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SEC Intensifies Probe Into Biotech-Turned-Crypto Mining Firm Blockchain Riot

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has intensified its investigation into crypto mining firm Blockchain Riot, according to the firm’s latest 10-Q quarterly report filed August 14. Riot Blockchain is a former biotech firm that changed its name to contain the word “blockchain” last year, seeing valuations skyrocket from $8 a share to over $40 as a result, according ...

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Thai SEC Clears Seven Cryptocurrency Operators to Serve Clients, Reviews Two More

Thai regulators announced Thursday, August 16, that they have so far approved seven business entities to conduct cryptocurrency operations as part of the formalization of the country’s domestic market. In a statement, Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (Thai SEC) confirmed Bitcoin Co. Ltd. (BX), Bitkub Online Co. Ltd., Cash2coins Co. Ltd., Group Co. Ltd. (TDAX), and Coin Asset Co. Ltd. ...

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SEC Smacks ICO Fraudster with $30,000 Fine, Lifetime Trading Ban

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an officer and director bar, a penny stock bar, and a penalty of $30,000 to a fraudulent ICO founder today. According to the official press release, David T. Laurance was previously found guilty for taking part in deceitful security offerings. Laurance’s LinkedIn profile shows that he is the president and CEO of oil drilling ...

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CBOE President Cautiously Hopeful on Bitcoin ETF Prospects Despite SEC Action

CBOE Global Markets Inc. could well become the first company to win approval for a bitcoin ETF, but whether that coveted accomplishment materializes remains to be seen. For his part, Chris Concannon, CBOE’s president and CEO, said that he is optimistic that the Securities and Exchange Commission will grant his wish, but he recognizes that there are challenges remaining, according ...

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Cryptocurrency Retirement Funds | SEC Warns Against Crypto IRAs

If you were planning on using Bitcoin to retire, you might want to think again. Why? Well, because the SEC has recently warned against cryptocurrency retirement funds. Here’s why. Cryptocurrency Retirement Funds As people approach retirement, many are nervous about where they are sitting financially. For these reasons, people are turning to self-directed IRAs, which are savings accounts that allow ...

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Winklevoss Twins Continue Moving Forward Despite SEC Bitcoin ETF Decision

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are working relentlessly to grow their cryptocurrency exchange Gemini despite the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to reject their proposed Bitcoin ETF for the second time in late July. The brothers have taken a few hits in 2018 so far, including dwindling trading volume on their Gemini exchange and declining prices for their cryptocurrency ...

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Bull or Bear? How SEC Actions Correlate With Market Prices

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Earlier this week, the cryptocurrency markets slumped: Bitcoin (BTC) lost its $6,500 support, and Ethereum (ETC) dropped well below the $400 mark ...

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Why Code is Law and Self Regulating, Not the SEC

First, let’s remember Satoshi’s words:  “We have proposed a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust” Snapping back to reality and lest we forget, cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin are alternatives to the government backed fiat currencies. It’s peer to peer, digital, not issued from a single source and entirely backed by the trust of the community. That’s ...

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Crypto Price Week in Review: All Major Currencies Fall After SEC Postponement

Bitcoin (BTC) At press time, bitcoin is trading for just over $6,400, a price it managed to secure yesterday afternoon. The currency has been the victim of several price swings over the last few days, which likely stem from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) announcement that it was postponing its decision regarding the VanEck SolidX bitcoin ETF. This caused ...

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