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14.03.2018
12:16 CryptoCoinsNews.com Google is Banning Ban All Cryptocurrency, ICO Advertisements from June

With a change of policy, Google has announced a new hardline approach with a crackdown on cryptocurrency-related advertising. Come June 2018, Google will ban online advertisements promoting any cryptocurrency-related content as a part of its newly updated financial services policy that introduces curbs on a handful of financial products including contracts for difference (CFDs), rolling … Continued The post Google is Banning Ban All Cryptocurrency, ICO Advertisements from June appeared first on CCN

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11:44 TechInvestorNews.com ICO Holder Named @ExpoDX Media Sponsor | @ICOHolder #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum (Cloud Computing Journal)

Cloud Computing JournalICO Holder Named @ExpoDX Media Sponsor | @ICOHolder #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum - DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named Media Sponsor of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. ...

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04:28 BusinessKorea.co.kr When Will South Korea Ease ICO Ban?

More Time NeededAmid the South Korean government announcing plans to support blockchain technology development, it seems to need some more time to allow initial coin offerings (ICO). At a briefing session on IT and fintech supervisig inspection tasks in 2018 on March 9, the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) announced plans to revitalize the blockchain technology, including the introduction of blockchain technologies in the domestic financial industry by taking part in global blockchain consortiums, the analysis of blockchain technology introduction cases and the review of ways to promote them, the establishment of an advisory committee consisting of outside experts, and monitoring of deposit and withdrawal services under the real-name system to improve transparency of cryptocurrency trading.  The government

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00:48 TechInvestorNews.com ICO Holder Named @ExpoDX Media Sponsor | @ICOHolder #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum (Cloud Computing Journal)

Cloud Computing JournalICO Holder Named @ExpoDX Media Sponsor | @ICOHolder #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum - DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named Media Sponsor of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. ...

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00:01 TheNextWeb.com Researchers tap AI in the fight against ICO scams

There’s no definitive way to tell if an initial coin offering (ICO) is a scam, but a machine learning-based research method could make it easier to avoid the most obvious ones. And that’s good for everyone except the scammers. A Chinese startup called Shannon.AI, working with researchers from Stanford, University of California Santa Barbara, and the University of Michigan, recently unveiled a white paper detailing an AI designed to sniff out cryptocurrency scams. When it comes to cryptocurrency investing there’s only one sure-fire way to avoid getting scammed: don’t do it. Sure, the Bitcoin bros and millennial millionaires make it… This story continues at The Next Web

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13.03.2018
16:55 TheNextWeb.com Hackers are targeting DADI ICO investors with phishing emails

Swaths of concerned DADI ICO investors are rushing to Reddit and Telegram to report they are now being targeted in a co-ordinated phishing attack after the fledgling cryptocurrency startup failed to protect their credentials, including names and email addresses. The fraudulent phishing emails ask recipients to sign up for a malicious version of popular cryptocurrency wallet MyEtherWallet, designed to steal your data and private keys. What makes the attack particularly sinister is that it relies on punycode techniques to trick users into submitting their information. In addition to that, the hackers used an email (noreply@dadi.tech) which closely resembles the authentic DADI address… This story continues at The Next Web

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14:29 CoinDesk.com Spooked By SEC, Video Streaming ICO Halts Airdrop

Stream had a plan to launch its product, sell its tokens to investors and give away 500 million more. That's all on hold now, as SEC action looms.

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13:28 Washingtonpost.com Why This Chat App Plans the World’s Biggest ICO: QuickTake

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13:27 CryptoCoinsNews.com South Korea Regulators Considering Reversal of ICO Ban: Report

Nearly six months after a blanket ban on ICO (initial coin offering) fundraising, South Korean regulators are reportedly planning to allow ICOs, under certain conditions. South Korea’s financial regulator and watchdog first banned initial coin offerings in late September 2017, citing concerns about fraud as a means to ultimately protect investors.  The restrictive curbs came … Continued The post South Korea Regulators Considering Reversal of ICO Ban: Report appeared first on CCN

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11:05 CryptoCoinsNews.com (+) ICO Analysis: Kairos

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11:05 CryptoCoinsNews.com Malaysia’s Central Bank Slaps Down ICO for Logo Misuse

Malaysia’s central bank has issued a statement seeking to warn customers and distance itself from the Coinzer cryptocurrency. Bank Negara Malaysia’s concern is Coinzer’s use of official logos on their proposed physical token. The statement outlines that Coinzer’s use of the BNM and Jata Negara logo on their prototype token website and whitepaper are unauthorized, … Continued The post Malaysia’s Central Bank Slaps Down ICO for Logo Misuse appeared first on CCN

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00:41 CoinDesk.com Report: South Korea Could Ease Its ICO Ban

South Korea's ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs) could be relaxed in the months ahead, according to a new report.

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12.03.2018
20:56 Benzinga.com The PetroDollars ICO: What You Should Know

PetroDollars, launched by New York-based Signal Capital Management, allows individuals and organizations to use a peer-to-peer exchanged digital currency that's backed by the value of crude oil and natural gas, announced Monday it will hold an initial coin offering of up to $700 million later this year.  read more

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16:30 CoinDesk.com Malaysian Central Bank Slams ICO for Misleading Logo

A Malaysian initial coin offering organizer has been flagged by the central bank over its unauthorized use of national and institutional symbols.

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15:30 CryptoCoinsNews.com Thailand Law to Regulate [Legalize] Cryptocurrency, ICO Markets Coming in April

The governor of Thailand’s central bank has confirmed an upcoming law to ‘comprehensively regulate’ cryptocurrency as a former Thai finance minister throws his support behind the idea. Bank of Thailand governor Veerathai Santiprabhob has revealed details of a meeting between the country’s deputy prime minister, finance minister and other related agencies last week wherein the … Continued The post Thailand Law to Regulate [Legalize] Cryptocurrency, ICO Markets Coming in April appeared first on CCN

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12:04 TheFintechTimes.com An ICO Glossary

Do you have hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, the fear of long words? If so, then the current ICO scene is a good place for you, with an array of acronyms and abbreviations. Are they confusing you? Do you want to sound a bit more intelligent and ‘in-the-know’? Then we have the guide for you, as we take you … The post An ICO Glossary appeared first on The Fintech Times.

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10.03.2018
02:27 CoinDesk.com Dutch Finance Minister Calls for ICO Regulations

The finance minister of the Netherlands has called for new regulations around cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings.

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02:27 CoinDesk.com Fake 'Telegram ICO' Websites Just Won't Go Away

CoinDesk has identified several websites claiming to sell Telegram's gram token, but the sale is known to be a private placement effort.

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01:57 CryptoCoinsNews.com Crypto Exchange Bittrex: We’re Compliant With SEC’s ICO Rules

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex says that it is compliant with federal regulations governing securities trading. The exchange, which is headquartered in Seattle, issued a statement on Wednesday assuring its customers that its token review process is compliant with rules that prohibit companies from creating trading markets for unregistered securities. Bittrex said: “As a U.S.-based digital … Continued The post Crypto Exchange Bittrex: We’re Compliant With SEC’s ICO Rules appeared first on CCN

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09.03.2018
04:17 BusinessKorea.co.kr S. Korean Healthcare Companies Launch ICO Abroad

Blockchain-based HealthcaresSouth Korean healthcare companies are launching an initial coin offering (ICO) one after another. Healthcare is the most innovative sector through blockchain technology. An ICO is not forbidden by law in South Korea but the government imposed a total ban on an ICO after cryptocurrency speculation had been irrationally overheated in the country in September last year. Therefore, domestic companies are leaving South Korea and setting up a subsidiary overseas, like Singapore and Gibraltar, to run an ICO. According to industry sources on March 8, domestic healthcare firms, such as Zikto and My23 Healthcare, will push ahead with an ICO through their subsidiaries in Singapore. Zikto is to establish blockchain-based insurance platform “Insureum Protocol.” Insureum is a compound word of

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08.03.2018
18:53 CryptoCoinsNews.com Steven Seagal-backed ICO Bitcoiin2Gen Slapped with Cease and Desist Order

The New Jersey Bureau of Securities has slapped the Steven Seagal-backed initial coin offering (ICO) “Bitcoiin2Gen” (Bitcoiin or B2G) with a cease and desist order, alleging that it is fraudulently selling unregistered securities. The order, which was entered on March 7, is not entirely surprising, as the project was characterized by a number of red … Continued The post Steven Seagal-backed ICO Bitcoiin2Gen Slapped with Cease and Desist Order appeared first on CCN

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16:38 CoinDesk.com US Officials Praise Blockchain Amid ICO Concerns

Crypto regulation and government applications of blockchain were hot topics at day two of the D.C. Blockchain Summit.

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15:47 Benzinga.com Coinbio Is The Canadian Cryptocurrency And ICO Exchange Of Choice

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards are a yearly showcase of the best and brightest in fintech. In preparation for its biggest installment yet in May 2018, we're profiling the companies competing for the BZ Awards. read more

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10:37 CoinDesk.com New Jersey Issues Cease-and-Desist to ICO Endorsed by Steven Seagal

The U.S. state of New Jersey has issued a cease-and-desist order to an initial coin offering (ICO) endorsed by film actor Steven Seagal.

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09:54 CryptoCoinsNews.com ‘Cryptocurrency’, ‘ICO’ and ‘Blockchain’ Enter 190-year Old Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster has added 850 new words in its dictionary along with their definitions. Three of these words include cryptocurrency, blockchain and initial coin offering (ICO). Oh hey. Cool news.

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00:22 CoinDesk.com Messari Raises Seed Funding for ICO Answer to EDGAR

Blockchain database startup Messari announced an undisclosed number of funds raised through a seed round would go towards building its product.

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07.03.2018
00:34 BitcoinMagazine.com "Cryptocurrency," "Blockchain" and "ICO" Make Their Merriam Webster Dictionary Debut

Anyone needing an established definition for "cryptocurrency," "blockchain" or "ICO" now has a trusted resource: the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. On March 5, 2018, Merriam-Webster announced the addition of 850 new words, phrases and new meanings for existing words to merriam-webster.com and to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary print edition. Oh hey. Cool news.

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06.03.2018
22:22 CoinDesk.com FinCEN: Money Transmitter Rules Apply to ICO Developers, Exchanges

According to a letter released today, FinCEN believes that companies launching token sales qualify as money transmitters, and must register as such.

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17:50 Forbes LeadCoin ICO Secures $50 million Funding In Less Than 30 Minutes

LeadCoin’s network allows customers and businesses to monetize their data by offering a blockchain-based platform that empowers businesses to sell their unused leads and buy 'hot' leads from other businesses in real-time.

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11:22 CryptoCoinsNews.com South Korea’s Largest Messaging App Plans Blockchain Unit with ICO Launch

The post South Korea’s Largest Messaging App Plans Blockchain Unit with ICO Launch appeared first on CCN Kakao Corp, operator South Korea’s largest messaging platform KakaoTalk, is set establish a subsidiary focused on blockchain technology coinciding with the launch of Kakao’s own ICO. Tentatively dubbed ‘Kakao Blockchain’, the new subsidiary will focus on developing blockchain solutions although it is unclear what the business plan is or where the company’s focus would lie. … Continued The post South Korea’s Largest Messaging App Plans Blockchain Unit with ICO Launch appeared first on CCN

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10:09 KoreaHerald.com [News Focus] Will Kakao pursue ICO as new source of funds?

Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s most widely-used mobile messenger, is foraying into the blockchain technology

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10:09 CryptoCoinsNews.com (+) ICO Analysis: DataBroker DAO

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09:50 CryptoCoinsNews.com (+) ICO Analysis: The Abyss

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09:50 CryptoCoinsNews.com (+) ICO Analysis: DataBroker DAO

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05.03.2018
21:00 CryptoCoinsNews.com ICO Exit Scams after Listing Ryan Gosling as Graphic Designer

The post ICO Exit Scams after Listing Ryan Gosling as Graphic Designer appeared first on CCN Another initial coin offering (ICO) has been outed as an apparent scam after it listed actor Ryan Gosling as the project’s graphic designer. ICO Exit Scams after Listing Ryan Gosling as Graphic Designer Several days ago, Twitter user @CryptoShillNye was perusing through ICOs when he came across something unusual on the website for Miroskii, a … Continued The post ICO Exit Scams after Listing Ryan Gosling as Graphic Designer appeared first on CCN

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18:26 CoinDesk.com The Father of the JOBS Act Is Helping Build a Next-Generation ICO

The man credited for being the "Father of the Jobs Act" is exploring a number of blockchain projects that could help improve the legislation.

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17:15 Forbes Why Millennials Are At High Risk For Bitcoin & ICO Fraud

Millennials are being targeted by tech scamsters. Here's what you need to know.

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14:10 TheNextWeb.com Shady cryptocurrency touting Ryan Gosling as their designer raises $830K in ICO

This is a pretty wild case: A shifty cryptocurrency startup which used a stock photo of Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling for the headshot of their lead graphic designer has managed to raise almost a million in an initial coin offering (ICO). Miroskii – as the company is called – has since attracted the attention of Reddit with its crafty marketing shenanigans. But things actually get worse: as pointed out by numerous users on Reddit and Twitter, it appears that the shady cryptocurrency startup used ripped images for pretty much all of its team members. But unlike the fake Gosling –… This story continues at The Next Web

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03.03.2018
16:32 CoinDesk.com 8 Ways Telegram Thinks Its Own ICO Could Go Wrong

From tech flaws to regulatory interventions, a document sent to prospective investors in Telegram's $2.5 billion token sale spells out the risks.

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02.03.2018
19:41 CryptoCoinsNews.com SEC Wants to ‘Know Everything’ about $250 Million tZero ICO: Overstock CEO

The post SEC Wants to ‘Know Everything’ about $250 Million tZero ICO: Overstock CEO appeared first on CCN The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to “know everything” about the $250 million tZero ICO. SEC Wants to ‘Know Everything’ about $250 Million tZero ICO, Says Overstock That’s according to Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, who told Bloomberg that the regulatory agency was not only asking “very broad questions” about the company’s plans for … Continued The post SEC Wants to ‘Know Everything’ about $250 Million tZero ICO: Overstock CEO appeared first on CCN

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17:11 TheNextWeb.com 5 easy-to-use tools to discover new ICO’s and cryptocurrencies

The last few decades have witnessed the rise of people who made their fortunes off the internet. Some of these enterprising individuals built companies from an initial idea to global behemoths worth billions, while others became rich by investing in the stocks of internet-driven firms such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Now, a disruptive new technology is taking the world by storm and fortune is ready to favor the bold as Blockchain technology has slowly, but strongly gained mainstream adoption. Cryptocurrencies are here to stay and Wall Street investors are gradually warming up to the idea that there’s huge fortune… This story continues at The Next Web

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17:09 RenewableEnergyWorld.com ICO Launches for Cryptomining Fueled by Geothermal, Wind, Hydro

A cryptomining firm this week launched an initial coin offering (ICO) that will support mining operations it says will run exclusively on geothermal, wind and hydropower resources.

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17:08 Zdnet.com SEC pursues dozens of companies in cryptocurrency ICO crackdown

Subpoenas and information requests are being issued in light of the explosion in ICOs and token sales.

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14:20 SputnikNews.com More Fake ICO Websites Emerge As New Cryptocurrency Draws Investors' Attention

Since the Telegram TON token sale is mostly being done behind closed doors, conmen have many opportunities to trick investors, who were not invited to the sale, into giving up their money to a fake ICO.

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02:26 CoinDesk.com Fake Website Scam Targets Aspiring Telegram ICO Investors

Scammers masquerading as "the Telegram Foundation" are trying to defraud users through a fake public ICO.

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01.03.2018
22:34 CoinDesk.com Overstock Defends tZero ICO: SEC Subpoenaed 'Everyone Else'

Overstock is pushing back against the idea an inquiry into its tZero ICO is part of a broader SEC effort to crackdown on poor industry practices.

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21:00 Forbes Dear Crypto Enthusiasts, Forget The Telegram ICO, It's Not For You

Don't worry, crypto enthusiasts, there will be hundreds of new ICOs this year anyway.

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18:38 Forbes Fusion Completes A Successful Ethereum Crowdsale and ICO of $104 Million

The Fusion public chain, which builds on inclusivity and balance in its community, has attracted more than $100 million in a successful crowdsale/ICO.

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17:44 CryptoCoinsNews.com Overstock Discloses Sec Probe into $250 Million Tzero ICO

The post Overstock Discloses Sec Probe into $250 Million Tzero ICO appeared first on CCN Overstock has disclosed that US regulators are probing the $250 million tZero initial coin offering (ICO) for potential violations of federal securities laws. The e-commerce company, which has acquired a growing portfolio of blockchain startups over the past few years, made this disclosure in a document dated March 1 and filed with the SEC. The … Continued The post Overstock Discloses Sec Probe into $250 Million Tzero ICO appeared first on CCN

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16:25 CoinDesk.com Overstock: $250 Million tZero ICO Under SEC Review

Overstock.com blockchain subsidiary tZero has made a sudden change to the way it is conducting a significant step in its ongoing ICO.

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15:43 ComputerWeekly.com ICO head tops DataIQ data leader list

ComputerWeekly’s best articles of the day

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15:41 CryptoCoinsNews.com Singapore Mulls New Rules to Safeguard Cryptocurrency, ICO Investors

The post Singapore Mulls New Rules to Safeguard Cryptocurrency, ICO Investors appeared first on CCN Singapore’s central bank is ‘assessing’ additional rules to its cryptocurrency framework in order to protect investors, an official has revealed. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state’s central bank, is looking at regulations in addition to its regulatory framework that cryptocurrency exchanges and service providers are currently adhering to. The new rules will specifically … Continued The post Singapore Mulls New Rules to Safeguard Cryptocurrency, ICO Investors appeared first on CCN

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14:30 CryptoCoinsNews.com How to Protect Yourself Against Cryptocurrency, ICO Fraud

The post How to Protect Yourself Against Cryptocurrency, ICO Fraud appeared first on CCN A booming topic such as cryptocurrencies and ICOs draws not only many newbies but also plenty of scam artists who want to cheat participants. We sadly witnessed this during our ICO, so we decided to show where the main traps are hiding – and how you can protect yourself. Telegram / Email Almost all companies … Continued The post How to Protect Yourself Against Cryptocurrency, ICO Fraud appeared first on CCN

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10:38 EFinancialNews.com Bitcoin drops after report SEC is launching ICO probe

Regulator is seeking information about the structure of ICO sales and pre-sales

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08:11 CoinDesk.com SEC ICO Probe Underway, But Stories Conflict on Extent of Sweep

The Securities and Exchange Commission has been "shotgunning" subpoenas to token sellers, advisors, investors and exchanges. What will come of it all?

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06:18 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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01:23 VentureBeat.com 6 states you should probably block from your ICO

GUEST: My blockchain startup, Mobius, recently conducted a $39 million token sale. But, given that the rules for token sales in the U.S. are still in flux, we had to do a lot of legal research before launching our sale. And we ended up excluding would-be buyers in six states: Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, New York, Vermont, […]

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28.02.2018
18:46 CryptoCoinsNews.com No More USD? Marshall Islands Approves Official ‘Sovereign’ Cryptocurrency in 2018 With ICO

The post No More USD? Marshall Islands Approves Official ‘Sovereign’ Cryptocurrency in 2018 With ICO appeared first on CCN The Marshall Islands is set to release its own cryptocurrency called the Sovereign after the Parliament voted to approve an official cryptocurrency as legal tender, a move that could end its reliance on the US Dollar as its official currency. The Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), a chain of 1,156 volcanic islands and islets in … Continued The post No More USD? Marshall Islands Approves Official ‘Sovereign’ Cryptocurrency in 2018 With ICO appeared first on CCN

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18:43 Forbes Is Telegram's Massive ICO A Harbinger Of Things To Come?

So long, Wall Street! Existing companies with strong name recognition may prefer an initial coin offering instead of an IPO if the Russian developed Telegram messaging app gets this right.

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00:20 CoinDesk.com The Telegram ICO: What We Know (And Don't) About 2018's Biggest Token Sale

Encrypted chat app Telegram hasn't formally announced an initial coin offering, but that isn't stopping a flurry of information about the deal.

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27.02.2018
23:57 Forbes City Of Berkeley Plans To Launch An ICO And Cryptocurrency To Fund Affordable Housing

The city of Berkley plans to launch an "ICO" in May that will help fund affordable housing to support the city's homeless population. Berkley's ICO stands for "Initial Community Offering" and will raise funds through municipal backed microbonds.

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18:17 CoinDesk.com Japan's Finance Watchdog Eyeing ICO Regulation, Says Report

Japan's financial regulator is reportedly mulling the creation of a regulatory framework for firms raising funds through initial coin offerings.

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14:32 CryptoCoinsNews.com $26 Million: CoinDash ICO Hacker Returns 30,000 in Stolen Ether

The post $26 Million: CoinDash ICO Hacker Returns 30,000 in Stolen Ether appeared first on CCN A hacker who stole nearly 43,500 ether tokens after compromising an ICO from blockchain firm CoinDash last year has returned 20,000 ETH in a recent transaction, adding to 10,000 ether tokens returned in September. In an update on Friday, blockchain development startup Coindash confirmed the return of 20,000 ether tokens (approx. $17.8 million in current … Continued The post $26 Million: CoinDash ICO Hacker Returns 30,000 in Stolen Ether appeared first on CCN

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07:08 VentureBeat.com One Game to ICO Decentralized, Self-Evolving Simulation Gaming Platform

PRESS RELEASE: What is reality? As VR technology continues to advance, digital simulation games push the boundary between real and unreal, as the virtual world becomes indistinguishable from objective reality. Nonetheless, the simulations in which...

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02:17 CoinDesk.com Hacker Returns $26 Million in Ether Months After ICO Theft

A hacker who compromised CoinDash's website last year and took 43,500 ether tokens from would-be investors has returned 30,000 of them to the project.

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26.02.2018
18:20 CoinDesk.com W3C Vets Forego ICO for Government-Friendly Blockchain Launch

A team of open-source payments veterans is looking to launch a new identity blockchain, one that won't run afoul of government favor.

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14:16 CoinDesk.com BnkToTheFuture Completes $33 Million ICO

Investing platform BnkToTheFuture has raised $33 million in an ICO – money it will use to launch a token market and crowd-sourced research platform.

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14:15 Zdnet.com Hacker returns 20,000 ETH stolen during CoinDash ICO

Cryptocurrency stolen from the platform during an ICO has reappeared as mysteriously as the attacker's apparent conscience.

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25.02.2018
21:41 CryptoCoinsNews.com A Report on the tZERO ICO Whitepaper

The post A Report on the tZERO ICO Whitepaper appeared first on CCN tZERO, a subsidiary of overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), launched an ICO on December 18th last year, attracting over 10,000 registrations for accreditation verification, a requirement to subscribe. The token sale raised over $100 million USD in a mere 12 hours. The ICO was intended to fund the future development of the proposed tZERO tokens and a The post A Report on the tZERO ICO Whitepaper appeared first on CCN

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16:26 CoinDesk.com What to Look for in ICO Terms and Conditions

If investing in an ICO, it is imperative to review the T&Cs, not just the white paper. Here's what to be on the lookout for.

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23.02.2018
16:20 ComputerWeekly.com Public education important in new data protection era, says ICO

ComputerWeekly’s best articles of the day

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22.02.2018
22:21 CryptoCoinsNews.com $1.6 Billion: Telegram ICO Ups the Ante for Record-Setting Token Presale

The post $1.6 Billion: Telegram ICO Ups the Ante for Record-Setting Token Presale appeared first on CCN The first multibillion-dollar token sale may be just around the corner — if reports about the Telegram ICO are to be believed, that is. Having just concluded a record-setting $850 million ICO presale, Telegram — the encrypted messaging application created by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov — has sent prospective investors an email informing them that … Continued The post $1.6 Billion: Telegram ICO Ups the Ante for Record-Setting Token Presale appeared first on CCN

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18:00 Techcrunch.Com The ICO immaturity problem

 I’ve been following “startups” – I define startups as small businesses with a global scale – for almost two decades. In that time I’ve watched them morph from unfunded pet projects by random geniuses into what amounts to an entire sub-economy dedicated to the creation, funding, and sale of these pet projects. Remember: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter were… Read More

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02:07 CNBC technology Telegram is holding a secretive second pre-ICO sale

The company is raising even more cash for its controversial blockchain-powered network.

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01:15 TheVerge.com Exclusive: Telegram is holding a secretive second pre-ICO sale

You have to admire Pavel Durov’s audacity. Over the past few months, the CEO of Telegram convinced 81 accredited investors, including Silicon Valley giants Sequoia Capital and Benchmark, to give him $850 million in a presale of his company’s cryptocurrency in advance of an initial coin offering, or ICO. Now he’s trying to raise even more money from accredited investors before the coin gets offered to the public in a secretive second presale. This week, investors got an email explaining that Telegram is doing another private presale, four sources with knowledge of the deal told The Verge. The exact amount to be raised is still being determined, according to one source, but two other sources said Telegram is estimating it will be around... Continue reading…

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21.02.2018
17:13 TheRegister.co.uk UK data controllers to pay ICO up to £2.4k more a year when GDPR kicks in

Gov’s bid to keep cash in data protection watchdog’s coffers The UK government has revealed plans to increase the top tier of annual fees for data controllers from £500 to £2,900 in an attempt to ensure the Brit privacy watchdog has enough cash to function.…

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16:16 CoinDesk.com A Token to Regulate All Tokens? Messari to Raise ICO in 2018

The entrepreneur behind Messari shares his vision for how the crypto industry could self-regulate ICOs and forestall a regulatory apocalypse.

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10:38 CoinDesk.com Gibraltar Will Take Market-Driven Approach to ICO Rules

Top officials say Gibraltar will let the market determine what 'good' ICOs look like, and hinted that crypto investment fund regulation is to come.

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20.02.2018
23:43 CryptoCoinsNews.com Lithuania’s Central Bank Investigates 100 Million Euro Bankera ICO

The post Lithuania’s Central Bank Investigates 100 Million Euro Bankera ICO appeared first on CCN Lithuania’s central bank has launched an investigation into a domestic initial coin offering (ICO), which it says has violated the country’s securities laws. According to a statement dated Feb. 15, the Lietuvos Bankas has opened a probe into blockchain financial services startup Bankera, whose ICO has reportedly raised more than 108 million euros (~$133 million) … Continued The post Lithuania’s Central Bank Investigates 100 Million Euro Bankera ICO appeared first on CCN

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17:40 CryptoCoinsNews.com Bitcoiin2Gen ICO Leaves ‘Zen Master’ Steven Seagal On Deadly Ground

The post Bitcoiin2Gen ICO Leaves ‘Zen Master’ Steven Seagal On Deadly Ground appeared first on CCN When future historians chronicle cryptocurrency’s ascendance into the mainstream, 2017 will likely be remembered as the year of the initial coin offering (ICO). Critics, though, have often complained that this nascent fundraising model has the industry Under Siege. But although a myriad of scams have left the ecosystem with Exit Wounds, ICO fundraising has proven The post Bitcoiin2Gen ICO Leaves ‘Zen Master’ Steven Seagal On Deadly Ground appeared first on CCN

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04:21 TheFintechTimes.com FINMA publishes ICO guidelines

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published a set of guidelines on how it intends to apply financial market legislation in handling enquiries from ICO organisers. The guidelines also define the information FINMA requires to deal with such enquiries and the principles upon which it will base its responses, creating clarity for market participants. Creating transparency … The post FINMA publishes ICO guidelines appeared first on The Fintech Times.

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02:07 CoinDesk.com Actor Steven Seagal Endorses Questionable 'Bitcoiin' ICO

Action film star Steven Seagal has become the brand ambassador for a controversial cryptocurrency ahead of an initial coin offering (ICO).

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19.02.2018
20:25 CryptoCoinsNews.com $850 Million: Telegram ICO Quietly Shatters Blockchain Fundraising Record

The post $850 Million: Telegram ICO Quietly Shatters Blockchain Fundraising Record appeared first on CCN Step aside, Filecoin, because the Telegram ICO has quietly shattered the blockchain-based fundraising record. According to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, the Telegram ICO has raised $850 million since Jan. 29, when the token sale officially began. The filing reports that only 81 investors contributed to the … Continued The post $850 Million: Telegram ICO Quietly Shatters Blockchain Fundraising Record appeared first on CCN

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20:24 CoinDesk.com Lithuania's Central Bank Probes 100 Million Euro ICO

Lithuania's central bank has said it is probing Bankera's initial coin offering after determining that the token offered counts as a security.

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18:26 CoinDesk.com $850 Million Raised in ICO So Far, Says Telegram

Messaging app provider Telegram has raised an initial $850 million in its controversial initial coin offering (ICO), according to a public document.

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17:59 Yahoo Finance Bancor's Back? Once Doubted ICO Is Winning Users

Despite early skepticism on its tech amid a record-setting ICO, millions of dollars is now being traded each week by blockchain project Bancor.

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17:36 CryptoCoinsNews.com (+) ICO Analysis: Solve.Care

The post (+) ICO Analysis: Solve.Care appeared first on CCN The post (+) ICO Analysis: Solve.Care appeared first on CCN

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12:24 CoinDesk.com Bancor Bounce Back? A Once-Doubted ICO Is Winning Adoption

Despite early skepticism on its tech amid a record-setting ICO, millions of dollars is now being traded each week by blockchain project Bancor.

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17.02.2018
21:39 Forbes Telegram ICO: Scam Among Cryptocurrency Scams

Yet, while privacy appeals to the crypto elite as well as the dissidents and activists that the Durovs intended to support, it is also enabled Telegraph to become a communication tool of choice for terrorists, child pornographers, and other criminals.

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08:05 Techcrunch.Com Telegram has raised an initial $850M for its billion-dollar ICO

 It looks like Telegram’s billion-dollar ICO has reached its first milestone after the chat app company raised an initial $850 million, according to a filing. A document submitted to the SEC earlier this week states that the money was raised “for the development of the TON Blockchain, the development and maintenance of Telegram Messenger and the other purposes.” The security… Read More

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16.02.2018
19:56 CoinDesk.com Swiss Finance Regulator to Treat Some ICO Tokens As Securities

Switzerland's financial regulator has released new guidelines indicating it will treat some initial coin offerings (ICOs) as securities.

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18:28 Techcrunch.Com ICO startups band together to create $100M+ grant fund for Ethereum projects

 In a first of its kind, half a dozen ICO companies have come together to collaborate on a new fund that promises to pay out more than $100 million to promising projects in the Ethereum crypto space. The vehicle — called the Ethereum Community Fund — will be supported by crypto projects Omise Go, Cosmos, Golem, Maker, and Raiden, with Japanese VC Global Brain also in tow. The door… Read More

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16:34 TheFintechTimes.com Countries to Lead The ICO Space

To lead the ICO space, countries must provide an easy to use international legal framework that welcomes many participants from many financial backgrounds. Dan Gailey, the CEO of Synapse AI, believes that countries need to grant more rights to digital natives, to lower the barrier to entry for participation, and to provide long-term support to … The post Countries to Lead The ICO Space appeared first on The Fintech Times.

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15:43 Telegraph.co.uk Swiss watchdog issues ICO rules amid drive to become 'crypto-nation' 

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15:18 CryptoCoinsNews.com Spain’s Government Prepares to Lure Blockchain Firms, ICO Issuers

The post Spain’s Government Prepares to Lure Blockchain Firms, ICO Issuers appeared first on CCN The Spanish government is reportedly preparing legislation that includes possible tax incentives to lure blockchain companies into the country. The People’s Party (PP) of Spain, the country’s ruling party, is weighing up legislation to specifically attract blockchain firms due to the technology’s potential in a number of industries including finance, education, and health, according to The post Spain’s Government Prepares to Lure Blockchain Firms, ICO Issuers appeared first on CCN

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15:18 FinExtra.com Finma publishes ICO guidelines

In guidelines published today, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA sets out how i...

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15.02.2018
20:46 Forbes Attention, Founders: That ICO Is About To Dilute You, Too

ICOs are all the rage. But founders should be wary that as with venture capital, the money comes at a cost.

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16:24 Techcrunch.Com Need a post on Harvard.edu about your ICO? $500, please

 In the endless hunt to gain credibility for token products, founders are resorting to some shady – and ridiculous – tactics. After researching the weird world of pay-for-play recently and taking part in this expose on the space, I stumbled on another corner of the Internet that is a bit disturbing. It seems the habit of trying to bribe writers for big sites and providing access… Read More

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11:34 TheFintechTimes.com What Makes a Strong ICO?

by Mihai Ivascu, CEO of Modex for The Fintech Times What is a strong, healthy ICO? It’s a project that can go through due diligence. You need to be able to check out the entity that owns the project, you need to be able to check that they have a team, that they have employees. … The post What Makes a Strong ICO? appeared first on The Fintech Times.

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14.02.2018
18:29 TheRegister.co.uk Stop calling, stop calling... ICO goes gaga after home improvement biz ignores warnings

Swansea firm carries on direct marketing, lands extra fine A Welsh home improvement firm has been fined after ignoring a warning to stop contacting people who had opted out of marketing calls.…

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