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U.S. SEC Fines Rapper T.I For Involvement in Fraudulent ICO Schemes

The U.S. SEC has fined Atlanta-based rapper Clifford Harris Jr, better known as T.I, along with other individuals for their involvement in two fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) projects.T.I, Others Pay $125K in PenaltiesAccording to a press release by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday (September 11, 2020), T.I, along with businessman Ryan Felton and three other individuals based in Atlanta, were involved in a fake pump and dump ICO scheme. The rapper was cleared...

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Stacking ETH: Non-Exchange Whales Increased Holdings By 84% in August

Despite the short-term adverse price developments for Ethereum, ETH whales have continued to accumulate. Data from Santiment revealed that the top non-exchange whale addresses had increased their holdings by over 80% in August alone.ETH Whales Increased Their HoldingsSimilarly to the ICO boom in 2017, Ethereum’s popularity surged in 2020 as its blockchain serves as the underlying technology behind the hottest trend this year – DeFi.ETH reacted with a massive YTD increase. Ether is up by 170%...

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Why Asia is the Epicenter of Blockchain Growth

In the last few years, the blockchain industry has shifted from being a rather niche market mostly comprised of experimental technologies and fledging protocols, to a multi-billion dollar industry full of fintech unicorns and novel platforms that promise to disrupt traditional finance and practically every other industry.Although many countries have been racing to position themselves as a global hub for blockchain, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Asia is forming the epicenter of...

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Three Years Later: US Judge Approves $25M Settlement And Closes Tezos Lawsuit

The three-year-long class-action lawsuit against Tezos for supposedly violating securities laws in the US with its 2017 ICO has come to an end after Judge Richard G. Seeborg approved the $25 million settlement offer brought by Tezos earlier this year.Lawsuit Targeting Tezos: The BackstoryThe company had little time to celebrate its successful initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 when Tezos raised over $230 million as a Boston-based law firm called Block & Leviton filed a class-action...

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GloCuT: Automated Cross-Exchange Cryptocurrency Trading

[Featured content]Cryptocurrency trading is growing in popularity by the day. The exciting markets that oftentimes reveal tremendous volatility present serious risks, but also earning opportunities, attracting more and more people.Data from the popular cryptocurrency market monitoring resource CoinMarketCap reveals that the 24-hour trading volume is above $110 billion.As CryptoPotato recently reported, information from Google Trends revealed that the number of searches for the key phrase ‘buy...

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The Story Of Polkadot Starts With The 2017 ICO: 2,000% ROI For Early Investors

Polkadot has quickly gone up the ranks and became one of the biggest cryptocurrency projects. Its native token DOT was recently denominated at a 1:100 ratio. After the event, early Polkadot investors can benefit from a nearly 2,000% ROI.This became possible following the latest company developments, mainnet launch news, and DOT listings on several prominent cryptocurrency exchanges.Polkadot’s History and MissionAlthough the original Polkadot whitepaper saw the light of day in October 2016, it...

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Block DX Review: A Trustless Decentralized Exchange Platform

[Featured Content]Exchange platforms are essential components of the crypto world. These platforms provide a place for crypto investors to trade or swap their cryptos and can either be centralized or decentralized.Centralized exchanges require intermediaries and often require KYC procedures, which means that traders cannot remain anonymous when transacting. Besides, in the case of an exchange breach, traders have their funds and information exposed to hackers.Decentralized exchanges aim to...

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Nebeus Review: Instant Crypto-Backed Loans

[Featured content]The cryptocurrency space has come a long way in the past couple of years. There is a myriad of services that various companies offer, bridging the gap between digital assets and traditional financial markets.One particular field, the interest for which has skyrocketed recently are cryptocurrency-backed fiat loans. In essence, people can now use different platforms where they can use their Bitcoin and other cryptos as collateral for a fiat loan.Nebeus is a platform that...

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Light.CX Platform Review: Short-Term Bitcoin Options Trading

[Featured content]Cryptocurrency derivatives are becoming more and more popular as the market continues to enjoy increased retail attention.Back in June, CryptoPotato reported that the monthly trading volume for cryptocurrency derivatives hit a new all-time high (ATH) with over $602 billion traded in a month. In the first quarter of 2020, Bitcoin-oriented products accounted for 78% of the entire derivatives market.One of the more exciting things to consider is the increasing interest in...

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The New McAfee: Dave Portnoy Forgets About Bitcoin and Starts Shilling Low-Cap Altcoins To His 1.7M Followers

Less than a week ago, the influential legacy markets day trader Dave Portnoy, had a meeting with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss – the founders of Gemini and well-known Bitcoin proponents.Even though he supposedly bought Bitcoin during their meeting, his enthusiasm for the primary cryptocurrency was shortlived.Now, Portnoy openly solicits cryptocurrency pump and dump schemes, shilling low-cap altcoin to his 1.7 million followers. Industry experts were quick to observe the similarities between...

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