Tag: securities

  • ICO

    Security Tokens Surge in Popularity as ICO Funding Plummets to Yearly Lows

    As funding for ICOs drops amidst a regulatory crackdown by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, investors are turning to a new type of cryptocurrency investment vehicle in order to invest in projects: security tokens. ICO Fervor Wanes Following the surge in the ICO markets that occurred towards...

    Cole Petersen | September 17, 2018 | 10:30 am
  • court ruling

    US Court Ruling: Initial Coin Offerings Covered by Securities Law

    A new ruling by a federal judge in New York has put Initial Coin Offerings under the umbrella of securities law, in a first-of-its-kind legal case against a man charged with promoting digital currencies that were supposedly backed by non-existent real estate and diamonds. The case, being held in...

    Cole Petersen | September 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • Bittrex

    Bittrex Partners with Regulated Trading Platform Rialto to Expand Platform

    U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is teaming up with Rialto, an Alternative Trading System (ATS), to offer a new digital securities trading platform. The partnership with Bittrex will allow the next-generation trading platform to expand its product offerings, which are currently limited to three fixed income products. The two...

    Cole Petersen | August 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm
  • 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

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