Australia’s Securities Watchdog Cracks Down On Misleading ICOs

News, Regulation | May 2, 2018 By:

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has started cracking down on “misleading or deceptive conduct” in the marketing and selling of digital tokens via initial coin offerings (ICO).

In a statement published yesterday, Australia’s corporate watchdog said that it is issuing inquiries to ICO issuers and their advisers where they identify conduct or statements that may be misleading or deceptive.

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Crypto Exchange Upbit Offers Reward For Reporting Fraudulent Crypto Schemes

News | March 29, 2018 By:

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has launched a program to reward users for identifying fraudulent multi-level cryptocurrency schemes and initial coin offerings (ICO).

Upbit, which is backed by South Korean chat giant Kakao, said that the number of illegal multi-level and Ponzi fraud cases has been increasing and its new system will attempt to “prevent damage due to fraud.” It is encouraging its users to participate in the new reward program in order to create a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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