ICOs

FBI Seeking Potential Victims of BitConnect to Assist Investigation

The FBI is reaching out to those who invested in the now-worthless BCC token offered by the defunct crypto exchange BitConnect.

Aboveboard Founder Claims ‘Nobody Is Buying’ STOs

Aboveboard Founder Claims "Nobody is Buying" STOsAndy Singleton, the founder of securities exchanges Aboveboard, has published an article asserting that the security token offering (STO) market is “lifeless.” While Singleton acknowledges the efficiency savings facilitated by the introduction of distributed ledger technology to the securities industry, he argues that current offerings are plagued by poor liquidity and inadequate disclosure,. resulting in […]

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Lithuania Central Bank’s Policy Update Opens the Door for Crypto Payments

Financial Companies in Lithuania to Accept Cryptocurrencies Through Third PartiesThe central bank of Lithuania has updated its position on cryptocurrencies and tokens issued through initial coin offerings. The regulator has revised the definition of these assets specifying the conditions under which financial institutions can operate with digital money and accept crypto payments. Also read: Court Rules Brazil’s Bitcoin Max Exchange Can Keep Bank Account […]

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ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 Months

ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 MonthsInterest in token sales has dropped dramatically over the past 10 months, with investment falling almost 95 percent. Nevertheless, according to a new study, the ICO market is still significantly larger than two years ago. Also read: Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules Startups Raised Less Than $300 Million in January Investment in startups […]

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SEC Commissioner Peirce Confirms Guidance on Crypto Tokens Is Coming

The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to clarify when securities laws might apply to crypto token sales, an official confirmed Friday.

The Security Token Market Needs Better Lingo

“STO” was coined to distinguish a compliant token offering from ICOs, but the term fails to capture all the types of security tokens.

Token Issuers Must Stop Paying for Market Making

It's time for the crypto world to adopt the best practices of the traditional public securities exchanges, including rules on ethics and fair dealing.

South Korea Will Maintain ICO Ban After Finding Token Projects Broke Rules

South Korea has decided not to lift its ban on domestic initial coin offerings after a watchdog's survey found projects have been violating rules.

Chat App Kik Says It Will Fight SEC Over Possible ICO Action

Messaging app company Kik says it will stand up to the SEC over an expected enforcement action relating to its 2017 initial coin offering

Don’t Throw the Crypto Tokens Out With the Bathwater

We’re at a point where any idea associated with tokens struggles for legitimacy and money. It would be a shame if we ditched token economics altogether.

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