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ICO Rating Settles With SEC Over Alleged Anti-Touting Violations

News The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Russian analytical agency ICO Rating for $268,998 for violating anti-touting provisions, according to an announcement on Aug. 20. In the announcement, the SEC claimed that ICO Rating violated the anti-touting provisions of..

SEC Asset Freeze Caused ‘Significant Harm’ to Holders, Says Veritaseum

News The chief defendant in an alleged $15 million initial coin offering (ICO) fraud case has submitted a formal reply to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On Aug. 20, Reginald Middleton shared a copy of a memorandum of law against the agency’s application for a prelimin..

Hubii’s Nahmii Announces IEO and First Member of Governing Board

News Ethereum-based layer-two blockchain scaling platform nahmii has onboarded the Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) as the first member of its governing association, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 16. Created by Hubii, nahmii is designed to solve the transaction speed..

South Korea’s ‘Bit-Island’ Jeju Announces New Blockchain Initiative

News South Korea’s “Bit-Island” Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service on Aug. 13. An island with blockchain ambitionsLocal news outlet JejuDomin reported on Aug. 14 that Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service on Aug. 13. Furthermore, the a..

What Are the Biggest Alleged Crypto Heists and How Much Was Stolen?

Analysis As the appeal of cryptocurrency has grown, so has the opportunity for scammers to part naive investors from their money. 2019 has been no exception, with cryptocurrency and blockchain forensics company Ciphertrace dubbing it “the year of the exit scam.” Exit scams are not a new phenomeno..

Leading Latin America Investment Bank Joins Distributed Ledger Group

News Leading Latin America investment bank BTG Pactual joined the organizing committee of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group. Alliance for blockchain useIndustry news outlet LedgerInsights reported on Aug. 15 that Brazil-based bank BTG Pactual joined PTDL Group’s organizing committee. ..

US Financial Regulators Reach $7M Settlement Over PlexCorps ICO

News The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with PlexCorps owner Dominique Lacroix, business partner Sabrina Paradis-Royer and PlexCorps over an allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). The SEC submitted its settlement agre..

Maryland State Government Participating in Operation Cryptosweep

News The Attorney General of Maryland announced that the state is participating in Operation Cryptosweep. Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that state regulators would be participating in the initiative in a press release published on Aug. 14. Operation Cryptosweep is a joint init..

New England Firm Settles With SEC Over Allegedly Unregistered $6.3M ICO

News A New England-based firm has settled with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over an allegedly unregistered $6.3 million initial coin offering (ICO). According to an SEC announcement published on Aug. 12, SimplyVital Health, Inc. announced plans to conduct an ICO in or..

US Court Temporarily Freezes $8M in Response to SEC Request Yesterday

News A United States District Court has entered an emergency freeze to preserve $8 million of a New York citizen and two of his entities’ related assets following the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) complaint filed on Aug. 12. Per the SEC's announcement published on Aug. 13, the..

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