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This ICO Startup Didn’t Die During Crypto Winter. It Has DAI to Thank

The London-based Monolith just added DAI to its crypto debit card product. But the startup itself has long used DAI to manage its treasury.

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SEC Files Emergency Action Against Organizer of ‘Fraudulent’ $15 Million ICO

The SEC is seeking to freeze the assets of Reggie Middleton, organizer of the $14.8 million Veritaseum (VERI) ICO.

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ICO Issuer PlexCorps Reaches Settlement With US Securities Regulator

Following the ruling, PlexCorps must disgorge $4.56 million in addition to some $350,000 in interest.

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Kik ICO Trial: Lawyers Issue 130-Page Response Claiming SEC ‘Twisted Facts’

Canadian instant messaging company, Kik, has hit back at the US regulator trying to sue its ICO with a giant public document. Kik Implies ICO Trial Was SEC Publicity Stunt Following that news that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was taking Kik to court in June, the company has now released a response in […]

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IEO: the Replacement for ICO Raised a Total of 262 Million in 2019

Coinspeaker IEO: the Replacement for ICO Raised a Total of 262 Million in 2019 Though only half of the projects that participated in IEO in 2019 were profitable, the research indicates that the cumulative returns to be garnered over the span of 6 months could amount to 44% ROI. IEO: the Replacement for ICO Raised […]

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Do ICO’s keep their promises? Analyzing the roadmaps of 2018’s ICOs

The year of 2018 gave birth to a myriad of new blockchain projects, of which many chose the route of an Initial Coin Offering [ICO] to get funded. When examining the substantial number of ICOs that emerged during the past year, you obviously stumble across thousands of ICOs which promised to provide creative solutions to […]

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ICO Law Specialist Calls for Kik CEO to Stand Down in Crypto/Securities Case vs SEC

A partner at a law firm working with startups that have raised funds using via an initial coin offering is calling on the CEO of Kik to stand down in his case against the SEC. The expert in crypto law believes that Ted Livingston might well do more harm than good to the industry. The […]

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How to Launch An ICO Successfully

Getting into this kind of business is a bit expensive, on average you need about $60,000 to lunch a single project. Keep in mind the starting capital varies depending on the intensity of the project and the goals to be met. In 2017, this market witnessed a large number of people investing or even running […]

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Italy’s Planned Mini-BOTS Draw Comparisons To ‘ICO Utility Tokens’

Doubts were raging over Italy’s plans to issue a new currency called ‘mini-bots’ this week after it appeared it would have nothing whatsoever backing its value. Italy’s Paper Backed By Nothing Italy, which is suffering from a crippling debt crisis, is constantly seeking a way out of the red, but its populist government has failed […]

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Did Kik Just Place a Target on the Backs of its Form-D ICO Peers?

By CCN: Kik might very well have good intentions by inviting a fight with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. If the litigation, which the securities regulator has filed against the company, goes Kik’s way, it will set a precedent for other blockchain startups that have taken a similar approach to raise funds in an […]

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The 8 Biggest Bombshells From the SEC’s Kik ICO Lawsuit

In a complaint filed Tuesday, the SEC laid out where Kik allegedly ran afoul of U.S. securities law with its $98 million ICO in 2017. It also revealed a lot more.

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The SEC Case Against Kik’s ICO Appears Strong, Experts Say

The SEC seems to have a strong case on the facts in its complaint against Kik and its 2017 token sale, according to legal experts.

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The SEC Is Suing Kik for Its 2017 ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed suit against Kik over its 2017 initial coin offering.

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Research: ICO Sector Signals Uptick After Crypto Winter

A new report from ICObench claims that the initial coin offerings sector is showing signs of an uptick due to positive investor sentiment. The initial coin offerings (ICO) sector is showing signs of an uptick due to positive investor sentiment, apparently spurred by the recent crypto market rally. The data was revealed in a new […]

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Panxora Safeguards ICO Assets with Crypto Treasury Management Service

Coinspeaker Panxora Safeguards ICO Assets with Crypto Treasury Management Service Panxora has announced a new Treasury Management Service which will not only helps ICOs survive but thrive within the current market conditions. Panxora Safeguards ICO Assets with Crypto Treasury Management Service Continue reading at Coinspeaker

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Thailand Is Opening Up to Crypto, One Step Closer to ICO and STO

Thailand is opening up to crypto, operating an ICO portal and considering the possibility of regulating security tokens. Since July, Thailand and its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have voiced their intent to legalize the local initial coin offering (ICO) market and open it to startups. On Dec. 1, 2018, however, Cointelegraph reported that the […]

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As ICO Business Dried up, This Firm’s Headcount Fell From 120 to 50

Significant layoffs at Ambisafe tell the tale of another ICO services startup that got too big in 2018.

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Artificial Intelligence Startup PowerBrain.Shop® Launches Token based Crowdfunding Public ICO

Next-generation Artificial Intelligence Startup PowerBrain.Shop® announced its new AIPBS token release on Ethereum Blockchain to be traded by investors on the open market Eindhoven, April 15, 2019 /PowerBrainShop/ — PowerBrain.Shop®, the Artificial Intelligence software Startup company founded by Samuel T. Stähle and Christian Kramer, today announced it has joined forces with distinguished software industry leaders […]

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Binance CEO CZ: Whether It’s an ICO or an IEO, Regulatory Compliance Is Still an Issue

CZ, the CEO and founder of Binance, has emphasized that crypto exchange-hosted token offerings are no less subject to regulatory hurdles than their ICO predecessors. Changpeng Zhao, the CEO and founder of top crypto exchange Binance, has underscored that exchange-hosted token offerings are no less subject to regulatory hurdles than their initial coin offering (ICO) […]

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Mismanagement and Misdirected Funds: The ’21 Million’ Chainstarter ICO Story

A couple years ago, a person named Nick Ayton and his partner, David Lofts, launched an ICO to fund a television show. They then went on to found Chainstarter, which helps ICO-backed projects get off the ground. Chainstarter’s Use of 21 Million ICO Money A deep-dive by Cointelligence paints a much darker picture of the […]

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AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Securities Fraud Involving ICO

Jared Rice, former AriseBank CEO, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and could face as much as 20 years in prison.

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Report: Thai SEC Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

The Thai SEC has approved the first ICO portal in the country, and may reportedly later issue criteria that allows companies to tokenize securities and other assets. Thailand’s securities regulator has approved the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal in the country,  local daily news outlet the Bangkok Post reported on March 12. The Thai […]

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Owner of Burj Khalifa, World’s Largest Building, Plans ICO

Emaar Group, which owns the Burj Khalifa, is developing a “community token” for a loyalty program, with an ICO planned next year.

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