Tag Archives: Regulation

SEC Takes Down Two Crypto Startups for Illegal ICOs

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Dutiful CCN readers may recall this journalist’s questioning of the Paragon ICO over a year ago. Paragon responded to that article with legal threats, as noted in the author’s subsequent analysis of the initial coin offering in question. Now that some time has gone by, and the whole market capitalization of Paragon is about… Read More »

After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has compelled two crypto startups to register their token sales as securities offerings. It’s the first time the SEC has pursued such an action without additional charges of fraud. In a pair of orders published Friday morning, the SEC announced it had settled charges with CarrierEQ Inc., otherwise known as Airfox,… Read More »

SEC Orders Airfox and Paragon to Return Millions to Investors on ICO Registration Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against two cryptocurrency companies which were accused of violating ICO securities offering registration rules. Both firms, Carrier EQ (Airfox) and Paragon Coin sold digital tokens in ICOs in 2017 after the regulator’s official stance on the ICO. Some crypto fundraisers can be considered securities offerings, according to its DAO Report of… Read More »

SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups

Two cryptocurrency startups have agreed to register their initial coin offering (ICO) tokens as securities after settling charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC’s Friday announcement centered on two firms: CarrierEQ Inc., also known as Airfox, and Paragon Coin Inc., both of which conducted token sales last year. Airfox raised $15 million through its sale,… Read More »

Erik Voorhees, Salt Lending Being Investigated by SEC, Report Says

Crypto loans startup Salt Lending and its former CEO, Erik Voorhees, are said to be under investigation by the U.S. securities regulator, according to The Wall Street Journal. In an article published Thursday, the news source cited “people familiar with the probe” as saying that Salt was subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in February seeking… Read More »

Report: ICO Funding Stumbles in Q3, Regulation a Primary Factor

A recent report details just how weak initial coin offering (ICO) fundraising is becoming amidst the persisting 2018 crypto bear market, with Q3 being the least successful fundraising quarter for ICOs so far this year. ICO Fundraising Drops Sharply in Q3 The report, which was conducted by independent research firm, ICORating, notes that a total of just over… Read More »

Binance Warns Iranian Traders to Withdraw Crypto Amid Sanctions

Binance is advising its remaining users in Iran to withdraw their money as the cryptocurrency exchange seeks to comply with international sanctions. “If you have an account with Binance and fall into that [sanctions] category, please withdraw your assets from Binance as soon as possible,” reads an email received in recent days by Iranian users, according to several local… Read More »

New York Regulator Issues BitLicense to NYDIG For Custody and Trading

New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has approved cryptocurrency-related company NYDIG’s application for a digital currency license and a money transmission license. Bitcoin Custody Approved in New York State The NYDFS has formally authorized cryptocurrency-related company NYDIG to offer secure custody as well as trade execution services for several virtual currencies including Bitcoin Cash, Ether, XRP,… Read More »

Malaysian Lawmaker Urges Govt to Delay ICO Launch in Call for Regulation

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn An initial coin offering (ICO) round launched with an aim to raise funds for an opposition political movement is raising eyebrows in Malaysia. Fahmi Fadzil, Lembah Pantai MP and PKP communications director, urged the government to practice caution while going ahead with the launch of Harapan Coin. The lawmaker said there is a need for… Read More »

Bitmain Denies Reports That CEO Jihan Wu Was Ousted From Its Board

Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain has denied widely circulated reports that its co-CEO, Jihan Wu, has been ousted from the board of BitMain Technologies Holding Company, the entity currently seeking to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). The news first emerged on a Chinese cryptocurrency media site on Monday, which suggested that Wu and several other executive… Read More »