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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 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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Cannabis, Crypto and Crowdfunding

What could be bad? The leading marijuana magazine High Times has been on an acquisition spree, now being funded by its Securities and Exchange Commission registered Regulation A+ crowdfunded offering. According to Forbes, over 1,000 people have invested so far, … Continue reading

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SEC Denies Winkelvoss Bitcoin ETF Again

The Securities and Exchange Commission again denied the listing of the Winklevoss Twins’ Exchange Traded Fund in Bitcoin. In its denial order, the SEC took pains to say that ” its disapproval does not rest on an evaluation of whether … Continue reading

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Forbes Richest Crypto Men’s Club

How did we miss this? Forbes published its first “Crypto Rich List” – the wealthiest people involved in cryptocurrencies (and, no, Mr. Trump is not on it). Forbes claims that cryptocurrencies are here to stay and that all of these … Continue reading

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CF Portal Now Accepting Crypto-Currency

StartEngine, a FINRA registered crowdfunding web portal, announced that it will take Bitcoin as a payment method for investing in equity offerings hosted under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding. The cryptocurrency is transferred directly to the issuing … 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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