Tag: Initial Coin offering

  • CryptoRuble
    Crypto

    Is Russia on Its Way to Adopting Its Own State-Backed CryptoRuble?

    Russia may be on the way to adopting its own central bank digital currency, according to Anatoly Aksakov, chair of the State Duma’s Financial Market Committee. The Russian Parliament is studying three bills, introduced in March, to regulate smart contracts, digital currencies, cryptocurrency mining, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Now...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 8, 2018 | 11:00 pm
  • ICOs
    Technology

    German Regulator Advises Investors to “Keep Their Hands Off” ICOs

    The president of BaFin, Germany’s financial watchdog, is supportive of a global regulatory framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs). Critical of cryptocurrency financial rounds, Felix Hufeld advises private investors to “keep their hands off such things”. BaFin’s President Hufeld Supports International Standards for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs German’s Federal...

    Ricardo Esteves | October 30, 2018 | 11:00 pm
  • ICO
    Technology

    Swissquote Becomes First Bank Worldwide to Launch ICO Service

    Online Swiss bank Swissquote announced the launch of its ICO offering, becoming the first bank worldwide to allow customers to buy tokens issued within an initial coin offering (ICO) supported by the Swissquote platform. Swiss Diamond Producer Set to Raise $60.73 Million in First Bank-Mediated ICO Ever As...

    Ricardo Esteves | October 22, 2018 | 8:05 pm
  • Cryptocurrencies
    Bitcoin

    SEC Establishes FinHub to Engage Public on Cryptocurrencies

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the launch of the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to promote public engagement on fintech-related issues and initiatives, including blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. SEC Launches FinHub Portal in Connection with the Issuance of Its DAO Report FinHub,...

    Ricardo Esteves | October 19, 2018 | 10:15 pm
  • ICOs
    Technology

    EU Financial Watchdog to Determine ICOs Outside of “Regulatory World”

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Union’s financial watchdog, has announced it is taking the same approach to initial coin offerings (ICOs) as its U.S. counterpart. The agency is examining all types of cryptocurrency fundraisers to determine how they fit EU’s regulatory framework. ESMA to...

    Ricardo Esteves | October 8, 2018 | 7:30 pm
  • ICO
    Blockchain

    New Google Chrome Extension Flags Suspicious ICO Sites

    Cryptocurrency investors have a lot to worry about these days. Not only has crypto-related cybercrime tripled over the last year, but prices have continued to drop, and many tokens picked up during initial coin offerings (ICOs) are turning out to be nothing more than scams. A new Google...

    Tony Spilotro | August 23, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    Can a Wind Farm Help Morocco Become the Next Bitcoin Mining Paradise?

    A remote location in Morocco has become a strategic spot to build a 900-megawatt wind farm as bitcoin miners look for cheap electricity in order to set up their computing centers. The spot south of Marrakesh is likely to turn into a cryptocurrency mining hub as the ecosystem...

    Ricardo Esteves | July 27, 2018 | 11:30 pm
  • Switzerland
    ICO

    Switzerland to Ease Regulation for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

    Once called “Crypto Nation,” Switzerland has recently been driving away the ecosystem after setting up a more stringent regulatory framework. Having dropped from second place last year to sixth in 2018, in a PwC country ranking of the sum of initial coin offering (ICO) funds raised, the government is...

    Ricardo Esteves | July 19, 2018 | 7:30 pm

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