Tag Archives: SEC

Indiegogo’s First Security Token ICO Raised $18 Million

Indiegogo’s First Security Token ICO Raised $18 Million

The owner-operator of the St. Regis Aspen Resort has concluded its security token offering (STO), raising $18 million in the first equity ICO hosted on the Indiegogo platform. Asset management firm Elevated Returns, the owner of St. Regis Aspen, on Tuesday announced that accredited investors had purchased all $18 million worth of Aspen Coins made available through […]

CNBC’s Ran Neuner Says ‘Bitcoin Is About to Explode,’ Points to Pending ETF Decision

CNBC’s Ran Neuner Says ‘Bitcoin Is About to Explode,’ Points to Pending ETF Decision

Crypto analyst and host of CNBC’s show Cryptotrader Ran Neuner has claimed that the price of Bitcoin (BTC) is “about to explode” in a recent tweet October 7. Neuner expressed his utmost confidence in an upcoming surge in Bitcoin’s price by noting “I just bought Bitcoin for my parents” in the same tweet. A notable rally would likely be tied […]

Does Crypto Really Need Wall Street?

Does Crypto Really Need Wall Street?

Wall street banking juggernaut, Goldman Sachs recently announced that it would be shelving plans to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk, indefinitely. The news apparently sent the crypto market sliding downwards, with bitcoin shedding as much as 5.3% of it’s value. The reluctance of incumbent institutions to acknowledge digital assets, coupled with regulatory uncertainty have raised an important important question: does the […]

Hodler’s Digest, September 2-9: Goldman Sachs Says ‘No Thanks’ to Crypto Trading Desk, While India Sends Officials to ‘Crypto College’

Hodler’s Digest, September 2-9: Goldman Sachs Says ‘No Thanks’ to Crypto Trading Desk, While India Sends Officials to ‘Crypto College’

Top Stories This Week Business Insider: Goldman Sachs Scraps Crypto Trading Desk Plans Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is halting its plans to open a cryptocurrency trading desk, Business Insider reported this week, but will focus on a custody product for crypto, which will allow it to hold cryptocurrency on behalf of large clients and track its price. […]

Are crypto whales ramping up manipulation to shut-down the possibility for an ETF approval?

Are crypto whales ramping up manipulation to shut-down the possibility for an ETF approval?

The cryptocurrency markets experienced another dramatic crash yesterday, with almost two weeks’ worth of upside being completely undone within a matter of 12 hours. Just as Bitcoin was slowly working its way out of the $6,200 level to $7,400, it quickly crashed all the way back to a low of $6,250, taking Ethereum and the […]

Bitcoin ETF Will Likely Be Approved Next Year: Asset Manager

Bitcoin ETF Will Likely Be Approved Next Year: Asset Manager

The focus on a Bitcoin ETF has shifted from its possibility thereof to the timing of an imminent approval. With several predictions from different quarters already, recent statements are suggesting 2019 to be a more realistic date of approval. One of the most pertinent questions surrounding Bitcoin today revolves around the anticipated ETF approval by […]

Does Bank of America’s Crypto Custody Show Irrelevance of Bitcoin ETFs?

Does Bank of America’s Crypto Custody Show Irrelevance of Bitcoin ETFs?

This week, $312 billion Bank of America (BoA) filed a patent to offer crypto custody, targeting large-scale institutional investors and retail traders. Some experts have said that the efforts of major financial institutions to create institutional products around cryptocurrencies will bolster the adoption of crypto in US markets, which will naturally lead to other publicly tradable instruments […]

One SEC commissioner is establishing herself as the voice of innovation for the crypto market

One SEC commissioner is establishing herself as the voice of innovation for the crypto market

In her seven months in office, Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce has established herself as the voice of innovation for the cryptocurrency market. In July, Peirce surprisingly dissented from the SEC’s decision to deny Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss an application for a bitcoin-backed exchange-traded fund. Citing a risk of being left behind, Peirce said the decision […]