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  • Securities SEC Howeycoins Altcoins, Bitcoin Regulation, News, News teaser

    US Securities and Exchange Commission Launches ‘HoweyCoins’ ICO

    In a surprising turn of events, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has launched its own initial coin offering dubbed HoweyCoins. ‘A Hot Investment Opportunity’ Anyone looking for a hot new initial coin offering (ICO) should look no further than the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s brand new token sale for HoweyCoins. States the regulatory authority in an official press release: If you’ve ever been tempted to buy into a hot investment opportunity linked with

    · May 17, 2018 · 8:00 pm
  • Cryptocurrencies: Death by Regulation Strangulation Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Regulation, News, News teaser

    Feds Eyeing Regulations to Hit Anonymity of Cryptocurrency

    The feds are contemplating the potential for regulations which would essentially erode one of the most popular aspects of cryptocurrency – its anonymity. During a panel discussion, three United States government officials expressed their sentiment on the potential for future regulations that could seriously affect the way Bitcoin, as well as other cryptocurrencies, are perceived and exploited. Hinting that the government is contemplating a regulatory hit towards the anonymity offered by some virtual currencies, Sujit

    · May 17, 2018 · 3:00 am
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    Centra Tech Co-founders Indicted in $60 Million ICO Fraud

    A grand jury in the Southern District of New York has indicted the three co-founders of Centra Tech. The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the district issued a press release on May 14 announcing the indictment. The Centra Tech Fraud Sorhab Sharma, Raymond Trapani, and Robert Farkas, the three co-founders of Centra Tech allegedly tried to defraud investors via a token sale. They were all arrested in April 2018 and charged with the same crimes. Commenting

    · May 16, 2018 · 7:00 pm
  • Altcoin News, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Acceptance, Bitcoin Investment, Bitcoin Regulation, Bitcoin Regulatory Map, Bitcoin Regulatory Map, News, News teaser

    SEC Commissioner Says Crypto Fraud Protection is Priority Number One

    SEC Commissioner, Robert Jackson says that the commission’s number one priority is consumer protection for crypto investors. He made this known in a CNBC interview on April 30. Commissioner Jackson also aired his views on the crypto market, saying it is “full of troubling developments.” Protecting Crypto Investors from Fraudulent ICOs The SEC Commissioner believes that people find it difficult separating viable investments from fraudulent ones in the crypto space. He also spoke about ICOs,

    · May 2, 2018 · 9:00 am
  • It's the SEC Stupid… Altcoin News, News, News teaser, Ripple

    Ripple Exec Says XRP is ‘Absolutely Not a Security’

    Following reports that popular US-based cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Gemini turned down payments from Ripple to list the company’s XRP token, a top executive from the real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network has tried to set the record straight. The third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Ripple (XRP), is not a security — at least, not in the minds of its parent company. In an interview with CNBC, Ripple’s chief market strategist, Cory

    · April 14, 2018 · 7:30 am
  • It's the SEC Stupid… Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Investment, News, News teaser

    SEC Getting Ready for a Massive Crypto Fraud Battle

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has come out guns blazing in the fight to combat ICO fraud and protect small investors. As we know, cryptocurrencies stole the headlines in 2017, with Bitcoin’s biggest milestones, such as reaching an all-time high value of $20k, a definite topic of conversation around the investor dinner table. Potential investors could trade in existing cryptocurrencies, or be a part of a brand-new virtual currency by investing in a start-up’s ICO.

    · April 12, 2018 · 9:30 pm
  • Canada Keeping Their Eye on Unauthorized Exchanges Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Legislation, News, News teaser

    Canada Keeping Their Eye on Unauthorized Exchanges

    Due to complaints received, the Ontario Securities Commission in Canada is in the process of investigating crypto exchanges in a bid to ensure that they are adhering to the country’s securities laws. The amount of different digital currencies available to trade has increased exponentially since Bitcoin was developed in 2009. In fact, the latter went from being the dominant crypto to being responsible for less than 50% of the total market cap. This variety of

    · April 7, 2018 · 10:30 pm
  • Coinbase Announces 2018 SegWit Support As Third 'Engineering Priority' Bitcoin, Bitcoin Businesses, Blockchain Technology, Companies, News, News teaser

    Coinbase Ready to Excel: 3 Massive Developments

    Coinbase, one of the world’s largest exchanges, has blown up in the news over the past week due to many developments being announced. Such developments include a venture fund for crypto startups, withdrawal support for more Bitcoin forks, and entering talks with the SEC to become an officially licensed broker. Support for More Bitcoin Forks Coinbase has just announced that they are planning on adding support for upcoming Bitcoin hard forks. For the time being,

    · April 7, 2018 · 10:30 am
  • It's the SEC Stupid… Bitcoin, Bitcoin Investment, Markets and Prices, News, News teaser

    Institutional Investors Incoming? SEC Formally Considering Bitcoin ETFs

    After shutting down the idea in 2017, the SEC has officially initiated a formal inquiry into the possibility of allowing Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) via a change to one or more of its rules. Institutional Investors Incoming According to an official release from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), formal proceedings are set to begin in regards to listing the first Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States. Bitcoin ETFs would effectively provide significantly

    · April 6, 2018 · 6:00 am
  • Overstock’s Cryptocurrency Strategy: In It For The Long Haul Bitcoin Exchange, Companies, News, News teaser

    Overstock.com Shares Plummet Following SEC Cryptocurrency Investigation

    Shares of e-commerce company Overstock.com have fallen significantly as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigates the company’s sale of digital tokens through its subsidiary. Lacking Confidence Overstock.com shares fell more than 10 percent Tuesday, following the e-commerce company’s announcement that it intends to offer 4 million shares of new stock in an underwritten public offering. As the lone underwriter, Guggenheim will have the option to purchase as many as 600,000 additional shares within

    · March 28, 2018 · 4:00 pm
  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Investment, Bitcoin Regulation, News, News teaser

    Cboe Answers SEC Concerns Over Bitcoin ETFs

    Nearly four months after Bitcoin futures hit Wall Street, trading giant Cboe Global is still working to allay U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concerns over Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Cboe Global and CME Group were approved by the SEC to offer Bitcoin-based futures last year, and Wall Street cryptocurrency trading began in December 2017. The natural next step for cryptocurrencies to integrate into global traditional markets is ETF trading. Cboe is one of

    · March 28, 2018 · 10:00 am
  • It's the SEC Stupid… Bitcoin Investment, Bitcoin Regulation, News, News teaser

    5 Things the SEC Wants You to Know About ICOs

    Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are everywhere in the unregulated cryptocurrency space and have already proven themselves to be an incredibly effective means of crowdfunding projects with digital currency. Sometimes, however, ICOs are little more than fraudulent scams aiming to liberate investors from their hard-earned Ethereum (ETH). Because of this, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has provided a list of ‘Things You Need to Know About ICOs.” ICOs May Be Securities First and foremost, the

    · March 13, 2018 · 3:30 pm
  • Bitcoin Investment, Bitcoin Regulation, News, News teaser

    SEC Chairman on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs: ‘Abide by the Law. We are Watching.’

    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton went on FOX Business yesterday to inject some fear into investors — particularly those interested in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). ‘We Are Watching’ SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has issued a serious threat to the cryptocurrency space and, in particular, to ICOs. Clayton — who was nominated by President Donald Trump — initially claims he’s just got investors’ best interests at heart, telling FOX Business: I worry in particular

    · March 7, 2018 · 12:30 pm
  • New SEC Report: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Trading Security Tokens Must Register Bitcoin Regulation, Companies, News, News teaser

    SEC Subpoenas TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund — And Everyone Else, Too

    While the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dishes out subpoenas to cryptocurrency projects like a generous house doles out candy on Halloween, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s $100 million cryptofund has also come under investigation. ‘They Just Have to Figure out What They Want.’ TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s $100 million cryptofund has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission — which is no skin off Arrington’s back. He told CNBC on Thursday: We received a subpoena.

    · March 4, 2018 · 12:30 pm
  • Bank of America And JP Morgan Report Results, Turns Out They Could Have Done With Bitcoin After All Altcoins, Bitcoin, Emerging Markets, News, News teaser

    Bank of America Admits Bitcoin is a Threat in SEC Report

    In an annual filing to the Security and Exchange Commission, America’s second-largest bank has expressed fears over cryptocurrency’s potential to undermine the control of major banks. Making things difficult It has long been speculated that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies pose a threat to major banks and traditional financial institutions. Now, Bank of America admits it could be forced to deal with the “substantial” costs associated with the emerging market. “The widespread adoption of new technologies,

    · February 23, 2018 · 10:00 am
  • These 3 ICOs Could Make You Rich in 2018 News, News teaser, Sponsored Article

    How Regulations Will Impact ICOs in 2018

    Cryptocurrency has been around for a number of years, but it really gained traction and popularity in 2017. It went from being the money of the future to the latest and greatest way to invest and get a great return rather quickly. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are one of the investments that gained popularity along with cryptocurrency because they go hand in hand. An ICO is a crowdfunding method that uses cryptocurrency instead of cash.

    · February 23, 2018 · 2:30 am
  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Investment, Bitcoin Regulation, News, News teaser

    SEC Continues to Drag Their Feet on Bitcoin ETFs

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to drag their feet on approving Bitcoin ETFs, disappointing crypto enthusiasts and investors. While the world may have seemed to have gone Bitcoin crazy over the last year, the US Securities and Exchange Commission still has not. Many crypto enthusiasts were hoping that the launch of several Bitcoin trading futures would lead to the approval of ETFs, but such hopes have been in vain. The SEC is

    · February 5, 2018 · 7:00 am
  • The Race for Bitcoin ETFs Heats Up Bitcoin, Bitcoin Investment, News, News teaser

    The Race for Bitcoin ETFs Heats Up

    The launch of Bitcoin futures contracts signaled the admission of Bitcoin into the circle of mainstream finance, setting the stage for the rolling out of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In fact, just two days before the launch of Bitcoin futures, three fund managers each requested regulatory approval for Bitcoin ETFs: First Trust Advisors LP, REX Shares LLC, and Van Eck Associates Corp. Fund Managers Eager to Obtain Approval for Bitcoin ETFs Because ETFs seem to

    · December 11, 2017 · 9:30 pm
  • New SEC Report: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Trading Security Tokens Must Register FinTech, Legislation, News, News teaser

    SEC Issues Warning for ICO Issuers and Investors

    The SEC has officially published a report wherein it describes the potential risks of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO). The DAO Report The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published a report on July 24, that details its investigation into the DAO project. The DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) was founded by the German startup Slock.it UG. On June 16, 2016, the DAO project was hacked and the attackers were able to steal 3.53

    · July 26, 2017 · 2:00 pm
  • Bitcoin Experts: Forget Price, Look At Investment When Weighing Success Bitcoin, Ethereum, News, News teaser

    Bitcoin Experts: Forget Price, Look At Investment When Weighing Success

    As Bitcoin rides new all-time highs, commentators are increasingly pointing to more important progress behind the scenes. Bitcoin: Market Cap, Investment Real Performers Both the cryptocurrency and wider press focussed heavily on the Bitcoin price this week, which is currently hovering around $1320. Events such as a new peak of $1350 on Coinbase attracted less intense reactions than the previous price surge in early March, with social media reactions consequently stating such highs are now “not

    · April 29, 2017 · 2:00 pm
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    New SEC Agreement Pushes Bitcoin Price Higher to $1,100

    BTC price rose higher after positive news regarding the SEC and its new regulations that are expected to boost small Bitcoin businesses. Building on ‘Productive Relationship’ A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), signed Friday, will see the two bodies share information related to ensure new crowdfunding regulations are effective for small businesses. The new rules will make it easier for

    · February 21, 2017 · 5:00 am
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    Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Fund Files $500m Share Offering

    Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust has filed form S-1 with the US Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) for up to $500 million USD worth of shares. Private Placement Shares End The documentation, submitted Friday, will take the Trust a step closer to listing on the New York Stock Exchange should the SEC approve it. “Grayscale Investments, LLC announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the proposed registration of the

    · January 21, 2017 · 7:00 am