More Than 15% of Crypto Projects Have Serious Red Flags: WSJ

According to new research from the Wall Street Journal, more than 15% of crypto projects raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs) have serious red flags that should give investors pause. The investigation, which analyzed the whitepapers of 3,300 cryptocurrency offerings and ICOs launched in 2017 and 2018, found that 513 of them likely committed plagiarism, The post More Than 15% of Crypto Projects Have Serious Red Flags: WSJ appeared first on CCN

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US To Provide Regulatory Clarity On Crypto: Token Recovery In Sight?

According to a report released by Kate Rooney, a markets reporter at CNBC, two congressmen — Warren Davidson and Darren Soto — are preparing a bipartisan bill to exclude crypto from the country’s securities law. The bill, entitled “Token Taxonomy Act,” is set to be introduced to the House in the months to come in The post US To Provide Regulatory Clarity On Crypto: Token Recovery In Sight? appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin Price Falls 5.5% to $4,030: Lack of Momentum Leads to Crypto Pullback

Over the past 24 hours, the Bitcoin price has dropped by more than five percent from $4,265 to $4,030, demonstrating a decline in daily volume. On fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading platforms like Coinbase and Bitstamp, the dominant cryptocurrency was dangerously close to dipping below the $4,000 support level. A drop below the $4,000 mark could disallow a … Continued The post Bitcoin Price Falls 5.5% to $4,030: Lack of Momentum Leads to Crypto Pullback appeared first on CCN

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Crypto Giant OKEx Deslists Several Trading Pairs

Today brought news of OKEx exchange delisting several additional trading pairs. This is the third time OKEx has delisted a group of assets. OKEx Delisting In an announcement today on their website support page, OKEx stated the delisting of thirty-eight different cryptocurrency trading pairs. OKEx directed the announcement toward its customers, explaining the delisting of multiple The post Crypto Giant OKEx Deslists Several Trading Pairs appeared first on CCN

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TKO: Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khaled Knocked out by SEC Probe into ICO Promos

Pro boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer DJ Khaled agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission a combined $767,500 to settle charges of illegally promoting ICOs. These are first cases the SEC has brought violations involving ICO promotion. The SEC noted that using celebrity endorsers was a crucial part of the ICO issuers’ promotional The post TKO: Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khaled Knocked out by SEC Probe into ICO Promos appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin ETF Could Attract Billions in New Investment: VanEck

A bitcoin ETF could attract billions of dollars in new investments, so the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should treat pending proposals as an opportunity to regulate the crypto market, said crypto exchange-traded fund advocate Gabor Gurbacs. Gurbacs, the director of Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck, made this claim during an interview with CNBC Africa’s The post Bitcoin ETF Could Attract Billions in New Investment: VanEck appeared first on CCN

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Breaking: SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder with Operating Unregistered Exchange

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the founder of decentralized Ethereum exchange (DEX) EtherDelta with operating an unregistered exchange. As a DEX, the crypto trading platform allowed users to trustlessly trade Ethereum-based tokens without registering accounts or entrusting their funds to an exchange-controlled wallet. Trading was managed by a smart contract, though The post Breaking: SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder with Operating Unregistered Exchange appeared first on CCN

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CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has bolstered its police actions in the last fiscal year, driven largely by cryptocurrency cases, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under President Trump, the federal derivatives market regulator levied about $900 million in civil penalties in 2018 alone, exceeding the annual amount in five of the eight years The post CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump appeared first on CCN

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