Texas Law Enforcer Who Took Down BitConnect: The Hunt for Crypto Cowboys in the Lone Star State [INTERVIEW]

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In an exclusive interview, CryptoSlate spoke with the Director of Enforcement at the Texas State Securities Board, Joseph Rotunda, who has presided over more than a hundred investigations into suspect crypto offerings since a 2017 state-wide sweep that rocked BitConnect with an emergency cease-and-desist order. Where they came barreling unexpectedly for most, crypto’s more anarchic…

Walmart ICO Scam Pushes Press Release to Popular Crypto Media Outlets

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In a systematic ICO scam attempt, individuals claiming to be Walmart press officials have contacted a number of media outlets, including CryptoSlate, announcing the sale of tokens for the retail giant’s supposed Ethereum-based payments network at WalmartLeaf.com. The dubious campaign comes on the heels of Walmart, the largest corporation in the world with an annual…

Sidechains Are Bringing ICOs to Bitcoin And That Might Change Crypto Funding

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By the end of the year, an initial coin offering will be launched on bitcoin. thanks to sidechains tech.

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.

Ethereum Surges 33% Within 4 Days, Will ETH be Able to Sustain Momentum?

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ETH, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain network, has surged by more than 33 percent in the past 4 days, despite the expectations of investors for ETH to continue its downtrend below the $200 support level. Since Sept. 12, the price of ETH has increased from $167 to $223, achieving a monthly peak at…

Australian Securities Exchange Probes Conglomerate’s Upcoming ICO For Crypto Exchange

Australian Securities Exchange Probes Conglomerate’s Upcoming ICO For Crypto Exchange

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A Queensland-based investment company has come under the Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX) radar after seeking over $15 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) for a cryptocurrency exchange. A Suspicious Expansion Earlier this year, Byte Power Group (BPG), a conglomerate with interests in food and beverage, energy and cryptocurrencies, was issued a detailed questionnaire to…

Korean Lawmaker is ‘Upset to See South Korea Prohibit ICOs’

Korean Lawmaker is ‘Upset to See South Korea Prohibit ICOs’

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This week, South Korean lawmakers observed the government’s confusing stance on distributed ledger applications, with blockchain technology promoted across the board and ICO projects facing strict crackdowns. In response, Korean representatives have called for new, minimum guidelines on token issuers, according to Business Korea. Lawmaker Pushes for ICO Regulations A year after banning blockchain startups…

Korea's Jeju Island Appeals to President in Push for ICO Hub Status

Korea's Jeju Island Appeals to President in Push for ICO Hub Status

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The governor of South Korea’s Jeju island is maintaining his push to turn the autonomous region into a blockchain and initial coin offering free zone.

US Regulators Give Update on Crypto Crackdown

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Since the ICO fervor of 2017, regulators worldwide have increased scrutiny on emerging cryptocurrency projects and investment schemes. On Aug. 28, U.S. regulators released an update on their coordinated cryptocurrency crackdown. NASAA Updates ‘Operation Cryptosweep’ The North American Securities Administration Association (NASAA) updated its progress on initial coin offering- (ICO) and cryptocurrency-related investment product investigations,…