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Chris Giancarlo: XRP Shouldn’t Be Regulated by the SEC

A former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission – Chris Giancarlo – has come to the defense of Ripple and claimed that it is not a security.Chris Giancarlo: Leave XRP AloneRipple has been at the center of a controversial class-action lawsuit for many months, now. Several early investors claim that the company has lied about the currency’s status as a non-security. One investor has even gone so far as to claim that Ripple is a never-ending initial coin offering (ICO).To be fair,...

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Filecoin (FIL) Spikes 45% As First SEC Approved ICO Nears Launch After 6 Year Wait

Six years on from the publication of its original whitepaper, Filecoin (FIL) has launched an incentivized testnet designed to test the network in realistic conditions.Aiming to build a decentralized file storage network, Filecoin carried out a $250 million ICO in 2017 – the largest Initial Coin Offering at the time. It was also the first ICO to be launched with the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under a SAFT agreement – Simple Agreement for Future Tokens.According...

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US President Donald Trump Taps Bitcoin-Friendly Hester Peirce For A Second SEC Term

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has tapped Hester Peirce for a second term as a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as her current one is set to expire on June 5th, 2020. Peirce is a vocal defendant of Bitcoin as she opposed the rejections of a Bitcoin-based ETF by the Commission.Hester Peirce For A Second Term At The SECAccording to a Bloomberg Law report from today, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has nominated Hester Peirce for a...

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BitClave Settles 2017 Token Sale Allegations with the SEC

Blockchain firm BitClave is being forced to refund all the money it earned three years ago through an initial coin offering (ICO) thanks to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).BitClave: Not the First, Not the LastThe SEC has been coming down hard on blockchain and crypto companies that allegedly fail to register their tokens as securities. Since 2017, the governing body has sought to bring all companies that do not properly register their currencies to justice and...

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Blockchain Firm BitClave Agrees To Pay Almost $30 Million Following SEC Charges

Blockchain-based company BitClave PTE Ltd. reached an agreement to settle all charges brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and will pay back all of its 9,500 investors the $25.5 million raised in 2017.BitClave To Pay Back InvestorsThe SEC accused the “blockchain services company” that it conducted an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) of digital asset securities in 2017. BitClave raised $25.5 million at the time by selling its Consumer Activity Tokens (CAT) to...

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Goldman Sachs, Please Don’t Make The Same Mistake On Bitcoin That Jamie Dimon Regretted

Discussions around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, in general, have reached the high seats of investment banking.This becomes clear as the behemoth multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs hosted a conference call headlined US Economic Outlook & Implications of Current Policies for Inflation, Gold, and Bitcoin.Perhaps somewhat expectedly, the banking giant used its platform to bash cryptocurrencies, making some particularly expressive comparisons.Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies Are Not an...

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Telegram Loses Legal Crypto Battle with SEC

Telegram has ended its dealings in cryptocurrency. An encrypted messaging service, Telegram initially announced a token sale of its new “GRAM” token, which garnered the company more than $1 billion in additional funds, but thanks to a longwinded fight with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it looks like the GRAM is never going to get off the ground.The Battle Is Lost for TelegramThe GRAM token was supposed to work in cahoots with the company’s new TON blockchain. Customers of the...

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Free TON Forks to Decentralized Independence in Telegram Token-sale’s Departure

The TON blockchain marked its independence day on May 7, after a group of developers hardforked the code initially meant to be used exclusively by Telegram.As Telegram remains embroiled in a legal saga with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an independent group of validators and developers elected to bypass the regulatory furor by launching the open-source Free TON.TON’s Declaration of DecentralizationTaking advantage of a loophole that may be the first of its kind,...

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Telegram Postpones The Release Of Gram Tokens Until April 2021, Offers To Refund Investors

The popular messaging application Telegram has delayed the release of its Gram tokens until April 2021 due to the pressure inserted by the SEC and US district courts. The company is offering two options for investors to reimburse their investments or to allocate them into the messaging app.Telegram Postpones GramPavel Durov’s company has sent a letter to all Telegram Open Network (TON) investors – the blockchain network behind the future cryptocurrency Gram. The token will not be issued by...

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11 Crypto Sellers, Including Block.one, Have Been Hit with Customer Lawsuits

Several cryptocurrency exchanges and token issuers are being sued by investors across the United States who claim they were sold unregistered securities. Among the companies or entities being sued are Binance, Tron, Block.one and BitMEX. Entities like Ku Coin, Bibox and Bancor are also facing lawsuits from early investors.Block.One is Just One of ManyAs the cryptocurrency arena has expanded over the years, the demand and necessity for legitimacy have expanded with it. Many investors are...

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