Tagged: initial coin offerings

Legal Guidance on ICOs? Wall Street Blockchain Alliance will Publish Recommendations Soon

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), the hot crowdfunding market that uses tokenized securities based on cryptocurrencies, is still looking to gain its sea legs. While there have been multiple phenomenal ICOs, like the recent Filecoin home-run that raised over $200 million ($135 million in just one… Read More

ICOs & a Sustainable Global Token Sale Market: Joshua Klayman of MoFo Provides Answers

There is a lot going on in the cryptocurrency driven Initial Coin Offering market today. In recent weeks, national regulators have acknowledged the existence of tokenized funding rounds along with the fact that many are really securities and thus regulated. The US Securities and Exchange… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Online Marketplace Lenders Banned from Lending to College Students in China On September 6th, Zhao Jianjun, deputy director of the Department of Finance at Ministry of Education, announced at a press conference that online marketplace lenders are banned from lending to college students in China…. Read More

Digital Assets Predicted to Rise to $1 Trillion in Less than 2 Years

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market is going through a turbulent period of change and regulation. Following an incredible rise of the new form of raising capital online, regulators around the world are pumping their rule making breaks to slow down cryptocurrency based securities offerings…. Read More

Here is the Document by the PBOC Outlining China’s Stance on ICOs

As was announced yesterday, China government officials have pushed pause on the initial coin offering (ICO) market with a strong statement effectively banning any tokenized offerings in the near term. The actual document, released by the People’s Bank of China, may be found here in… Read More

Report: South Korea to Punish ICOs as Officials Look to Strengthen Crypto Regulations

A joint task force took place this weekend in South Korea addressing the burgeoning cryptocurrency market. According to a report in BusinessKorea, The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) and the National Tax Service (NTS) came together to review digital currencies,… Read More

Banned: China Says Initial Coin Offerings are Illegal Fundraising

China has banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) – the red hot method of raising money using cryptocurrency based tokens, according to a report by Reuters. The move was not unexpected as WDJZ.com reported on August 28th the Chinese government was considering the move to halt… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Regulators in China are Said to Plan a Blanket Ban on Initial Coin Offerings In response of the ICO craze, regulators in China including PBC, CSRC and NIFA have held several internal meetings to discuss the best approach to regulate this emerging token creation events…. Read More

Crowdfunding 2.0: Smart eTokens Have Arrived!

Crowdfunding is about to enter a new and more powerful phase. Having become ensnared in a tangle of aging regulation designed for a disconnected, opaque world of fast-talking strangers Crowdfunding – in all it’s forms but especially Equity (ECF) – has yet to live up… Read More

Independent SRO, The Financial Commission, Extends Fintech Certification to ICOs

The Financial Commission, a self-regulatory body that is dedicated specifically to FOREX, has announced the extension of its Fintech Certification services to companies raising money through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The Financial Commission has been certifying trading platform technology for brokers and exchanges operating in foreign exchange… Read More

SEC Office of Investor Education & Advocacy Warns of Potential ICO Scams as it Suspends Trading in Several Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), office of Investor Education and Advocacy, is out with a note on the booming Initial Coin Offering market telling investors to beware. The ICO market has grown rapidly with estimates topping $2 billion in token sales this year alone…. Read More

Manhattan Street Capital Launches ManhattanStreet-ICO Program for Crowdfunded Offers

Manhattan Street Capital (MSC) has launched “ManhattanStreet-ICO”program for crowdfunding companies. The platform also said it will now accept cryptocurrency for issuers using Reg A+ and Reg D offerings. Several other investment crowdfunding platforms have recently announced their intent to facilitate ICOs. The shift by Manhattan… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CBRC Issues Official Information Disclosures Guidelines for P2P Lending Platforms On August 25th, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) officially unveiled the final version of Guidelines on Online Lending Information Disclosure Requirement. The document was released based on a pilot tighter information disclosure initiative announced… Read More

50,000+ Apply for KyberNetwork Whitelist. Creates Largest Slack Community Ever as ICO Expected to Hit $65 Million

KyberNetwork may be poised for a strong showing in their forthcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO). According to a report from the company, KyberNetwork has received over 50,000 applications for their “ICO whitelist” in advance of the investment offer. It is interesting to note that KyberNetwork… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform StartEngine will Enter Initial Coin Offering Space

StartEngine Hops Aboard the ICO Freight Train. StartEngine is one of the more active investment crowdfunding platforms in the United States. A full stack crowdfunding platform, StartEngine offers securities under Reg CF, Reg A+ and Reg D (506c). StartEngine seeks to cater to early stage… Read More

Don’t Panic! US Securities Exemptions for Initial Coin Offerings

So you were ready to do an initial coin offering (ICO), and then the Securities Exchange Commission released an investigative report concluding that DAO tokens were securities.  Seasoned securities attorneys have always known that token sales could implicate securities laws if the tokens were treated… Read More

Warning! Singapore tells Consumers to Exercise Due Diligence on Initial Coin Offerings

The Monetary Authority of Singapor (MAS), along with the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) have published a warning to consumers regarding Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or Token Offers and other investment schemes involving digital coins. The ICO market and affiliated Token Offerings has risen rapidly catching… Read More

Singapore Concurs with US SEC: ICOs May Be Regulated as Securities by MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is out with a statement today regarding the burgeoning Initial Coin Offering or ICO market. The cryptocurrency driven funding sector has been red hot in recent months with some issuers raising tens of millions of dollars in a totally… Read More

The SEC ICO & DAO Announcement Decoded & Explained in Simple, Layman’s English

My Facebook Messenger was blowing up this afternoon. “OMG Have you seen this?” “What does this mean?” “Can you explain what this says in stupid people talk?” They were all referring to today’s SEC  announcement on ICOs. So, I’ll take 15 minutes from what was… Read More

Here is the SEC Investigative Report on ICOs that Will Squelch Emerging ICO Market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigate report on the fast growing Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market that will squelch the ICO market, at least in the US. The report, embedded below, was specifically directed at the DAO or Decentralized Autonomous Organization that… Read More