Taiwan Drafting National ICO Standards

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The Taiwanese Financial Supervisory Commission is drafting a set of national standards for initial coin offerings. The regulator reportedly aims to make tokens as easy to invest and as liquid as stocks. The commission emphasizes that it “has no intention of curbing the creativity and productivity associated with cryptocurrencies if they are not used as…

Proof of Use? Civil Believes This ICO Model Lets It Sell Anyone Tokens Legally

Proof of Use? Civil Believes This ICO Model Lets It Sell Anyone Tokens Legally

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Amid regulatory uncertainty, the ICO industry has all but cut off retail investors. But will a new model open it up again? Civil is testing it.

Gemini Dollar Code Review Reveals the Stablecoin’s Accounts Can Be Frozen

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This week a blockchain researcher named Alex Lebed published a code review on the new stablecoin, the gemini dollar, created by the Gemini Trust cryptocurrency firm. According to Lebed’s study, gemini dollar accounts can be frozen by the exchange, and the tokens can be turned into non-transferable assets. Also read: Markets Update: Short Term Recovery – Is…

US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Issues Its First Crypto Disciplinary Action

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The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has taken its first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies. The authority charges a broker with fraudulent and unlawful distribution of unregistered crypto securities. The owner allegedly “attempted to lure public investment in his worthless public company” by issuing “the first minable coin backed by marketable securities.” Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges…

Indiegogo Facilitates Issuance of Securities Tokens

Indiegogo Facilitates Issuance of Securities Tokens

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Indiegogo, a popular crowdfunding website, is allowing an Aspen-based luxury ski resort to issue and distribute securities tokens via its platform. The hotel is seeking to raise $18 million USD through the offering – which Indiegogo has claimed is fully compliant with all pertinent regulations. Also Read: $1.1 Million Landmark Crypto Fraud Case Establishes CFTC Jurisdiction…

Can Security Tokens Save Crypto From the Bear Market Blues?

Can Security Tokens Save Crypto From the Bear Market Blues?

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A conference this week in Canada saw discussion of how securities tokens might offer a path for blockchain products to reach consumers.

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

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Even though it’s yet to gain much notoriety, token project Spectre is innovating in a trending area – private staking for proof-of-stake blockchains.

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

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Cryptocurrencies don’t meet the requirements of money, according to the South African Reserve Bank which has decided to call them by a different name. It’s one that does not imply either currency or cryptography. “We prefer to use the word ‘cyber-token’,” said a high-ranking official of the central bank in Pretoria, adding another entry into…

Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading

Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading

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Russian State Duma has approved its first reading of the long-awaited legislation package regulating crypto-related matters and activities. The legal texts, voted almost unanimously, will open the way for legalization of cryptocurrencies in the Russian Federation, including their exchange and circulation under certain conditions. Deputies now have about two weeks to propose amendments before they…