Blockchain 

Veritaseum (VERI) Slumps 60% After Emergency Lawsuit by the SEC

Veritaseum (VERI) slumped 60% in the past 24-hour after The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed an emergency lawsuit. Big Blow for VERI The explosion of the crypto space has led to a lot of tech innovation as companies have resorted to distributed tokens in the form of an Initial Coin Offering in order to raise capital. It has proven to be a highly effective method of raising capital, and many companies have managed to get off the ground using an ICO. However, it goes without saying…

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Blockchain 

SEC Files Lawsuit Against Veritaseum (VERI) Founder

The SEC has filed an emergency lawsuit against Veritaseum (VERI) and its founder Reginald Middleton with the New York Eastern District Court. The action aims to prevent Mr. Middleton from spending $8 million USD raised by the company in an ICO. “Knowingly Misled” VERI Investors The SEC alleges that Mr. Middleton “knowingly misled” investors about prior business success in order to increase investor demand for VERI tokens. The SEC also claims that Veritaseum made manipulative trades to increase the value of VERI tokens. The value of Veritaseum, the world’s 15th…

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Blockchain 

SEC to Decide Later on Three Bitcoin ETF Proposals

Ever since Bitcoin had that incredible rally back in 2017, there has been a lot of talk among big-ticket investors to find a way to bring the cryptocurrency into the world of mainstream investing. It was around that time that the idea of Bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) was first floated. Ultimately, the Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for allowing Bitcoin ETFs in the markets and on Monday, the agency was supposed to deliver its decision on three Bitcoin ETFs. However, to the disappointment of most in the crypto sphere,…

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Blockchain 

VanEck Bitcoin ETF | SEC Postpones Decision for Another 90 Days

The United States Securities Exchange Commission has postponed its decision regarding VanEck Bitcoin ETF proposal for 90 days moving the deadline to August 19th, 2019. VanEck Bitcoin ETF  The SEC gave a 35 day period for collecting information as well as more insight on the proposal that was initially filed last year by the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Early this year when the US government shutdown reduced the operational abilities of the SEC, CBOE withdrew its request for a rule change. However, on January 31st it subsequently reapplied following the…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Generation Suspension | Why the SEC Took Action

On Monday, April 29, the SEC said it’s suspending trading of shares in Bitcoin Generation. While a relatively unknown crypto exchange, news of the suspension has traveled far and wide. That said, it’s important to know this is a temporary suspension. In this article, we will discuss everything we know about the Bitcoin Generation suspension. Bitcoin Generation Suspension: The Facts Today, the US Securities and Exchange Commission said it was suspending Bitcoin Generation trading until 11:59 P.M. EDT on May 10, 2019. According to the regulator, it is concerned that Bitcoin…

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Blockchain 

The SEC Guidelines are HERE! Release of Crypto Token Guidance

It’s been nearly six months in the making and now the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally published its regulatory guidelines for token issuers. Though many questions remain unanswered, crypto enthusiasts have finally got some clarity on the issue of “tokens as securities.” SEC Guidelines The SEC Guidelines focus on tokens and how and when they may be classed as a security. It includes examples of networks and tokens that fall under security laws, as well as examples of those that don’t. It outlines a number of elements…

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Blockchain 

Crypto News | SEC Rules ETH NOT Security; Binance Adds XRP

The cryptocurrency market is making a comeback this week, after closing out last week in the red. Crypto news was pretty slow last week, but it has picked up a bit today. This morning, CoinCenter released news that the SEC Chairman confirmed that ETH is not ruled as a security by the regulator. In addition to this big news, Binance announced it has added XRP and credit card payment support to its Trust Wallet app. Let’s get into it! Jay Clayton Rules ETH a “Non-Security” When investors began taking notice of…

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Blockchain 

SEC and CFTC May Combine Efforts to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin ETFs are a hot topic with the US regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission, in particular, has been expected to approve some of the applications for some time now, but it looks like they are trying to avoid it at all costs. Furthermore, most of the applications have been either denied or completely ignored without even the slightest hint of feedback. The applications are long overdue, and the applicants are starting to become restless. However, the SEC had a ‘meeting’ with the other US regulator called the CFTC (Commodity…

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Bitcoin 

Bitwise Files Bitcoin ETF With SEC

According to a US Government SEC registration form, cryptocurrency index fund provider Bitwise Asset Management has applied to launch a new Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) with the government body. An ETF is a platform that tracks and trades an asset in the same way as stocks are traded on an exchange. Will Bitwise manage to succeed where so many others are failing? Bitwise Files Bitcoin ETF Bitwise’s proposal is for an ETF that tracks the value of Bitcoin via the Bitwise Bitcoin Total Return Index. This value is “calculated based…

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Cryptocurrency 

SEC Charges DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather for ICO Promotions

Nobody gets away with fraud in the SEC’s eyes. The latest pair to be hit with SEC charges include pro-boxer Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled. SEC Charges Mayweather and Khaled The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the pair with the improper promotion of initial coin offerings or ICOs for cryptocurrencies. Neither party revealed to investors that they were, in fact, paid large sums of money to promote certain ICOs. According to CNBC, a settlement announced Thursday disclosed the charges. According to the settlement, Mayweather never spoke of a $100,000 promotional…

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