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Pwc Report Finds STOs ‘Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) has published a report in collaboration with Crypto Valley seeking to provide “a strategic perspective” on the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) sectors. The report finds that security tokens “are not fundamentally different from ICOs,” estimating that their combined total raised almost

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Aboveboard Founder Claims ‘Nobody Is Buying’ STOs

Andy Singleton, the founder of securities exchanges Aboveboard, has published an article asserting that the security token offering (STO) market is “lifeless.” While Singleton acknowledges the efficiency savings facilitated by the introduction of distributed ledger technology to the securities industry, he argues that current offerings are plagued by poor

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ICOs Produce Slow Start to 2019

During the first two weeks of 2019, initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised roughly $90 million, according to data published by Icobench. Of the total funds raised this year so far, $80.2 million can be attributed to the Chelle Coin ICO. Also Read: How US Government Shutdown Affects Bitcoin ETF Approval Slow Start

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144 ICOs Launched During 2017 Failed Last Year

Coinopsy, a website that maintains an active catalog of “dead” cryptocurrencies, currently estimates that 264 altcoins failed to survive the 2018 bear market. Of the projects that did not survive to see 2019, more than half were launched in 2017 through an initial coin offering (ICO). Also Read: Last Year’s Altcoin

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Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of ICO Investments

Increasingly frequent action taken by the SEC against initial coin offerings is expected to lead to more cryptocurrency projects being forced to refund investors. Among those expected to be affected is the first U.S.-based cryptocurrency investment firm, Pantera Capital, with the company bracing to receive refunds on a quarter

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PBOC Deputy Governor Calls STOs ‘Illegal Financial Activity’

Local media has reported that the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has banned security token offerings (STOs). Pan Gongsheng, a deputy governor of the PBOC, has mobilized the same rhetoric used with regard to initial coin offerings (ICOs) in describing STOs, accusing security token offerings of comprising “illegal financial

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International Cooperation ‘Critical’ to SEC Action Against ICOs

Steven Peikin, co-director of the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently described international cooperation as playing a critical role in facilitating investigations in the initial coin offering (ICO) sector. Also Read: Chinese Miners Short BTC Markets to Hedge Against Falling Prices  ‘Daunting Task’ of Identifying Misconduct Speaking at

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Singapore Financial Regulator Updates Guide to Digital Token Offerings

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published new guidelines pertaining to digital token offerings. The document provides additional clarity on the regulatory requirements for intermediaries that facilitate them, while highlighting the reporting obligations of entities offering capital markets products that are not classified as securities. Also Read: P2P Markets Report: Dumping

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ICOs Use Sponsored Reviews to Attract Investors

Although the 2018 cryptocurrency bull trend has humbled many self-proclaimed crypto “experts,” the business of sponsored cryptocurrency reviews has continued to boom, influencing many market participants in the process. Also Read: Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies  ICOs Sponsor Social Media Influencers Hacken, a Ukrainian startup, partnered with social media influencers

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Rosenstein Targets ICOs, FEC May Permit Political Donations Through Crypto Mining

In recent regulatory news, the U.S. deputy attorney general has called for international cooperation on cryptocurrency regulation. Separately, the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) has prepared a draft advisory that could allow political donations in the form of mining power, while the Alabama Securities Commission has estimated that the

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