Russia is Realizing It Has No Clue How to Regulate Cryptocurrency

The proposed ‘digital assets’ law aims to “legalize ICOs” in Russia and is expected to be reviewed in May. But lawmakers are slowly realizing the futility of regulating Bitcoin and cryptocurrency that are un-regulatable by design.  Russia’s ‘Digital Assets’ Bill Would Legalize ICOs Earlier this week, Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Moiseev shared his thoughts […]

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Opinion: ICOs Are Dead, Killed By Regulations

ICOs may have been the hottest thing in 2017 but, unlike the hundreds of amusing Bitcoin obituaries throughout the years, the process of issuing digital tokens to raise funds appears to be dead.  Stick a Fork in ICOs, They’re Done The UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority is expected to unveil regulations for initial coin offering […]

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Isle of Man Tightens Requirements for Cryptocurrency Businesses & ICOs

The Isle of Man recently updated its Designated Businesses Registration policy concerning cryptocurrency companies operating in the British Crown dependency.  Isle of Man Posts New Requirements The Island’s financial regulators also wish to sanitize the local virtual currency scene, doing away with projects that have zero utility. Details of the policy changes form part of […]

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Wu-Tang Clan are Releasing a Cryptocurrency in Honor of Ol’ Dirty Bastard

The seminal hip-hop group plan to honor the legacy of deceased group member Ol’ Dirty Bastard by releasing a cryptocurrency bearing his name. The Return of the WU 25 years ago as Wu-Tang Clan dominated the U.S. hip-hop scene, they proudly proclaimed that “The Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to f*ck with” and in 2018 it’s […]

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Johny Depp Teaming Up for a Cryptocurrency Collaboration

Johny Depp is reportedly teaming up with blockchain-based content sharing platformTaTaTu. The actor will participate in the partnership through his production company Infinitum Nihil. Johnny Depp Sails the Blockchain Sea Actor Johny Depp has signed a development deal with content sharing platform TaTaTu and its founder Andrea Iervolino. TaTaTu is using blockchain technology to certify […]

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Civil Refunds its ICO Investors in Token Sale Failure

The Civil Media Company’s ambitious plan to sell $8 million worth of its cryptocurrency token CVL, and fund a decentralized platform for new journalism, has failed for now. Many investors were skeptical of Civil’s vision, and they were proven right when Civil announced on Tuesday it will refund its investors. Civil’s hyped initial coin offering (ICO) […]

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Biggest ICO Winners and Losers: By The Numbers

As a follow-up to last week’s Bitcoinist article on sh*tcoins and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Bitcoinist looks at crypto researcher Steven Zheng’s numbers, successful-to-unsuccessful ICO ratio, and more. From Lowest to Highest Returns of Investment (ROI) Bolenum likely probably bound to fail after raising only $18,500 during August 2017. At the same time, the second most fruitful […]

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SEC ‘Underwhelmed’ by Lack of Enthusiasm for Regulation

Adam James · June 8, 2018 · 3:00 pm Cryptocurrency exchanges dealing with ICOs are now required to register with the SEC, though one director at the independent agency claims the response has been weaker than expected. He also noted that a statement on either Ethereum or Ripple will be coming in the future.  ‘We’re […]

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