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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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Security Token Exchange Planned

The Wall Street Journal reports that BOX Digital Markets LLC is planning to start a blockchain based exchange for “security tokens” in a joint venture with digital-assets trading platform tZero. Security tokens are digital “coins” issued in Initial Coin Offerings … Continue reading

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Crypto-Currency For Film Financing

Notwithstanding regulators’ warnings, cryptocurrencies continue to proliferate with another film-oriented token premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. According to the promoters, “Hubii film provides film projects with a blockchain based decentralized marketplace focused on changing two key processes for film … Continue reading

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Big VCs Push SEC To Back Off

Big Venture Capital that supports crypto-currency firms have hired the major Washington, D.C. lobbyist guns to try to keep the Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulators off their backs. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The group wanted … Continue reading

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Observations About The First Registered ICO

Some observations about the first SEC registered Initial Coin Offering: it claims that the tokens “will be distributed as a security and are not intended to constitute a commodity” so it’s picking its regulator (SEC over the CFTC); it’s registering … Continue reading

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The Crypto-Tax Man Cometh

If you own crypto-currency, you may be in for a nasty surprise come April 15th. Rumor has it that the crypto-currency exchange Coinbase has been ordered to turn over records of 13,000 accounts to the IRS containing ” “taxpayer ID, … Continue reading

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VC’s Think Cryto-Deals Are A Bubble

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are wary of the crypto-currency revolution and believe that it’s a bubble because: the fundamentals don’t add up; peer to peer, if good enough, will soon become B2C; security is questionable and many have lost everything; … Continue reading

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