Judge Rules ICOs as Securities, So What Now for the ICO Market?

A federal judge ruled that U.S. securities laws cover initial coin offerings. Below, experts from blockchain legal advisory Ketsal Consulting, AngelList-backed crowdfunding platform Republic, and deep tech venture capital firm COSIMO Ventures comments on the ruling from their various perspectives.   Generally, the experts agree that the ruling does not affect the ICO market participants very much. At the end of the day, ICOs will be judged on a case-by-case basis, depending mostly on whether it passes the HOWIE test.     James Blakemore, Principal of Blakemore Fallon and Co-Founder of…

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EU Finance Ministers in no rush to further regulate Crypto Market

European Finance Ministers confirmed that they will not rush to further regulate the crypto market in the EU. Having met in Vienna on Saturday, EU Finance Ministers revealed they plan to wait for the outcome of a thorough analysis by European authorities before deciding on next steps, and believe crypto assets don’t currently threaten the financial system — a revelation that comes ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers on 15th September 2008 and the unfolding of the global financial crisis.     Addressing how the EU has previously…

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IDACB will promote blockchain data via Bloomberg and Reuters

  The year 2018 in cryptocurrencies is marked as the year of catching up with the popularity and capitalisation of cryptocurrencies in 2017. The ICO market has a great potential for expansion and growth. However, the existing solutions have only been established within the niche of ICO market without crossing its boundaries. Thus, the sector needs responsible and trustworthy informers.     International Decentralised Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (IDACB) will negotiate with Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters on the incorporation of analytical and financial blockchain data in software solutions. The…

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GECKO Governance Launches Compliance Solution For ICO Market Following Approval by Isle of Man Regulator

    Former SEC Senior Compliance Examiner joins stellar advisory board     Dublin, Ireland – 12 June 2018 – GECKO Governance, the multi-award winning RegTech regulatory solution for financial compliance, has announced the launch of a new compliance solution, GECKO Crypto1, following approval by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. Managing ICO governance and compliance for every jurisdiction, GECKO Crypto1 will offer enhanced levels of transparency and accountability to platform-users within the blockchain industry. The platform provider also announced today that Dan Viola, former Senior Compliance Examiner at…

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BlockEx Looks to Clean up ICO Market Place

LONDON, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ – BlockEx launches BlockEx ICO Market – the place to list and participate in compliant, high-quality ICOs. It will provide a full end to end compliant ICO product offering to companies wishing to launch an ICO. BlockEx will bring the governance and legal framework of its regulated activities to the ICO landscape, to provide a safer marketplace for all participants. It will add ICOs to the products listed on the BlockEx Digital Asset Exchange Platform (DAxP). The DAxP manages the entire lifecycle of blockchain based digital assets.…

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