Tag Archives: SEC

$133 Million Stablecoin Project of Basis is Reportedly Shutting Down

The Basis stablecoin project which had raised over $133 Million in venture capital, is reportedly shutting down and returning a vast majority of the funds to investors. Unlike other projects shutting down due to the bear market, Basis is shutting down due to regulatory hurdles as it tried to get the stablecoin project up and running. Backed by Bain… Read More »

Major Stablecoin Basis to Close, Return Funds to Investors: Sources

Major United States-based stablecoin project Basis will shut down operations and return most of its funds to investors, crypto news outlet The Block reports today, Dec. 12. Citing “multiple people with direct knowledge of the situation,” the reports states that the algorithmic stablecoin project is set to return the majority of the $133 million in funding it raised… Read More »

AriseBank Founders to Pay $2.7 Million in Fines to Settle ICO Fraud Charges

A United States federal court has ordered two executives from crypto firm AriseBank to pay nearly $2.7 million in fines, according to a U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) announcement Dec. 12. The ruling follows an investigation by the SEC, which found that AriseBank was  operating a fraudulent Initial Coin Offering (ICO). AriseBank CEO Jared Rice was arrested by… Read More »

SEC Chairman Expresses ‘Optimism’ About DLT Investment Opportunities in Senate Testimony

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton has said this week that he is “optimistic” that developments in distributed ledger technology (DLT) can “help facilitate capital formation.” Speaking as part of a testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs — published on the SEC website Dec. 11 — Clayton added… Read More »

CFTC Plans to Seek Public Feedback on Ether

The latest report on Ethereum future contract unveiled that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is looking for an in-depth analysis of Etherum blockchain. Official announcement which was released on December 11, 2018 states that the commission would need a better understanding of ETH and how it goes beyond Bitcoin future. The statement reads as; The Commodity Futures… Read More »

‘The Drug Is Gone’: Mike Novogratz Compares Current Bitcoin Markets to ‘Methadone Clinic’

Mike Novogratz compared current cryptocurrency  market performance to a “methadone clinic” in an interview with Bloomberg Dec. 11. During the interview, Bloomberg asked Novogratz how coming from Wall Street made him different from most of the cryptocurrency community, which seem to treat cryptocurrency “almost like a religion.” Novogratz answered that, while he believes in the underlying technology, “when… Read More »

ICO Death March? November Inflows Fall to $65M From Yearly High of $2.6 Billion

Advertisement The latest statistics on initial coin offerings suggest that the best days of the fundraising mechanism may have long passed. According to digital assets newsletter Diar, the month of November recorded the lowest inflows into initial coin offerings (ICOs) in 2018. With US$65 million raised last month, this was in sharp contrast to this year’s best-performing month,… Read More »

Bitcoin ETF Approval Chances Down to 10%, Says Legal Expert

Following last week’s delay of the SEC to decide on whether to approve or not the proposed, commodity-backed bitcoin ETF proposal of VanEck and SolidX, legal expert Jake Chervinsky now says that there is a 10 percent chance of its approval.  ‘I Think the ETF is in Trouble’ Jake Chervinsky, a legal expert who correctly predicted that the SEC… Read More »

“Bitcoin ETF in Trouble”, Does February Deadline has Any Chance of Approval?

US SEC has postponed the Bitcoin ETF yet again and set the deadline for February end, next year. Jake Chervinsky, securities litigation lawyer shared a detailed explanation of what to expect from SEC. Bitcoin ETF Delayed, What Now? Just recently, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again postponed the decision to the Bitcoin Exchange Traded… Read More »

US SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: ICOs Can Be Effective, But ‘Securities Laws Must Be Followed’

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton has said that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) “can be effective” but that “securities law must be followed.” Clayton spoke on the subject during a speech about the SEC’s activity this year at the BLANK. In regards distributed ledger technology (DLT), digital assets and ICOs, Clayton stated that this… Read More »