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Telegram Might Postpone Issuing Its Gram Tokens till 2020

As we reported earlier, the long-awaited issuance of Gram tokens from Telegram on its Telegram Open Network (TON), was hit with a surprising roadblock when the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deemed it unlawful and filed an emergency action as well as a restraining order against it.Even though the company is not based anywhere in the U.S., the SEC claims that Telegram not only failed to register properly but also was not entirely forthcoming with its investors, most of...

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Grayscale Bitcoin Fund erhält FINRA-Zulassung

Aktien des Digital Large Cap Fund (DLC) von Grayscale erhielten diese Woche grünes Licht von der Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Der derzeit grösste Vermögensverwalter für Kryptowährungen weltweit ist Grayscale. Dieser Vermögensverwalter betreibt seit 2018 das DLC. Dabei handelt es sich um ein Anlagekonzept, dass es für alle Kunden möglich macht, die Preise von Kryptowährungen im Auge zu behalten. Dies ist möglich, ohne...

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Analysts: Bitwise ETF Rejection Could Spell Doom for the Industry

The Bitwise proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) was recently knocked to the side by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This was bad news all by itself, but many analysts are seeing the rejection as a sign of how the industry will wind up.Bitwise Rejection Means a Lot to AnalystsSome view this not as just a simple rejection, but as a permanent barricade to blockchain and crypto-based products. They expect that a bitcoin ETF will have a very hard time getting approval...

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TON vs SEC: What Is Telegram’s Next Move?

In an interesting but not entirely surprising turn of events, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked Telegram to halt issuance of its forthcoming GRAM tokens. In a press release dated Oct. 11, the Commission said that it had already “filed an emergency action” and also a restraining order against Telegram Group Inc. as well as TON Issuer Inc., a subsidiary of the former. This came just a few weeks before Telegram promised to officially issue the tokens to...

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Ted Livingston States Kik Messenger Is Not Shutting Down

Photo: Microsiervos / FlickrAt the end of September, we reported that a popular messaging app Kik made the world reel with the announcement about shutting down. At that time, Kik CEO Ted Livingston explained this decision with the company’s downturn position and the necessity to focus more on the development of its Kin (KIN) token. The company was also planning to cut down the number of its employees from over 100 people to a 19 person team. Besides, Kik has a legal battle against the U.S....

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SEC, CFTC and FinCEN Release Joint Statement for Crypto Regulation

A joint statement on the use of digital assets and specific laws operators must abide by, has been released. On Friday the 11th, three of the most binding regulatory authorities in the financial space, released the statement, stating specifics about the crypto sector and reminding all participants that certain already laid down laws regarding financial services in the U.S., must be strictly adhered to.The regulatory bodies including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC),...

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Telegram May Delay Token Launch as SEC Halts U.S. Sales

In an unfortunate turn of events, messaging giant Telegram is facing major resistance from the U.S. SEC for token-sale of its native Gram (GRM) tokens. This has further resulted in the delay of the launch of the Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain.Last Friday, the SEC issued an order calling Telegram’s token sale as “unlawful” under the agency’s securities laws. As a result, Telegram has push-ahead its plans of TON blockchain launch and GRM token issuance.Appraising the investors of this...

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Breaking: SEC Orders to Halt Telegram’s $1.7 Billion Gram Token Sale

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put a spanner-in-the-wheel of Telegram‘s $1.7 billion Gram (GRM) token offering. The securities regulator has asked the messaging giant to halt the sale of its digital currency calling its “unlawful”.As per the SEC press release on Friday, October 11, Telegram failed to register its token-sale offering with the regulator, in due time. The Telegram Group has been working on its blockchain project – Telegram Open Network (TON) –...

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Bitwise ETF Proposal Rejected for the Umpteenth Time

It looks like we won’t be seeing a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) anytime soon. The latest (and allegedly final) attempt being made by Bitwise has outright been rejected by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which means there are no more proposals on the table waiting to get a “yes” or “no” vote.Bitwise Is Out of the LoopThe good news is that this hasn’t harmed bitcoin or Ethereum in the process, the two largest cryptocurrencies by market cap. While other smaller coins have...

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We’re Close to Bitcoin ETF Approval, Says Optimistic Bitwise Executive

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been in an unofficial fight with the cryptocurrency sector in general. The Commission is generally regarded as unsupportive of the sector especially with its repeated disapproval and postponement of its decision to allow Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (Bitcoin ETF). However, an executive from Bitwise Asset Management seems to believe strongly that the upcoming SEC ruling will come in the company’s favor.Speaking to CNBC on its ETF...

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