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What’s Next in the Securities Case Against Ripple Over XRP

What’s Next in the Securities Case Against Ripple Over XRP

Monday will bring the next chapter of a long-running and closely watched lawsuit against Ripple. The plaintiff, Bradley Sostack, has until the end of the day to file a response to the startup’s Sept. 20 motion to dismiss. Assuming it isn’t dismissed in its entirety, the case, which seeks class action status, may move into discovery next […]

Crypto Portfolio App Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Securities Sale

Crypto Portfolio App Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Securities Sale

Ember Fund, makers of an AI-managed cryptocurrency portfolio app, is seeking to raise up to $1 million through a Securities and Exchange Commission-registered securities sale. The year-old company revealed their intention in today’s filing with the SEC, detailing their sale of “Crowd SAFE” securities that will occur through the end of January 2020 on Republic, an online […]

SEC Restarts Clock on Proposed ‘Bitcoin and T-Bills’ ETF

SEC Restarts Clock on Proposed ‘Bitcoin and T-Bills’ ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is again soliciting comments on a proposed exchange-traded fund (ETF) based around bitcoin and Treasury bonds. According to a public filing published Tuesday, investment management firm Wilshire Phoenix and NYSE Arca filed an amendment to their ETF proposal earlier this month to address issuance and redemption for the securities […]

The five most important dates for Bitcoin until 2020

The five most important dates for Bitcoin until 2020

The crypto industry is gearing up for an event-packed few months. From the resolution of the New York Attorney General’s injunction against Bitfinex and Tether to the final decisions of the long-awaited cryptocurrency ETFs, here’s a list of some of the most relevant dates in the crypto industry to keep an eye on. Aug. 22: New York Attorney General’s […]

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

Securitize, a provider of technology for issuing blockchain tokens, has registered as a transfer agent with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Administration (SEC), a move it says will boost adoption. Announced Wednesday, the registration means Securitize can now act as the official keeper of records about changes of ownership in securities. While that might sound […]

US Regulators Might Be Unnecessarily Delaying Decisions on Cryptocurrency-related Applications

US Regulators Might Be Unnecessarily Delaying Decisions on Cryptocurrency-related Applications

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an independent, non-governmental regulator for firms offering financial securities in the U.S., has reportedly been reviewing around 40 different broker-dealer applications from crypto-related companies. According to Coindesk, several analysts believe FINRA might be postponing its decision regarding whether to approve certain crypto-related broker-dealer applications. This, as the self-regulatory organization (SRO) […]

TITANIUM BLOCKCHAIN: WHY IT FAILED

TITANIUM BLOCKCHAIN: WHY IT FAILED

On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against Titanium Blockchain, an Israeli start up in the middle of its ICO at the time. According to the SEC, the firm had violated the commission’s registration and anti-fraud regulations in the process of raising funding from investors. Charged with securities fraud, company founder, Michael […]

Countdown Restarts Tomorrow for SEC Decision on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

Countdown Restarts Tomorrow for SEC Decision on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may make an initial decision on not one, but two different bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals by April 5. A bitcoin ETF proposal submitted (for a second time) by VanEck, SolidX and the Cboe BZX Exchange is expected to be formally published in the Federal Register Wednesday, kicking off the initial […]

SEC Commissioner Says Bitcoin ETF Will Be Approved ‘Eventually’

SEC Commissioner Says Bitcoin ETF Will Be Approved ‘Eventually’

A commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) believes a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) will ultimately be approved. Robert J. Jackson Jr., in an interview published by government-focused news source Roll Call on Wednesday, said: “Eventually, do I think someone will satisfy the standards that we’ve laid out there? I hope so, yes, and I […]