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SEC Official Says ‘Plain English’ Guidance On ICOs Is Coming

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to clarify when and how cryptocurrencies may be classified as securities, its director of Corporation Finance said Monday. Speaking at the D.C. Fintech Week conference, SEC director William Hinman said the regulatory agency intends to release “plain English” guidance for developers to …

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Swiss Finance Watchdog Tells Banks to Treat Crypto Trading As High Risk

Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is giving tough guidance to banks wanting to trade in crypto assets. According to a report from Swissinfo.ch, FINMA has issued a confidential letter – seen by the news agency – to accountancy organization EXPERTsuisse, stating its stance on how financial institutions should weight …

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Bitcoin Price Eyes Move to $6.8K After Bull Breakout

Bitcoin could be about to make a move towards $6,800, having witnessed a bullish breakout yesterday. The leading cryptocurrency, which had been in a narrowing price range, moved upwards to close at $6,423 yesterday, confirming an upside breakout of the symmetrical triangle pattern. With the move, the bulls look to …

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Bitcoin’s True Stress Test Is Yet to Come

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Rekt? You should see the other guy. For anyone concerned …

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Why Blockchains Struggle to Gain Traction in Enterprises

Paul Brody is EY’s global innovation leader for blockchain. The views expressed are his own. The Y2K program (does anyone remember that?) came about because software developers assumed, in the early days of computing, that newer, better enterprise systems would come along very soon and that their efficient two-digit date …

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Builders on Wall Street: Bitcoin Devs Host Lightning Hack Day

It was described as “not a normal conference.” Sure, speakers took to the podium to present their futuristic ideas – a staple at the cryptocurrency space’s many, many conferences. But the Lightning Hackday, which took place in the heart of Wall Street on October 27th and 28th, was all-in-all more …

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Bitcoin Brought Us a New World We Could Have Only Imagined

Mike Belshe is the co-founder and CEO of BitGo. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. In the 10 years since the bitcoin white paper was released, our understanding of the world around us has changed. The introduction of a global, …

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There’s a New Plan to Build the Hardware for Ethereum 2.0

The Ethereum Foundation is funding efforts to create specializing mining hardware in partnership with blockchain data storage network Filecoin. Announced Thursday at Devcon, the annual gathering of developers in Prague, Ethereum Foundation researcher Justin Drake unveiled preliminary designs for application-specific integrated circuits, or ASICs, that will support an upcoming ethereum …

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Cboe’s Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup

Blockchain startup AlphaPoint has hired a senior executive from Cboe Global Markets, the parent of the Chicago Board of Exchange. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Kapil Rathi joined AlphaPoint as global head of trading markets, a newly created position, and will be in charge of the company’s trading and exchange business. …

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Thông tin về stable coin

Việc thiếu tính thống nhất trong stablecoins đã khiến Cơ quan Dịch vụ Tài chính của Nhật Bản (FSA) kết luận rằng stablecoins không phải là tiền điện tử. Cơ quan dịch vụ tài chính của Nhật Bản (FSA) gần đây đã thông báo rằng họ không cho rằng stablecoin …

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The Incoming Wave of ICO Regulation (Yes, It’s Coming)

Alex Sunnarborg is a Founder of Tetras Capital. Previously, he was a research analyst at CoinDesk and a founder of the crypto investing app Lawnmower. As you may know, securities classification analysis in the U.S. today primarily revolves around the Securities Act of 1933 and the SEC v. W.J. Howey …

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DeVere Group Targets Arbitrage With New Crypto Fund

U.K.-based financial advisory firm deVere Group, which says it has over $10 billion under advice and management, has launched an actively managed cryptocurrency fund. Announced in a press release Thursday, the new investment offering, called deVere Digital Asset Funds, is being launched in partnership with Dubai-based hedge fund manager Dalma …

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Israeli Startups Raised $600 Million Through ICOs in 2018: Report

Israeli startups have brought in more than $600 million in funding from initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the first three quarters of 2018, according to an industry report. Crypto analytics and research firm One Alpha surveyed ICOs and blockchain projects globally, from the past year, aiming to provide an overview …

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Coinbase Adds Browser Startup Brave’s Token to Pro Trading Platform

Coinbase’s professional trading platform has added support for browser startup Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT). Coinbase announced Friday that it would begin accepting BAT deposits as of 20:00 UTC to its professional trading platform for at least 12 hours, at which point it will enable trading. The company is not …

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