2018 Sees 550% Uptick in Exempt ICO Securities Offerings Filed With the US SEC: Report
2018 witnessed a significant uptick in the number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) authorized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sell securities to large-scale investors, according to financial news channel MarketWatch, Jan. 11.
Thai Ministry of Finance Gives Digital Asset Business Licenses to Four Firms
The Thai Ministry of Finance has issued digital asset business licenses to four crypto-related firms, according to a notice published by the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jan. 8.
Chinese Bank Giants Tap Blockchain in Trade Finance Efficiency Boost
The China Banking Association (CBA), the country’s self-regulatory organization for the banking sector, is launching a new blockchain-based platform for trade finance.
South Korea’s Finance Ministry Considers Taxing Crypto and ICOs, New Minister Reveals
South Korea's Finance Ministry is considering taxation on cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), daily English-language newspaper The Korea Times reports Monday, Dec. 3.
Security Token Offerings ‘Illegal,’ Says Beijing Financial Watchdog
Huo Xuewen, chief of Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Finance, has warned projects against holding security token offerings (STOs).
Bahrain Finance Training Institute Launches Blockchain Academy
The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) is launching what it claims to be the country’s first “Blockchain Academy,” according to an announcement published Nov. 26.
New Report: 70% Of Finance Execs Believe Cryptocurrency Is Here To Stay
A report released today by consulting firm Greenwich Associates says that over 70% of institutional finance executives surveyed believe that cryptocurrency will have a place in the future of the industry.
Ethereum Cofounder Joseph Lubin Doubts Tether Bitcoin Price Manipulation
Ethereum cofounder Joseph Lubin said on Yahoo Finance’s Final Round August 28, that he doubts manipulation accusations against stablecoin Tether (USDT).
Galaxy Digital Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Galaxy Digital LP ("Galaxy Digital", the "Company" or the "Firm"), a diversified, multi-service merchant bank dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology industry, released its audited financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2018 ("Q1 2018" or "the first quarter"), as well as business and operational updates through the date of this press release.
Hong Kong's Blockchain Trade Finance Platform to Go Live By September
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the autonomous Chinese territory's de facto central bank, is poised to launch a live blockchain trade finance platform within two months.
Financial Services Industry Spends $1.7 Billion on Blockchain
Here’s proof financial services companies are taking blockchain technology seriously.
Report: $1.1 Bln In Crypto Has Been Stolen This Year
Cybersecurity company Carbon Black announced that roughly $1.1 bln worth of digital currency has been stolen in the first half of 2018, CNBC reported June 7.
China Says It Has ‘Safely’ Shuttered ICOs, Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Chinese financial authorities, including the central bank and other regulators, are ramping up their broad crackdown on illegal fundraising activities.