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27.09.2020
18:23 Yahoo.com Business ICO project SoluTech settles charges of fraud and security law violations with SEC

The now shut-down blockchain start-up SoluTech has settled charges of fraud and unregistered sale of digital assets with the SEC. The post ICO project SoluTech settles charges of fraud and security law violations with SEC appeared first on The Block.

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25.09.2020
19:10 CoinDesk.com ICO SoluTech to Cease and Desist Under Terms of SEC Settlement; Co-Founder Fined

SoluTech, which violated securities laws and misrepresented its revenue during the token sale, now must destroy all its tokens.

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24.09.2020
16:47 Zdnet.com ICO fines profiteering UK firm for touting coronavirus products over spam texts

The UK company sent cold texts offering products “effective against coronavirus.”

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16:06 TheRegister.co.uk UK ICO fines biz profiteering from COVID-19 crisis by sending unsolicited marketing texts to Joe Public

Digital Growth Experts Ltd hit send on 16k+ messages. The fine? £3.70 per text Digital Growth Experts Ltd (DGEL) is nursing a £60,000 smackdown doled out by the UK’s data watchdog after it sent out thousands of nuisance marketing text messages about hand sanitisers during the coronavirus outbreak.…

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21.09.2020
18:47 CoinDesk.com Stripe to Pay $120,000 in PlexCoin ICO Settlement With Massachusetts Attorney General

The payments processor facilitated millions of dollars of PlexCoin investments before shuttering accounts in September 2017.

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15.09.2020
23:50 Yahoo.com Business SEC commissioner Peirce dissents on Unikrn ICO action, says approach risks stifling innovation

SEC commissioner Hester Peirce issued a public dissent to the agency's enforcement action against ICO startup Unikrn. The post SEC commissioner Peirce dissents on Unikrn ICO action, says approach risks stifling innovation appeared first on The Block.

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22:23 CoinDesk.com Crypto Esports Startup Unikrn to Pay $6.1M in SEC Settlement Over 2017 ICO

Unikrn has agreed to settle the charges, without admitting or denying them, by paying a $6.1 million penalty to be distributed among investors.

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12.09.2020
01:04 CoinDesk.com SEC Charges Rapper TI With Securities Violations for Promoting 2017 ICO

The SEC alleged film producer Ryan Felton misappropriated funds from two separate initial coin offerings, and charged rapper TI with boosting one of them.

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10.09.2020
22:34 CoinDesk.com DeFi Mania Proves We Learned Nothing From the ICO Run-Up

DeFi is making money out of nothing but other people's misery. Five thousand years of history tell us how this tale will end.

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09.09.2020
11:35 FinExtra.com ICO’s new code to protect ‘datafied’ children

Having come into effect on 2nd September, the ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code has dealt firms a new raft of cumbersome data protection requirements to implement within a 12-month transition period.

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08.09.2020
13:34 Yahoo.com Business DeFi Is Hot but Retail Interest Nowhere Close to ICO Frenzy

It may be too early to draw parallels between the DeFi explosion and the ICO bubble of two years ago.

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12:50 CoinDesk.com DeFi Is Hot but Retail Interest Nowhere Close to ICO Frenzy

It may be too early to draw parallels between the DeFi explosion and the ICO bubble of two years ago.

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01.09.2020
18:06 Yahoo.com Business Tezos Foundation reaches $25 million settlement with investors in ICO lawsuit

The Tezos Foundation has crossed the final leg of a $25 million settlement it initially agreed to in March.The post Tezos Foundation reaches $25 million settlement with investors in ICO lawsuit appeared first on The Block.

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13:53 CoinDesk.com Tezos Investors Win $25M Settlement in Court Case Over $230M ICO

A U.S. lawsuit that alleged the Tezos ICO was an unregistered securities sale has been settled for $25 million.

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24.08.2020
21:39 CoinDesk.com DeFi Is Just Like the ICO Boom and Regulators Are Circling

DeFi needs to self-regulate or, as happened with ICOs, regulators will punish irrational exuberance in the crypto markets.

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21.08.2020
14:10 ComputerWeekly.com MPs accuse ICO of failing to do its job on contact-tracing data

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14.08.2020
19:12 ComputerWeekly.com ICO acknowledges GDPR concerns over A-level results scandal

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17:08 Yahoo.com Business AI job marketplace Boon.Tech settles with the SEC over unregistered ICO

The SEC settled with Boon.Tech and its CEO Rajesh Pavithran for alleged fraud related to an initial coin offering (ICO).The post AI job marketplace Boon.Tech settles with the SEC over unregistered ICO appeared first on The Block.

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03:36 Yahoo.com Business Boontech, Founder Pavithran Settle SEC Charges Over Fraudulent ICO and Registration Violations

Marketed as a “decentralised job marketplace,” Boontech and its founder Rajesh Pavithran have settled charges of fraud and registration violation brought by the SEC.

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02:29 CoinDesk.com Boontech, Founder Pavithran Settle SEC Charges Over Fraudulent ICO and Registration Violations

Marketed as a “decentralised job marketplace,” Boontech and its founder Rajesh Pavithran have settled charges of fraud and registration violation brought by the SEC.

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06.08.2020
13:55 CoinDesk.com Judge Worries Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trying to Line Their Pockets in Block.one ICO Lawsuit

The district judge criticized a class-action lawsuit brought against Block.one for appearing to be an attempt to earn high legal fees.

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13:14 Yahoo.com Business Investors Suing Over Status ICO Can’t Find Execs to Serve Papers

Investors suing crypto firm Status are seeking “alternative means” to serve top executives after they were unable to deliver court papers via traditional means.

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12:32 CoinDesk.com Investors Suing Over Status ICO Can’t Find Execs to Serve Papers

Investors suing crypto firm Status are seeking “alternative means” to serve top executives after they were unable to deliver court papers via traditional means.

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05.08.2020
23:01 Yahoo.com Business SEC official who helped spearhead ICO enforcement actions is leaving the agency

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday that Division of Enforcement co-director Steven Peikin will leave the agency this month. The post SEC official who helped spearhead ICO enforcement actions is leaving the agency appeared first on The Block.

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03.08.2020
18:59 Techcrunch.Com Is the 2020 SPAC boom an echo of the 2017 ICO craze?

I wanted to write an essay about Microsoft and TikTok today, because I was effectively a full-time reporter covering the software giant when it hired Satya Nadella in 2014. But, everyone else has already done that and, frankly, there’s a more pressing financial topic for us to parse. Let’s take a minute to take stock […]

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31.07.2020
18:09 ComputerWeekly.com ICO launches guidance on AI and data protection

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28.07.2020
10:22 Yahoo.com Business Redscan Research: Over half of UK universities reported a data breach to the ICO in 2019/20

Redscan, the managed threat detection, incident response and penetration testing specialist, today released new research on the state of cyber security in the higher education sector. The study, based on an analysis of Freedom of Information requests, reveals that more than half of UK universities reported a data breach to the ICO in the last year. At the same time, 46% of all university staff received no security training and almost a quarter of institutions (24%) did not commission a penetration test from a third party.

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27.07.2020
17:20 CoinDesk.com US Government Files Fresh Charges Against PlexCoin ICO Organizers

Having only settled with the SEC last year, the PlexCoin founders now face a fresh round of charges from the Department of Justice.

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23.07.2020
17:09 Yahoo.com Business ALYI Introduces $100M RevoltTOKEN ICO To Expand Electric Vehicle Business

Alternet Systems, Inc. (USOTC: ALYI) today introduced the RevoltTOKEN cryptocurrency dedicated to funding ALYI's $300 million electric vehicle (EV) initiative in Africa. Below, find a detailed presentation in its entirety on the upcoming RevolTOKEN initial cryptocurrency offering (ICO) intended to raise $100 million to fund ALYI's comprehensive, long-term electric vehicle strategy.

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20.07.2020
19:28 ComputerWeekly.com ICO hails transformative year as average fine trebles

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17:07 Yahoo.com Business ALYI Announces Electric Vehicle $100 Million ICO Presentation This Thursday

Alternet Systems, Inc. (USOTC: ALYI) today confirmed an online presentation to be published this week on Thursday, July 23, 2020 to detail the coming initial coin offering intended to back ALYI's electric vehicle strategy in Africa.

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09:18 TheRegister.co.uk Lock down your data – or get the cheque book out: ICO privacy violation fines are rising, say lawyers

You can thank GDPR for that Violating Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules is a costly mistake that is only getting more expensive, according to lawyers totaling up fines from the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).…

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18.07.2020
15:49 CoinDesk.com Novel Charts Dark Side of ICO Mania

Haydn Wilks' latest novel examines the cryptomania of the 2017 ICO boom.

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00:05 CoinDesk.com Third Centra Tech Founder Pleads Guilty to ICO Fraud

Centra Tech one of the most storied scams of the the 2017 ICO bubble. Its founders have fallen like dominoes since.

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13.07.2020
14:10 CryptoCoinsNews.com New Jersey Sues Blockchain Firm for Unregistered $46 Million ICO

As regulators pine over the safety of Libra, recent crypto-related crimes are sure to keep them on edge. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Princeton-based company, Pocketinns Inc. Pocketinns and their president, Sarvajnya Mada, allegedly failed to register with the Bureau of Securities before selling $400,000 of unregistered securities. […] New Jersey Sues Blockchain Firm for Unregistered $46 Million ICO by CCN.com

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09.07.2020
14:44 ComputerWeekly.com Clearview AI faces ICO investigation over facial recognition

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03.07.2020
17:27 Yahoo.com Business Global coffee exports fall 14.6% in May - ICO

Global coffee exports fell 14.6% in May from a year earlier to 10.49 million 60 kg bags, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said in a monthly report on Friday. Arabica coffee exports totalled 6.43 million bags in May, down 19.7% from a year earlier. Robusta coffee exports fell 5.2% to 4.06 million bags.

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02.07.2020
13:41 Yahoo.com Business Despite Global Pandemic and Recession - 4ARTechnologies is the First Start-up to Fulfil Its ICO Promises With Innovative Product Release and Exchange Listing

Following the implementation of Apple recommendations, the Swiss company 4ARTechnologies launches the next version of the 4ARTapp, the art innovation that already has customers in over 60 countries, and has now successfully placed its cryptocurrency 4ARTcoin on the renowned BITTREX Global exchange in Liechtenstein.

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13:14 Yahoo.com Business Despite Global Pandemic and Recession - 4ARTechnologies is the First Start-up to Fulfil Its ICO Promises With Innovative Product Release and Exchange Listing

Following the implementation of Apple recommendations, the Swiss company 4ARTechnologies launches the next version of the 4ARTapp, the art innovation that already has customers in over 60 countries, and has now successfully placed its cryptocurrency 4ARTcoin on the renowned BITTREX Global exchange in Liechtenstein.

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00:47 CoinDesk.com AriseBank ICO Fraud Case May Ensnare Additional Parties

A court filing indicates that the SEC-appointed receiver for AriseBank is searching for undisclosed assets and investigating third-party involvement.

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00:47 CoinDesk.com EOS Revisited: Investors Take Another Look at the Longest-Running ICO

Another blockchain for smart contracts? It turns out the claim is catching the attention of investors as the EOS blockchain heads toward launch.

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01.07.2020
19:12 CoinDesk.com Blockchain Bites: DeFi and DEXs Surge, Bitcoin’s Negligible Adjustment and an ICO Class Action

DeFi's agricultural revolution, Bitcoin's negligible adjustment and the novel legal strategy bringing an ICO project to court.

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30.06.2020
21:34 CoinDesk.com The Novel Legal Strategy Bringing This ICO-Backed ‘Micro-Mobility’ Startup to Court

Lawyers have filed suit in a "highly unusual" case against flamboyant Italian e-scooter entrepreneur Salvator Palella, over a troubled ICO back in 2018.

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15:28 Yahoo.com Business ALYI - Alternet Announces $25 Million Pre ICO Investment Deal at $50 Million Valuation

Alternet Systems, Inc. (USOTC: ALYI) today announced executing a letter of intent (LOI) for a $25 million first tranche investment to fund ALYI's $300 million electric mobility initiative in Africa.

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23.06.2020
18:41 CoinDesk.com Alleged Shopin ICO Fraudster Pays $450K Fine in Ether

Eran Eyal, who raised $42 million in an allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering, settled charges with the SEC and paid a $450,000 fine in Ether.

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10.06.2020
22:53 CoinDesk.com China’s Crypto Exchanges Yank Token Listings Amid ICO Ban Fallout

China has banned ICOs – and the country's exchanges are quickly moving to adapt to the new reality.

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28.05.2020
22:56 Yahoo.com Business $25M ICO project that once promised decentralized search to return funds following SEC charges

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered decentralized search startup BitClave to pay back investors of an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) as part of a settlement agreement. The post $25M ICO project that once promised decentralized search to return funds following SEC charges appeared first on The Block.

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22:55 CoinDesk.com BitClave Search Engine Agrees to Pay Back $25M ICO in Settlement With SEC

BitClave will pay back over $25 million in a settlement with the SEC stemming from a 2017 token sale.

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18:16 CoinDesk.com US Court Freezes Assets Linked to Alleged $9M ICO Scam

A federal court has frozen assets raised from investors in the Meta 1 Coin token sale.

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18:03 CoinDesk.com Texan Court Freezes Assets Linked to Alleged $9M ICO Scam

A federal court has frozen assets raised from investors in the Meta 1 Coin token sale.

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15.05.2020
07:33 Yahoo.com Business The Consensus EPS Estimates For Iconovo AB (publ) (STO:ICO) Just Fell Dramatically

The latest analyst coverage could presage a bad day for Iconovo AB (publ) (STO:ICO), with the analysts making...

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29.04.2020
16:06 Euronews.Net The UK ICO’s modified approach to data regulation during COVID-19 is welcome but risks remain ǀ View

The UK ICO’s modified approach to data regulation during COVID-19 is welcome but risks remain ǀ View

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24.04.2020
20:02 Yahoo.com Business SEC files suit against founders of Dropil for ‘fraudulent and unregistered’ ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed suit against a California company and its three founders, alleging that they conducted a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO).The post SEC files suit against founders of Dropil for 'fraudulent and unregistered' ICO appeared first on The Block.

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15.04.2020
19:04 ComputerWeekly.com Coronavirus: ICO temporarily relaxes regulatory approach

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08.04.2020
11:02 Yahoo.com Business Trade Alert: The Vice President of Operations Of Iconovo AB (publ) (STO:ICO), Mikael Arinder, Has Just Spent kr57k Buying Shares

Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Iconovo AB (publ) (STO:ICO) Vice President of...

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23.03.2020
22:03 Yahoo.com Business Kik seeks pre-trial judgment to end prolonged ICO battle with the SEC

Canadian software company Kik is seeking pre-trial judgment amid the SEC's claim that it has failed to provide sufficient evidence in defense of its $100 million unregistered tokens sale in 2017. The post Kik seeks pre-trial judgment to end prolonged ICO battle with the SEC appeared first on The Block.

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05.03.2020
17:27 ComputerWeekly.com Cathay Pacific hit with £500,000 data protection fine from ICO over 2018 breach

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02:15 Yahoo.com Business Russian Oligarch, Ex-Cabinet Minister Invested in Telegram’s ICO, Court Filing Says

A Russian oligarch, a former cabinet minister and the COO of German fintech Wirecard invested in Telegram’s $1.7 billion ICO, according to a previously unreported court document.

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01:21 CoinDesk.com Russian Oligarch, Ex-Cabinet Minister Invested in Telegram’s ICO, Court Filing Says

A Russian oligarch, a former cabinet minister and the COO of fintech Wirecard invested in Telegram’s $1.7 billion ICO a new court document says.

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04.03.2020
16:08 Yahoo.com Business Cathay Pacific fined £500k by UK s ICO over data breach disclosed in 2018

Cathay Pacific has been issued with a £500,000 penalty by the UK's data watchdog for security lapses which exposed the personal details of some 9.4 million customers globally -- 111,578 of whom were from the UK. The penalty, which is the maximum fine possible under relevant UK law, was announced today by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), following a multi-month investigation. It pertains to a breach disclosed by the airline in fall 2018.

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16:01 Techcrunch.Com Cathay Pacific fined £500k by UK’s ICO over data breach disclosed in 2018

Cathay Pacific has been issued with a £500,000 penalty by the UK’s data watchdog for security lapses which exposed the personal details of some 9.4 million customers globally — 111,578 of whom were from the UK. The penalty, which is the maximum fine possible under relevant UK law, was announced today by the Information Commissioner’s […]

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02.03.2020
05:42 Zdnet.com SEC settles charges with actor Steven Seagal for promoting crypto ICO without disclosure

The US SEC mandates celebrities are not allowed to use their social media influence to tout securities without appropriately disclosing their compensation.

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27.02.2020
22:27 CoinDesk.com Steven Seagal Settles Token-Touting Charges With SEC Over 2018 ICO

Martial artist and actor Steven Seagal was charged with not declaring payments related to his promotion of a token launched by Bitcoiin2Gen.

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21:48 Benzinga.com 'Above The Law' Actor Steven Seagal Settles With SEC Over ICO Promotion

Actor Steven Seagal is the latest celebrity to be punished by the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to disclose that he was being paid to promote an initial coin offering launched by Bitcoiin2Gen.  read more

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18:10 CoinDesk.com Steven Segal Settles Token-Touting Charges With SEC Over 2018 ICO

The martial artist and actor was charged for not declaring payments related to his promotion a token launched by Bitcoiin2Gen.

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17:46 Yahoo.com Business Actor Steven Seagal settles charges with SEC related to ‘Bitcoiin’ ICO

The SEC announced on Thursday that is has settled charges with action film actor Steven Seagal in connection with a 2018 ICO.The post Actor Steven Seagal settles charges with SEC related to 'Bitcoiin' ICO appeared first on The Block.

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20.02.2020
08:20 Zdnet.com Aussie blockchain startup Power Ledger wants changes to ICO tax rules

Power Ledger reckons addressing the 'anomalies' in taxation rules would allow Australia to be competitive in the blockchain sector.

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19.02.2020
21:07 Yahoo.com Business Blockchain startup Enigma settles with SEC over its $45 million ICO

Blockchain startup Enigma has reached a settlement with the SEC regarding its token issuance dated Sep. 2017. The post Blockchain startup Enigma settles with SEC over its $45 million ICO appeared first on The Block.

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20:26 CoinDesk.com ICO Project Enigma Settles SEC Charges Over $45M Token Sale

The SEC settled charges with Engima MPC alleging it raised $45 million in an unregistered securities sale with its 2017 ICO. Engima will refund investors and pay a penalty.

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16:19 CoinDesk.com Korean ICO Project Shuts Down, Says ‘Negative Perceptions’ of Crypto Made Business Impossible

Contents Protocol will refund approximately $7.5 million-worth of ether back to investors.

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09.02.2020
18:19 Benzinga.com SEC Commissioner Rekindles ICO Hopes, Proposes Safe Harbor For Token Projects

Hester Peirce, Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission last week made a proposal that, if approved, may legalize Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in the United States 0 read more

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07.02.2020
21:08 CoinDesk.com CFTC Asked to Provide Opinion in SEC Case Against Telegram ICO

A U.S. judge has asked lawyers from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to provide an opinion in the case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Telegram's $1.7 billion token sale.

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30.01.2020
23:08 CoinDesk.com Listia Raised $15M With Its XNK ICO. Now It’s Ditching the Token for Props

Listia's marketplace for used-goods is ditching its native XNK token in favor of YouNow's props.

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29.01.2020
18:59 Yahoo.com Business Is iCo Therapeutics (CVE:ICO) In A Good Position To Deliver On Growth Plans?

Just because a business does not make any money, does not mean that the stock will go down. For example, biotech and...

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00:28 Yahoo.com Business Opporty founder calls SEC’s ICO lawsuit ‘grossly overstated’ and ‘untruthful’ in an open letter

Sergey Grybniak, founder of blockchain marketplace Opporty International, has pushed back against key claims included in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) legal complaint against him and his company. The case in question surfaced on Jan. 21 when the SEC filed a complaint in court accusing Grybniak and Opporty International of allegedly conducting an initial coin […]The post Opporty founder calls SEC's ICO lawsuit 'grossly overstated' and 'untruthful' in an open letter appeared first on The Block.

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27.01.2020
15:09 Yahoo.com Business Did You Miss Iconovo s (STO:ICO) 94% Share Price Gain?

Passive investing in index funds can generate returns that roughly match the overall market. But one can do better...

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15:09 CoinDesk.com Court Documents Reveal More Possible Investors in Telegram’s $1.7B ICO

Big names that may have invested in Telegram’s token sale are surfacing in court documents as the company fights a case brought by the SEC.

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22.01.2020
15:54 ComputerWeekly.com ICO code sets out digital privacy standards for children

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15:26 Yahoo.com Business SEC charges yet another firm over unregistered ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged blockchain firm Opporty International and its founder Sergii "Sergey" Grybniak for conducting an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO). The SEC announced Tuesday that Opporty and Grybniak raised around $600,000 from nearly 200 investors by selling unregistered securities in the form of “OPP Tokens” during 2017-2018. They […]The post SEC charges yet another firm over unregistered ICO appeared first on The Block.

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14:05 CoinDesk.com SEC Charges Blockchain Marketplace Opporty Over ‘Fraudulent’ $600,000 ICO

The firm is alleged to have conducted a fraudulent and unregistered sale of digital assets called OPP Tokens, raising around $600,000.

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17.01.2020
19:17 CoinDesk.com SEC Charges ICO Operator Who Used Alias After Past Conviction

The SEC has charged Blockchain Terminal founder Boaz Manor with securities fraud for a $30 million ICO conducted in 2017 and 2018.

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16.01.2020
17:07 CoinDesk.com Fintech Startup Aims to Create New Asset Class With ‘Continuous’ ICO Model

A newly launched fintech firm hopes to leverage the token sale model to back investments in real-world assets. But it's taking a different approach than many previous projects.

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11.01.2020
00:56 CoinDesk.com SEC Produces Evidence That Telegram Kept Selling Tokens After $1.7B ICO

The SEC produced evidence that Telegram kept selling tokens after its ICO, undermining the firm's argument that the sale was exempt from registration.

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10.01.2020
22:13 Yahoo.com Business Crypto exchange behind Jamie Foxx endorsed ICO is temporarily shutting down

Cryptocurrency exchange COBINHOOD has announced that it will temporarily shut down its platform between Jan. 10 and Feb. 9. in order to audit users’ account information.  “COBINHOOD Exchange is auditing all accounts' balances and migrating all data from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9 in 2020,” the notice read. “It will be reopened on Feb. 10, […]The post Crypto exchange behind Jamie Foxx endorsed ICO is temporarily shutting down appeared first on The Block.

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09.01.2020
21:23 TheRegister.co.uk Dixons fined £500,000 by ICO for crap security that exposed 5.6 million customers' payment cards

Malware loaded onto more than 5k cash tills but pre-GDPR screw-up means retailer dodged bigger financial bullet Dixons Retail is facing a £500,000 penalty from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after a hacker installed malware that infected thousands of point of sale tills and scooped up 5.6 million payment card details.…

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15:08 Zdnet.com Travelex customers left in cashless limbo, ICO not formally alerted to data theft claims

The ransomware attack has infuriated stranded customers and the ICO has still not seen an official data breach report.

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03.01.2020
22:12 CoinDesk.com NY Court Orders Telegram to Produce ICO Documents Ahead of CEO’s Deposition

Telegram has been ordered by a judge to hand over financials concerning the $1.7 billion ICO for its TON blockchain.

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20:19 Zdnet.com SEC seeks to force Telegram to reveal how $1.7bn ICO funds were spent

SEC claims the ICO was an unregistered securities sale.

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31.12.2019
07:49 Yahoo.com Business Is ICO Group Limited (HKG:1460) Investing Your Capital Efficiently?

Today we are going to look at ICO Group Limited (HKG:1460) to see whether it might be an attractive investment...

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20.12.2019
17:13 CoinDesk.com French Financial Watchdog Approves First ICO Under New ‘Visa’ Scheme

The approved ICO issuer can now legally market and host their sale until the beginning of June 2020.

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19.12.2019
12:10 CoinDesk.com Blockchain of Things Pays SEC $250,000 to Settle Unregistered ICO

Internet startup Blockchain of Things has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle with the SEC over its $13 million ICO.

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13.12.2019
20:38 CoinDesk.com MARKETS DAILY: Russian Drugs and The Most Illegal ICO Ever?

With bitcoin recovering after four straight days of decline we're talking about what may be the most illegal ICO ever, tokens for Mongolian taxi fares, Bitmain’s Texas hedge and one "suicidal" startups surprising success...

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02:33 CoinDesk.com Russia’s Largest Darknet Market Is Hawking an ICO to Fund Global Expansion

Here’s one token sale that’s almost certainly illegal, and not just under securities laws.

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12.12.2019
18:52 Zdnet.com Shopin founder charged by SEC for running $42 million scam cryptocurrency ICO

SEC alleges that investor funds were spent on dating services and shopping sprees.

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01:51 Yahoo.com Business SEC charges Shopin for allegedly defrauding investors of $42 million in an unregistered ICO

Cryptocurrency firm Shopin and its CEO Eran Eyal have been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for allegedly defrauding hundreds of investors in a $42 million initial coin offering (ICO).The post SEC charges Shopin for allegedly defrauding investors of $42 million in an unregistered ICO appeared first on The Block.

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00:59 CoinDesk.com SEC Charges Shopin CEO With Fraud Over Unregistered $42M ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Shopin and its founder Eran Eyal with fraud after a $42 million initial coin offering. The SEC announced Wednesday that Eyal had been charged with defrauding investors by selling unregistered securities in the form of Shopin Tokens. While Eyal was supposed to develop a platform which […]

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10.12.2019
01:05 CoinDesk.com Telegram Investor Documents Say BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse Helped Process $1.7B ICO

Telegram told investors it was using BNY Mellon and Credit Suisse, to move and store fiat raised in last year’s token sale, court filings indicate.

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27.11.2019
16:18 TheNextWeb.com Judge orders Telegram founder Pavel Durov to testify over its crypto ICO

Telegram’s founder and CEO Pavel Durov should testify in the US Securities Exchange Commission‘s (SEC) case against the company’s controversial digital token, a US federal judge has ruled. A document signed by District Judge P. Kevin Castel at the New York Southern District Court earlier this week, says Durov will be deposed “on January 7 or 8, 2020, as necessary,” at a location mutually agreed by both parties. Shyam Parekh, a Telegram employee, will be deposed on December 10. According to CoinDesk, Parekh’s name was featured on the company’s letters to investors that were leaked after it was sued by… This story continues at The Next Web

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26.11.2019
16:22 CoinDesk.com Unregistered ICO Issuer Gladius Shuts Down 9 Months After SEC Settlement

Gladius Network plans to shut down nine months after settling charges with the SEC, saying it no longer has the funding to continue operating.

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14:40 TheNextWeb.com Crypto firm that raised $12.7M with ICO admits it ran out of money, closes doors

A cryptocurrency startup that settled with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its illegal token sale has shut down. Washington-based Gladius Network said last week that it had “ceased operations effective immediately and has filed for dissolution.” “Despite our best efforts, the company no longer has funds to continue operations. Our code will remain available on GitHub for the next three months. We still believe in the power of our technology, and if anyone in the community is interested in pursuing it we welcome it,” the company added. Gladius Network, which helped clients fight off cyberattacks, agreed to… This story continues at The Next Web

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