Tag: securities

  • Bitcoin

    U.S. Regulatory Clarity Should Aid New Bitcoin ETF Application

    In the U.S., another application has been made for a Bitcoin ETF by CBOE Global Markets following previous applications by other companies that were rejected because the market is ‘unregulated.’ Now that the SEC has clarified that Bitcoin and Ethereum are not to be regulated as securities, this...

    tim copeland | July 7, 2018 | 2:00 pm
  • Coinbase

    Coinbase UK CEO: Crypto is a ‘Global Revolution’

    Coinbase U.K. CEO Zeeshan Feroz said that the announcement of Ethereum Classic was more successful than Bitcoin Cash at the CryptoCompare MJAC 2018 conference today. He also spoke on the use of mobile payment networks to bring financial services to the unbanked, criticized the current financial payments system,...

    tim copeland | June 13, 2018 | 2:30 pm
  • Securities

    SEC Chair Clarifies Agency’s Position on Securities, ICOs

    The head of the SEC has clarified how his agency defines what is or is not a security, saying that the tokens used in initial coin offerings (ICOs) are securities, whereas coins like Bitcoin are not. SEC Clarifies Position on Securities, ICOs Jay Clayton, the head of the...

    Thomas Delahunty | June 7, 2018 | 1:30 am
  • ripple xrp

    Ripple Hit with Lawsuit While Binance Expands XRP Listings

    It has been a tumultuous week for San Francisco based Ripple Labs which now finds itself embroiled in another law suit. This time a disgruntled investor has taken up legal action claiming the blockchain firm has violated federal securities laws. Digital Coins Created ‘Out of Thin Air’ According...

    Martin Young | May 5, 2018 | 8:26 am
  • Industry

    Major VC Firm Asked SEC to Not Categorize Cryptocurrency as Security

    The self-branded “Venture Capital Working Group” has approached the SEC to propose regulatory “Safe Harbors” for some tokens and cryptocurrency. Crypto Advocates Bring Proposal to SEC A group of lawyers and investors assembled by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz met with the SEC in Washington on March 28 to lobby...

    John McMahon | April 20, 2018 | 6:30 am
  • ripple

    Ripple Struggles to Get Listed on U.S. Exchanges as Regulators Determine What Coins Are Deemed Securities

    XRP is marketed as a valuable link between the world of traditional banking and digital currencies, supposedly designed to revolutionize how banks move cash across borders, making transactions faster and cheaper. Despite this, Ripple is struggling to get listed on two major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchanges, Gemini and Coinbase. According to people...

    Thomas Delahunty | April 4, 2018 | 8:30 pm
  • ICO

    Massachusetts Regulators Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five Firms Offering ICOs

    The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Securities Division has stopped five firms — Mattervest, Pink Ribbon, Across Platforms, Sparkco, and 18moons — from conducting initial coin offerings (ICOs) for cryptocurrencies. William Galvin, the state’s top securities regulator, has ordered the firms to stop the sale of the “unregistered...

    Thomas Delahunty | March 28, 2018 | 10:07 pm

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