Tagged: initial coin offering

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

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

China Flags Crypto “Airdrops”

As part of ongoing government efforts to quash initial coin offerings (ICOs) in China, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has extended prohibitions to cover “airdrops” -the promotional distribution of free cryptographic tokens- which may possibly be being used now in China to circumvent the… 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

Cobinhood Partners With E-Commerce Verification Platform simplyBrand Support ICO

Cobinhood, a cryptocurrency service platform and zero-fee exchange endorsed by Richard Sherman, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with e-commerce verification platform simplyBrand to support and advise the launch of the company’s initial coin offering (ICO). According to Cobinhood, simplyBrand is an inclusive ecosystem combining… Read More

Fraud: SEC Shuts Down Blockvest ICO that Allegedly Falsely Claimed SEC Approval & Created a Fictitious Regulator: the “Blockchain Exchange Commission”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against an initial coin offering (ICO) that falsely claimed to be approved by the SEC. The enforcement action was filed against Blockvest LLC and company founder Reginald Buddy Ringgold, III. Additionally, the SEC obtained an emergency… Read More

Quanta Chain Claims to be 15X Faster than Ethereum

One of the biggest challenges for public blockchain is scalability. For widespread adoption to take place, blockchain tech must be able to handle the demands of enterprise activity today and for the future. Simultaneously, these blockchains must be efficient – not using up more value… Read More

Air France-KLM Partners with Winding Tree on Blockchain Tech for Travel

  Air France-KLM and Winding Tree have partnered on a blockchain project to provide a “more advantageous travel offer for customers which is more profitable for suppliers, in particular by reducing the number of intermediaries.” Winding Tree’s platform is said to enable benefits for users in a… Read More

70% of Low Cap Cryptos Now Valued at Less Than ICO Raised

Although projects selling ICO’s (initial coin offerings) in 2018 have raised twice what they did in 2017, “7 out of 10 tokens that are sitting below (the top 100) have valuations that are now under their initial raise,” says crypto news provider diar.co. And while… Read More

SEC Says Canadians Accused of “Plexcoin” ICO Fraud Refusing to Cooperate

The SEC told a New York courtroom Tuesday that two defendants accused of selling a fraudulent ICO (initial coin offering) called “Plexcoin” have been ignoring court orders to document their assets and are refusing to “participate meaningfully” in an SEC court action against them. According… Read More

Texas Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Orders Against Three ICO Projects

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) has issued emergency cease and desist orders against three ICO/cryptocurrency projects soliciting investors in Texas: Coins Miner Investment Ltd., DGBK Ltd. (DigitalBank) and Ultimate Assets LLC. All three projects allegedly used misleading information to promote their projects, and none… Read More

Crypto Trading Platform Caspian Raises $16 Million in Token Pre-Sale

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Caspian, a cryptocurrency trading platform targeting institutional investors, says it has raised USD $16 million a pre-sale of their CSP token. Investors take note: the initial coin offering is not available in both the US and China. A public sale is scheduled for October 3rd…. Read More

“The Case Will Proceed to Trial”:  Taking the RECoin / Diamond & Other ICO Actions One Step at a Time

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As has been reported widely, digital token sales (sometimes referred to as initial coin offerings or ICOs) arguably are becoming increasingly important as a new form of capital raising.  To date, certain regulators (including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”)) have provided ongoing… Read More

Official Says Russian Central Bank’s ICO Pilot a Success

Ivan Semagin, Deputy Director of the Financial Market Development at the Bank of Russia, told attendees at a finance and trade conference in Vladivostok this week that the Bank of Russia’s first “sandbox” trial of an ICO (intitial coin offering) blockchain system went well technically, though… Read More

US District Court Rules RECoin ICO May be Considered a Security, Crypto Industry Responds [u]

This past February, RECoin initial coin offering (ICO) Creator Maksim Zaslavskiy filed a motion to dismiss pertaining to a lawsuit brought against him by the federal government and his allegedly fraudulent offering. Zaslavskiy, via his attorney, argued in US District Court that tokens are not securities and… Read More

FINRA Charges “HempCoin” ICO-Issuer with “Unlawful Distribution of Cryptocurrency Securities”

FINRA announced today that it has charged the Massachusetts creator of the “HempCoin” ICO (initial coin offering) with securities fraud and, “the unlawful distribution of an unregistered cryptocurrency security…” FINRA, a Washington, DC-based self-regulatory organization of considerable might that presides over American securities brokers, claims that,… Read More

Ripple’s General Counsel Departs in Midst of Lawsuits

The lawyer Brynly Llyr will be leaving her post as Lead Counsel at remittance company Ripple, a Ripple spokesperson has confirmed to Quartz: “We’re grateful for all that she did to help build an incredible team…(and) wish Brynly all the best in her next endeavor…(T)he… Read More

Following Successful CoinList Offering, Origin Protocol will Sell Tokens to Wider Global Audience (Except in the US)

Last month, Origin Protocol reported on the results of its initial offering on CoinList. The company shared that it successfully raised over $6 million with $2 million of that amount being committed within the first 5 minutes of the offering. Today, Origin Protocol has shared… Read More

Advanced Blockchain Invests in WOM Token as Company Prepares for Dutch Auction Token Generation Event

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WOM Token or “Word of Mouth” has received an investment from Advanced Blockchain AG for an undisclosed amount of funds. WOM Token Ltd. is said to be building a blockchain-based protocol that gives brands, content creators, and social networks a method to monetize word-of-mouth recommendations… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Orders Immediate Halt to LavidaCoin Initial Coin Offering

Following a notice from Securities Commission Malaysia last week that LavidaCoin may be in breach of securities law, the Commission has issued a notice for LavidaCoin to immediately halt the initial coin offering (ICO). Securities Commission Malaysia stated the promoter must cease all activities regarding… Read More

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