I Don’t Think Satoshi Nakamoto Was Saying We Need a Reg A and a Reg D – Opinion

FinTech, Investing, Opinion, Regulation | June 11, 2018 By:

Before the implementation of the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934, US capital markets were essentially governed by the ‘law of the jungle’ – conditions that led to the stock market crash of 1929. These laws significantly constrained the ability of non-accredited investors (those without significant income or net worth) to play an active role in the private markets,


ICO Spotlight: COTI Cryptocurrency Payment Network Aims At Transaction Times

FinTech, ICO News | June 8, 2018 By:

COTI is a cryptocurrency payment network that the COTI team hopes will solve problems inherent in current networks. Current crypto-payment networks are plagued by slow transaction times, price volatility, and lack of protection for buyers and sellers.

Some networks have tried to solve these problems by implementing DAG-chain (Directed Acrylic Graph) protocols.


International Monetary Fund Report: Crypto May Reduce Demand For Fiat

FinTech, Investing, News, Regulation | June 6, 2018 By:

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a report on global monetary policy in the digital age with a key takeaway: cryptocurrency may one day reduce demand for central bank currency.”

The IMF report posits that cryptocurrencies could someday lower the demand for fiat currencies by creating a shift from “credit money to commodity money.”  The report is a significant sign that cryptocurrencies are gradually being accepted by traditional financial institutions as more than a passing fad.


Research Finds 68% Of Crypto Exchanges Don’t Follow KYC Verification – Report

Crime, FinTech, News, Regulation | June 5, 2018 By:

Research firm P.A.ID Strategies has released the results of its analysis into the on-boarding practices of cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges.

The research, commissioned by Mitek, a digital identity verification solutions firm, looked into whether prominent cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets across Europe and the US are using Know Your Customer (KYC) checks when on-boarding customers.


The Night Before EOS Debut Has Blockchain World Watching In Suspense

Blockchain, FinTech, ICO News, Innovation, Investing, News, Regulation | May 31, 2018 By:

It is one of the most hyped launches yet in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. And for a space that largely is built on hype, that’s truly saying something.

Barring any last-minute delays, EOS is expected to release its long-awaited mainnet tomorrow. The company arrives with a $4 billion warchest thanks to a record-long initial coin offering (which excluded US and Canadian investors,


Blockchain Companies Brace For GDPR Impact On Business

Blockchain, FinTech, News, Regulation | May 16, 2018 By:

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has a May 25 deadline, and it’s sending companies scrambling to comply with the new privacy regulations governing interactions with European residents. Severe financial penalties apply to those who do not implement the new regulations, and there’s no shortage of litigious actors waiting in the weeds for the compliance deadline.