ShapeShift Co-Founder: US Crypto Regulation Worsening

ShapeShift Co-Founder: US Crypto Regulation Worsening

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The U.S. SEC and other government agencies are taking action to increase regulatory scrutiny of cryptocurrencies. At MoneyConf 2018 in Dublin, anonymous COO and co-founder of ShapeShift shared thoughts on the changing regulatory landscape of cryptocurrencies in the U.S. ShapeShift Hacked for 315 Bitcoin in 2016 Popular digital asset exchange, ShapeShift launched in 2014 to…

Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities Laws

Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities Laws

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In recent regulatory news, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding the subpoenas recently received by Bitfinex and Tether; the United States Securities and Exchanges (SEC) Chairman, Jay Clayton, has indicated that the regulator will not alter existing securities legislation to cater to cryptocurrencies.…

Ripple Wants People to Stop Calling Its Coin ‘Ripple’

Ripple Wants People to Stop Calling Its Coin ‘Ripple’

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What’s the difference between Ripple the company and ripple (XRP) the cryptocurrency? Many people would assert “Not a lot” given that the former owns most of the latter and its founders were responsible for creating ripple in the first place. Ripple the company has other ideas though, and is on a mission to separate the…

Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network & Token

Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network & Token

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The Wall Street Journal reported Telegram has raised $1.7 billion in anticipation of an initial coin offering (ICO). However, the company has instead decided to scrap its much publicized ICO in favor of beefing up its popular messaging service and expanding into tokenization. Also read: Microsociety Fort Galt in Chile Uses Bitcoin to Build Anew…