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The SEC made a fake cryptocurrency to show you how ICO scams work

The SEC made a fake cryptocurrency to show you how ICO scams work

HoweyCoin, a new digital currency, was launched today through a pre-initial coin offering and the team behind it said it would be "the cryptocurrency standard for the travel industry." The HoweyCoin
Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales says ICOs offer almost nothing of value to the world

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales says ICOs offer almost nothing of value to the world

EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Wales, the internet entrepreneur who is famous for cofounding the not-for-profit Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia, has been quite outspoken over the years on the topic of blockchain
The Sucker at the Token Table: Who Loses in the ICO Bust
Stratis wants to be a one-stop-shop for ICOs

Stratis wants to be a one-stop-shop for ICOs

When it comes to initial coin offerings or ICOs — crowdfunding events in which participants buy digital tokens from a startup — the London-based Stratis is one of the original gangsters. The company
Stablecoin TrueUSD passes $12 million in circulation in just 2 months

Stablecoin TrueUSD passes $12 million in circulation in just 2 months

EXCLUSIVE: “Stablecoins are the new black,” according to a number of well-known commenters in the cryptocurrency world. And there’s a reason for that. Whether it be Saga, SwissRealCoin, Havven, or a
Telegram’s Initial Coin Offering Has Been Scrapped

Telegram’s Initial Coin Offering Has Been Scrapped

Telegram, a secure messaging service, had been working to launch its very own ICO or initial coin offering. It’s a process through which companies can now raise funds by issuing digital coins to
ICO services: Lots of barnacles but no whales

ICO services: Lots of barnacles but no whales

Nearly every aspect of the current ICO market is pay-for-play or otherwise tainted. I do not paint the industry with such a broad brush lightly but this sort of chicanery hasn’t existed since the
SEC Commissioner on Bitcoin: ‘That Space Is Full of Troubling Developments’

SEC Commissioner on Bitcoin: ‘That Space Is Full of Troubling Developments’

“Investors are having a hard time telling the difference between investments and fraud."
SEC Commissioner on Bitcoin: ‘That Space Is Full of Troubling Developments’

SEC Commissioner on Bitcoin: ‘That Space Is Full of Troubling Developments’

“Investors are having a hard time telling the difference between investments and fraud."
Crypto traders may not care about market manipulation, but governments do

Crypto traders may not care about market manipulation, but governments do

The boss of a major cryptocurrency exchange made a startling claim this week: Market manipulation “doesn’t matter” to crypto traders, said Jesse Powell, CEO of…
Wemark embeds blockchain in stock photography to connect artists directly with customers

Wemark embeds blockchain in stock photography to connect artists directly with customers

EXCLUSIVE: Stock photography is big business. Shutterstock reported its revenue increased by 12.7 percent to $557.1 million in 2017, and Getty Images’ income for the 12 months ending September 2017
Menlo One launches TownHall to reward users for sharing token sale news

Menlo One launches TownHall to reward users for sharing token sale news

EXCLUSIVE: No matter how much we try to carry out due diligence on ICOs, token sales, and other blockchain technology-related milestones, scams and vaporware still slip through the cracks. If only
Andreessen Horowitz is planning to launch a dedicated crypto fund

Andreessen Horowitz is planning to launch a dedicated crypto fund

The SEC may be firing off subpoenas to crypto investment funds and ICO projects left, right and center — apparently over 80 — but that isn’t stopping Andreessen Horowitz, the influential Silicon

$125 Million: Orchid Is Raising One of 2018's Biggest Token Sales

A startup with the aim of building a private, peer-to-peer browser using cryptocurrency has told the SEC it plans to hold a $125 million SAFT.

Let’s meet today in New York for some ICO talk

I’ll be helping build a larger meetup focused on pre-ICO companies in New York on April 23 and I’d love to see you there. It will be held at Knotel on April 23 at 7pm and will feature a pitch-off with

Silicon Valley's Latest Revolution: Cutting Out Wall Street

Companies like Uber and Spotify don’t need IPOs anymore, and that's turning the finance industry on its head.

SEC charges third 'mastermind' in ICO fraud case

The SEC is clearly determined to crack down on everyone involved in Centra Tech's allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering. Officials have filed fraud charges against a third "mastermind" in the

See you on Monday for some crypto talk

I’ll be helping build a larger meetup focused on pre-ICO companies in New York on April 23 and I’d love to see you there. It will be held at Knotel on April 23 at 7pm and will feature a pitch-off with

Founder of cryptocurrency debit card faces new fraud charges for $32 million ICO scheme

The U.S. government is following through on its promise to crack down on initial coin offering scams. On Friday, the SEC announced charges against Raymond Trapani, the third co-founder of Centra Tech