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Operation Crypto-Sweep Begins

Winter is coming for Initial Coin Offerings¬† in the form of “Operation Crypto Sweep” that started at the beginning of May. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. and Canadian securities regulators have instituted almost “70 open investigations and 35 … Continue reading

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SEC Runs Initial Coin Offering Scam

The newest, fabest ICO (Initial Coin Offering) pre-sale went live yesterday, the HoweyCoin. It offers a 15% bonus if you buy now, a number of executives who don’t exist, over 1% daily returns (go figure) and celebrity promoters. Sound fishy? … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Grouse About Reg. CF

People are grousing that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding isn’t helping small business like it should. Although 438 small companies have raised over $105 million since the regulation went effective in May 2016, the complaints about the … Continue reading

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Misleading Crowdfunding For Stem Cell Therapy

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a paper that noted that crowdfunding campaigns used to raise money for generally unproven stem cell therapy are often misleading. The authors studied 408 campaigns to determine how they represented the … Continue reading

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Telegram Avoids An Initial Coin Offering

Telegram, the encrypted messaging app now banned in Russia and Iran, announced that it was abandoning its plans for a public Initial Coin Offering since it was able to raise $1.7 Billion from fewer than 200 private investors. Some think … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Cautious About Crypto-Currencies

The Nasdaq is warming to cryptocurrency trading, but only if it’s regulated. CEO Adena Friedman noted in a talk at the MIT Sloan School of Management that CC’s are securities and buyers deserve protection. Bank of America’s CEO Brian Moynihan … 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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