UAE To Allow ICOs To Boost Capital Markets

ICO News, News | October 9, 2018 By:

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning to create rules that would allow domestic companies to raise money through initial coin offerings (ICO).

Speaking at a seminar, Obaid Saif Al-Zaabi, head of the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority (ESCA), revealed that the board of ESCA has approved considering ICOs as securities and will be releasing regulations on the ground in the first half of 2019.

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FINRA Charges HempCoin ICO Issuer With Securities Fraud

Crime, News, Regulation | September 12, 2018 By:

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued securities fraud charges against a Massachusetts resident for an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO). FINRA said the case is the agency’s first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies.

FINRA has accused Timothy Tilton Ayre of selling unregistered securities in the form of the HempCoin token,

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South Korean Official Calls For Global Crypto Regulations

ICO News, News, Regulation | September 10, 2018 By:

Yoon Suk-heun, governor of South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), has urged regulators from 14 other countries to jointly draft international regulations for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO).

During the 20th Integrated Financial Supervisors Conference (IFSC) in Seoul last week, Yoon urged the need for international coordination,

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