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,…

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.

Token Forum Ushers In New Age of Blockchain Excitement in Seattle

Token Forum Ushers In New Age of Blockchain Excitement in Seattle

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Although 2018–full of steep price drops and unfulfilled crypto promises–has been a difficult year for the cryptocurrency market, innovators, investors and legislators continue to build and plan for a blockchain-based future. Jonathan Gagliardoni is the CEO and founder of Token Forum. Jonathon Gagliardoni hosted the first Token Forum Seattle on Aug. 9 at the Columbia…

Beyond the ICO Part 2: Regulation Breeds Specialization

Beyond the ICO Part 2: Regulation Breeds Specialization

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Fraudulent ICOs have stolen billions in investor capital, damaging market sentiment and capturing negative attention from strong-handed regulators around the world. There’s no doubt that the shape of ICOs is changing–but what role will regulators play in the future development of the ICO model? As market participants begin to adapt to exit scams, a set…

It’s Not Them, It’s Us. 5 Reasons Why Crypto Has an Image Problem

It’s Not Them, It’s Us. 5 Reasons Why Crypto Has an Image Problem

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The rise of the internet in the 1990’s brought concerns about pirated software and various illegal activities, but as internet usage grew, these concerns largely fell by the wayside. Today, we see much of the same happening to the cryptocurrency industry and its growing image problem. Shady business practices, high-profile hacks, environmental challenges, speculation, market…