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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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Not The Season For Crypto ETFs (Yet)

It’s still not time for cryptocurrency Exchange Traded Funds according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yesterday, it denied 9 applications to operate Bitcoin ETFs giving as their reason (as they reasoned when they turned down the Winklevoss Twins recently): … Continue reading

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Crypto Detectives Track Stolen Bitcoins

As noted before, cryptocurrency transactions are not anonymous. The U.S. government tracked down Bitcoin transactions in the Department of Justice’s indictment of Russian election hackers. The Wall Street Journal’s video notes that there are now a number of cryptocurrency detectives … Continue reading

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Total Collapse of Crytocurrencies Coming?

Is this the canary in the coal mine? This could be the early warning of the total collapse of cryptocurrencies. Nvidia, the leading chip maker for computers that mine cryptocurrencies said in an earnings call: “Our revenue outlook had anticipated … Continue reading

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Is Bitcoin Halal?

In case you didn’t know, there’s a debate going on as to whether Bitcoin is permitted and acceptable under Islamic banking law. Dr. Arindam Banerjee Associate Professor, Finance, Amity University, Dubai Campus has argued (link below) that cryptocurrencies are not … Continue reading

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Crypto Scams Continue Apace

Cryptocurrency publications are noting that “exit scams” are continuing to cost investors significant coin. The linked website (below) notes a fintech analysis that these frauds have stolen over $96 million, with about $67 million taken in the past 2 weeks. … Continue reading

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Crypto Bank Questioned

There are about $216 Billion worth of cryptocurrencies in circulation (according to the Wall Street Journal) and of that, about $3 Billion is in the cryptocoin Tether. A major reason for this is that Tether claims to be backed by … Continue reading

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