U.S. Judge Rules That ICOs are Covered by Securities Laws

A U.S. District Judge in Brooklyn has delivered a landmark judgement with far-reaching implications for the initial coin offering (ICO) market. Judge Raymond Dearie of the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York today ruled that U.S. securities laws cover ICO token sales. The ruling came in a case against a fraudulent ICO promoter

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Decentralized Crypto Trading Platform AirSwap Strikes Deal to Tokenize NY Real Estate Market

Decentralized cryptocurrency trading platform AirSwap has announced a new partnership designed to aid in the tokenization of one of the Western Hemisphere’s most expensive real estate markets. That partnership, inked with FINRA-registered broker-dealer Propellr, will see the two firms use AirSwap’s peer-to-peer trading protocol to create a platform that allows brokers and their clients to

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This Canadian Town is Coughing Up Bitcoin After Ransomware Attack

A town in the Ontario Province of Canada has decided to pay hackers the ransom they are demanding in bitcoin in order to get its computer network working again. Midland, which has a population of over 16,000, had its computer systems breached and infected with ransom malware that encrypted files at the beginning of the

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Is India Ready to Legalize Crypto? Officials Visit Japan & UK to Study Policies

While the Supreme Court of India hears the crypto exchange industry’s case against the central bank following the latter’s banking ban, regulators are exploring regulatory policies for the nascent sector. Businesses and associations in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector are expected to participate in the hearing alongside the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI),

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Binance Partners Malta Stock Exchange to Launch New Digital Exchange

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume has announced a partnership with the Malta Stock Exchange to launch a new digital exchange specifically for security token trading. The agreement was signed on Tuesday through a memorandum of understanding between MSE chairman Joseph Portelli and Binance chief financial officer Wei Zhou. Prof Edward

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Australian Blockchain Delegation Heads to China to Foster Fintech Ties

A handful of Aussie blockchain startups are in Shanghai this week, part of a government-backed trade mission that aims to strengthen ties between the two nations in the industry. The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), the country’s trade agency, and the Australian Digital Commerce Association are jointly organizing a delegation of domestic blockchain startups currently

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Russia’s Central Bank: ICO Pilot a Success, Legal Hurdles Remain

A regulatory platform operated by the Bank of Russia has concluded an initial coin offering (ICO) pilot, a central bank official has revealed. Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok – a port city near the Chinese border –Ivan Semagin, deputy director of financial markets development at the Bank of Russia revealed the authority’s

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Bitcoin Flexes its Muscles as Cryptocurrency Market Tumbles to 2018 Low

The cryptocurrency market crossed an unwelcome milestone on Wednesday, as it not only fell to a year-to-date low but also surpassed the Nasdaq Composite Index’s 78 percent peak-to-trough decline in the throes of the dotcom bubble that kicked off the new millennium. Cryptocurrency Decline Now Worse Than Dotcom Bubble Following a fresh rout this week,

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SEC Hits Two Cryptocurrency Firms With Formal Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has slapped a crypto asset hedge fund and an ‘ICO Superstore’ with penalties. A digital asset hedge fund manager was charged with misrepresentations and registration failures, marking the SEC’s first-ever enforcement action finding an investment company registration violation by a hedge fund manager based on its investments in digital

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Azart Is a New Cryptocurrency for Online Gambling Industry

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Cryptocurrency Market Slump Sees $642 Billion Dumped So Far in 2018

The cryptocurrency market capitalization on September 12 established a new yearly low near circa $187 billion. The drop amounts to a total of $642 billion that has vanished from the market since its all-time high near $829.96 billion. Almost all the leading coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple, are in the process of forming

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Ibinex B2B White Label Crypto Exchange Announces White Paper Release

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Gemini’s New USD Cryptocurrency Stablecoin: A Whitepaper Deep Dive

The Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, founded by the Winklevoss twins, announced on Monday that the company has launched a stablecoin built on the ERC-20 standard. Named “Gemini Dollar” (GUSD) the coin’s value will be “strictly pegged 1:1 to the U.S. dollar,” according to the whitepaper. Of course, many stablecoins exist that are pegged to USD, such

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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis: BTC/USD Hinting Breakdown Action

Bitcoin price on Wednesday recorded a marginal drop of 0.25 percent against a strong U.S. dollar. The BTC/USD today stayed on its prevailing sideways trend, exhibiting intrarange fluctuations of just around $100. The pair began the Asian trading session sheepishly, forming lower highs towards 6308-fiat and lower lows towards 6219-fiat. The sideways sentiment continued as

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Would You Trade on a Cryptocurrency Exchange Run by Riot Blockchain?

As cryptocurrency trading goes, U.S. residents have access to an enviable array of exchanges and investing platforms. Though barred from some offshore giants like BitMEX and Huobi, it’s tough to complain when platforms such as Gemini, Coinbase, Binance, Bittrex, and Robinhood leave investors with options designed for customers of virtually every skill level and trading

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TransferGo Now Using Ripple for Instant Cross-Border Transfers From Europe to India

Payment provider TransferGo says it has launched a Ripple-based solution that allows people to send money from anywhere in Europe to India in real time. The platform’s founder and CEO Daumantas Dvilinskas says Ripple’s technology will allow the company to transfer money in an instant. “We’re delighted to be one of the first companies in […]

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Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin: Big Growth in Crypto Market Is Just Getting Started

Ethereum co-founder and founder of ConsenSys Joseph Lubin says he respectfully disagrees with Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin about the future of the crypto market. Buterin recently stated that blockchain won’t see 1,000-times growth again, telling Bloomberg that blockchain is now too popular for that type of exponential growth. “If you talk to the average educated person […]

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Charlie Lee on the Game Plan for How Litecoin, Bitcoin and Crypto Can Replace Fiat

In a fireside chat with Thomas Hu, founder of Kyber Capital, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee sat down with CoolBitX CEO Michael Ou to analyze what it means to be your own bank by using cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology. They cover issues surrounding mainstream adoption, stablecoins and certain features that can improve Bitcoin and […]

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Fintech Powerhouse Robinhood Takes Flight With Crypto Trading and an Upcoming IPO

Robinhood, a red-hot investing app that launched cryptocurrency trading in February, is planning an initial public offering (IPO). CEO Baiju Bhatt made the announcement during a talk at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. He says the company is currently looking for a CFO to lead the effort. Robinhood currently has 5 million customers and roughly 250 employees. The startup is valued at […]

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Stellar (XLM) Buys Blockchain Startup Backed by Nasdaq, Visa, Citi and Pantera Capital

Lightyear, the commercial arm of the Stellar Development Foundation, has purchased San Francisco-based Chain Inc. Chain launched in 2014 and has raised $44 million in venture funding from a long list of powerhouse financial institutions including Visa, Nasdaq, Citi Ventures and Pantera Capital. The fintech startup builds private blockchains for companies aiming to digitize and streamline […]

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CNBC to Focus on VeChain in Upcoming Episode of ‘Advancements’ With Ted Danson

CNBC will shine a spotlight on VeChain in a new episode of Advancements with Ted Danson. “Traveling to Shanghai, China, the series shines a light on VeChain; a leading global enterprise-level public blockchain platform that aims to connect blockchain technology to the real world by providing a comprehensive governance structure, a robust economic model, and […]

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Clarifies Crypto Comments and Calls Out Tron’s Justin Sun – Who Quickly Responds

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin is clarifying his recent statement that blockchain won’t see 1,000-times growth again. Buterin told Bloomberg that “if you talk to the average educated person at this point, they probably have heard of blockchain at least once. There isn’t an opportunity for yet another 1,000-times growth in anything in the space anymore.” Joseph […]

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Crypto News Flash: Bitcoin (BTC), Tron (TRX), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple and XRP, IOTA

From Bitcoin vs. cold hard cash to a successful pilot for IOTA, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto. Bitcoin (BTC) An expert on illicit finance told US lawmakers that despite rumors and fear mongering, Bitcoin is not useful to terrorists. The director of analysis at the Foundation for […]

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Cash App Supports Bitcoin (BTC) in All 50 States as Square Soars to ATH

Square (SQ) stock soared on Tuesday, smashing it’s all-time high of $91.64. Up 3.26% from $89.37, the stock closed on Tuesday at $92.28, posting over 158% gains this year. In December, Square made a pivot into several financial services, including a partnership with eBay to offer loans to small businesses and a mobile app move into […]

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Coinbase and Circle Join New Effort to Shape Blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto Policies

Several companies in the crypto industry, including Coinbase and Circle, have formed the Blockchain Association, a new trade association to advocate on behalf of the industry. The group will lobby in Washington, D.C. for policies and regulations that protect the value of decentralized, permissionless blockchains and the many solutions that are being built to expand the cryptocurrency […]

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