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SEC Expands Crackdown on ICOs, Regulatory Ambiguity Remains

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has expanded its crackdown on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), putting “hundreds” of projects at risk, according to a recent joint investigation by Yahoo Finance and Decrypt Media published, Oct. 10. The authors of the report stressed that hundreds of crypto and blockchain startups that conducted token sales have eventually found that they had ...

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Humans to Become Nearly Redundant in Crypto Trading

Call it counterintuitive, but blockchain could be considered less transparent now than the stock market. How so? Blockchains are apparently open, and anyone can see which token went where, after all. Well, yes and no. Blockchain is a forest, and a forest is the best place in the world to hide a leaf. We know (or suspect) that many tokens ...

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Crypto Regulations for UK Could Take Two Years, Says Legal Expert

Jeff Kaufmann, Legal Director at British law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), said that the introduction of cryptocurrency market regulations in the U.K. could take two years, according to an RPC press release published Oct. 11. RPC is a London-based corporate and insurance law firm with offices in Bristol, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and staff amounting to 720 people, including ...

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Crypto Regulations for UK Could Take Two Years, Says Legal Expert

Jeff Kaufmann, Legal Director at British law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), said that the introduction of cryptocurrency market regulations in the U.K. could take two years, according to an RPC press release published Oct. 11. RPC is a London-based corporate and insurance law firm with offices in Bristol, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and staff amounting to 720 people, including ...

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China’s Central Bank Seeks Digital Currency Specialists

The Chinese central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has opened four positions for crypto-related professionals, according to a document published Wednesday, Oct. 10 on the bank’s website. Per the paper, PBoC is seeking two engineers at their Digital Money Institute with experience in blockchain and cryptography, security, and chip design. The bank wants the engineers to develop a ...

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U.S. SEC Halts Fraudulent ICO That Claimed to Possess Regulator’s Approval

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted a planned Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that falsely claimed have SEC approval, the agency reported in an official press release Thursday, Oct. 11. The SEC suspended the ICO project with an emergency court order, and also halted pre-ICO sales by the company Blockvest LLC, and its founder Reginald Buddy Ringgold III. ...

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Indian Gov’t Is ‘Evaluating’ the Launch of Its Own Cryptocurrency, Sources Say

Indian government is “evaluating” the possibility of issuing a state-backed cryptocurrency, sources have told local news outlet Quartz India on Wednesday, Oct. 10. An unnamed “senior official” has told Quartz that the government has set up a panel that will discuss questions regarding cryptocurrencies and blockchain. While, according to Quartz’s source, the government is looking to “encourage” blockchain studies, the ...

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Experts Warn of Cryptojacking Malware That Mimics Adobe Flash Updates

Researchers have identified cryptojacking malware that conceals itself behind a fake Adobe Flash update. The finding has been revealed in a cyber threat report published by Unit 42 research group on Oct. 11. Cryptojacking is the practice of using a computer’s processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies without the owner’s consent or knowledge. According to new research released by Unit ...

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Crypto Exchange Huobi’s ‘Strategic Partner’ HBUS Hires Ex-PWC and Intuit Compliance Director as CCO

HBUS, the U.S.-based “strategic partner” of sixth largest crypto exchange Huobi, has hired a new Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). The company has revealed this in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Oct. 11. The new CCO, Megan Monroe-Coleman, was formerly MTL Compliance Officer at U.S. software giant Intuit, following the company’s acquisition of financial software firm Mint, where Monroe-Coleman had ...

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