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ICO Issuers Settle Registration Charges With SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to settle charges with two startups that sold tokens through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in 2017. The companies were charged by the SEC for running their ICOs after the regulator clearly defined such offerings as unlicensed securities in its DAO Report of Investigation. The startups indicted […]
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“We Did This With Gold”: Could VanEck Be Bitcoin’s Best Bet for an ETF?

Gabor Gurbacs is confident that the approval of a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) is inevitable. And he’s optimistic that the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Strategy will be the first to deliver one to the world.The director of Digital Asset Strategy at VanEck/MVIS, Gurbacs, as of late, has become a leading voice on the space’s ETF […]
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Op Ed: Cryptocurrency’s Unrealized Opportunities for U.S. Tax Professionals

The market for cryptocurrency tax services is growing rapidly, and it is providing forward-thinking tax professionals with an opportunity to capture oversized profits.While we’ve seen the market cap of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies dramatically fall from around $800 billion at its height to around $200 billion today, the number of developers, traders, companies and professionals […]
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Trader Jailed and Fined Over $1 Million for Bitcoin and Litecoin Fraud …

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a press release on Friday, November 9, 2018, stating that it had fined Arizona resident Joseph Kim for perpetrating a fraudulent cryptocurrency trading scheme against his former employer and other investors. The same day, a District Court in the Northern District of Illinois sentenced Kim to 15 […]
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In the Race for a Bitcoin ETF, Wall Street Has Plenty of Hurdles to Clear

In the latter half of 2018, few developments have occupied crypto investors’ headspaces like the industry’s indefatigable pursuit of a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF).This conversation lay largely dormant since the two brothers’ first attempt was rejected by the U.S. securities regulator in March of 2017. But the Winklevosses reignited the conversation when their second […]
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We Should Not ‘Scurry to Keep Pace’ With Fintech, Says CFTC Commissioner

A new commissioner at U.S. regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) repeated called for handling fintech – including blockchain and cryptocurrency – with an “open mind” in a speech Thursday, Oct. 25.Speaking at the 2018 International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Annual Japan Conference in Tokyo, Rostin Behnam, who has now held the post […]
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SEC Launches FinHub to Communicate With Industry, But What Does it Have to Say?

 On October 18, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the launch of the agency’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub). The new arm of the regulator will be focused on fintech-related fields, including, specifically, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital assets.What made the SEC create FinHub?The SEC, being an independent federal […]
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ETH and XRP Both Hit by Losses as Crypto Markets See Widespread Red

Monday, September 24: Both Ripple (XRP) and Ethereum (ETH) have taken hefty price hits today as the wider crypto markets see deep red, as data from Coin360 shows.Market visualization by Coin360While Ethereum has now reclaimed its long-standing spot as second-largest coin by market cap on CoinMarketCap — which it briefly ceded to a skyrocketing Ripple […]
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Elon Musk Wants Advice on Twitter Crypto Scammers, the US SEC Wants Comments on BTC ETFs

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekJapanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Zaif Hacked Of Reported 5,966 BitcoinsAs a […]
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SEC Heightens Crypto Crackdown, While US Court Ruling Marks Cryptos as Securities

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekNew York Judges Rules Securities Laws Be “Flexible” And Apply […]
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