On Thursday, two prominent trade groups received a letter from the SEC demanding answers about cryptocurrency investment funds. On January 18, 2018, the director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Division of Investment Management, Dalia Blass, issued a letter addressed to the heads of two trade groups: the Investment Company Institute and the Securities […]
The CFTC has accused The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited of defrauding customers. The story of wild deception leads observers to wonder how many other scams are out there. A complaint filed on January 18, 2018 by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) alleges that since April 2017 until now, the CEO of The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited […]
On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission reiterated their concerns about the cryptocurrency markets. On January 19, 2018, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) co-enforcement directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin as well as Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) enforcement director James McDonald issued a joint statement on virtual currency enforcement […]
January 19, 2018 11:00 PM If it is legitimate, a document released by authorities in Beijing will prohibit payment service providers from facilitating cryptocurrency-related transactions, among other stipulations. Reports from state-owned media sources in China on January 19, 2018, indicate that a circular, titled “Notice Concerning the Self-examination and Rectification of Providing Payment Services for […]
On Thursday, the International Organization of Securities Commissions reminded investors to take care when deciding whether to participate in token offerings (ICOs). On January 18, 2018, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Board published a cautionary note about initial coin offerings (token offerings). “There are clear risks associated with these offerings. ICOs are highly […]
January 19, 2018 11:40 PM Visa’s CEO made a statement in a recent interview that the company will not be processing transactions based on cryptocurrencies. In an interview, Visa CEO Alfred Kelly said that his company “won’t process transactions that are cryptocurrency-based, we’ll only process fiat currency-based transactions.” Responding on January 17 to a question […]
Decentralized exchange startup Radar Relay has announced that it has added support for the Ledger hardware wallet. In a post published Wednesday, the Øx order book provider announced the integration with Ledger, allowing people who use the hardware to transfer ether (the cryptocurrency of the ethereum network) or supported ERC-20-based tokens directly to another Ledger wallet. […]
credits:istock.com/allanswart Making Sense of the Cryptocurrency Crash 2018 How eerie is it that exactly 10 days ago, I was sitting in the exact same spot around the exact same time and writing about the possibility of an Ethereum crash? 10 days later, it has occurred and here I am, reiterating my stance. There’s little that […]
All this week, a dark cloud hung over cryptocurrency markets. It was caused by the first batch of Bitcoin futures contracts coming due…and investors having no idea what to expect from the fallout. But then the contract was settled. The world continued spinning on its axis, and the sun still rose in the east. Nothing […]
Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks team, tweeted that consumers can buy tickets to Mavericks’ games with Bitcoin beginning next season. Image from Brocreative. Cryptocurrency Market Begins to Stabilize Following Significant Sell-Offs Over the Past Two Days According to CNBC, the cryptocurrency market has begun to stabilize after significant sell-offs throughout the past […]
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