused Enigma of conducting an unregistered securities offering. Enigma raised $45 million by selling… Read More

The SEC Charges Opporty International & Founder Sergey Grybniak with Fraudulent ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Sergii “Sergey” Grybniak and his company Opporty International, Inc. for an allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering. According to the SEC, Grybniak and his company raised $600,000 from around 200 investors during the sale of unregistered “digital asset… Read More

Another Alleged Scam ICO: SEC Pursues “Convicted Criminal,” Boaz Manor, Who Offered Fraudulent Initial Coin Offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced another enforcement action targeting a bogus initial coin offering (ICO). According to a release, the SEC has charged convicted criminal Boaz Manor, his business associate, and two businesses, CG Blockchain Inc. and BCT Inc. SEZC, with raising… Read More

SEC Seeking Default Ruling Against AWOL ICOBox Founder Nikolay Evdokimov

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking a default judgment against Nikolay Evdokimov and his Cayman Islands firm ICOBox. The agency is also seeking permanent enjoinment of Evdokimov and ICOBox, a $16,059,428.99 disgorgement and a civil penalty against Evdokimov of about $190 000… Read More

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