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SEC approves 1st consumer RegA+ token Props for cross-app rewards

SEC approves 1st consumer RegA+ token Props for cross-app rewards

After cracking down on ICOs, the SEC just okayed the first two RegA+ tokens that offer an alternative way for anyone to gain a financial stake in a company, even unaccredited investors. Blockstack got

Wala Was Africa’s Perfect Crypto Success Story – Until It Collapsed

Wala went from serving customers in Uganda to shuttering its payments app. Here's what sources say happened.

Marriott to face $123 million fine by UK authorities over data breach

The U.K. data protection authority said it will serve hotel giant Marriott with a £99 million ($123M) fine for a data breach that exposed up to 383 million guests. Marriott revealed last year that its

Marriott faces $123 million UK fine over data breach

Marriott might soon face a stiff penalty for the massive November 2018 data breach. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office plans to fine the hotel chain £99,200,396 (about $123.7 million) for
British Airways faces record $230 million GDPR fine over data breach

British Airways faces record $230 million GDPR fine over data breach

British Airways is facing a record $230 million fine over a 2018 security breach that compromised the personal data of roughly 500,000 customers.

UK regulator to hit British Airways with record fine over 2018 hack

The UK's data privacy authority has announced it intends to levy its largest ever fine against airline British Airways (BA). The airline will have to pay £183.39 million ($230 million) to the

British Airways faces record $230 million fine over data theft

British Airways-owner IAG is facing a record $230 million fine for the theft of data from 500,000 customers from its website last year under tough new data-protection rules policed by the UK's

British Airways faces $230 million fine over data theft

British Airways owner IAG said on Monday the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) intends to impose a penalty of 183.4 million pounds ($229.8 million) for the theft of customer data from the
Russia is strangely calm about Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Russia is strangely calm about Facebook’s cryptocurrency

"No one is going to ban it," said Alexei Moiseev, Russia's deputy finance minister.

A Wannabe Netflix Raised $575 Million on Ethereum – Then Ditched Crypto

From yachting with Selena Gomez to doling out TaTaTu tokens to movie stars, one producer's road to Hollywood was paved with ICO excess.
Navigating the ground rules for building a blockchain business

Navigating the ground rules for building a blockchain business

Navigating the regulatory landscape is tricky. Attorney Meghan Spillane can help.

NEO Releases Detailed Financials Ahead of Cryptocurrency Relaunch

Many of the companies associated with NEO have proven to be a lucrative boon for token cofounders Erik Zhang and Da Hongfei.

$1 Billion Valuation May Elude Ethereum Co-Founder’s New Blockchain Polkadot

Polkadot’s bid for unicorn status has hit a snag, with three Chinese funds buying into the token sale at valuations below $1 billion.

SEC sues Kik for running an unregistered Initial Coin Offering

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing messaging service Kik Interactive, stating that its 2017 digital token sale, which raised $100 million, was essentially an illegal,
There’s little hope for cryptocurrencies in India as Modi returns to power

There’s little hope for cryptocurrencies in India as Modi returns to power

The Garg panel will soon submit its report to the finance ministry.

John McAfee Says He Is Launching His Own ‘Freedom’ Cryptocurrency

Like Seinfeld, the McAfee Freedom Coin is a token about nothing.
UK Internet attitudes study finds public support for social media regulation

UK Internet attitudes study finds public support for social media regulation

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a new joint report and stat-fest on Internet attitudes and usage with the national data protection watchdog, the ICO — a quantitative study to be published
Kik was the first social media company to offer a cryptocurrency—but now the SEC has questions

Kik was the first social media company to offer a cryptocurrency—but now the SEC has questions

Despite raising $100 million for its cryptocurrency in 2017, Kik has turned to crowdfunding for its legal defense against the regulator.
For bargain hunters, this is the best way to buy bitcoin

For bargain hunters, this is the best way to buy bitcoin

The cryptocurrency's global price obscures individual markets, where it often trades for a substantial discount or premium.
Initial exchange offerings are crypto’s next fundraising fiasco

Initial exchange offerings are crypto’s next fundraising fiasco

Cryptocurrency exchanges have appropriated the fundraising model pioneered by initial coin offerings. That's not good.