Regulators

  There was a collective sigh of relief across the cryptocurrency universe when William Hinman, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Director of the Division of Corporation Finance declared Ethereum is NOT a security. Hinman’s speech reinforces the SEC’s position...

  We forgive you if you’re confused about whether the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) considers bitcoin or other altcoins a “security.” Today in an interview on CNBC, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said some cryptocurrencies like...

  Today, the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) announced a soft launch for its blockchain exchange with selected institutional investors and 300 pre-approved retail investors who will have early access to the GBX digital asset exchange.   “This serves...

  Fundstrat cryptocurrency analyst Tom Lee says recent news headlines about government investigations around ICOs and price manipulation signal the arrival of regulations for cryptocurrency on the horizon.   Negative news stories about ICOs and cryptocurrency scams have...

  The HoweyCoin is the latest in a growing lineup of ICOs scams with one difference. If you buy in, you’ll be getting scammed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). That’s right, the new initial...

  Bitcoin is like that. It has a habit of bringing out the best and the worst of passions and not always enough focus on the facts. Bringing bitcoin to a barroom gunfight   Case in point, a cryptocurrency...

  A new investigation by the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) identified 32 new cryptocurrency fraud schemes which Joe Rotunda, director of enforcement at the TSSB described as “widespread.” “It is everywhere,” Rotunda said of the scams...

  Portland lawyer Jeffrey Babener has written an excellent view of how cryptocurrency scams are impacting the multilevel marketing brand, as if the MLM industry didn’t have enough challenges of its own.   We’ve highlighted a few of...

  Two infamous blockchain-pivot companies face delisting from Nasdaq after going afoul of various stock exchange guidelines and some questionable business and promotional practices.   Shares of Long Blockchain Corp and Longfin Corp jumped late last year as the two...

  Regulators around the world have clamped down hard on cryptocurrency, especially fishy ICOs and pseudo securities.   Why, then, is Japan so out of step with the global family of regulators? After all, it’s home to two...