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Texas Securities Watchdog Takes Action Against 3 Alleged Crypto Frauds

Texas Securities Watchdog Takes Action Against 3 Alleged Crypto Frauds The Texas State Securities Board has taken emergency action against three crypto investment schemes it alleges are attempting to defraud local investors. According to a news release published Tuesday, the board’s commissioner, Travis J. Iles, entered a first emergency cease-and-desist order …

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US Judge Rules ICO Frauds Fall Under Securities Law

US Judge Rules ICO Frauds Fall Under Securities Law A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a criminal case against two reportedly fraudulent initial coin offerings fall under securities laws. District judge Raymond Dearie ruled Tuesday that the case against a pair of allegedly fraudulent ICOs conducted by Brooklyn resident …

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Bittrex Partners With Trading Firm on Crypto Securities Offering

Bittrex Partners With Trading Firm on Crypto Securities Offering U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is partnering with a regulated alternative trading system (ATS) with the aim of ultimately launching trading in crypto securities. In an announcement Thursday, Bitrex said it is working with Rialto Trading, which currently offers fixed-income products for …

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Coin Center Updates Its Securities Framework for Cryptocurrencies

Coin Center Updates Its Securities Framework for Cryptocurrencies Blockchain advocacy group Coin Center continues to believes some cryptocurrencies look like securities by law, and should be regulated as such. Peter Van Valkenburgh, the organization’s director of research, published a new report Friday arguing that certain cryptocurrencies follow the oft-cited Howey …

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State Street Opens Up About Its Internal Blockchain Debate

State Street Opens Up About Its Internal Blockchain Debate There’s no shortage of breathless hype about blockchain. What’s harder to find is a sober and nuanced discussion of the technology’s merits and drawbacks for a particular use case. For such a perspective, it can help to talk to different people …

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Philippines’ Proposed ICO Rules Presume All Tokens Are Securities

Philippines’ Proposed ICO Rules Presume All Tokens Are Securities The Philippines is close to introducing new regulations governing how companies can legally raise funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs). To that end, the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published draft rules governing ICOs on Thursday, and is now seeking public …

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Vietnam’s Securities Regulator Warns Industry to Avoid Crypto Activities

Vietnam’s Securities Regulator Warns Industry to Avoid Crypto Activities Vietnam’s securities regulator has warned industry companies and funds in the country to avoid activities related to cryptocurrencies. In an announcement this week, Viet Nam News reported Wednesday, the State Securities Commission (SSC) said firms should avoid issuance, transactions or brokerage of cryptos, …

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Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens

Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reportedly received regulatory approval to acquire several securities firms – a move that could eventually see it supporting trading in tokens deemed as securities. A spokesperson for the exchange said on Monday that both …

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Thai Securities Firms to Team Up for Crypto Exchange Launch

Thai Securities Firms to Team Up for Crypto Exchange Launch A group of traditional securities firms in Thailand are planning to jointly launch a new cryptocurrency exchange, a report indicates. According to the Bangkok Post on Monday, the Association of Securities Companies (ACE) – a body that represents the country’s securities …

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