SEC Official: Ether is not a Security

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director of Corporate Finance William Hinman, speaking at the All Market Summit: Crypto in San Francisco, said that neither bitcoin nor ether would be classified as securities by the SEC. Hinman said, "Based on my understanding of the present state of … Read more about SEC Official: Ether is not a Security

SEC Expertly Trolls ICO Investors

In what was a brilliant, hilarious, and somewhat childish move, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a fake Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in order to highlight the risk of fraud within the ICO market. The SEC has long cautioned about the potential for investors to fall prey to … Read more about SEC Expertly Trolls ICO Investors

Nasdaq Open to Becoming Crypto Exchange, says CEO

The CEO of Nasdaq, the world's second-largest stock exchange, said that they would be open to eventually becoming a cryptocurrency exchange at some point in the future. In an interview with Squawk Box, Adena Friedman, the CEO of Nasdaq fielded questions about the current status of the exchange, … Read more about Nasdaq Open to Becoming Crypto Exchange, says CEO

SEC Chairman Weighs In…

The cryptocurrency industry has received very little information concerning how the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) will regulate digital currency or Initial Coin Offerings “(ICO’s”). On April, 5, the SEC chairman Jay Clayton gave the industry another glimpse of how cryptocurrencies … Read more about SEC Chairman Weighs In…

Coinbase in Touch with SEC About Becoming a Regulated Brokerage

It has been reported that Coinbase has approached the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding registration in order to be a licensed brokerage firm and electronic-trading venue. This move comes after much discussion about supervision and regulation of the booming cryptocurrency … Read more about Coinbase in Touch with SEC About Becoming a Regulated Brokerage

Vive la Blockchain!

France has shown unprecedented enthusiasm for blockchain technologies and the opportunities they presented, specifically Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). While China and South Korea have banned ICOs altogether, and limitations and uncertainty cloud the regulation of ICOs in the United States, France … Read more about Vive la Blockchain!

US Not Implementing Cryptocurrency Regulations Any Time Soon

At the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Rob Joyce, the United States White House cyber-security coordinator and special assistant to the President, said that it doesn't appear that US will be ready to regulate cryptocurrency at any point in the near future. In his remarks, he … Read more about US Not Implementing Cryptocurrency Regulations Any Time Soon