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06.11.2018
20:04 Telegraph.co.uk Facebook should disclose how political parties target people online, ICO says

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15:29 TheRegister.co.uk ICO poised to fine Leave campaign and Arron Banks’ insurance biz £135,000

Finds orgs sent marketing emails promoting each other without consent The Information Commissioner’s Office plans to slap fines totalling £135,000 on Leave.EU and Brexiteer Arron Banks’ insurance biz Eldon for “serious” breaches of direct marketing laws.…

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04.11.2018
04:02 CryptoCoinsNews.com ICO Misconduct Takes Center Stage in SEC Enforcement Report

Despite the fact that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has yet to craft a clear regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies, the agency placed a great deal of emphasis on the space this year, particularly on initial coin offerings (ICOs). The SEC’s Division of Enforcement published its fiscal year 2018 annual report, the second one of … Continued The post ICO Misconduct Takes Center Stage in SEC Enforcement Report appeared first on CCN

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03.11.2018
00:43 BitcoinMagazine.com SEC’s End-of-Fiscal-Year Report Reveals Heavy Action Against ICO-Related Fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a report detailing actions taken against fraudulent ICOs and financial ventures, and, indeed, the year has been wrought with cases. The report details actions for 2018’s fiscal year, which ended on September 30, and offers insight into the ICO-related fraud that has seemingly come to light over the past several months. Misconduct actions against ICOs and similar cryptocurrency ventures are led by the organization’s Cyber Unit, which became fully operational this year. The SEC explains in the report, “We believe our approach to enforcement in this space has been thoughtful and consistent. Importantly, it has provided a template for authorities in other countries, where fraud and misconduct targeting U.S. investors often have been based.” The report regards

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02.11.2018
12:46 CoinDesk.com The Incoming Wave of ICO Regulation (Yes, It's Coming)

The SEC has not forgotten or overlooked the ICO space, and a wave of regulatory action is coming, believes Alex Sunnarborg.

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31.10.2018
14:01 CryptoCoinsNews.com Australian Crypto Firm DigitalX Reveals Mediation Request on $1.8 Million ICO Case, Denies Wrongdoing

Publicly-listed DigitalX, an Australian blockchain and crypto advisory firm, said it received a request for mediation from court proceedings of a $1.83 million case related to an ICO gone wrong. As reported initially in September, DigitalX revealed it was served with an Originating Application and Statement of Claim by a group of disgruntled stakeholders involving … Continued The post Australian Crypto Firm DigitalX Reveals Mediation Request on $1.8 Million ICO Case, Denies Wrongdoing appeared first on CCN

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00:41 CryptoCoinsNews.com Oyster Protocol Founder Exit Scams, Steals $300,000 from ICO Smart Contract

Oyster Protocol is a hybrid IOTA/Ethereum smart contract platform designed to help websites garner revenue. Instead of traditional advertising, users of websites contribute their computing resources, enabling the website owner to garner Oyster Pearls (PRL) by securing and contributing to services offered by Oyster. PRL — which is an ERC-20 token and runs on Ethereum … Continued The post Oyster Protocol Founder Exit Scams, Steals $300,000 from ICO Smart Contract appeared first on CCN

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29.10.2018
08:42 CoinDesk.com In Korea's Ruling Party, A Lawmaker Commits to Ending the ICO Ban

A powerful new voice is standing up to South Korea's ICO ban.

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25.10.2018
16:21 SputnikNews.com UK Watchdog Fines Facebook With $645,000 for Data Protection Breach - ICO

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has imposed a maximum possible fine of 500,000 pounds (about $645,000) on Facebook for failing to ensure the protection of users' personal data, the ICO said in a press release Thursday.

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13:31 ComputerWeekly.com ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook

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13:28 Zdnet.com Facebook must pay UK's ICO £500,000 over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The fine has now been imposed and is final, but it could have been far worse.

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24.10.2018
10:52 CryptoCoinsNews.com Taiwan is Preparing ICO Regulations, Securities Regulator Chairman Reveals

Investing in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in Taiwan could soon be as easy as putting money in stocks. This is according to the chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), Wellington Koo, who has said that regulations for governing ICOs are currently being drafted with a view of simplifying the process for investors as well … Continued The post Taiwan is Preparing ICO Regulations, Securities Regulator Chairman Reveals appeared first on CCN

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02:28 CryptoCoinsNews.com Mark Cuban-Backed ICO Receives eSports Crypto Betting License

Unikrn, an esports company that raised over $15 million in its ICO pre-sale last year, has obtained a betting license in the Isle of Man, which is a key step on the way to rolling out its cryptocurrency betting service around the world. In October 2017, CCN reported that the startup raised $15 million from accredited The post Mark Cuban-Backed ICO Receives eSports Crypto Betting License appeared first on CCN

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23.10.2018
18:02 CryptoCoinsNews.com Bitcoin ETF Applicants to SEC: Stop Moving the Goal Posts, Eliminate ICO Double Standard

Earlier this month, representatives from options exchange CBOE, fund provider VanEck, and blockchain startup SolidX met with top Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brass, and — unsurprisingly — the group’s pending bitcoin ETF application was at the top of the agenda. Bitcoin Market Reaching Maturity In the meeting, which was held on Oct. 9, VanEck … Continued The post Bitcoin ETF Applicants to SEC: Stop Moving the Goal Posts, Eliminate ICO Double Standard appeared first on CCN

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12:47 CryptoCoinsNews.com Caspian ICO Raises $19.5 Million for Institutional Crypto Trading Platform

Cayman Island-based fintech startup Caspian has completed an eight-figure ICO ahead of schedule. Founded earlier this year, Caspian ties together the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in a single user interface. The full-stack crypto asset management platform also offers compliance, algorithms, portfolio management, risk, and reporting. Its co-founders David Wills and Robert Dykes plan to channel 40 percent of the The post Caspian ICO Raises $19.5 Million for Institutional Crypto Trading Platform appeared first on CCN

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10:53 CryptoCoinsNews.com DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Sued Over Involvement in Centra Tech ICO

As warned earlier in the year by legal experts that celebrity ICO endorsers could face court action in future, it has now come to pass as a lawsuit has been filed against two of the more prominent ICO social media influencers of last year. According to celebrity news publication TMZ, a class action lawsuit has … Continued The post DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Sued Over Involvement in Centra Tech ICO appeared first on CCN

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22.10.2018
16:08 FinExtra.com Sberbank reports back on ICO financing trial

Sberbank and the National Settlement Depository (NSD) have summed up the results of a test deal to a...

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13:02 CoinDesk.com Australia Securities Watchdog Halts ICO Seeking to Raise $50 Million

An Australian ICO project planning raise up to $50 million has been halted by the country's securities regulator.

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20.10.2018
03:45 CryptoCoinsNews.com 86% of ICO Tokens Now Worth Less than Initial Cryptocurrency Exchange Listing Price

Global professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY) has released a report on the performance of ICOs over the last year, and in keeping with the bear market for cryptocurrency assets, the trend was predictably downward. Just 10 Tokens Count for 99% of All ICO Gains EY released a report on ICOs back in December 2017, The post 86% of ICO Tokens Now Worth Less than Initial Cryptocurrency Exchange Listing Price appeared first on CCN

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19.10.2018
23:36 Benzinga.com This Week In Cryptocurrency: Fidelity Launches Crypto Services Company, ICO Study Reveals Terrible Returns

The cryptocurrency market finished a solid week on a high note on Friday, with most major currencies trading up on the day. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency market this week and which currencies were on the move. read more

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17:31 CryptoCoinsNews.com SEC’s New Fintech Hub Helps Blockchain Startups Navigate ICO Rules

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today the launch of a “New Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology.” In a surprising move, the project — dubbed “FinHub” — allows blockchain innovators and initial coin offering (ICO) operators, among other fintech stakeholders, to speak with the SEC directly on rules and market integrity. As the The post SEC’s New Fintech Hub Helps Blockchain Startups Navigate ICO Rules appeared first on CCN

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08:36 CoinDesk.com Enough with the ICO-Me-So-Horny-Get-Rich-Quick-Lambo 'Crypto'

What are cypherpunk legend Timothy May's thoughts on the bitcoin white paper? Keep the text but throw out the hanger-ons that have came with it.

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18.10.2018
22:36 CoinDesk.com The SEC Is Setting Up a New Office to Talk to ICO Startups

The SEC's new FinHub is being launched with the aim of facilitating interactions with fintech startups, including ICO issuers.

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00:23 CryptoCoinsNews.com Blockchain Journalism Startup Civil Refunds Investors after Failed ICO

Initial coin offering (ICO) operator Civil will refund investors due to the blockchain startup’s failure to reach its minimum sale cap. Civil will conduct another token sale in further efforts to build their Journalism business. Civil ICO Civil’s first ICO began in September and wrapped up this week. Their mission, according to their website, “is to help power … Continued The post Blockchain Journalism Startup Civil Refunds Investors after Failed ICO appeared first on CCN

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17.10.2018
15:09 TheNextWeb.com ICO of blockchain platform that wanted to ‘fix’ journalism fails

The skeptics had a point about Civil, the platform that wants to “fix” journalism. Just a week after it announced a partnership with publishing giant Forbes, Civil has declared the failure of its initial coin offering (ICO) and is refunding investors. Civil broke the news on its Medium blog late Tuesday evening, stating that less than 3,000 people were willing to back the ICO. In fact, TechCrunch reports that only 1,012 people actually bought any Civil tokens (CVL). A further 1,738 registered but never actually completed their purchase of CVL. Alas, the 1,012 that did actually buy some CVL tokens did not… This story continues at The Next Web

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12.10.2018
01:17 BitcoinMagazine.com SEC Obtains Emergency Court Order to Halt Questionable ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained an emergency court order issuing the stoppage of a recently planned initial coin offering (ICO) by Blockvest LLC and its founder Reginald Buddy Ringgold III, who falsely advertised that the token sale was approved by the SEC. According to the SEC, Blockvest has repeatedly violated both anti-fraud and securities registration provisions by incorrectly claiming that its ICO had obtained regulatory approval from Commission officials. The order further states that Ringgold — who also works under the name Rasool Abdul Rahim El — was using the SEC seal without the organization’s permission. In addition, the SEC says that Ringgold often touted the ICO as being “licensed and regulated,” and that he promoted the event through a false agency known as the “Blockchain

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11.10.2018
23:09 CryptoCoinsNews.com SEC Halts Fraudulent ICO that Falsely Claimed Regulatory Approval

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday that it had obtained an emergency court order to halt an initial coin offering (ICO) that fraudulently claimed to have SEC approval. According to the complaint, which was filed under seal on Oct. 3, Blockvest LLC and its founder — Reginald Buddy Ringgold, III, aka The post SEC Halts Fraudulent ICO that Falsely Claimed Regulatory Approval appeared first on CCN

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18:32 CoinDesk.com Regulators Sue ICO Company That Falsely Claimed SEC Approval

The SEC is suing an ICO organizer and his company, alleging that they claimed the agency had approved its sale.

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13:17 TheNextWeb.com South Korean regulator warns of serious fallout if ICO ban lifts

South Korean lawmakers will decide the future of domestic initial coin offerings (ICOs) in November, but that hasn’t stopped its top financial regulator from lashing out at the cryptocurrency market one last time. Financial Services Commission (FSC) chairman Choi Jong-ku has continued to back his governments ban on public ICOs, enacted last September, saying it is just not worth the risk, Yonhap News reports. “Although many people call for the government to allow initial coin offerings, there are still uncertainties related to such a move as well as the possibility of serious fallouts,” Choi declared at a recent parliamentary audit meeting. Choi… This story continues at The Next Web

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13:15 CryptoCoinsNews.com South Korea Remains Firm on ICO Ban Despite Calls for Legality, For Now

The chairman of South Korea’s primary markets regulator has reaffirmed the authority’s initial coin offering (ICO) ban in a top-level meeting on Thursday. Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Choi Jong-ku has told lawmakers during the annual government audit in a parliamentary meeting that the authority will stick to its policy of a sweeping blanket ban The post South Korea Remains Firm on ICO Ban Despite Calls for Legality, For Now appeared first on CCN

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10:43 CryptoCoinsNews.com U.S. SEC Gets Tougher with Crackdown on ICO Funded Startups

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has intensified efforts to crack down on Initial Coin Offering (ICO) funded startups. The financial regulator who had sent out a number of subpoenas to startups that failed to comply with its rules at the beginning of the year seems to be exerting more pressure on those startups The post U.S. SEC Gets Tougher with Crackdown on ICO Funded Startups appeared first on CCN

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10:32 CoinDesk.com South Korea to Decide on ICO Legality in November, Official Says

The South Korean government will decide in November on whether it will allow initial coin offerings again in the country, an official has said.

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02:23 CoinDesk.com One Big Backer Is Propping Up Media Startup Civil's Struggling ICO

The token sale for Civil has brought in $1.34 million toward its $8 million minimum goal.

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10.10.2018
17:20 CoinDesk.com SEC Asks Court to Enforce Subpoena in ICO Inquiry

The SEC is trying to subpoena an investment trust company as part of a probe into alleged fraud involving claims of a $100 million ICO.

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13:05 TheFintechTimes.com Malta: The Friendliest Jurisdiction For Your ICO

Welcome to Malta – “The Blockchain Island.” The tiny island of Malta is gaining the reputation as “The Blockchain Island” by many newspapers around the world. Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has been at the forefront of keeping a stable economic growth. In the past ten years, Malta has welcomed many igaming and gaming companies to operate on the island, which has brought many opportunities to locals and foreign workers alike. New friendly regulations regarding ICOs, crypto exchanges and blockchain related technologies are to be enacted by the Maltese government in the coming months. Through this law, Malta will remain at the forefront of this ever-growing industry. Since the blockchain sector is steadily gaining momentum, Malta has successfully attracted many big corporations to move to the island. Why are businesses and start-ups opening up an ICO? It is evident that initial coin offerings (ICOs) are continuously increasing in number. It is reported that over

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01:51 CryptoCoinsNews.com EU Watchdog Will Evaluate ‘Every’ ICO for Potential Regulatory Push

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is assessing every single ICO operating within its jurisdiction, Reuters reported on Oct. 8. ESMA chair Steven Maijoor — who warned crypto investors in Jan. 2018 that they could potentially lose all of their funds by investing in initial coin offerings (ICOs) — said that he had been observing the current regulations The post EU Watchdog Will Evaluate ‘Every’ ICO for Potential Regulatory Push appeared first on CCN

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09.10.2018
23:42 CryptoCoinsNews.com Indiegogo’s First Security Token ICO Raised $18 Million

The owner-operator of the St. Regis Aspen Resort has concluded its security token offering (STO), raising $18 million in the first equity ICO hosted on the Indiegogo platform. Asset management firm Elevated Returns, the owner of St. Regis Aspen, on Tuesday announced that accredited investors had purchased all $18 million worth of Aspen Coins made … Continued The post Indiegogo’s First Security Token ICO Raised $18 Million appeared first on CCN

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17:16 CryptoCoinsNews.com ‘We Got Spanked’: Adult Entertainment ICO Suffers $38,000 Hack

“We got spanked.” That’s the message that SpankChain, the initial coin offering (ICO) funded adult entertainment website, used to inform its users that a hacker had exploited a bug in one of its smart contracts to abscond with 165.38 ETH, worth about $38,000 at the time of the theft. Another $4,000 worth of the platform’s … Continued The post ‘We Got Spanked’: Adult Entertainment ICO Suffers $38,000 Hack appeared first on CCN

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16:23 TheNextWeb.com EU securities watchdog plans on examining every single ICO individually — Good luck

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is taking a leaf out of the US’ playbook, and will examine every single initial coin offering (ICO) to decide appropriate regulation. ESMA Chairman, Steven Maijoor, said he is examining how ICOs fit into existing regulatory frameworks, Reuters reports. “Some of these ICOs are like a financial instrument. Once it is a financial instrument it comes under a whole regulatory framework,” Maijoor said. “The subsequent question is what do we do with those ICOs that are outside the regulatory world. We will assess that as a board. We expect to report by the… This story continues at The Next Web

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08.10.2018
23:22 CoinDesk.com European Securities Regulator to Report on ICO Rules by 2019

ESMA intends to report on how it may regulate ICOs by the end of 2018, chair Steven Maijoor told a European Parliament committee.

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18:52 ComputerWeekly.com ICO hits Heathrow Airport with £120,000 data breach fine over lost USB stick

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17:21 TheRegister.co.uk Remember that lost memory stick from Heathrow Airport? The terrorist's wet dream? So does the ICO

Operator fined £120k by UK data watchdog Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 by the UK's data watchdog for the loss of an unencrypted USB memory stick reportedly containing airport security data.…

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03.10.2018
12:33 CryptoCoinsNews.com Regulation for Legitimacy: South Korea Nears ICO Legalization

Min Byung-Doo, a member of the country’s governing Democratic party and the chairman of Korea’s National Policy Committee, has strongly encouraged the government to legalize initial coin offering (ICO) and impose better crypto-related regulatory frameworks to legitimize the local market. “Regulation is not bad. Regulation is necessary, it is the only way to legitimize the … Continued The post Regulation for Legitimacy: South Korea Nears ICO Legalization appeared first on CCN

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01.10.2018
18:28 CryptoCoinsNews.com Ethereum Price Decline Hasn’t Hurt ICO-Funded Startups: BitMEX Research

With the ethereum price sitting more than 80 percent below its all-time high in mid-September, the conventional wisdom said that startups who had raised funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs) were likely driving the sell-off. ICOs, after all, had been conducted almost entirely using ETH, leaving hundreds of startups sitting on a steadily-depreciating asset. The The post Ethereum Price Decline Hasn’t Hurt ICO-Funded Startups: BitMEX Research appeared first on CCN

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14:10 Techcrunch.Com Report: Most ICO project financing unaffected by crypto market crash

Despite a bear market that has seen the price of Ethereum drop by over 80 percent since the start of the year, most projects that raised money via an ICO remain unaffected, according to the findings of a new report. Bitmex, best known for a crypto trading service, claims to have crunched the numbers on […]

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29.09.2018
00:37 CryptoCoinsNews.com 15 Congress Members Ask SEC to Clarify Cryptocurrency and ICO Guidelines

More than a dozen members of Congress have signed a letter asking Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton to clarify the guidelines the agency uses to determine whether cryptocurrency assets are securities under federal law. The letter, which according co-signer Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has already been signed by 15 lawmakers across the … Continued The post 15 Congress Members Ask SEC to Clarify Cryptocurrency and ICO Guidelines appeared first on CCN

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28.09.2018
23:43 CryptoCoinsNews.com 70% of Small-Cap Cryptocurrency Tokens Now Worth Less than ICO Raised

More than two-thirds of small-cap cryptocurrency tokens distributed through initial coin offerings (ICOs) are currently worth less than the startups that issued them raised through their crowdfunding sales, a newly-published report has found. Small-Cap ICO Tokens are Hemorrhaging Value According to the report, which was compiled by cryptocurrency research firm Diar, the 562 ICO tokens The post 70% of Small-Cap Cryptocurrency Tokens Now Worth Less than ICO Raised appeared first on CCN

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21:20 CoinDesk.com US Lawmakers Ask SEC to Clarify ICO Regulations

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are asking SEC chair Jay Clayton to provide clarity on when token sales are classified as securities.

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15:29 CryptoCoinsNews.com Publicly-Listed Aussie Crypto Firm’s Shares Slump after $1.8 Million ICO Legal Action

DigitalX, an Australian blockchain and crypto advisory firm listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has seen its shares slide nearly 12 percent on the day on revelations of a $1.8 million federal court claim. In an obligatory disclosure under ASX guidelines, DigitalX today revealed it was served with an Originating Application and Statement of The post Publicly-Listed Aussie Crypto Firm’s Shares Slump after $1.8 Million ICO Legal Action appeared first on CCN

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15:16 CoinDesk.com ASX-Listed DigitalX Hit With Legal Action Over ICO Involvement

Shares in the ASX-listed blockchain firm DigitalX slumped Friday after it revealed it is facing a legal claim from investors in an ICO it advised.

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07:30 Techcrunch.Com Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO

Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall. More expensive than packages for the Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, the subscription went live this week. It’s designed to make the business self-sustaining after a tricky period of business in which […]

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27.09.2018
21:08 ValueWalk.com 10 Biggest ICO Scams Have Swindled $700 Million

New data from Fortune Jack has found that ten of the most high-profile ICO scams have swindled a staggering $687.4 million from unsuspecting investors. In a world that is becoming increasingly more regulated, many financial experts claim that fraud is […] The post 10 Biggest ICO Scams Have Swindled $700 Million appeared first on ValueWalk.

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26.09.2018
21:21 CoinDesk.com A Major Regulatory Effort Is Brewing to Revive the US ICO Market

More than 80 representatives from a variety of cryptocurrency projects and companies spent four hours calling for clarity around ICOs and tokens.

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21:21 CoinDesk.com SEC Seeks Court Sanction Against PlexCoin ICO Founders

The SEC is taking seeking further action against the founders of the Plexcoin crypto scheme, alleging they are not complying with court orders.

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19:00 ComputerWeekly.com ICO threatens fines for outstanding fees

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25.09.2018
09:19 CoinDesk.com Wallet Provider Blockchain Sues Crypto Startup Days Before ICO

Blockchain is suing Paymium for launching a token sale under the blockchain.io domain name, claiming the latter is misleading investors.

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20.09.2018
07:21 Zdnet.com ASIC gets serious about ICO crackdown

The corporate regulator said it stopped five initial coin offerings going ahead, taking further action on an already completed ICO.

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02:13 BBC.com Equifax fined by ICO over data breach that hit Britons

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office imposes a fine of £500,000 over the 2017 breach.

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02:04 ComputerWeekly.com Equifax fined by ICO for security failings

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18.09.2018
21:22 CryptoCoinsNews.com France Accepts New ICO Framework to Become Europe’s Leading ICO Hub

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) framework proposed by French financial market regulators AMF (l’Autorité des marchés financiers) has been accepted in parliament. France’s Minister for the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, confirmed the acceptance of the legal ICO framework in a recent tweet. ✅Article 26 adopté en commission #PACTE ! ➡️Un cadre juridique des The post France Accepts New ICO Framework to Become Europe’s Leading ICO Hub appeared first on CCN

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19:29 Techcrunch.Com Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry

In a world where nothing can be trusted and fake news abounds, ICO and crypto teams are further muddying the waters by trying – and often failing – to pay for posts. While bribes for blogs is nothing new, sadly the current crop of ICO creators and crypto projects are particularly interested in scaling fast […]

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11:29 CryptoCoinsNews.com Breaking: China Central Bank Warns of Cryptocurrency, ICO Risks

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the country’s central bank, has issued a public notice urging investors of risks in cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The Shanghai branch of the PBoC issued a public notice on Tuesday to “remind” consumers and investors to increase their risk awareness of ICOs – a radical form … Continued The post Breaking: China Central Bank Warns of Cryptocurrency, ICO Risks appeared first on CCN

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16.09.2018
15:05 CoinDesk.com Proof of Use? Civil Believes This ICO Model Lets It Sell Anyone Tokens Legally

Amid regulatory uncertainty, the ICO industry has all but cut off retail investors. But will a new model open it up again? Civil is testing it.

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15.09.2018
22:38 CryptoCoinsNews.com Brazilian Football Club Avaí to Launch Cryptocurrency, $20 Million ICO

Just days after French soccer giant Paris Saint-Germain football club (PSG) announced its own cryptocurrency, complete with an initial coin offering (ICO), Brazil’s Avaí Football Club has come up with a similar plan. Announced Wednesday, Avaí FC has partnered with blockchain-based sports investment ecosystem SportyCo and football investment platform Blackbridge Sports to raise funds worldwide through the ICO, … Continued The post Brazilian Football Club Avaí to Launch Cryptocurrency, $20 Million ICO appeared first on CCN

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16:19 CryptoCoinsNews.com ICO Funding Retreats To $300 Million: Is The Bloom Off The Rose?

Is the ICO bloom falling off of its rose? ICO funding has fallen to just over $300 million, taking it to where it was in May of 2017, researcher Autonomous Next reported. The fall in the crypto market’s capitalization could be pushing the trend, particularly Ethereum, the foundational platform for a large number of ICOs. … Continued The post ICO Funding Retreats To $300 Million: Is The Bloom Off The Rose? appeared first on CCN

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14.09.2018
12:24 TheNextWeb.com France introduces ICO regulations to protect investors

Despite calls for the EU to unify its regulation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, France has taken the initiative and introduced its own regulations for initial coin offerings (ICOs). In a tweet yesterday, French Minster of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, announced the approval of a legislative framework which would require ICOs floated in France to provide safeguards and guarantees to investors. ✅Article 26 adopté en commission #PACTE ! ➡️Un cadre juridique des #ICO est créé. L’@AMF_actu pourra délivrer un visa aux acteurs respectant des critères de protection des épargnants➡️Ce cadre juridique va attirer les innovateurs du monde entier #blockchain… This story continues at The Next Web

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13.09.2018
01:01 CoinDesk.com Brazilian Soccer Club Seeks $20 Million In Upcoming ICO

The Avaí Futebol Clube is hoping to raise $20 million in the coming months with an initial coin offering.

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12.09.2018
18:56 CoinDesk.com Korean Financial Watchdogs Probing Blockchain Firms Over ICO Activity

South Korean regulators are contacting local blockchain startups as part of an investigation into initial coin offerings, according to CoinDesk Korea.

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18:12 Entrepreneur.com How to Spot an Exit Scam: 4 Ways to Identify a Phony ICO

Don't let scammers make off with your money.

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17:16 ValueWalk.com Judge Rules ICOs as Securities, So What Now for the ICO Market?

Today, a federal judge ruled that U.S. securities laws cover initial coin offerings after possibly passing the Howie test. Below, experts from blockchain legal advisory Ketsal Consulting, AngelList-backed crowdfunding platform Republic, and deep tech venture capital firm COSIMO Ventures comments […] The post Judge Rules ICOs as Securities, So What Now for the ICO Market? appeared first on ValueWalk.

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15:11 CryptoCoinsNews.com Russia’s Central Bank: ICO Pilot a Success, Legal Hurdles Remain

A regulatory platform operated by the Bank of Russia has concluded an initial coin offering (ICO) pilot, a central bank official has revealed. Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok – a port city near the Chinese border –Ivan Semagin, deputy director of financial markets development at the Bank of Russia revealed the authority’s The post Russia’s Central Bank: ICO Pilot a Success, Legal Hurdles Remain appeared first on CCN

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02:30 Zdnet.com Judge rules cryptocurrency ICO scam case falls under securities law

Judge rules that initial coin offerings are "securities" and SEC can go after ICO scammers for securities fraud under US securities laws.

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11.09.2018
23:04 CoinDesk.com The Bank of Russia Says Its ICO Experiment Was a Success

The Bank of Russia has successfully concluded an experiment in conducting ICOs, though questions remain as to their legality in the nation.

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20:59 CoinDesk.com US Judge Rules ICO Frauds Fall Under Securities Law

A federal judge has ruled that a criminal case against an alleged ICO fraudster will proceed to trial, saying existing securities laws apply.

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20:59 CoinDesk.com SEC Hits Crypto Asset Fund and 'ICO Superstore' With Penalties

The SEC announced twin agreements with two different cryptocurrency-related companies

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19:02 CoinDesk.com Stellar Gets Another Boost With TokenSoft ICO Services Expansion

In the latest good news for the crypto project, TokenSoft says it is launching support for token sales built on the Stellar network.

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17:06 TheNextWeb.com Marshall Islands warned to cancel its ICO or be denied international aid

The Marshall Islands is launching its own cryptocurrency to boost its economy, but it might have run into a brick wall. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a stark warning: cancel the ICO or face being cut off from the US dollar. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is small and remote. It is a sovereign nation, but uses the US dollar for its national currency. An initial coin offering (ICO) is planned that will launch a new cryptocurrency, to be used alongside the US dollar. The IMF say that the RMI is “[taking advantage] of the growing enthusiasm for… This story continues at The Next Web

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10.09.2018
16:57 TheNextWeb.com Research: For every ICO that raises over $1M, there’s one that doesn’t raise a dime

New research suggests that blockchain fundraising is often a hit or miss game. It appears that initial coin offerings (ICOs) either raise tons of money – or none at all. Research from intelligence firm GreySpark has uncovered that 46 percent of ICOs fail to raise any funds at all. At the same time, the study also found that 40 percent of companies that pursued an ICO succeeded at raising more than $1 million. It would seem that ICOs have a split personality, either they are wildly successful or they struggle to make an impact at all. For every ICO that… This story continues at The Next Web

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14:33 Zdnet.com These are the warning signs of a fraudulent ICO

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are part of the cryptocurrency Wild West, but how do you know what is fake and what is legitimate?

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09.09.2018
03:41 CryptoCoinsNews.com WNBA Players Association Inks Deal With Sports Streaming ICO

Following a landmark deal with the NFL announced in August, live streaming platform SportsCastr has announced a parnership with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) to power live, interactive video content for fans. WNBA Players Association Inks Deal with ICO Through a partnership with REP Worldwide, the WNBPA’s group licensing and player-marketing representation agency, The post WNBA Players Association Inks Deal With Sports Streaming ICO appeared first on CCN

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07.09.2018
21:36 Entrepreneur.com How to Execute an Airdrop Campaign For Your ICO

Once a sideshow to the mainstay ICO distribution model, these giveaways are now central events of the cryptocurrency world.

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05.09.2018
15:52 TheRegister.co.uk Everything DM gets direct message slap: Marketing biz cops £60k ICO fine

Sent 1.42 million mailers to unconsenting folk in a year A scurrilous marketing agency that fired 1.42 million emails at prospective customers was today saddled with a £60,000 fine by the UK’s data watchdog.…

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10:57 CoinDesk.com ASX Probes Penny Stock Seeking to Raise $15 Million in an ICO

The Australian Securities Exchange is questioning an IT firm behind a listed penny stock seeking to raise $15 million via a token sale.

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04.09.2018
18:18 CryptoCoinsNews.com Lingerie Tycoon’s $80 Million ICO Flounders, Raises $7 Million in Total

The journey of EQUI Capital’s ICO has been a wild ride from the day it was announced. Founded by lingerie entrepreneur Baroness Michelle Mone, or Lady Mone of Mayfair, OBE as she prefers to be called, and businessman Doug Barrowman, EQUI Capital has not only failed to meet the set target but bounty hunters have … Continued The post Lingerie Tycoon’s $80 Million ICO Flounders, Raises $7 Million in Total appeared first on CCN

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08:31 CryptoCoinsNews.com Over US$8 Million Lost by 2,600 Investors in South Korea’s ‘Treasure Ship’ ICO

Millions of dollars are estimated to have been sunk by investors seeking a piece of the ‘Russian treasure ship’ ICO fronted by a South Korean ‘treasure-hunting’ firm. According to South Korean police, it has been tentatively concluded that about 2,600 people invested around 9 billion won or slightly over US$8 million in Shinil Group which … Continued The post Over US$8 Million Lost by 2,600 Investors in South Korea’s ‘Treasure Ship’ ICO appeared first on CCN

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31.08.2018
18:56 Entrepreneur.com Simplifying ICO Terms for the Mainstream Entrepreneur: Yes, It Can (and Should) Be Done

Wanted: compelling and captivating sci-tech communicators for blockchain marketing.

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30.08.2018
20:44 CoinDesk.com ICO Advisor Satis Claims $96K Bitcoin Price Possible in 5 Years

An ICO advisory firm believes bitcoin's price might jump to $96,000 in the next five years, according to a new analysis of the crypto market.

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12:41 CoinDesk.com Korea's Jeju Island Appeals to President in Push for ICO Hub Status

The governor of South Korea's Jeju island is maintaining his push to turn the autonomous region into a blockchain and initial coin offering free zone.

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03:10 CryptoCoinsNews.com Colorado’s ‘ICO Task Force’ Levies Orders Against 3 Crypto Startups

Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued signed orders to show cause that three cryptocurrency businesses have allegedly offered and promoted unregistered ICOs in Colorado. The investigation is part of a recent crackdown against fraudulent ICOs by officials of the Division of Securities under Colorado State’s Department Of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). ‘ICO Task Force’ Targets The post Colorado’s ‘ICO Task Force’ Levies Orders Against 3 Crypto Startups appeared first on CCN

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29.08.2018
22:08 Telegraph.co.uk Students can get exam details for free ICO says as experts predict surge in requests

www.telegraph.co.uk for the latest news from the UK and around the world.

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02:07 CryptoCoinsNews.com Indiegogo Cancels First ICO Due to Regulatory Concerns, Refunds Investors

Last week, crowdfunding giant Indiegogo launched its second-ever initial coin offering (ICO), this time hosting a security token offering (STO) for a luxury resort in Aspen. All the while, though, the company was quietly erasing its first ICO from memory. That ICO, a utility token offering from the Fan-Controlled Football League (FCFL), had raised more … Continued The post Indiegogo Cancels First ICO Due to Regulatory Concerns, Refunds Investors appeared first on CCN

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27.08.2018
09:59 CryptoCoinsNews.com Analyzing 1200 ICOs and 100 Factors: 4 Crucial Aspects That Influence ICO Fundraising

Social media intelligence firm Singularex has revealed insights into the initial coin offering (ICO) market by researching 100 factors that have been influencing 1200 ICOs from 2015 to Q1 2018. The firm narrowed down on four crucial aspects that influence the number of funds raised and lots of surprising dependences that any ICO investor and issuer … Continued The post Analyzing 1200 ICOs and 100 Factors: 4 Crucial Aspects That Influence ICO Fundraising appeared first on CCN

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26.08.2018
15:23 CryptoCoinsNews.com Fluctuating Cryptocurrency Prices Are Wreaking Havoc on ICO-Funded Blockchain Startups

In the last three months, ethereum price as fallen by over 60%. This drop in price has directly affected the budget plans of every ETH-denominated token sale within this period. Price volatility is a prominent aspect of the cryptocurrency ecosystem of today. While most ICOs executed in 2017 benefited from the significant surge in price … Continued The post Fluctuating Cryptocurrency Prices Are Wreaking Havoc on ICO-Funded Blockchain Startups appeared first on CCN

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24.08.2018
22:08 CryptoCoinsNews.com An Ethereum ICO Investor is Moving Millions in ETH to Bitfinex

One of the first “ethereum whales” appears to be having second thoughts about the second-largest cryptocurrency’s prospects. One of Ethereum’s First Whales is Funneling Millions to Bitfinex That anonymous investor, who received more than 314,000 ETH from the network’s Genesis block as a result of their investments in the Ethereum initial coin offering (ICO), has … Continued The post An Ethereum ICO Investor is Moving Millions in ETH to Bitfinex appeared first on CCN

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17:36 TheNextWeb.com Indiegogo quietly canceled its first ICO after raising $5.2 million

Indiegogo’s first foray into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency has gone awry – but the good thing is that it appears investors will at least get their money back. In an email sent out in July, Indiegogo’s token brokerage partner, MicroVentures, informed investors they will not be receiving tokens – but refunds instead. From the looks of it, the reason for issuing refunds are recent changes in regulation. Hard Fork has since obtained a copy of the message, which you can read below: Thank you for participating in the FCFL pre-sale. If you have been following the crypto and… This story continues at The Next Web

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23.08.2018
23:55 CryptoCoinsNews.com Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Lists First Security Token ICO

Crowdfunding giant Indiegogo has announced that it will expand its nascent initial coin offering (ICO) listing service to include security tokens, and the first such offering is now live on its platform. The first security token made available through Indiegogo’s ICO platform is that of St. Regis Aspen Resort, a luxury hotel nestled in Colorado’s … Continued The post Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Lists First Security Token ICO appeared first on CCN

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21.08.2018
20:53 Techcrunch.Com From ICO to SEC: Join us for a panel on regulation at TechCrunch Disrupt

Capital, crypto, and regulation go together like bread, peanut butter, and jelly. And what better way to make a great sandwich than to bring them all together at TechCrunch Disrupt. I’ll be leading a panel with Avichal Garg of Electric Capital, Arianna Simpson of Autonomous Partners, and Valerie Szczepanik of the SEC in San Francisco. […]

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16:20 CryptoCoinsNews.com South Korea Lawmakers Discuss ICO, Cryptos During Extraordinary Session: Report

South Korea has commenced an extraordinary session in the National Assembly to discuss regulation and measures to promote the cryptocurrency industry alongside ICO guidelines to eventually overturn the ongoing ban. According to a Business Korea report on Monday, the short session – extraordinary sessions cannot exceed 30 days – in South Korea’s National Assembly will … Continued The post South Korea Lawmakers Discuss ICO, Cryptos During Extraordinary Session: Report appeared first on CCN

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20.08.2018
22:21 CryptoCoinsNews.com Congressman Invites Cryptocurrency Industry to ICO Summit to Discuss ‘Light-Touch’ Regulation

A U.S. Congressman has invited 32 cryptocurrency industry organizations to Capitol Hill to discuss initial coin offering (ICO) regulation. Axios reports that the summit, sponsored by Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), will take place on Sept. 25 and feature participation from a variety of businesses and non-profits, including Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Nasdaq, CME Group, Andreessen Horowitz, … Continued The post Congressman Invites Cryptocurrency Industry to ICO Summit to Discuss ‘Light-Touch’ Regulation appeared first on CCN

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19.08.2018
16:17 CryptoCoinsNews.com Sports Token ICO Issuer MobileGo Threatens Critics With Legal Action

MobileGo, which bills itself on its website as a dedicated token to bring eSports to everyone, has warned it will consider legal action against people making unreasonable demands against the company. The situation came to light on Twitter Friday, Aug. 17, when one tweeter commented that an ICO issuer is threatening to sue investors and … Continued The post Sports Token ICO Issuer MobileGo Threatens Critics With Legal Action appeared first on CCN

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