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Emerging tech firms face tighter scrutiny

PBOC officials moot stricter measures in financial sector to protect investors Regulators are expected to adopt a tough stance on emerging technology in the financial sector and extend supervision of technology giants in an effort to curb systemic risks, central bank officials said on Tuesday. Over-innovated financial products with lagging regulation may lead to financial […]

Hong Kong to Educate Public on Crypto and ICOs

Hong Kong authorities have launched a campaign to educate the public on the risks associated with ICO and cryptocurrency investment. Kicking off yesterday, the campaign started on Jan. 29 and was launched by the government’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Investor Education Centre (IEC), a subsidiary of the Securities and Futures Commission […]

Chinese blockchain company becomes first of its kind on exchange

The world’s second-largest bitcoin mining manufacturer Canaan Inc raised $90 million in its initial public offering in Nasdaq on Thursday, making it the first Chinese blockchain company to get listed. The Chinese company said capital from the IPO will be used for research and development in the areas of AI and blockchain algorithms and applications, […]

Crypto Firms Can Now Apply for a License in France

France’s top financial regulator has published new rules regarding the licensing of digital asset service providers (DASPs) as well as guidelines for firms applying for the non-mandatory license and informing the regulator about internal cybersecurity practices. The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) or Financial Markets Authority released the rules on Wednesday and the guidelines on […]

France Approves First ICO

France’s First Approved ICO The AMF announced on Wednesday that it has approved the first public initial coin offering in the country. French Law No. 2019-486 of 22 May 2019, also referred to as the Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation (Pacte) law, has introduced a specific regime for crypto assets and ICOs in […]

Risks Associated with ICO

Total Loss: ICOs are a high-risk investment, a total loss of the invested amount is possible. Hence, be very careful when you invest. No Regulations: A number of ICOs are conducted in a totally unregulated environment, assuring no security to the investors. Stay away from those! Insufficient Information: There are ICOs that do not offer […]

Binary.com blazes a new path for ICOs with securities-backed token offering

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are the latest craze to sweep the world of finance and technology. Startups and blockchain enthusiasts have raised over USD 3.5 billion this year through ICOs. According to a report by CNBC, the amount of money raised by ICOs even surpassed early stage venture capital funding in the months of June […]

Sec may down harder on illegal crypto ICOs

Two years on from the 2017 ICO craze and some crypto projects are calling it quits despite escaping harsh sanctions from regulators. Some commentators say authorities may be forced to adopt harsher punishments for illegal token sales since indicted projects cannot be trusted to pay back investors. GLADIUS CALLS IT QUITS According to the Wall Street […]

What is a Ponzi scheme?

With the price of Bitcoin recently taking a turn in the wake of the collapse of a crypto Ponzi scam, investors should take note of the signs so they do not fall into a similar trap The price of Bitcoin was recently hammered after news that the ill-gotten gains from a cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme have […]

India’s Cryptocurrency Dilemma

Cryptocurrency is a highly disruptive technology, with a high carbon footprint, that can affect many stakeholders in today’s trust based financial system. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), its currency issuing power and its supervisory role in the payments system domain are first casualty because blockchain is completely decentralised and anonymous. But if we place […]

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