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US Congressmen Soto and Budd Submit Bipartisan Bill to Support Innovation and Counter Crypto Price Manipulation

Congressmen Darren Soto, a Democrat from Florida, and Ted Budd, a Republican from North Carolina, yesterday introduced two pieces of legislation into the American House of Representatives that they hope will support healthy cryptocurrency markets and innovation in the US. The bills target cryptocurrency price… Read More

Oliver Gajda Updates on Pan European Crowdfunding Legislation & Possible Inclusion of ICO Rules

Several weeks back, CI covered the draft legislation for pan-European crowdfunding rules from the European Parliament. At that time, initial coin offerings (ICO) were part of the possible legislation. Crowdfunding is part of the European Union Fintech Action plan that directly aligns with the Capital… Read More

Congressman Davidson Discusses Forthcoming Legislation to Enable a Token that Trades but is Not a Security

Speaking at Blockland Cleveland yesterday, Congressman Warren Davidson, from Ohio’s 8th District, discussed forthcoming legislation that may dramatically impact the initial coin offering (ICO) industry in the US. Representative Warren said the draft legislation seeks to create a token that can trade but will not… Read More

Lame Duck Congress: Still Time for JOBS Act 3.0

After the first of the year, control of the House of Representatives will move over to the Democrat party following mid-term elections. While the Senate will remain in Republican control, the split Congress means agenda items will frequently be at odds. But in the final… Read More

Gibraltar Update: Coinfloor Bitcoin Exchange Issued DLT-License & New Tech Classes at Uni

According to the GFSC, Gibraltar “is committed to being a sound and safe place to do business with and is considering a complementary regulatory framework covering the promotion and sale of tokens, aligned with the DLT framework.” As expected, crypto platforms are taking advantage the… Read More

Will Paris Become the Capital of ICOs? French National Assembly Approves Key Framework for Initial Coin Offerings

A Special Commission of the National Assembly in France approved a key framework today in pursuit of bespoke regulation for initial coin offerings (ICOs). This is according to a report in Les Echos that stated “Article 26” was adopted earlier today – part of the… Read More

State of New York Poised to Empower New York Department of Financial Services to Study Online Lending

There is legislation moving through the state of New York that shifts some responsibility regarding online lending to the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). [S07294 and A8938] Originally, there was a bill that was signed into law on December 29, 2017, by Governor Andrew Cuomo, that… Read More

US Bitcoin Foundation Seeks Donations to Challenge Pending Legislation that May Cripple Crypto

Pending US legislation titled “The Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,″ seeks to update criminal money laundering and counterfeiting statutes. As written now, the bill impacts the utilization of any and all cryptocurrencies. Senate Bill 1241, sponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley, will define anyone… Read More

Australia to Fix Gap in Crowdfunding Regulations as Private Companies May Gain Eligibility in New Legislation

This week the Australian Parliament introduced new legislation that will extend crowdfunding or “crowdsourced equity funding” (as the Aussies call it) to private companies. This is an important fix that will create a far more robust and equitable crowdfunding ecosystem in Australia. Earlier this year,… Read More

State of the States: An Updated Analysis of Current Intrastate Crowdfunding Options

While Regulation (Title III) Crowdfunding continues to get all of the attention, the overwhelming majority of states currently have some form of “intrastate” retail crowdfunding laws already in effect; many of which offer significantly more favorable terms to issuers and investors than the federal rules…. Read More

Bitcoin Foundation Looks to Block Congressional Action on Cryptocurrencies, Launches Online Petition

The Bitcoin Foundation is looking to stop Congress from including Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in legislation regarding nefarious acts by terrorists organizations and money laundering. Senators Grassley, Feinstein, Cornyn, and Whitehouse, have sponsored legislation entitled, “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” includes a portion that points… Read More

Look in the Mirror: Why the Number of Public Companies & IPOs are in Decline

  The decline in the number of public companies in the United States and the decline in the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) that occur each year are widely decried. It is irony that many who bemoan these changes are the very persons who… Read More

“Sarbanes-Oxley is Shutting Out Average Investors from the Early Growth Stages of the Next Cisco & Starbucks”

It is a fact that the number of public companies and the number of companies going public have dramatically decreased over the last 15 years. For private investors like High Net Worth Individuals or Venture Capitalists this has not been an issue. It is arguable… Read More

Delaware Law Legalizing Blockchain Stocks Quietly Moving Forward

Earlier this month, the Delaware House of Representatives passed amendments to state law that would make it explicitly legal for stocks to be traded on a blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. According to an article on Coindesk, the amendments relating to… Read More

New & Improved: Reg A+ May Soon Be Available for Publicly Traded Firms

There is a bill circulating in Congress that may dramatically impact Reg A+ utilization – the crowdfunding rule that currently allows issuers to raise up to $50 million in a scaled disclosure environment. Sponsored by House Representatives Kyrsten Sinema and Trey Hollingsworth, the bill (HR… Read More

VentureCrowd: Crowdfunding Will Be Part of Every Startups Capital Raising Stack

VentureCrowd is a multi-asset crowdfunding platform providing early stage, property and “crowd credit” funding in Australia. Currently, VentureCrowd only caters to sophisticated or high net worth individuals.  Each early stage investment listed on its platform has already secured a professional lead investor thus allowing a smaller… Read More

House Approves Financial CHOICE Act, the Dodd-Frank Replacement

Dodd-Frank has proven to be a horrible act of legislation. A reactionary swipe directed towards the financial services industry following the calamity known as the Great Recession, many portions of the law have not yet been fully enacted. The new regulations are simply too convoluted… Read More

Here is the Senate Bill that May Regulate Digital Currencies Targeting “Terrorists, Tax Evaders, Cartels & Crooks”

Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Diane Feinstein have joined together in drafting legislation that may impact the cryptocurrency world. The Senate Bill, as it stands now, is designed to “strengthens criminal laws against money laundering – a critical source of funding for terrorist organizations, drug… Read More

Online Lending Association Opposes California Legislation to Cap Interest Rates

The Online Lenders Alliance (OLA) has sent a letter to the California Assembly Apparitions Committee stating their “strong opposition” to AB 784.  This bill, if enacted into law, will set a rate cap for consumer loans between $300 and $5000.  OLA states this legislation has… Read More

Guzik Welcome’s Congressman McHenry’s Letter to SEC But Believes More Needs to Be Done

Sam Guzik, a securities attorney and Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor, has shared his perspective on Congressman Patrick McHenry’s letter to SEC Chair Jay Clayton. Guzik welcomes, McHenry’s requests but believes more needs to be done; “I applaud the unrelenting and tireless efforts of Congressman McHenry… Read More

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