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Telegram ICO Claims Securities Exemption

The Telegram messaging app company has filed a Form D with the SEC noticing the advertised private placement of its Initial Coin Offering raised $850 Million from only 81 investors. The offering is not expected to run for more than … Continue reading

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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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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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Banks Ban Use of Credit Cards To Buy Bitcoin

The money center banks, CitiGroup, Capital One,Bank of American and JP Morgan have now banned the use of their credit cards to buy Bitcoin. This is in reaction to many consumers who are leveraging their purchases using credit card debt. … Continue reading

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