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Malaysia is planning to regulate initial coin offerings as securities offerings

We hasten to inform that **Malaysia’s SC (Securities Commission) recently has commenced regulation of ICOs and crypto exchanges**. New legislation (Capital Markets and Services Order) entered into force on Tuesday, January 15. The new prescription order means that ICOs and exchanges would require additional confirmation from the SC prior to commencement of operations and would have to compl...

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Novelties for the Blockchain Business and ICOs in Gibraltar

...add more regulations to this branch of business. What else can we tell about the newest regulations in Gibraltar? This British overseas territory added one more innovative process to the scope of its regulation. From the 1st of January 2018 ICOs (initial coin offerings) are legitimate too. **Gibraltar has become the first jurisdiction where ICO is officially in compliance with the law**. Ini...

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Virtual Currencies’ Control in Singapore

.... MAS declared for now that most control will be imposed on intermediaries who perform exchanges of fiat currency for virtual and vice versa. This means that additional documents, permissions and obligations for business might arise. In addition, initial coin offerings or **ICOs** also will have to comply with new regulations. Investors will be more protected than any time before. Registration ...

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Bermuda warns: virtual currency shall not pass

...tary Authority has already expressed its position about crypto-investments. According to the authority’s opinion, investing in new technologies, including cryptocurrencies, poses a serious risk. One of the scariest phenomen in crypto world is **initial coin offering** (ICO). It differs from the traditional capital-raising process used by banks and venture capitalists. Mostly, ICOs are used by...

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Investments in cryptocurrency – is one of the main topics in the UK Financial Ombudsman Service’s Annual Review

.... In the above-mentioned Review, the **Ombudsman classify cryptocurrency as other risky investments category** and noted the excessive volatility of cryptocurrency. Many activities relating to cryptocurrencies are not regulated. Investors in “initial coin offerings” run the risk of losing all their financial assets without any recourse to the **Financial Services Compensation Scheme** (FS...

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Coinbase was approved by SEC to list security tokens

... officially authorized Coinbase to move forward with the purchase of Keystone Capital after over a month of anticipation. With the SEC supervision **Coinbase will be able to list blockchain-based securities**, a term which will likely include all initial coin offerings. **Coinbase Inc. is planning to establish one of the most trusted portals in the area of cryptocurrency investments.**

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency litigation

...ency started out as a tool to monetize applications in the Ethereum network. Budget investors are urged to look into its ability to allow the creation of distributed applications without interference from another party. The ETC is also popular among initial coin offerings (ICOs), an aid for startup crypto junkies. * ***Litecoin (LTC).*** Often considered as Bitcoin’s clone, Litecoin is at $98...

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Swiss regulator launches proceedings against ICO issuer

...s against envion AG.** After raising over $100 million from investors, envion AG’s ICO became the second major ICO that has sparked controversy in Switzerland. FINMA stated that **envion AG may have violated financial market law in relation to initial coin offering** (ICO). Therefore, FINMA launched enforcement proceedings against envion AG. The proceedings focus in particular on possible br...

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Cryptocurrency: what are your options?

...ency started out as a tool to monetize applications in the Ethereum network. Budget investors are urged to look into its ability to allow the creation of distributed applications without interference from another party. The ETC is also popular among initial coin offerings (ICOs), an aid for startup crypto junkies. * -Litecoin (LTC). Often considered as Bitcoin’s clone, Litecoin is at $98.07 pe...

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ICO vs IPO. Main differences

The cryptocurrency market has caught attention of many, from brokers wishing to make some quick earnings, to high skilled professionals who have extended experience in the classical capital market. Therefore, it was rather expected when initial coin offerings (ICO’s) accumulated more funds in the first three months of 2018 than during the entire 2017. Nowadays we hear a lot of different inf...

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China's Central Bank is planning to ban crypto airdrops

...y companies that are conducting free airdrop campaigns in the country.** In its latest financial stability report for 2018, which was published on November 2, 2018 the **central bank stated that there has been a surge in the number of "disguised" initial coin offerings (ICO)**, as well as free distribution of crypto tokens via airdrops, despite its effort to clamp down on this type of activitie...

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FATF is planning to release International Crypto Regulation by next summer

...ll publish international rules for cryptocurrency regulation by next summer**. The possible regulations will put into effect licensing schemes for crypto exchanges and probably for digital wallet providers. Businesses offering financial services for initial coin offerings will also be involved, the report stated. The news was revealed after the FATF plenary meeting with officials from 204 coun...

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Marshall islands introduces its own cryptocurrency

...ed “SOV Development Fund.” The aforesaid organization’s main task is to support the launch of the new coin. David Paul, minister-in-assistance to the president of the Marshall Islands stated: "SOV will be issued to the public through an initial coin offering, then it will act like regular money. Every individual using SOV must be identified by an approved verifier of their choice, su...

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ICO company in Estonia

Recently, a lot of project developers and businesses have drawn their attention to cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO) in order to raise capital for various types of projects. Starting your ICO company in Estonia is a great choice due to the local remote maintenance administrative tools, which mean minimal bureaucracy level, and due to the absence of any specific regulation on ICOs ...

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