Initial coin offerings

2020 presidential candidate Bloomberg promises clearer rules on crypto taxes, initial coin offerings

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has proposed a financial reform plan to advocate for clearer regulations for cryptocurrencies, among other safeguards against future financial crises. On Tuesday, the Bloomberg campaign put out a financial reform plan, which comes amid the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary. In the final section of the proposal, which focused on the […]

Crypto Valley and PwC Analyse ICO/STO Markets

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Strategy Switzerland, in collaboration with The Crypto Valley Association, have released their Spring 2020 edition of the ICO/STO Report, providing a perspective on developments within the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) markets. 6th ICO / STO Report, by @PwC @strategyand in cooperation with the Crypto Valley Association. Global crypto […]

Crypto-assets need common EU-wide approach to ensure investor protection

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) today publishes its Advice to the European Union (EU) Institutions – Commission, Council and Parliament – on initial coin offerings and crypto-assets. The Advice clarifies the existing EU rules applicable to crypto-assets that qualify as financial instruments, and provides ESMA’s position on any gaps and issues in the […]

Yuan to Go Digital

Chinese digital currency, the first of its kind in the world, to offer both convenience and security After the remarkable success in digitalizing payments nationwide, China is ready to unveil its next financial innovation by launching its own digital currency, the central bank digital currency (CBDC). The flourishing of the world’s first cryptocurrency Bitcoin, a […]

A blockchain firm advised by Nobel laureate Myron Scholes just launched a rival to Facebook’s libra

One blockchain company thinks it has an alternative to Facebook’s digital currency proposal. With an advisory board that includes top economists like Nobel Prize-winner Myron Scholes, U.K.-based firm Saga hopes to introduce a global currency that regulators find agreeable. The company on Tuesday launched its saga (SGA) token, a virtual currency tied to a basket […]

Initial Coin Offerings: Understanding Crowdsale Terms like ‘Soft Cap’ & ‘Hard Cap’

Soft caps are fundraising minimums while hard caps are fundraising goals When discussing an Initial Coin Offering, some variation of the terms ‘soft cap’ and ‘hard cap’ are often used. An ICO’s soft cap is the minimum amount that a project can be funded in order to be considered successful. This metric is set by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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