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‘Too Many Disappointing ICOs’. Crypto Payment Startup Launches With ‘No Funding’ Strategy

cointelegraph | 10-15-2018

A blockchain-based startup which aims to make crypto payments more prolific has embraced a no funding strategy – launching with an array of features #SPONSORED

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ABCC: a Rising Star for the Crypto Space Building Innovative Exchange Platform

coinspeaker | 10-15-2018

To stand out from other crypto exchanges, ABCC platform is forward thinking from the start. It sponsored DELTA Summit right next to Binance, stakes on its strong team of experienced professionals and a unique nature of its AT token. The post ABCC: a Rising Star for the Crypto Space Building Innovative Exchange Platform appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

Categories: Exchange|ICO|Altcoin|Sponsored
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MasterCard, VISA to Classify Crypto, ICOs as ‘High Risk,’ Increase Monitoring, Sources Say

cointelegraph | 10-15-2018

Payment giants MasterCard and VISA will soon group cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) jurisdictions in a new “high risk” category, sources say

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North Dakota Regulator Issues Cease and Desists Against 3 ICOs

ccn | 10-15-2018

The North Dakota Securities Department last week issued cease-and-desist orders against three companies promoting initial coin offering (ICO) in the state. Karen Tyler, the Securities Commissioner, named Crystal Token, Advertiza Holdings (Pty) Ltd., and Life Cross Coin aka LifecrosscoinGmbH, as the latest offenders involved in illegal business practices related to cryptocurrencies. Investigations found that the accusedThe post North Dakota Regulator Issues Cease and Desists Against 3 ICOs appeared first on CCN

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Korean Government Expected to Announce ICO Stance in November, Official Says

bitcoin.com | 10-15-2018

The South Korean government is expected to announce its position on initial coin offerings in November, according to a high-ranking official. The decision will follow the outcome of the survey which the country’s Financial Supervisory Service recently sent out to domestic blockchain companies. Also read: RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision […]The post Korean Government Expected to Announce ICO Stance in November, Official Says appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|ICO|Blockchain|Asia|Regulation
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SEC Freezes Platform’s ‘Approved’ ICO and Charges Founder with Fraud

livebitcoinnews | 10-14-2018

A platform falsely claiming to have SEC approval has been charged by the commission who, in turn, plans to halt its upcoming ICO and bar its founder from offering securities in the future. The world of ICOs is a busy one, and if you’re in the U.S., it also involves the Securities and Exchange Commission...The post SEC Freezes Platform’s ‘Approved’ ICO and Charges Founder with Fraud appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Nasdaq Reportedly Considers Creating Platform for Cryptocurrency Security Tokens

livebitcoinnews | 10-14-2018

Inside sources say Nasdaq is looking to create a platform for cryptocurrency security tokens. This development is the latest in a series of reports of the U.S.-based stock exchange operator taking steps to enter the digital asset space. Nasdaq and Cryptocurrency Security Tokens According to reports, Nasdaq plans to develop a platform where companies can...The post Nasdaq Reportedly Considers Creating Platform for Cryptocurrency Security Tokens appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Tether Losing Its Peg

trustnodes | 10-14-2018

Tether has reached its lowest level since February, falling to a low of $0.95 recently while currently standing at $0.975 at the time of writing. The dollar pegged token usually...The post Tether Losing Its Peg appeared first on Trustnodes.

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The Daily: Robinhood Reaches 25th State, Fake Adobe Crypto Malware

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

In today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about Robinhood expanding to its 25th American state, recently discovered mining malware, Coinbase ditching its crypto index fund, and a new blockchain job for a former advisor to president Trump. Also Read: US Court Issues Emergency Order Halting a Planned Initial Coin Offering Robinhood Reaches 25th […]The post The Daily: Robinhood Reaches 25th State, Fake Adobe Crypto Malware appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Not only ICOs: The SEC Targets Crypto Airdrops

cryptopotato | 10-14-2018

The clashes between the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and cryptocurrency startups are becoming increasingly murkier by the day. In its latest showdown, the SEC banned Tomahawk ICO regarding its bounty program, fining it $30,000 for “fraudulent” marketing strategies after it re-jigged its ICO to a non-OTC offer, thus exempting it from further regulation by the […]The post Not only ICOs: The SEC Targets Crypto Airdrops appeared first on CryptoPotato.

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Aion Price Gains 17% as Binance Confirms Token Swap Support

themerkle | 10-14-2018

Things are looking relatively boring where the top 20 cryptocurrencies ranked by market cap are concerned. In the case of Aion, an altcoin which has not been making too many headlines, things are progressing nicely. It is one of the strongest gainers in the top 100 altogether, as its value is on the verge of […]The post Aion Price Gains 17% as Binance Confirms Token Swap Support appeared first on NullTX.

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Crypto Reckoning? Industry Vets Strike Humble Tone in San Francisco

coindesk | 10-14-2018

Many at San Francisco Blockchain Week are warily reflecting on the lessons of the 2017 token boom, the pride that came before the bear-market fall.

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PR: Exosis Launches ICO to Create a Multi Utility Platform

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

Exosis is a multi utility blockchain platform with five blockchain sites which include, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, a virtual masternode, a decentralized e-commerce site, e- wallet and an OTC platform.The cryptocurrency industry has been growing exponentially over the past couple of years. Currently, it is maintaining the market capitalization at $250-300 billion. This indicates that it is a market that has investment potential. The Exosis development team has realized that the best way to create a good cryptocurrency platform is by creating a multi-functional platform that has utility. Exosis is a realization of the dream. It features five different platforms in one. It has a decentralized exchange, a decentralized e-commerce site, an OTC platform, a Virtual Masternode, and a multiplatform e-wallet. These five different business models all rely on the Exosis coin. This Gives Exosis coin Utility, unlike most other cryptocurrency platforms.The post PR: Exosis Launches ICO to Create a Multi Utility Platform appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation in San Francisco

bitcoin.com | 10-14-2018

Last week, on Oct. 10-11, Bitcoin Cash developers gathered in San Francisco for the first of many BCH Devcons hosted by Bitmain’s blockchain development fund Permissionless Ventures. A slew of teams participated in the three-day hackathon resulting in two big winners who took home 15 BCH worth of winning prizes. Also read: Russian Crypto Groups […]The post BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation in San Francisco appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao’s Cryptocurrency Could Launch This Year

ccn | 10-14-2018

Manny Pacquiao’s long-awaited cryptocurrency could launch by the end of the year. According to a StraitsTimes report, Singapore based Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) is in charge of the launch of the Pac Tokens, the cryptocurrency that leverages on the popularity of the Philippine boxing legend. The news outlet quoted GCOX chief communications officer Evan Ngow whoThe post Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao’s Cryptocurrency Could Launch This Year appeared first on CCN

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What are Digitex Futures? DGTX price and future analysis

coinnounce | 10-14-2018

Published on CoinnounceComprehending the recent advancements by the Digitex futures. What are futures? The Futures, as a financial commodity has become quite talked about, in the cryptocurrency space with the inception of Bitcoin Futures and Exchange Traded Funds. Futures is nothing but a financial contract between a buyer and seller who agree to undertake a transaction in […]The post What are Digitex Futures? DGTX price and future analysis appeared first on Coinnounce.

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North Dakota Securities Commissioner Issues Cease and Desist Order Against 3 ICOs

livebitcoinnews | 10-14-2018

Securities commissioner of North Dakota has issued orders against three companies allegedly promoting fraudulent ICOs. Three Illegal ICOs Identified Karen Tyler, North Dakota Securities Commissioner, has issued cease and desist orders against three firms promoting fraudulent and unregistered securities in the garb of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). The information was communicated through a news release...The post North Dakota Securities Commissioner Issues Cease and Desist Order Against 3 ICOs appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Raido Financial Announces New Updates and Prepares for the Launch

bitcoinist | 10-13-2018

A fintech company presents its MVP of Raido Exchange and releases wallets for Windows and Mac OS. Raido Financial — a company that specializes in fintech solutions has released new updates that can possibly attract a new audience and raise the overall’s awareness of the project: since now, users can access an MVP to see and test the early features of a platform. Apart from that, it will clearly demonstrate the vision of the company. Users willRead MoreThe post Raido Financial Announces New Updates and Prepares for the Launch appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Nouriel Roubini Versus Blockchain: Notes from the Senate Floor

cointelegraph | 10-13-2018

‘Dr. Doom’ didn’t miss another chance to bash crypto – but he faced a worthy opposition.

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Crypto Price Alert – Digitex Futures up 45%

themerkle | 10-13-2018

Digitex Futures (DGTX), the token behind a commission-free futures exchange is currently trading at $0.13, up over 45% in the past 24 hours. This new level marks a new all time high for DGTX, which is something we rarely see these days in today’s crypto markets. What exactly is DGTX and why did the Digitex Futures […]The post Crypto Price Alert – Digitex Futures up 45% appeared first on NullTX.

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The Problem With ‘Sustainable Journalism’ Platform Civil

bitcoinist | 10-13-2018

ConsenSys backed “sustainable journalism” marketplace Civil isn’t raising as much as it had hoped in its ICO. Civil’s ambitious plans have been picked apart by, you guessed it,  journalists. Free Press or Censorship Civil’s approach to revolutionizing journalism has been questioned in a recent post by Financial Times’ Alphaville. Like many blockchain platforms, Civil’s design is based on the ever-growing concept of “crypto-economics,” reward and monetization of activities using cryptocurrency tokens or coins. Alphaville argues thatRead MoreThe post The Problem With ‘Sustainable Journalism’ Platform Civil appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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3 Cryptocurrencies That Could Outperform Bitcoin in the Medium-Term (GO, ICX, ETH)

bitcoinist | 10-13-2018

ICOs were all the rage at the height of the 2017 crypto bull-run. However, with over 9 months in bear mode, most individuals have forgotten about them entirely. But with catalysts piling up in the short-term, cryptocurrencies that focused on ICOs could make a come back in Q4 of 2018 with GO and ICX leading the charge. Cryptocurrencies Market Situation There are literally catalysts piling up on top of catalysts from Yale’s investment in 2Read MoreThe post 3 Cryptocurrencies That Could Outperform Bitcoin in the Medium-Term (GO, ICX, ETH) appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Careful Vetting Required as McGill University Introduces Yet Another Blockchain Course

cryptoglobe | 10-13-2018

Education has become commercialized as an increasing number of institutes for higher learning aim to maximize their profits. Recently, MLG Blockchain and Canada's McGill University partnered to offer a blockchain course. Also, the University of New Hampshire School of Law (UNH Law) will be offering legal courses related to cryptos and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Similar to ICOs, these courses should be carefully vetted as it's always important to determine whether those teaching them are qualified.

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Circle CEO Believes 'Marketplaces Will Have Thousands of Tokens', Roubini Compares Them to 'Illegal Cartels'

cryptoglobe | 10-13-2018

Circle recently acquired equity crowdfunding company, SeedInvest, in order to make it easier for startups to raise capital with cryptocurrency. Jeremy Allaire, the co-founder and CEO at Circle, explained that the acquisition would help the company provide financial services in a future economy where “there’s going to be this tokenization of everything.”

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TRON Surges Nearly 9% After Founder Tweets About Forthcoming Partnership With ‘Industry Giant’

cryptoglobe | 10-13-2018

The CEO of the TRON foundation Justin Sun has recently tweeted out the organization is about to partner with an ‘industry giant’ that’s worth tens of billions of dollars. His tweet drew in controversy and excitement, and got the price of the TRX token up nearly 9%.

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Barry Silbert: Not Bullish on ICO, How Wall Street Really Thinks About Bitcoin

newsbtc | 10-13-2018

Crypto venture capitalist Barry Silbert said that he is not bullish on the projects raising funds via Initial Coin Offering, or ICO. The Digital Currency Group founder told Forbes that he philosophically supported the idea of disintermediating funding process but yet found it uncompelling from the point of view of purpose, capability, legality, and valuation. Utility...The post Barry Silbert: Not Bullish on ICO, How Wall Street Really Thinks About Bitcoin appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Top Mining Pool ViaBTC Raises $30 Million in Little Over 2 Hours Through ICO

cryptoglobe | 10-13-2018

Recently, one of the biggest cryptocurrency mining pools in China, ViaBTC finished its first high-value initial coin offering (ICO), using the Wormhole protocol and the bitcoin cash (BCH) blockchain.

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The Daily: Nasdaq Eyes Security Tokens, Blockstack Tackles Social Media

bitcoin.com | 10-13-2018

Today’s installment of The Daily is about building more than bickering, though we’ll squeeze in a little of the latter before we sign off. First though, let’s start by considering the latest projects being proposed within the crypto space: a tokenized security platform and a social media network that doesn’t leak data. Also read: South Korea’s […]The post The Daily: Nasdaq Eyes Security Tokens, Blockstack Tackles Social Media appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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South Korea’s Final Services Commission Believes in Maintaining Ban on ICOs

cryptoglobe | 10-13-2018

On Thursday (11 October 2018), the chairman of South Korea's top financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), reaffirmed the Korean government's negative stance on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

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South Korean Financial Regulator Reaffirms Negative Stance on ICOs and Crypto

cointelegraph | 10-13-2018

The chairman of Korea’s Financial Services Commission has reiterated his negative position on ICOs and digital currencies, though he does not deny the potential of blockchain

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Coinbase Ditches Its Index Fund in Favor of a New Retail Feature

bitcoinmagazine | 10-13-2018

Coinbase – one of the largest digital currency exchanges in the U.S. – is nixing its index fund designed for accredited investors and shifting its focus to a new retail product, The Block reportshttps://theblockcrypto.com/2018/10/11/coinbase-is-shutting-down-its-fund-aimed-at-big-investors-as-it-pivots-to-a-new-retail-product/. Coinbase first announced its fund back in March of 2018. The project was designed to give institutional investors easy access to the digital currency market by offering them an index that represents a basket of Coinbase’s listed assets. During this time, Coinbase representatives stated that they were “seeing strong demand from institutional and high net worth individuals.” However, now the index fund has failed to attract an appropriate number of clients. Coinbase was reportedly unable to garner necessary revenue from the project and has since decided to move on to other endeavors. The latest retail product entitled the Coinbase Bundle, launched at the end of September. Using the feature, investors can purchase an assortment of the coins offered on Coinbase with one click. Minimum purchases begin at $25. Differing from an index fund, Coinbase Bundle does not offer fixed methodologies, nor does it provide rebalancing options. This is not the first feature of its kind. Circle introduced its clients to a similar product entitled Circle Invest, which allows users to buy up to 11 diff...

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Crypto Senate Hearing: “Is Bitcoin Perfect? No, but Neither Was Email in 1972”

cryptoglobe | 10-13-2018

The Crypto community had a strong advocate at this week’s Senate hearing, and he raised a very interesting point

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Crypto Fraudsters Accused by CFTC Request More Time to Respond to Accusations

livebitcoinnews | 10-13-2018

My Big Coin, the platform accused of fraud by the CFTC, has requested a nearly seven-month extension on their case to sufficiently answer questions raised by the commission. September saw the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) given the green light to pursue their case against My Big Coin (MBC). The commission charged the platform...The post Crypto Fraudsters Accused by CFTC Request More Time to Respond to Accusations appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Malta Blockchain Summit

coinspeaker | 10-12-2018

In partnership with CryptoFriends, the Malta Blockchain Summit will stage a huge Blockchain Hackathon and two-day ICO pitching session.The post Malta Blockchain Summit appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

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US Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Orders Against Three Crypto Promoters

cointelegraph | 10-12-2018

A North Dakota Securities Commissioner issued enforcement actions against three crypto promoters for violating securities law

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Blockchain-based Health Care Project NHCT Announces Token Sale

themerkle | 10-12-2018

The Cayman Islands-based project NHCT (NanoHealthCareToken) looks to raise a maximum of $9,000,000 through a presale launched on October 1, 2018, Early birds that participate in the presale will be able to take advantage of a 35% discount. A total of 350 million tokens will be for auction, with the sale being split into two […]The post Blockchain-based Health Care Project NHCT Announces Token Sale appeared first on NullTX.

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Petro Tokens Will Soon be for Sale, But Will Anyone Want to Buy Them?

themerkle | 10-12-2018

Most of us probably don’t have the highest opinion about Venezuela due to all of the bad press we have heard about the place over the years. However; the country has put a large number of their national assets into a token they hope will become all the rage, but will the world be willing […]The post Petro Tokens Will Soon be for Sale, But Will Anyone Want to Buy Them? appeared first on NullTX.

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VR Marketplace ImmVRse’s IMVR Now Trading on Advanced DDEX Exchange

themerkle | 10-12-2018

Blockchain-based virtual reality content-sharing platform ImmVRse has announced the listing of its platform’s utility token IMVR on the DDEX exchange. In recognition of ImmVRse’s recently successfully concluded crowdsale event in September, DDEX has invited its users and IMVR token holders to take part in its trading competition. ImmVRse and IMVR As a disruptive technology, the […]The post VR Marketplace ImmVRse’s IMVR Now Trading on Advanced DDEX Exchange appeared first on NullTX.

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Coinbase Has Just Added ZRX, Its First ERC-20 Token

bitcoinmagazine | 10-12-2018

Making good on a promise it made back in March of this year, Coinbase has just added its first ERC-20 token. ZRX, the token of the 0x (pronounced “zero x”) protocol began trading on Coinbase Pro (formerly GDAX), the exchange’s professional trading platform, on October 11, 2018.  "Once sufficient liquidity is established, trading will begin on the ZRX/USD, ZRX/EUR and ZRX/BTC order books. ZRX trading will be accessible for users in most jurisdictions, but will not initially be available for residents of the state of New York," Coinbase Pro general manager David Farmer wrote in a blog post spelling out the details of the launch.Coinbase said trading of ZRX would happen slowly and in stages. “If at any point one of the new order books does not meet our assessment for a healthy and orderly market, we may keep the book in one state for a longer period of time, or suspend trading…” Farmer wrote. Per the exchange’s policy, new coin trades on Coinbase Pro first. The exchange said it would make a future announcement when ZRX began trading on coinbase.com and the Coinbase mobile apps.Last year, the popular San Francisco exchange crafted a strict new asset listing policy after getting itself into hot water when a botched bitcoin cash (BCH) listing led to accusations of insider trading.  A lot has changed for Coinbase since. At one point during the crypto bubble, the exchange boasted a user base of 13 million. Foll...

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How Brave is reinventing the internet

cryptoinsider | 10-12-2018

Former Mozilla CEO Brenden Eich chose a new path of fundraising when launching his free, open sourced, safety-focused web browser, Brave. Within 30 seconds of launching his ICO, the Ethereum-based Basic Attention Token (BAT), generated $35-million worth of ETH between only 130 investors. One buyer even dropped a whopping 20,000 ETH ($4.7-million) on the ICO. […]The post How Brave is reinventing the internet appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Worst Cryptocurrencies of 2018 Have Left Some Heavy Bagholders

bitcoin.com | 10-12-2018

Tales of woe are easy to come by in the current market, in which most altcoins are faring multiples worse than bitcoin. Investors that have avoided the following projects, however, can draw some solace. Also read: US Court Issues Emergency Order Halting a Planned Initial Coin Offering This Year’s Underperforming Coins Have Fared Worse Than You […]The post Worst Cryptocurrencies of 2018 Have Left Some Heavy Bagholders appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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North Dakota Securities Regulator Issues Cease and Desists Against 3 ICOs

coindesk | 10-12-2018

North Dakota's securities watchdog is again taking action against ICO projects it alleges are operating illegally in the state.

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South Korea Stands Firm: Won’t Legalize ICOs For Now

bitcoinist | 10-12-2018

South Korea stood its ground on the matter of legalizing initial coin offerings (ICOs), reaffirming the ban that the country instituted last fall. ICO Ban Stands The Financial Services Commission (FSC) – South Korea’s top financial regulator — reaffirmed October 11 that the country will maintain its position on initial coin offerings and keep them outlawed. South Korea banned ICOs last September. Speaking to a Parliamentary audit meeting, the Commission’s Chairman Choi Jong-ku said that theRead MoreThe post South Korea Stands Firm: Won’t Legalize ICOs For Now appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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MusicLife to Develop Music Exchange, Raises $5 Million

blokt | 10-12-2018

Initial coin offering (ICO) is the most controversial source of funding for companies. While ICOs are not regulated, they have also been mired in hacks and frauds. A large number of blockchain suppliers are still opting for coin offerings to fund their businesses. However, Singapore-based Company MusicLife is taking the more traditional route. The company […]MusicLife to Develop Music Exchange, Raises $5 Million was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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SEC Cracks Down on ICO-Funded Start-Ups

livebitcoinnews | 10-12-2018

The SEC is tightening the screws on projects that raised funds through the ICO route. Those in violation may have to refund the investors’ money or shut down. U.S.-Based ICOs Under Scrutiny In a crackdown on blockchain start-ups that raised funds through token sales, the SEC, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, has asked those...The post SEC Cracks Down on ICO-Funded Start-Ups appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Coinbase Confirms Shutdown of Crypto Index Fund Product

coindesk | 10-12-2018

Coinbase is shutting down its index fund just four months after first offering it to institutional investors.

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Forbes teams up with Civil: A bad timing for the innovative ICO?

cryptopotato | 10-12-2018

The journalism industry has experienced many challenges in recent years. With the Internet making it easier than ever for anyone to publish a story on a free and open network,  millions of people are now instantly informed about the latest events that occur around the world. The lack of quality control means that fake news […]The post Forbes teams up with Civil: A bad timing for the innovative ICO? appeared first on CryptoPotato.

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Roubini Faces Off With Coin Center’s Van Valkenburgh at Senate Hearing

bitcoinmagazine | 10-12-2018

Nouriel Roubini, an economist best known for his predictions of the 2008 housing bubble, and Peter Van Valkenburgh, Coin Center’s director of research, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Community Affairs in a hearing on cryptocurrency and blockchain on October 11, 2018.“We need to sort through the static,” said Banking Committee Chair Idaho Republican Mike Crapo, describing a need to better understand both the opportunities and the challenges in cryptoland. The testimony comes at a time when bitcoin has lost two-thirds of its value since the beginning of the year and U.S. regulators are trying to figure out how to regulate thousands of ICOs that have flown in the face of decades old securities laws. Roubini wasted no time in firing off his salvos. He called crypto the “mother and father of all scams and [now busted] bubbles.” Among his list of other criticisms: blockchain is overhyped; Bitcoin cannot scale and it is not decentralized; only criminals and terrorists use bitcoin; crypto is a libertarian’s dream; and utility tokens will return us to the Stone Age. “Even the Flintstones knew better than crypto — they used clamshells as their own one currency,” he said, in one bewilderingly anachronistic statement. In stark contrast, Van Valkenburgh hailed bitcoin as “revolutionary” for its ability to function as a payment system without a trusted middleman. He referred to bit...

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Two Yen-Backed Stablecoins in the Works, Hong Kong and Australian Dollar-Backed Coins Could Happen Next

blokt | 10-12-2018

With the volatility of the crypto market, it’s hardly surprising that people are using cryptocurrencies backed by fiat currencies, also known as stablecoins. One of the most popular among these new breeds of tokens is Tether, a stablecoin where every token is backed by one US dollar. But some crypto firms are now thinking that […]Two Yen-Backed Stablecoins in the Works, Hong Kong and Australian Dollar-Backed Coins Could Happen Next was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

Categories: Asia|ICO|Fiat|BTC|USDT
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Coinbase Pro Officially Adds 0x (ZRK) Token to Its Platform

coinspeaker | 10-12-2018

This is for the first time that Coinbase is adding support to any ERC-20 token built on Ethereum. The exchange has already started accepting deposits for ZRX tokens. The post Coinbase Pro Officially Adds 0x (ZRK) Token to Its Platform appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

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