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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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Academic Study Finds Big Profits in ICOs

To misquote celebrity chef Ina Garten: “How dangerous is this?” Boston College‚Äôs 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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Crypto-Currency For Film Financing

Notwithstanding regulators’ warnings, cryptocurrencies continue to proliferate with another film-oriented token premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. According to the promoters, “Hubii film provides film projects with a blockchain based decentralized marketplace focused on changing two key processes for film … Continue reading

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Crypto-Currency Exchange May Be Bailed Out

Crypto-currency exchange Coincheck, that lost almost $500 Million (or 523 million NMX tokens) in a recent hack, may be rescued by Japanese internet broker Monex Group. Coincheck paid out about $435 Million to about 260,000 customers to partially reimburse them. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding ICO With Mystery Partner

Would you invest in a company that MAY have a “mystery partner”? Under the Securities Act of 1933, investors are entitled to “full and fair disclosure” about the company offering the securities. But when a company is crowdfunding for “donations” … Continue reading

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Observations About The First Registered ICO

Some observations about the first SEC registered Initial Coin Offering: it claims that the tokens “will be distributed as a security and are not intended to constitute a commodity” so it’s picking its regulator (SEC over the CFTC); it’s registering … Continue reading

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SEC Halts Initial Coin Offering

In a first enforcement action against an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), the Securities and Exchange Commission obtained an emergency asset freeze to stop a the sale of “Plexcoins.” Although the action was against alleged serial Canadian fraudsters, it marks the … Continue reading

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