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Overstock’s Security Token Exchange Slated For Launch Next Month

Posted on 10th April, 2018

After more than three years of development, blockchain-powered tokenized security exchange tZERO appears to be on the verge of a full public debut. The Overstock.com-backed project released series of videos yesterday, demonstrating how tokenized versions of stocks and other securities can be bought, sold, and traded on the platform. While some cryptocurrency exchanges currently allow […]

Proposed SEC Rule Change May Unfreeze Bitcoin ETFs

Posted on 6th April, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reconsidering its position on cryptocurrency-backed securities, potentially clearing the path for several bitcoin-tracking exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The SEC has consistently denied approval to cryptocurrency ETFs, citing “significant investor protection issues” as the primary concern. Late last month, however, the SEC quietly approved a request from the New […]

3 Reasons Behind Today’s Cryptocurrency Prices Crash

Posted on 7th March, 2018

Earlier today, prices for nearly every cryptocurrency began to rapidly drop. Major cryptos like BTC, ETH, and LTC have fallen by nearly 9%, while lesser-known tokens like IOTA, NEM, and TRON have seen losses in the 15% range. While this kind of volatility is nothing new in cryptocurrency circles — three drops of similar scale […]

AMD Cites GPU Mining As Major Revenue Driver In 2017

Posted on 2nd March, 2018

In the company’s most recent 10-K filing to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), chipmaker AMD officially recognized the impact of cryptocurrency mining on their company’s bottom line. GPU-based mining has been a cornerstone of cryptocurrency economy from its earliest days, but chip manufacturers and designers have typically been reluctant to recognize mining as a […]

Investors File Class Action Lawsuit Against ATB Coin

Posted on 29th December, 2017

Last week, attorneys representing ATB Coin investors filed a class-action suit in the Southern District of New York, seeking damages from ATB Coin founders Edward Ng and Herbert W. Hoover. The plaintiffs claim that ATB Coin intentionally misled investors about the technological capabilities of the ATB Coin project, the potential for investment losses, and the […]

Cboe Seeks SEC Approval For 6 Bitcoin ETFs

Posted on 22nd December, 2017

After a seemingly successful experiment with bitcoin futures, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) has filed an application with the SEC to list six bitcoin-related exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The ETFs would require the SEC to change its current rules to include cryptocurrency-tied investments, something the regulatory agency has been reluctant to consider since the first […]

After SEC contact, Protostarr ICO shuts down and offers refunds

Posted on 6th September, 2017

Late last week, the founders of the Protostarr token announced that they would be immediately halting operations following contact with the enforcement arm of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The project will also be returning the 119.5 ETH raised during their ICO (around $40,000 at press time), which launched on August 13th. The […]

SEC Issues Investor Warning On ICOs

Posted on 29th August, 2017

Yesterday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an “Investor Alert” about “potential scams involving stock of companies claiming to be related to, or asserting they are engaging in, Initial Coin Offerings (or ICOs).” Given the turbulent and uneasy relationship between the U.S. government and crypto-based startups, this investor warning sent a brief chill […]

Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust amends SEC report, adopts “COIN” ticker symbol

Posted on 3rd July, 2014

The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust has spent almost exactly one year slogging through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval system, with multiple amendments to their filing along the way. In their most recent filing, the Winklevoss twins updated their plans for their bitcoin-backed exchange-traded fund (ETF) with what the Wall Street Journal deemed “minor tweaks” […]

SEC notice reveals over $96 million invested in Pantera Bitcoin Fund

Posted on 10th June, 2014

Last week, bitcoin-investment group Pantera Capital quietly filed a “Form D” notice with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Under the notice, a privately held company does hot have to register investment funds raised through certain kinds of activity, such as venture capital or angel investments. A Form D notice is a fairly common filing […]