SEC Chair Clayton Promises To Ramp Up Enforcement on ICOs and Crypto in Senate Testimony

ICO News, Investing, News, Regulation | February 6, 2018 By:

US Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton called today for regulators to “come together” to concoct a plan on dealing with the digital currency markets.

Clayton testified alongside Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo before the Senate Banking Committee today.


SEC Chairman Jay Clayton To Testify Before Senate On Initial Coin Offerings

FinTech, ICO News, Investing, News, Regulation | February 5, 2018 By:

The chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission will testify before the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Tuesday. The topic will be the oversight role of the SEC and the Commodities Futures Trading Commision (CFTC), both of whom have been ramping up enforcement on the digital currency industry.


Halsey Minor, Founder of CNET and Salesforce, Targets Video Streaming With Blockchain

Blockchain, ICO News, Investing, News, Regulation | February 5, 2018 By:

Halsey Minor has a track record of delivering platforms. He’s responsible for the creation of CNET,, and Uphold, among others.

He’s also no stranger to controversy. He recently railed against regulations at CoinAgenda, where he argued that SEC regulations are driving blockchain innovation out of the USA,


Crypto Banking Platform AriseBank Receives Cease And Desist Order From Texas Regulator

News, Regulation | January 30, 2018 By:

The Texas Department of Banking has issued an unconditional cease and desist order to crypto banking platform AriseBank, ordering the firm to halt any services to the state’s residents.

Founded in 2016 by Jared Rice, Sr. and Stanley Ford, AriseBank claims to be “the first completely decentralized banking product that features one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms built to date.”


Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Funds? Not Yet, Says SEC

Investing, News, Regulation | January 21, 2018 By:

The US Securities and Exchange Commission indicated last week in a letter that it would not approve digital currency exchange-traded funds until certain rules are implemented that would protect investors.

“We believe … that there are a number of significant investor protection issues that need to be examined before sponsors begin offering these funds to retail investors,”