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Security Token Offerings: The Next Big Thing in Fintech

Use CaseFor businesses about to embark on periods of rapid growth, access to capital is essential. That said, traditional methods of fundraising sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Initial public offerings can help boost the profile of fledgling brands, but they are often costly — with middlemen..

Thailand: Cryptocurrency Law Will Change in 2020 to Stay ‘Competitive’

News Lawmakers in Thailand plan to reform cryptocurrency laws after voicing concerns that they have made the country uncompetitive. As local English-language news outlet Bangkok Post reported on Nov. 25, Thailand’s regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to reconsider its cry..

Gladius Dissolves Ignoring SEC Order to Refund $12.7M ICO

News Distributed cybersecurity startup Gladius dissolved without complying with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reimburse investors. The firm’s co-founder and chief technology officer Alex Godwin announced the dissolution of the company in a message sent to the projec..

Spanish Financial Watchdog Warns Against Unregulated ICO Scheme

News A Spanish financial watchdog has issued a warning against Ethereum (ETH)-based token dubbed AlyCoin. As Financial Magnates reported on Nov. 18, the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores warned the public against AlyCoin as it the coin is registered neither in Spain nor in the corresponding..

WSJ: Three ICO Startups Missed

News Several firms that collectively raised about $40 million through unregulated initial coin offerings (ICOs) in 2017 missed their deadlines to repay investors following charges by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Wall Street Journal reported on Nov. 14 that the fi..

China Walks Back Hardline Media Rhetoric Toward Crypto and Blockchain

Follow up Earlier this week, a story published by Chinese state-run media outlet Xinhua featured some pro-Bitcoin comments that referred to the flagship digital currency as being the world’s “first successful application of blockchain technology.” This latest endorsement comes against the backdrop..

NY Court Orders Veritaseum to Pay Back $8 Million From Illegal ICO

News The CEO of Delaware-registered blockchain firm Veritaseum LLC and New York-registered Veritaseum Inc., Reggie Middleton, was ordered to pay $8.4 million in disgorgement, according to a new court order. Additionally, Middleton is liable for a civil penalty of $1 million, fintech publication Fi..

Thailand Pushes Permissive Regulations as First Legal ICO Is Launched

Analysis After initially seeking to ban Bitcoin in 2013, Thailand has since developed a permissive regulatory apparatus for digital currencies and cryptocurrency fundraising methods. Thai financial services firm Seamico Securities recently announced that it has received approval from the country’s..

Fraudulent Transactions in Crypto, Explained

Fraudulent Transactions in Crypto, Explained Connor Blenkinsop 1 HOUR AGO 460 Total views 1. How does payment fraud happen? 2. Tell me more — what are the most common ways to be tricked? 3. I’m worried — can I track my crypto transactions? 4. How can payment fraud be avoided? 1. How does payment fra..

Kik Messenger Saved From the Verge of Shutdown

Follow up On Oct. 13, Canadian social media and messaging app Kik revealed it’s “here to stay.” This was an apparent reversal from what the company's CEO, Ted Livingston, said in a blog post — that it was considering shutting down. It became clear just five days later why it was “here to stay..

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