Category Archives: SEC

Bitcoin Birthday Look Back

Yesterday, October 31st, was Bitcoin‘s 10th birthday. Questions remain as to whether it has fulfilled its intended mission of replacing fiat currencies. While some in business thought it had an inevitable path to legitimacy, history has shown that early adopters … Continue reading

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Belgium Warns Citizens About Crypto Scams

Some government financial regulators are taking a more pro-active approach to cryptocurrency matters. Take, for instance, Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) that now warns its public about those cryptocurrency offers and exchanges that are not fully compliant with … Continue reading

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Blockchain Company Inks Pact With Depp

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has formed a partnership with the blockchain and recent ICO company TaTaTu to develop content to be shown on the TaTaTu platform. TTT raised $575 million in its Initial Coin Offering (with a maximum token value … Continue reading

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Crypto Argument Falls Flat

The Wall Street Journal ran a debate on whether there is a need for cryptocurrency. The “pro” side of the argument claimed that people in unstable countries with unstable fiat currency could use Bitcoin as their stable money. That argument … Continue reading

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Blockchain Could Change Movie Industry

The movie industry has been in constant flux since the mid-1950’s with the break up of the big studios’ stranglehold on distribution and exhibition. Now comes the blockchain which threatens the studios power even more. A small startup, BitMovio, is … Continue reading

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MoviePass Under Investigation

Using the broad Martin Act, the New York state securities statute, the New York Attorney General is investigating whether MoviePass misled investors regarding its financial situation. MoviePass is the wildly popular movie subscription service that has been changing its business … Continue reading

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SEC Shuts Down ICO Claiming SEC Approval

Don’t tug on Superman’s cape: The Securities and Exchange Commission got an emergency court order to stop an Initial Coin Offering that falsely claimed that the SEC had “approved” the ICO. It also halted pre-sales of the tokens from Blockvest … Continue reading

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