ICOs Can Be Effective Fundraising Tools, SEC Chairman Says

The Chairman of US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, issued a public statement on Monday regarding cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The statement serves as a warning directed to both “Main Street” investors and market professionals and concludes that most tokens sold...
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Bitcoin Regulations Inevitable – Economics Professor

Created to become a liberating technology from conventional banking and transactions, Bitcoin’s success will likely lead to necessary regulations in the coming years. Those are the sentiments of London’s Kingston University economics professor Steve Keen. As the price of Bitcoin continues to break through barrier...
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Coinbase Halts Litecoin, Ether Trades as Prices Spike

Digital currency startup Coinbase says it paused trading for litecoin and ethereum, a move that came amid a period of heightened price action around both cryptocurrencies. According to a message posted to its mobile app, “litecoin and ethereum buys and sells are temporarily disabled. We apologize for...
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CFTC Chair: Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies have proven to be a unique challenge for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), according to the agency’s chairman. In a statement made yesterday, J. Christopher Giancarlo, remarked on the risks posed by cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). His comments were a response to Securities...
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Belarus Signs ‘Super Liberal’ Blockchain Support Legislation

Belarus’ president Aleksandr Lukashenko has formally signed a “super liberal” bill signaling state support of Blockchain and cryptocurrency. As local news outlet Dev.by and others report today, Lukashenko set the wheels of Belarus’ so-called “Digital Economy Growth” package rolling Monday. The legislation aims to remove...
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