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US SEC Creates a Phony ICO

As a way of educating the public, the SEC launched a website that offers a mock ICO.  It did so in the hopes of showing how easily people can be

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SEC Commissioner Takes Less Rigid Position on ICOs and does not Favor Sandboxes

SEC-watchers regularly quote Chairman Clayton’s statement at a February 2018 Senate hearing (“I believe every ICO I’ve seen is a security”) as evidence of the SEC’s strict view of ICOs. 

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SEC Approach Remains Cautious

The U.S. SEC’s continued effort to try to walk a tightrope regarding regulation of ICO’s was on display again yesterday.  Chairman Clayton has famously said that “I have yet to

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Hong Kong Securities Watchdog Warns that Many ICOs May Be Frauds

In a speech on new technologies on Friday, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) deputy chief Julia Leung reiterated previous concerns of risks associated with ICOs.  She acknowledged that

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Texas Regulator Finds Widespread Fraud in Cryptocurrency Offerings

The Texas State Securities Board issued a report summarizing its a four-week investigation of securities offerings tied to virtual currencies. 

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Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Nano

A class action lawsuit was brought today on behalf of investors in Nano f/k/a RaiBlocks (XRB), alleging, according to the

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U.S. SEC Brings Civil and Criminal Charges Against Founders of Centra Cryptocurrency Firm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it charged two co-founders of a purported financial services start-up with

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Massachusetts Regulator Halts Five ICOs

The office of Massachusetts Secretary of State announced today that it had halted ICOs from five companies, claiming that the

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Twitter Joins Google and Facebook in Banning Cryptocurrency Ads

Reuters reported that, starting tomorrow,  Twitter will ban cryptocurrency ads.  The prohibition will cover advertising of ICOS and ads by

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The Cautious Approach to Cryptocurrencies and ICOs in Malaysia

The global frenzy around cryptocurrencies has seen prices fluctuate dramatically over the past year, leading to a growing interest among

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