Russia Legalizes Crypto, Citadel Securities Fine, LINK: Editor’s Pick

In a relatively quiet week in the newsroom, here are the standout stories from the worlds of forex, fintech, and crypto, in our best of the week segment. Russia Legalizes Cryptocurrencies Terming Them Property In a bold move that dominated the crypto news this week, The Russian State Duma has passed a bill on Wednesday legalizing cryptocurrencies in […]

Crowdfunding Investment Platform Republic Announces Profit Sharing Token

Crowdfunding investment platform Republic will hold a token launch next monthThe Republic Note token sale will be capped at $8 million and available both to accredited and non-accredited investorsThe token will allow holders to share profits when startups on Republic get acquired or go public Republic, a tech startup crowdfunding platform, has announced that it […]

How Is Cryptocurrency Fundraising Going Recently and How to Identify Opportunities?

This article will help you to get more information about crypto fundraising not only to avoid the scams that are possible within the sector but also to identify projects that are worth looking into. Since cryptocurrency burst into the limelight over 10 years ago, there have been a lot of new concepts that have come […]

Japan’s Top Credit Card Issuer Building Blockchain Payment System

Japan-based JCB is partnering with local venture capital firm TECHFUND to create a sustainable blockchain-based transaction system. he biggest credit card issuer in Japan, JCB, has partnered with technology accelerator TECHFUND to build a sustainable transaction system on the blockchain. According to a May 15 statement released by JCB, the partnership will utilize TECHFUND’s expertise […]

Singapore’s Inland Revenue Authority Says it Won’t Collect Taxes on Cryptocurrency Airdrops or Hard Forks

Singapore’s tax authority, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), confirmed that it will not be collecting taxes on airdropped cryptocurrency, provided that the recipients get them  for free. As noted in an income tax treatment guide, released on April 17, 2020, the IRAS clarified that it classifies digital tokens into three main categories. These […]

China Fortune Financial : BHD Submits Application for Digital Token Offering to Coinbase

BHD has submitted a listing application to Coinbase. BHD’s STO application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was approved on March 30th. The application to Coinbase is the first SEC-approved STO (security token offering) project to be submitted, which may accelerate BHD’s entry onto the Coinbase Exchange. Coinbase provides varying levels of support […]

Ethereum-based Digital Art Platform ArtID Launches STO

ArtID is working to raise 5 million euros via an STO. A Security Token Offering (STO) is a way for the company to raise money for development, and also offer investors something tangible in return for their funds. Unlike most tokens, which don’t have an inherent value, a security token acts as a securitized form […]

Gibraltar Places Burden of Proof on STO Companies

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) This week, regulators from the British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar introduced new STO legislation aimed at simplifying regulation across the country. Government officials now consider all initial coin offerings as security token offerings. This default setting allows the government to pass the burden of proof onto […]

Huobi Becomes First Exchange Approved By Financial Services Agency (FSA) To Launch its Native Token in Japan

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) Huobi Cryptocurrency exchange has become the first international exchange to launch its native token Huobi Token (HT) in Japan after getting a regulatory nod in the country. Financial Services Agency (FSA) approval for Huobi’s native token comes amid heightened security for crypto assets in the […]

Japan STO Association Releases New Regulatory Guidelines

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) The Japan Security Token Offering Association announced on April 20 it had issued new guidelines to protect clients’ assets and privacy. The Japan Security Token Offering Association (JSTOA) has just released self-regulatory guidelines on how to separate customer assets and electronic record transfer rights. Available […]

Why 70% of ICO Tokens Are Not Exchange Listed and Probably Never Will Be

“When Binance?” is the refrain from impatient bag-holders in ICO Telegram groups. For investors eager to flip their tokens and move onto the next thing, a major exchange listing is the big event, and the sooner the better. But for beleaguered project teams, with a community to manage, workforce to recruit, and decentralized solution to […]

Germany’s Crypto Custody Law Hits a Snag: Startups Can’t Get Bank Accounts

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) While more than 40 banks have reportedly expressed interest in Germany’s new crypto custody license, those firms may still have to put up with an anti-crypto sentiment among German banks. “If you try to open a bank account for a company that is in the […]

What are dual token sales?

Dual token sales are when a project creates two tokens, one as a security to raise funds, the other as a utility to serve the network. The idea is to help projects become more compliant with regulators. In Brief Dual token sales are a new type of funding option where one token is designed for […]

Malta. Crypto Regulations That Made Blockchain Island Flourish

Malta has literally paved its own way in the world to no longer serve as a resort for English learners. One of the smallest countries in the EU and having no natural resources, Malta is really good at understanding its strengths. Over the years, it has been ready to listen, seize opportunities, and run with […]

Why Security Token Offerings Are a Big Yawn in Parts of Asia

Security token offerings (STO) were supposed to be the next big blockchain-based investment vehicle following the bursting of the initial coin offering (ICO) bubble of 2017. But there have been a number of reasons why this form of equity funding has not lived up to the hype of being a next-generation activity, including regulatory uncertainty […]

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 […]

Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) 2020 Worth Watching

Akropolis Domain-specific financial protocol dedicated to billion-dollar informal economy Cerviero Hydroponic Cerviero is a cultivation and irrigation innovative system COTI Empowers organizations to build their own payment solution Curate Blockchain-based fashion platform centered round fashion discovery Deep Cloud AI-Driven Cloud Computing Infrastructure Gath3r Web monetization with decentralized blockchains, merged mining Karuschain Karuschain platform is a […]

Security Token Offerings (STOs) Could be Big For Korean Crypto Industry

If 2017 and early 2018 were seen as the year(s) of the ICO then 2019 could well be the year for the STO, security token offering, according to latest research from South Korea. Initial coin offerings were seen as a great way to launch a project by selling tokens for it in cryptocurrency, which was […]

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