Category Archives: SEC

Terrorists Using Crypto-Currencies

“Donate anonymously with Cryptocurrency” and that’s the issue as the appeal is often coming from ISIS and other jihadists typically through the message app Telegram. Money laundering laws world wide have increasingly been focusing on “know your customer” and trying … Continue reading

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Petro Crypto-Currency Pre-sale Starts

What could be safer than a crypto-currency backed by a bunch of commodities that may still be in the ground and offered by an authoritarian government that is seeking to circumvent international sanctions? Welcome to the pre-sale of Venezuela’s Petro … Continue reading

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SEC Suspends CryptoCurrency/Blockchain Companies

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in three firms that have made public claims about crypto-currency and blockchain, not that they have been involved in an Initial Coin Offering (yet). The suspension resulted from … Continue reading

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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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Buffett Wingman Hates Bitcoin

Could be a generational thing, but 94 year old Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s wingman, hates Bitcoin. He calls the crypto-currency “a noxious poison,”and said that the government should crack down on it as was done in China. To be clear, … Continue reading

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Crypto-Currency Trends Emerging

Some crypto-currency trends are starting to appear: (i) when Bitcoin moves, many other alt-coins follow; (ii) there is no way to value crypto-currencies; (iii) crypto-currencies are being used more for trading than as a medium of exchange; (iv) the crypto-currency … Continue reading

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Reg. A+ Public Deals Trade Lower Than Other Public Companies

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that small companies that go public using Regulation A+ trade lower than other public companies. “Reg A+ are trading an average 42% below their offer prices” while the “S&P has risen 18% since … Continue reading

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