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Ripple Plans To Cash Out 33% Of Its MoneyGram Stake With A Significant Profit

The San Francisco-based payment protocol has filed a document on Friday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It reads that Ripple Labs has entered into an agreement with MoneyGram, which entitles Ripple to sell up to 4,000,000 shares of common stock.Ripple’s option to sell these shares will expire “upon the earliest of March 31st, 2021, the time at which the maximum amount shall have been sold, or the occurrence of certain other customary events affecting the...

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Steps Down Early: How Has His Term Impacted The Crypto Industry?

After heading the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the past three and a half years, Jay Clayton has decided to end his term early. As the SEC’s mission is to protect investors and ensure fair and efficient financial markets, it’s worth exploring how has the Commission impacted the cryptocurrency field during his tenure.The SEC’s Jay Clayton Steps Down EarlyBorn in 1966, Joseph “Jay” Clayton is an attorney who became the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in May...

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Telegram Loses Another GRAM Token-Centered Fight with Lantah

Telegram is being made to pay more than $600,000 in legal fees to a company called Lantah over the use of the GRAM name that Telegram has given its recent cryptocurrency.Telegram Must Fork Over the DoughLantah was developed in the year 2017 by a man named Daniel Jeffery. Lantah is looking to create a “global, borderless marketplace” and assist those who cannot gain access to traditional banking services with cryptocurrency. As it turns out, both Lantah and Telegram have allegedly utilized the...

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The SEC Tells Traders to Stay Away from Bitcoin Digital

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is telling traders to stay far away from a company that’s been allegedly endorsed by Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III. The firm is also utilizing what appear to be fake endorsements from celebrities, though the company is unregulated and is not in line with present financial legislation.The SEC Continues Its Crackdown of Phony Crypto FirmsThe enterprise the SEC is referring to is known simply as “Bitcoin Digital.” Agents claim that the...

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SEC Director Who Said Ethereum is Not a Security Leaving the Watchdog

William Hinman, a director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) known for his statements in favor of greater clarity for the crypto ecosystem and other ICOs and fintech, announced his intentions to leave his post in the upcoming months. Since 2017, Hinman has served as a director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, an office responsible for giving investors material information to help them come with good financial decisions. His office also provides...

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The Fight Between Kik Crypto and the SEC Ends

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has penalized Kik for launching an initial coin offering (ICO) that allegedly did not go through the appropriate registration protocols with the agency. Kik is now being required to fork out a $5 million fee.The SEC and Kik Have Reached a SettlementThe SEC has sworn up and down over the past few years that it would go after all token offerings that have in some way or another gone against its rules. It has warned many crypto ventures offering...

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Kik and The SEC Reach a $5 Million Agreement to End Their Legal Battle

The story of the legal battle between Kik  and the SEC seems to be coming to an end. Today, the SEC filed a motion with the Southern District Court of New York to close the case with a $5 million fine. Kik was being sued for issuing and selling unregistered securities through the ICO of its KIN token. The accusation came when the SEC also attempted similar proceedings against TON’s ICO, the Telegram blockchain. However, the agreement with Canada’s Kik is much softer than the...

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The SEC Is Finally Looking At the Prospects of a Bitcoin ETF

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now entered a period of active study. It is busily looking at cryptocurrency-based exchange-traded funds or ETFs, and thus it may be that traders could find themselves reaping the benefits of such opportunities very soon.The SEC Is Looking to Shed Its “Rigid” ImageThe news of the study session was announced at a conference by Jay Clayton, the chairman of the SEC. This is something that should really be tugging at the heartstrings of most...

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Grayscale Ethereum (ETH) Trust Is Now Officially an SEC-Reporting Company

The leading digital currency asset management company Grayscale Investments announced that its Ethereum Trust will report directly to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Grayscale filed a Form 10 with the SEC a few months ago on behalf of the Ethereum Trust to become the second company product designated as a digital currency investment vehicle reporting to the Commission. The other product is the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust. The announcement from today reads that following the...

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John McAfee is Doing Great in Prison: It’s Like The Hilton

For a lot of us, prison is a dark and scary place where no one wants to be… But we are not John McAfee.The software developer, tax evader, crypto-shiller, drugs user, whale-fucker, former US presidential candidate and crypto-shiller sent a statement to his followers sharing his experience in the Spanish prison after his arrest.Spanish Prisons are like “The Hilton” for John McAfeeAnd things aren’t so bad… In fact, according to his own words, at 75 years old, John McAfee is having a fascinating...

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