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Texas Securities Watchdog Shuts Down Craigslist Crypto Scammer

Authorities in Texas have issued a cease and desist order against an alleged crypto scammer operating on Craigslist.According to an Aug. 7 announcement, the Texas State Securities Board (SSB) enforced an emergency action against New York-based purported investment provider Forex and Bitcoin Trader. The SSB states that this is

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CoinLaunch Reaches $50,000 Settlement With Ontario Securities Commission

Initial coin offering (ICO) consultant CoinLaunch has agreed to pay $50,000 to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), according to documents published on the regulator’s website dated July 24.According to commercial litigator and former programmer Evan Thomas, CoinLaunch was consulted on two ICOs, BCZERO (raising funds for a Czech off-road

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SEC Approves the Sale of PoQ Tokens Without Registration as Securities

A gaming company known as Pocketful of Quarters (PoQ) has recently received the blessings of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue crypto tokens in its platform without registrationPoQ plans on issuing the token dubbed Quarter in its gaming platform to enable players enjoy real-time gameplay without spending

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BitMEX in Violation of Securities Laws, Crypto a Metastasized Cancer

Economist and anti-cryptocurrency pundit Nouriel Roubini has recently declared that there is “overwhelming evidence of rampant fraud and abuse” in the crypto space. Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, also took aim specifically at the compliance policies of crypto exchange BitMEX in an essay entitled “The Great

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Canadian Securities Regulators Include DLT in 2019–2020 Business Plan

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are focusing on understanding and regulating distributed ledger technology (DLT) and its related components. The Canadian securities regulatory agency included a section on DLT and crypto assets in its Business Plan 2019–2022 that was published on July 13. The CSA’s business plan for 2018–2022 was

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Bitcoin (BTC) Is Propping up Related Securities Following Yearly Highs

Bitcoin (BTC) isn’t the only asset booming from the renewed interest in digital currencies. Three North American securities that deal with bitcoin and blockchain technologies have risen substantially in the last couple of weeks, as reported by AlphaStreet on June 26, 2019. Macro Bull Run As expected, the bullish sentiment in bitcoin has helped

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Malaysian Securities Regulator Registers Three Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has registered cryptocurrency exchanges Luno Malaysia, Sinegy Technologies and Tokenize Technology, according to a press release on June 4.Crypto exchanges are reportedly required by law to register with the SC, and the recently-approved exchanges will have up to nine months to achieve compliance with

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Global Securities Regulator Seeks Public Feedback on Regulating Crypto Trading Platforms

Global securities regulation standard setter, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), has published a consultation paper on regulating crypto asset trading platforms (CTPs). IOSCO publicized the paper in an official news release on May 28.According to the news release, IOSCO’s membership regulates over 95% of the world's securities

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Hong Kong’s Securities Regulator Calls for Crypto Regulation to Confront Fraud

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong has expressed concern over the lack of regulation for dealing with fraud in the crypto space, local news agency The Standard reports May 30.SFC enforcement chief Thomas Atkinson has recently pointed out problems associated with the existing regulatory uncertainty over

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