Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Daily: Swiss Crypto Vault, Huobi Opens in London, Malta Approves Crypto Bills

In Saturday’s Bitcoin in Brief, we cover some of the new expansion plans of leading cryptocurrency trading platforms. Singapore-based Huobi has confirmed its intentions to open an office in London, and US exchange Coinbase is about to do the same in Portland, Oregon. Also, a new crypto vault in Switzerland offers safe storage for cryptocurrencies, while the parliament in Valletta has approved three bills designed to increase the attractiveness of Malta for businesses in the crypto space.    Also read: Exchanges Expanding, Brave Adds Tor, Tether “Double […]

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27% of England’s Male Millennials Say Bitcoin Better Investment Than Property

Millennial Living in 2018: Insights for the UK ‘Build-to-Rent’ Sector, a study in conjunction with FTI Consulting, commemorates real estate group Get Living’s 5th anniversary. Focusing on millennials, it found significant portions turning away from traditional stores of value, such as property and home ownership, in favor of crypto assets.   Also read: Bitlicense Should be Smashed, Candidate for New York Governor Urges Millennials Turning from Traditional Investments and Toward Crypto “For Millennials the soaring performance of Bitcoin – followed by an almost equally profound correction – […]

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Union Square Ventures to Invest in Crypto and Blockchain Long-Term Without Dedicated Fund

New York-based Union Square Ventures is planning to invest in crypto and blockchain in the long-term, but won’t start a separate fund. Union Square Ventures (USV), a private equity and venture capital firm, has plans to invest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies over the course of the next 10 years, CNBC reports June 29. Those plans, however, do not include establishing a separate fund. Albert Wenger, managing partner at USV, told CNBC that “we see a lot of upside to keeping it under the same roof.” Despite prevailing […]

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ICO Round-Up: Social Media Influencers Bypass Ad Ban, Centra Tokens Deemed Securities

Three stories dominate this week’s initial coin offering (ICO) round up: It appears many ICO projects are reaching out to social media influencers in an effort to thwart advertising bans across leading platforms. A study published by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) suggested that the country develop a licenced-based regulatory apparatus that permits cryptocurrency activities including ICOs. A U.S. judge has found that CTR, tokens distributed through Centra Tech’s ICO that sought the promotional services of boxer Floyd Mayweather, demonstrate numerous attributes of a security under […]

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Austrian Financial Authority Calls for Tighter Regulation of ICOs and Cryptocurrencies

Austria’s Financial Market Authority has introduced proposals for the strict regulation of cryptocurrencies and ICOs. Board directors of the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA), Klaus Kumpfmüller and Helmut Ettl, have have offered proposals for stricter regulations on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, June 29. According to an article published in the Austrian newspaper Die Presse on the June 29, Kumpfmüller proposed a “threshold-dependent” prospectus requirement for ICOs similar to that of securities. The FMA executive committee defined a “reasonable” threshold as […]

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Report: 2018 Token Sales Almost Double Last Year’s Results

Initial Coin Offerings in the first half of 2018 have attracted nearly double the amount of funds raised last year, a new report reveals. Researchers point out, however, that the majority of ICOs have largely failed, with only a third of the projects closed successfully. According to the study, the US remains the major destination for coin offerings while Switzerland has established itself as a European ‘standard bearer’ in regulation.   Also read: Why 70% of ICO Tokens Are Not Exchange Listed and Probably Never Will Be […]

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Banks and Regulators Complete KYC App Test on R3 Blockchain Platform

39 different financial firms and regulators from around the globe have completed a KYC trial on the Corda blockchain platform from R3 39 financial firms partnered with blockchain consortium R3 completed more than 300 transactions via R3’s know your customer (KYC) application, according to a post on R3’s blog June 28. R3’s KYC project involved major financial and banking institutions worldwide such as Deutsche Bank, ING, the National Bank of Egypt, Raiffeisen Bank International, and others. It also involved regulators and central banks such as the Central […]

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PwC Report Finds That 2018 ICO Volume is Already Double That of Previous Year

A report from PwC states the volume of ICOs so far in 2018 is twice that of the entire year last year According to a joint report from consulting firm PwC and the Swiss Crypto Valley Association, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are booming despite the price collapse of cryptocurrencies, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, June 29. PwC found that ICO volume reached new record highs in the first half of 2018. Per the report, between January and May 2018 alone, ICO volume is already twice as much […]

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Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

On June 28, 2018, the US Supreme Court revealed it would not re-evaluate Ross Ulbricht’s court case and double life sentence tied to his charges of operating the Silk Road marketplace. Ulbricht’s legal team and family were hoping the recent Carpenter Vs. US Supreme Court case would spur court officials to reconsider Ulbricht’s conviction. However, Supreme Court officials didn’t see eye to eye with this reasoning and denied Ulbricht’s cert petition. Also read: Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against Defamation SCOTUS Denies Ross Ulbricht’s Cert […]

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