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Criminals Use U.S. Based Crypto Exchange

A Wall Street Journal investigation has found that nearly $90 million in criminal proceeds have flowed through supposedly anonymous cryptocurrency exchanges since 2016, allowing the money men to launder their ill-gotten gains. The WSJ calls out one such exchange run … Continue reading

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Crypto Roundtable To Discuss Regulation

“Cryptocurrencies are a crock,” according to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA). But today, representatives of cryptocurrency companies and other financial services providers will have a chance to have a seat at the roundtable being held in Washington, DC today to give … Continue reading

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P2P Lender Going Public

Shadow banking has come full circle with the registration of Funding Circle Holdings, Ltd.’s filing for an initial public offering in the UK. In its IPO, FCH is attempting to raise about $385 million that would value the crowdfunding peer-to-peer … Continue reading

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Swiss Loosen Money Laundering Rules For Fintechs

In a move counter to today’s legal tightening, Swiss banking authorities are loosening rules to counter money laundering for small new fintech companies. The regulator, FINMA, has determined that “small” institutions are those with gross revenues under 1.2 million Swiss … Continue reading

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Ex(?)-Gangster Crowdfunding ICO

Why rob a bank when the crowd will send you money for nothing? The South China Morning Post out of Hong Kong reports: “Former Macau triad gangster “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi has partnered with a mysterious Beijing firm to back … Continue reading

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Crypto-Currency Ads Back On Facebook

What do Prince Charles, Jennifer Aniston and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have in common? All of their images have been used to sell cryptocurrencies and none of those folks agreed to be used in that manner. The spate of recent … Continue reading

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SEC Evolving On Bitcoin

It appears that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s view of crypto-currencies is “evolving.” It is now apparently distinguishing between what it deems to be securities offerings (i.e., initial coin offerings) and tokens that are supposedly “assets.” In a recent speech, … Continue reading

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Academic Study Finds Big Profits in ICOs

To misquote celebrity chef Ina Garten: “How dangerous is this?” Boston College’s Carroll School of Management recently published a study of initial coin offerings (#ICO) concluding: “We find evidence of significant ICO underpricing, with average returns of 179% from the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Luggage Maker Regulated Out of Business

 A sucker punch in business is when you get hit from behind without warning. Smart suitcase maker Bluestart took it hard. After #crowdfunding $2 million as a startup, it started making luggage that held lithium batteries so you could re-charge … Continue reading

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Telegram Avoids An Initial Coin Offering

Telegram, the encrypted messaging app now banned in Russia and Iran, announced that it was abandoning its plans for a public Initial Coin Offering since it was able to raise $1.7 Billion from fewer than 200 private investors. Some think … Continue reading

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