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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 […]

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, […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum are most profitable investments of the decade

Cryptocurrencies outperformed traditional stocks over the last ten years but Netflix, Amazon and Domino’s were not that far off. As the decade draws to a close, it’s time to look at the investments that were the most successful. And, unsurprisingly, cryptocurrencies top the list of the most profitable investments of the decade. Up first, is […]

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 […]

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