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Illegal Crypto Stock Sales Lead SEC to Settle With Nevada Men Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Illegal Crypto Stock Sales Lead SEC to Settle With Nevada Men Chris Dolmetsch – Bloomberg Two Nevada men agreed to settle a lawsuit by securities regulators that accused them of profiting from illegal sales of a Hong Kong company that surged more than 900 percent last year. /jlne.ws/2Nlk9OX Survey Shows 40% of Canadians Have Sold Their Cryptocurrency NewsBTC A recent study investigating the investments habits of Canadians found that 40% of Ontario’s resident investors have sold their cryptocurrency holdings. /jlne.ws/2KCtbst Brokers Could Bring Billions to the Crypto Markets Viraj Shah – [blokt] – Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News The democratic,…

Monster ICO has bedbugs, CorpFin says in first public letter Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Monster ICO has bedbugs, CorpFin says in first public letter Anne Sherry – Wolters Kluwer As it promised it would do earlier in the month, the SEC has published the first “bedbug” letter on EDGAR. The letter from staff of the Division of Corporation Finance concerns a proposed token offering by Monster Products, Inc. Rather than engage with the registrant through the comment letter process, the staff explained that Monster’s Form S-1 contains such serious deficiencies that CorpFin will not perform a detailed examination of the filing. /goo.gl/EixXq9 Blockchain provider to launch crypto exchange this month; Trade.io readies for launch…

Crypto startup to acquire US broker-dealer Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Crypto startup to acquire US broker-dealer; Crypto platform Uphold will buy broker-dealer JNK Securities and will apply to operate an alternative trading system (ATS) in the US. Hayley McDowell – The Trade Cryptocurrency trading platform Uphold has confirmed plans to buy broker-dealer JNK Securities in a bid to enter more regulated markets and reach institutional investors /jlne.ws/2KgwDta Crypto Coin Tether Defies Logic on Kraken’s Market, Raising Red Flags Matthew Leising, Mira Rojanasakul, Demetrios Pogkas and Brandon Kochkodin – Bloomberg In the traditional world of securities exchanges, it would be akin to defying gravity. But at Kraken, one of the most…

New crypto platform with ex London Stock Exchange strategy chief on board aims for institutional investors Blog,CryptoMarkets

New crypto platform with ex London Stock Exchange strategy chief on board aims for institutional investors Jasper Jolly – City AM A new trading platform for cryptocurrencies targeted at institutional investors will launch today in London with a former top executive at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on its board. /jlne.ws/2MtvXxi The People Leading the Blockchain Revolution Nathaniel Popper – WSJ The blockchain is a technology that is supposed to be all about distributing power and information away from central authorities. But many individuals have been crucial in pushing the technology forward. Here is a look at some of the…

Rumi Morales Announces Joining Outlier Ventures at “Launch, Lunch & Learn” Blockchain,Blog,Commentary,CryptoMarkets,Fintech

Rumi Morales, the former head of CME Ventures, is now a partner at the London-based blockchain investment company Outlier Ventures. She and Jamie Burke, the CEO of Outlier, announced the news and spoke about the company’s plans Wednesday to a packed room at the Connectory in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Morales will head up Outlier Ventures’ Chicago branch, which the company expects to be a launch pad for expansion into the rest of the U.S. She and Burke said they are looking 3-5 years ahead of what’s going on in crypto and other technology right now, and are focused on the…

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – June 27, 2018 Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Crypto Collapse Spreads With Hundreds of Coins Plunging in Value Olga Kharif – Bloomberg Finder.com says more than 80% of tokens dropped in price; Weekly survey finds average decline in value of 19 percent The meltdown in Bitcoin is weighing on more than the biggest cryptocurrency. Over 80 percent of 1,586 digital coins Finder.com tracks in a weekly survey decreased in price in the past seven days. The tokens fell 19 percent on average, Finder.com found in the week ended June 25. /jlne.ws/2lB2eaj Facebook eases ban on cryptocurrency related ads Reuters Facebook Inc on Tuesday decided to allow certain ads…

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – June 26, 2018 Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Andreessen Horowitz Launches $300 Million Crypto Fund Co-Led By Its First Female General Partner Alex Konrad – Forbes Andreessen Horowitz announced on Monday that it had hired Kathryn Haun as a general partner and one of the two lead investors of a16z crypto, a new $300 million fund that will invest in cryptocurrency companies, coins and protocols. Chris Dixon, the firm’s longtime crypto-focused investor behind Coinbase and Polychain Capital, is the other leader of the new fund. /jlne.ws/2K8x0pz Robinhood: Sovereign nations will make crypto their default currency JP Mangalindan – Yahoo Finance Cryptocurrencies are the future. That’s what Robinhood co-CEO…

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – June 25, 2018 Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Crypto community welcomes US regulator’s stance on Ether; Director of the division of corporate finance at the SEC says sales of Ether are not securities transactions. Hayley McDowell – The Trade The cryptocurrency industry breathed a sigh of relief after the US financial watchdog stated it does not consider the Ether cryptocurrency to be a security. /jlne.ws/2lys0fv Mt. Gox Creditors Get New Avenue for Recovering Bitcoin Losses Lily Katz – Bloomberg Things may be looking up for creditors of Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange that ultimately went down in flames after saying thousands of Bitcoins had disappeared….

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – June 22, 2018 Blog,CryptoMarkets

Japan’s largest crypto exchange halts new account creation; BitFlyer was hit with ‘business improvement order’ from Japanese regulator Adam Samson – FT BitFlyer has stopped accepting any new customers after the Japanese financial regulator ordered the country’s biggest cryptocurrencies exchange to improve its procedures. /jlne.ws/2KcjgcU From farm to plate, blockchain dishes up simple food tracking; Technology promises to make provenance of goods and supply hiccups easier to pinpoint Louise Lucas – FT Blockchain may have started life as the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin but it is quietly starting to revolutionise a far more prosaic sector: the world of…