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AZ May Be First State To Regulate ICO’s

Arizona may become the first state to regulate crypto-currencies and Initial Coin Offerings. The House bill that just passed through committee would classify ICO’s and equity (as opposed to donation or rewards) crowdfunding as “securities” subject to registration unless exempted … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tokens For Film Just Another Unregistered ICO

What is being touted as the “first ever crowdfunding for motion pictures” went live yesterday as just another initial coin offering that appears to be unregistered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Futureworks is “gifting” tokens on the ethereum blockchain … Continue reading

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South Korea Considers Crypto Regulation

Fox Business is reporting: “New proposed legislation in (South) Korea will ban the use of anonymous cryptocurrency accounts starting next month and prevent banks from providing settlement services for unidentified digital-currency trades on bitcoin exchanges.” This follows the shut down … Continue reading

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SEC Warns Professionals About Bitcoins

As the futures price of Bitcoin surged past the spot price on the first official day of futures trading on the Cboe, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ramped up his warning. In a public memo, Chairman Clayton … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Needs More Regulation(?)

A recent scholarly study noted that Regulation Crowd Funding is not sufficiently protective of the typical investor. The study notes that, notwithstanding the disclosure requirements, unsophisticated investors could easily be sucked into a “get rich quick” Ponzi scheme or outright … Continue reading

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Unicorn Tender Offer In The Offing?

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a tender offer for a privately held unicorn’s shares. This ad is in today’s Wall Street Journal and notes that a consortium of private investors (Softbank?) intends to offer to purchase Uber shares … Continue reading

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The Initial Troll Offering

There is now a crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering  to respond to the open letter published in the Wall Street Journal by Interactive Brokers. If you recall, the IB letter claimed that Bitcoin valuation had no relation to reality. Now, the … Continue reading

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