Token Sales

Brazilian Bank Aims to Raise $15 Million Through Security Token Offering

Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual is planning to raise millions of dollars through the offering of a security token tied to property assets.

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.

South Korea Updates ICO Stance After 3-Month Investigation

South Korea Updates ICO Policy After 3-Month InvestigationThe South Korean government has updated its stance on initial coin offerings (ICOs) as well as announced the results of its 3-month investigation of ICO activities carried out by Korean companies. The government found that many companies have bypassed its ICO ban and conducted token sales overseas. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community […]

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Russians to Be Allowed ICO Investments up to $9,000 per Year

Russians to Be Allowed to Invest in ICOs up to $9,000 per YearRussian lawmakers have revised another bill regarding the regulation of the industry built around cryptocurrencies. In its latest version, the draft law on crowdfunding sets the maximum amount of money ordinary Russians will be permitted to invest in projects such as ICOs at less than $9,000 per year.      Also read: Lawyers to Help the […]

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Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and Investors

Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and InvestorsThree Ukrainian companies have developed an English-language chat bot that provides consulting services to businesses and investors in the crypto industry. The AI-based platform, Ailo, offers a range of automated services but it can also deal with cases that require human intervention and professional legal advice. Also read: Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items […]

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Crypto Detectives Project Rates and Investigates Suspicious ICOs

Non-Profit Project Investigates and Rates Suspicious ICOsAn online platform created in Russia has set a noble goal of making the cryptocurrency industry safer for investors. The project investigates initial coin offerings (ICOs) that have raised suspicions and performs the due diligence for free. A report about each ICO is then published containing а summary of the findings and a conclusion about […]

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Isle of Man Updates Registration Rules for Cryptocurrency Businesses

Isle of Man Updates Registration Rules for Cryptocurrency BusinessesThe financial regulator of the Isle of Man recently introduced changes to its policy governing the registration of companies in the cryptocurrency industry. The British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea is also tightening rules applicable to projects that conduct initial coin offerings (ICOs). Also read: Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations Financial Authority Adopts […]

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Online Bank Swissquote Begins Offering Clients Access to ICOs

Online Bank Swissquote Begins Offering Clients Access to ICOsSwissquote, a provider of online financial and trading services in Switzerland, has announced that its clients can now participate in initial coin offerings through its platform. The Swiss bank takes care of both the execution and the custody of tokens. In addition, the bank offers the trading of five major cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO Issuers

Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO IssuersThe U.S. states of Colorado and North Dakota have independently issued cease and desist orders against companies promoting initial coin offerings in their states. Their tokens are potentially fraudulent securities offerings, according to the two states’ securities commissions. One scheme promises a return of 10 percent per month and claims to be pegged to the […]

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