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DOJ Charges ICO Co-Founder With Securities Fraud

The Department of Justice has unveiled fraud charges against a co-founder of cryptocurrency startup Centra.

The UK regulator charged with investigating Cambridge Analytica says it needs a 70% bigger budget to do its job

Data protection, a once-obscure field of compliance, is having a moment. Next month, a sweeping set of rules called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…

Cambridge Analytica was reportedly exploring an ICO

In the most 2018 thing of the year so far, Reuters and The New York Times are both reporting that Cambridge Analytica was talking to crytpocurrency experts in preparation for the launch of its own

Cambridge Analytica was looking to jump on the crypto bandwagon, too

Before news broke that it had improperly obtained millions of Facebook users' data and undercover videos showed executives listing entrapment among the nefarious ways it could halt political

A new startup is disrupting the piggy bank with a cryptocurrency wallet for kids

One of my children currently gets £1.50 a week in pocket money; the other, £2.50 (about $2.00 and $3.50). We encourage some pretty basic behaviors…
Cambridge Analytica designed cryptocurrency to sell back your personal data

Cambridge Analytica designed cryptocurrency to sell back your personal data

After stealing data from 87 million Facebook users, Cambridge Analytica wants to help you protect your own personal data by selling it back to you with its own cryptocurrency. The firm has been
Shady-Ass Cambridge Analytica Was Reportedly Developing a Shady-Ass Cryptocoin

Shady-Ass Cambridge Analytica Was Reportedly Developing a Shady-Ass Cryptocoin

Cambridge Analytica, the disgraced data firm that guided the Trump campaign’s digital strategy and sparked Facebook’s latest troubles, reportedly wanted to branch out into shadier business: digital

Crypto fans, let’s meet in New York next week

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
LinkedIn cofounder Eric Ly launches ICOHub to eliminate ICO scammers

LinkedIn cofounder Eric Ly launches ICOHub to eliminate ICO scammers

EXCLUSIVE: Eric Ly is on a mission. A cofounder and former CTO of LinkedIn, Ly recently launched Hub, Human Trust Protocol to help strangers safely interact on the internet and build digital
$2 Million Allegedly Stolen From Cryptocurrency Vlogger in the Middle of His Livestream

$2 Million Allegedly Stolen From Cryptocurrency Vlogger in the Middle of His Livestream

Ian Balina, a popular cryptocurrency evangelist, was in the midst of a standard livestream on his YouTube channel on Sunday night when a viewer asked, “Ian, did you know that somebody transferred all

Mayor of Cash-Strapped Louisiana City Pitches ICO

The mayor-president of Lafayette thinks the local government needs a cryptocurrency, but is vague about what purpose it would serve.

Exit scammers run off with $660 million in ICO earnings

A Vietnamese cryptocurrency company Modern Tech launched an ICO for its Pincoin token, raising $660 million from approximately 32,000 people. The company first ran the Pincoin ICO, promising constant

Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO

Wednesday in New York, Kik gathered up the strongest believers in its plan to create a new revenue model for services online using its kin token.
The woman who led crypto policing in the US guesses what’s next for regulation

The woman who led crypto policing in the US guesses what’s next for regulation

As an assistant US Attorney for northern California, Kathryn Haun peered into some of the darkest corners of the cryptocurrency world. Among her greatest hits…

The Wait for Grams: Why Telegram Might Just Cancel Its Public ICO

The first leaks about Telegram Open Network's "grams" token indicated a $600M public sale. Today, insiders say the public will get no sale at all.

Alibaba's Taobao Bars Crypto and ICOs in Policy Update

Alibaba's Taobao e-commerce site has updated its list of prohibited goods and services on the platform, which now includes those related to cryptos.

Ontario Regulator 'Gathering Information' on Crypto Trading Platforms

The province's securities regulator is gathering information after receiving numerous complaints.
It Started With the Rockefellers. It Ends With Crypto?

It Started With the Rockefellers. It Ends With Crypto?

Storied venture capital firm Venrock is teaming up with a crypto group to build blockchain businesses, says partner David Pakman on Fortune’s second episode of “Balancing The Ledger.”
ICO by France’s Talao demonstrates opportunity and risks policymakers must address

ICO by France’s Talao demonstrates opportunity and risks policymakers must address

As startups around the world rush to embrace initial coin offerings (ICOs), regulators are struggling with this new form of fundraising. At one extreme, China has banned ICOs, while the U.S. has been
Is venture capital ready for companies with no founders?

Is venture capital ready for companies with no founders?

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) -- a funding mechanism based on the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin -- are a hot new way to launch a startup, and they're forcing investors to look at the