German Financial Regulator BaFin Clarifies Stance On ICOs

ICO News, Regulation | February 21, 2018 By:

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Germany’s financial regulator, has issued a “letter of advice” on the regulatory classification of tokens issued via initial coin offerings (ICO).

The regulator stated that it has been receiving many inquiries about its stand on ICOs and whether tokens distributed during crowdsales are considered financial instruments.

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Blockchain Regulatory Authority To Be Established By Malta

News | February 19, 2018 By:

The government of Malta has unveiled a consultation document on the establishment of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA), a regulatory authority which will “certify” blockchain platforms and “verify” crypto transactions.

Speaking at the launch of the public consultation, Digital Economy Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri said the new authority would not only act as a regulator and watchdog for the crypto sector,

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Crypto Compliance Platform IdentityMind Global Raises $10M USD in Series C Funding

Announcements, Investing | February 15, 2018 By:

IdentityMind Global has raised $10 million in its Series C funding round led by Benhamou Global Ventures and Eastern Link Capital. Hanna Ventures, Overstock.com, and Zanadu Capital Partners also participated in the funding round.

IdentityMind Global is a provider of anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance services for bitcoin and crypto companies,

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ICO Regulations Planned By Gibraltar

ICO News, News | February 12, 2018 By:

The government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) have announced that they will be developing a draft law that will regulate initial coin offerings (ICO) in the British overseas territory.

According to reports, Gibraltar has decided to roll out ICO regulations primarily because the world has grown increasingly concerned over the rapid growth of the cryptocurrency sector as of late.

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Crypto Exchanges And ICO Issuers Warned By Hong Kong Regulator For Fraudulent Activities

News, Regulation | February 9, 2018 By:

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has announced that it has taken regulatory action against a number of cryptocurrency exchanges and issuers of initial coin offerings (ICO).

In a statement released Today, the SFC said that investors have complained to the commission that they were unable to withdraw cryptocurrencies from their accounts with some exchanges,

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