Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

23 Dec: Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Bill, France’s 1st Approved ICO, Muslim Crypto

Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Bill, France's 1st Approved ICO, Muslim CryptoIn this roundup, we cover a wide range of regulatory developments in the crypto space. Much has transpired in the U.S., including a new crypto bill, SEC’s proposal, lawmakers seeking answers from the IRS, and the state of Michigan signing several crypto bills into law. We also cover France’s first-approved initial coin offering, a proposal […]

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11 Dec: The State Encourages ICO Fraud. The Free Market Minimizes It  

The State Encourages ICO Fraud. The Free Market Minimizes It  Many Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have been and are frauds. The state enables this con game in various ways, including the establishment of accredited investors and the regulation of businesses that sell equity. Shut off from the most lucrative aspects of investment, average people rush into the few sources of profit still available to them. […]

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08 Oct: 2019’s Token Sales Have Produced a Handful of Winners

2019’s Token Sales Have Produced a Handful of Winners2019 has proven a challenging year in which to launch a crypto startup, with the most successful tokens recording only modest returns. Investors chasing the sort of double-digit returns that were one commonplace have been mostly frustrated by a markedly more conservative market in which picking a winner has called for a combination of shrewdness […]

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04 Oct: The $100m Karatbars ICO Raises Questions Which Can’t be Answered

TheMerkle_Scma WarningA growing list of cryptocurrency-themed projects has turned out to be complete scams. Most of those ventures are no longer around, although there are some exceptions. In the case of Karatbars, it seems things have begun to unravel in quick succession. The project is under investigation for a variety of reasons.  Karatbars and its Gold Reserves Regulators in the US have taken offense to the Karatbars project. Not just because of its upcoming crypto bank venture, but also because there are a lot of factors which simply do not add up. The company behind this venture raised $100m through an

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28 Sep: SEC Commissioner Speaks Positively About Digital Assets Despite Recent Enforcement Flurry

SEC Commissioner Speaks Positively About Digital Assets Despite Recent Enforcement FlurryThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regularly draws the ire of crypto proponents who are frustrated at its failure to support innovation and entrepreneurship. Despite this, some have warmed to the agency’s opinionated commissioner Hester Peirce, who has adopted the moniker of “Crypto Mom.” At a compliance conference this week, Peirce spoke positively about […]

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