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The Legal Risk to ICOs That No One’s Talking About

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Jared Marx is an attorney at the Washington, D.C. law firm Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis. He represents companies and individuals in civil and criminal proceedings.  With the rise and rise of initial coin offerings (ICOs), much attention has been paid to how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and federal prosecutors view this innovation. Read More

A Token to Regulate All Tokens? Messari to Raise ICO

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Some envision an apocalyptic battle between cryptocurrencies and regulators, others foresee blockchain innovations becoming too powerful to be tamed. But Ryan Selkis, widely known by his Twitter moniker TwoBitIdiot, isn’t devoted to either one of these futures. The founder of Messari, a nascent crypto version of CrunchBase, is more measured – thinking there’s no reason to panic, Read More

Tezos Co-Founder Kathleen Breitman: Platform Will Soon Be Launched

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Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of the self-governing Blockchain protocol Tezos, has promised to “go rogue” and launch the platform in several weeks, despite ongoing lawsuits plaguing the project. The announcement took place during the UCLA Blockchain Lab’s Cyber Days conference Feb. 17-18. Tezos raised a record-breaking $232 mln during its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in Read More

Why Crypto Needs to Start Taking SpankChain Seriously

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On New Year’s Day, Giselle Palmer, scantily clad, turned on her webcam, and started her sexy show. Offhandedly she told her hundreds of viewers that she had studied computer science and math in college, and from that moment on the chat room was filled with questions about non-sexy topics from computer science to calculus. If Read More

Gibraltar’s Government Is Moving to Regulate ICOs

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Officials in Gibraltar are reportedly weighing rules for initial coin offerings (ICOs), a move that follows a bid to develop a licensure framework for companies working with the tech. The discussions will include input from members of the British overseas territory’s legislature as well as the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). Like many other countries Read More

7 Trends Shaping the Evolving ICO Economy

2 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on 7 Trends Shaping the Evolving ICO Economy
Sure, there were white papers, prototypes and theories, but in the land of ICOs, 2017 was largely about one thing – money – and lots of it. Entering 2018, those closest to the sector, the area of the industry that’s actively applying learnings from cryptocurrencies to startup models, see a bit of a different story. Read More

Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Secures $30 Million in New Funding

2 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Secures $30 Million in New Funding
Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare has raised $30 million in new equity financing. Announced today, the funding was led by financial services firm Canaccord Genuity. The funding, according to the company, “will be used to fuel a global growth plan and diversification strategy focused on making the platform even more responsive to mainstream customers’ needs.” Part Read More

The Decentralized Web Just Might Need Databases, Too

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on The Decentralized Web Just Might Need Databases, Too
There’s a gap in the vision for the decentralized internet. At least that’s according to Bluzelle, which recently raised $19.5 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) aimed at creating a network of decentralized online databases. While several companies, including Filecoin and Storj, are already working on decentralized file storage, Bluzelle is targeting the databases Read More

Alt-Right ICO? Social Network Gab to Sell $10 Million in Tokens

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Alt-Right ICO? Social Network Gab to Sell $10 Million in Tokens
One of the internet’s more controversial social media brands is getting into the crypto-powered fundraising game. Revealed in an SEC filing on Tuesday, the alt-right-leaning Gab let slip it intends to raise $10 million in a forthcoming initial coin offering (ICO). But perhaps most notable about the company’s plan is its decision to take a compliant route Read More

Where’d You Get That Token? 7 Platforms Managing ICOs

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Where’d You Get That Token? 7 Platforms Managing ICOs
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are evolving into an industry unto themselves. As in any growing business, you can tell this is happening when new third-party providers crop up with ever-more specialized services. In the ICO industry, that’s the handful of platforms that have recently launched to support token issuers throughout the life of their sales Read More