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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 […]

Is Bitcoin Banned in China?

Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) which is the central regulatory authority that regulates financial institutions and drafts the monetary policy of the country, issued a statement that “it would block access to all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO websites.” As per the news, China aims to clamp down on “all cryptocurrency trading with […]

WHAT IS ERC20 AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT TOKENS?

If you are into ICOs and follow the latest trend regarding this popular way of crowdfunding, you have probably seen the term ERC20 many times. Usually, ICOs claim that their tokens are ERC20 compatible which somehow makes them more legit. So what does ERC20 mean? How does it affect new tokens? Ethereum as a Game-changer […]

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 […]

Can the new Saga token emerge as Libra stablecoin rival?

UK-based blockchain firm Saga just launched a new token called Saga (SGA) token which could potentially be the next big competitor of Facebook’s troubled Libra stablecoin. Saga has the perfect recipe for success. An advisory board that boasts of leading economists like the Nobel Prize winner, Myron Scholes, and the Chairperson of JPMorgan Chase International […]

ICO & Crypto YouTube Channels

DataDash DataDash is a one-stop shop for all things related to cryptocurrencies, data analytics & science, and spotting global trends through cutting-edge analysis. Boxmining We make easy to understand crypto currency videos! Focused on #Bitcoin, $DASH, #Decred, #Ethereum, #Monero and #Litecoin. Altcoin Buzz At Altcoin Buzz we are strictly operating off of opinion and our […]

French Financial Regulator AMF has approved France’s First Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

The Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), the French financial markets regulator, has approved its first Initial coin offering (ICO). Even though the token sales stay legal as an option of fundraising in France, those that had been approved by the AMF might be marketed directly to the general public. The AMF shows a whitelist of […]

The origins of Bitcoin: Ethereum and ICOs

Before cryptocurrency really started to take off, ICOs first saw daylight in 2013 when Mastercoin sought to raise money for its project. Ethereum also held its own ICO the following year, raising around $2.3 million in less than a day. The substantial injection of funds ICOs were receiving led to expanded interest in the activity, as […]

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 […]

Will bitcoin save the world from ‘highly aggressive weaponized US-dollar Empire’? Keiser Report explores

US Сongressman Brad Sherman has warned that bitcoin is a threat to the US dollar and its status as “the sole reserve currency in the world.” He has previously urged Congress to consider banning all of cryptocurrencies. RT’s Keiser Report hosts discuss the issue, with Stacy Herbert reminding that de-dollarization is already happening. She points […]

What is the difference between bitcoin and blockchain?

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital asset — arguably, the most popular — and typically takes up half of all digital asset trading volume on most given days. Bitcoin utilizes blockchain technology. Blockchain is not a cryptocurrency. It is the ledger that records all the cryptocurrency transactions that are verified by cryptography and is open, secure […]

Iran Proposes Cryptocurrency for Muslim Nations to Reduce Reliance on U.S. Dollar

The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has during an Islamic conference in Malaysia proposed the creation of a cryptocurrency for Muslim nations, as an alternative to the U.S. dollar. According to the Associated Press, Rouhani urged during the conference for Muslim nations to deepen financial cooperation to fight what he described as the United States’ economic […]

India’s Crypto Crackdown: Wealthy Bitcoiners Targeted, Start-Ups Scrutinized

It has been a busy week for the government of India concerning cryptocurrencies. After it raided crypto exchanges, it is now actively investigating wealthy bitcoiners through the Income Tax Department of India (ITDI). In addition to roustings and investigations, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced new scrutiny initiatives regarding initial coin offerings […]

9 start-ups sparking a digital revolution in St Petersburg

Renowned for being the cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg is home to a promising and vibrant young tech scene. Established by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703, St Petersburg has borne a few different names. In its time, it has been known as Petrograd and Leningrad, and once again as St Petersburg. This elegant […]

China rushes to embrace blockchain with Facebook’s Libra just around the corner

People’s Bank of China is preparing to launch its own digital currency, with President Xi Jinping urging an aggressive approach Last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told US lawmakers that Libra was essential to projecting American financial leadership around the world China is looking to apply blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies in cross-border financing and […]

10 European cryptocurrency startups that aim to change future of fintech

Cryptocurrency has rapidly gained popularity and it has begun affecting the economy of some countries. It is a much-talked-about technology right now. Even Facebook has come up with details of its cryptocurrency called Libra. With Libra, it is possible to buy products or transfer money to people sans any additional fees. Not only Facebook but […]

New Report Shows Progress of Crypto Startups Since 2014

A recent survey conducted by Temio, a company that provides white-label technology to enterprise customers serving blockchain and cryptocurrency real-world applications, indicates that crypto startups are increasing with significant progress. The research was conducted from October 14 to November 29, on three main objectives: to know the actual number of jobs being created, the demographics […]

Tron network records 6.4 million transactions in seven days

The total number of transactions on the Tron network exceeded 820 million this week. In the last seven days, total transactions on the blockchain network were 6.4 million. According to TRON weekly report from 7th December to 13th December, the blockchain network witnessed 6.4 million new million transactions. In the past 14 days, the total number of […]

Most of the market’s IEO returns this year came from Binance

Binance leads the way when it comes to successful IEOs. Out of the 13 main exchanges that listed new coins on their platform, nine generated losses for their investors. Data from Blockchain Capital showed that None of the coins listed on Binance DEX, Bibox, MXC, BitMax, Bgogo, Bittrex, Probit, and Bitforex returned any profits. Kucoin, OKEx, and Gate.io all had IEOs that showed modest gains throughout […]

Sweden plans to rollout its centralized digital currency.

Sweden has become the latest country to announce its plan to roll out national digital currency. The central bank of Sweden will sign a deal with multinational professional services company Accenture to begin pilot testing its CBDC. Sweden has joined the likes of China, Turkey, and France to launch its central bank-issued digital currency. Earlier, […]

Russia’s Largest Darknet Market Is Planning Its Own Initial Coin Offering

In a bold move Hydra, reportedly Russia’s largest darknet market, has revealed it’s planning its own initial coin offering (ICO) to fund a global expansion. According to an investment memorandum, first spotted by Russian news outlet Forklog, Hydra plans to raise $146 million through its ICO, which is set to start on December 16. Its tokens will be […]

10 Things to Watch for in Crypto in 2020

Things change fast in crypto. The only prediction that seems safe is that the narratives and metrics that seem important today will be eclipsed by new ideas, in a matter of months. Nonetheless, on the cusp of a new year and a new decade, we will attempt a look ahead at the important events and […]

Binance to Launch Fetch.Ai Token Sale at End of February

The exchange also said that it will start offering StableUSD in a week’s time. Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on Friday that it is going to be hosting the initial coin offering (ICO) for blockchain company Fetch.Ai (Fetch) For those of you unfamiliar with the firm Fetch is creating something akin to a blockchain internet. The company’s focusing its efforts […]

AMF Approves France’s First Initial Coin Offering (French-ICO)

French-ICO, which developed a platform for funding projects in cryptocurrency, was the first to be white-listed. France’s financial regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), today approved the country’s first application for an initial coin offering (ICO). The offering from a company called French-ICO, which developed a platform for funding projects in cryptocurrency, was the […]

The CSO of Human Rights Foundation praises bitcoin, says full potential yet to be uncovered.

Alex Gladstein, CSO of the Human Rights Foundation, said that the “maximum human potential impact” of any technology is not known straight away. The Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation believes that bitcoin has a crucial role to play in a world that is currently undergoing “massive social transformation.” The leading decentralized cryptocurrency […]

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