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Broker Objects To Bitcoin Futures

Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have now surpassed early stage venture capital investments. CNBC reports: “In 2017, there has been 92 ICOs which collectively have raised $1.25 billion.” The Chicago Mercantile Exchange stated that Bitcoin futures will begin to trade … Continue reading

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Forex Traders Seem To Like Crowdfunded ICO’s

Is the “smart money” really smart? A new survey of visitors to the Forexlive website, an information platform for foreign currency traders, reported that 19% haveĀ  invested in an Initial Coin Offering, while 8.5% said that they are interested in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding YouTube Celebrity Screws Fans

Here’s another way to get screwed via crowdfunding: A YouTube celebrity in Japan with over 2.2 million fans, Hikaru, sold “shares” in himself on a platform called Valu. Fans paid cash for tokens on the Valu exchange called VA’s. The … Continue reading

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UK’s FCA Warns on ICO’s

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has cautioned the investing public that “ICOs [initial coin offerings] are very high-risk, speculative investments.” Taking a less restrictive approach than the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which calls ICO’s “securities” to be regulated … Continue reading

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SEC’s Coin Offering Decision May Benefit Asia

The SEC’s decision this week that initial coin offerings are securities has reverberated around the globe. Entrepreneurs in Asia are cheering the decision, assuming that the center of the cryptocurrency will rebound to their part of the world. Moreover, in … Continue reading

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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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