Category Archives: FINRA

Crypto Roundtable To Discuss Regulation

“Cryptocurrencies are a crock,” according to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA). But today, representatives of cryptocurrency companies and other financial services providers will have a chance to have a seat at the roundtable being held in Washington, DC today to give … Continue reading

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Crypto & Crowdfunding Come Together

Crowdfunding has officially met cryptocurrency as the popular site Indiegogo is now hosting the Initial Coin Offering for the St. Regis Hotel Aspen. The hotel company is using Rule 506(c) under Regulation D to sell security tokens that will represent … Continue reading

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SEC Denies Winkelvoss Bitcoin ETF Again

The Securities and Exchange Commission again denied the listing of the Winklevoss Twins’ Exchange Traded Fund in Bitcoin. In its denial order, the SEC took pains to say that ” its disapproval does not rest on an evaluation of whether … Continue reading

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CF Portal Now Accepting Crypto-Currency

StartEngine, a FINRA registered crowdfunding web portal, announced that it will take Bitcoin as a payment method for investing in equity offerings hosted under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding. The cryptocurrency is transferred directly to the issuing … Continue reading

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Do As I Do: Crowdfund

The startup that is going to tell you which crowdfunding company to invest in is crowdfunding its own start. Although backed by one of the original founders of Napster (are you old enough to remember Napster?), KingsCrowd is launching its … Continue reading

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Academic Study Finds Big Profits in ICOs

To misquote celebrity chef Ina Garten: “How dangerous is this?” Boston College‚Äôs Carroll School of Management recently published a study of initial coin offerings (#ICO) concluding: “We find evidence of significant ICO underpricing, with average returns of 179% from the … Continue reading

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Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange Using Nasdaq Surveillance Software

The Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini (get it?) cryptocurrency exchange is now using the Nasdaq’s SMARTS surveilance software to check for trading anomalies for Bitcoin and Ether in real time. It will also monitor the auctions that Gemini holds weekdays at 4:00 … Continue reading

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