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South Korea Has No Choice but to Legalize ICOs, and It May Happen Soon
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South Korea Has No Choice but to Legalize ICOs, and It May Happen Soon

The South Korean government has no other choice but to legalize initial coin offerings (ICO) and representative Hong Eui-rak of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea has obtained the support of 10 lawmakers to challenge the current ban on domestic ICOs. Multi-...
Macau Regulator Warns Public of Gangster-Backed ICO Related to Cambridge Analytica
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Macau Regulator Warns Public of Gangster-Backed ICO Related to Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica’s former employee, Brittany Kaiser, has revealed that the British data analytics firm was also working with data mining company Macau Dragon Group. The latter is also known as Dragon Corporation and is backed by gangster Wan Kuok-koi “Broke...
Data Firm at Center of Facebook Controversy Planned $30 Million ICO: Report
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Data Firm at Center of Facebook Controversy Planned $30 Million ICO: Report

Cambridge Analytica, a British data analytics firm, was planning to raise as much as $30 million by issuing a new cryptocurrency through an ICO before it got swept up in a scandal surrounding the misuse of Facebook Inc. personal data, sources familiar with the...
Football Legend Luís Figo is the Newest Athlete to Promote an ICO
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Football Legend Luís Figo is the Newest Athlete to Promote an ICO

Legendary football star Luís Figo has become the latest athlete to turn initial coin offering (ICO) promoter. The Portuguese footballer — winner of both the 2000 Ballon d’Or and the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year awards — has signed on to serve as brand...
Opinion:The Future of ICOs and the Potential of Securities Token Offerings
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Opinion:The Future of ICOs and the Potential of Securities Token Offerings

The Beginnings It is less than five years since in July 2013 J.R. Willet did the first ever ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for the Mastercoin. Since then ICOs have raised cumulatively more than $3.7 billion until December 2017.  The year 2017 saw the explosion...
Here’s What It Costs to Get Your ICO Token Listed on an Exchange
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Here’s What It Costs to Get Your ICO Token Listed on an Exchange

Initial coin offering (ICO) founders aren’t the only ones getting rich from token sales. According to research from Autonomous Next LLP, cryptocurrency exchanges are raking in millions of dollars from ICO operators seeking to secure a spot for their tokens ...
Overstock Cancels Secondary Stock Offering after Share Price Plummets
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Overstock Cancels Secondary Stock Offering after Share Price Plummets

E-commerce retailer and blockchain investment firm Overstock has shelved plans to hold a secondary stock offering after the company’s share price plunged in response to the announcement. The Wall Street Journal reports that although Overstock was “pleased” ...
5 Things to Know About Fintech, According to NASAA President Joseph Borg
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5 Things to Know About Fintech, According to NASAA President Joseph Borg

Who better to learn about Fintech from than NASAA President and Director of the Alabama Securities Commission Joseph Borg? I sat down with Joe for a lengthy discussion about what millennials and baby boomers need to know about the fintech space. 1. TECHNOLOGY...
Diet Bitcoin’: Brother of Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar Launches Bizarre ICO, Claims He Met Satoshi
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Diet Bitcoin’: Brother of Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar Launches Bizarre ICO, Claims He Met Satoshi

The brother of deceased Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has created his own cryptocurrency. It’s called Dietbitcoin (DXX), and it’s perhaps even more bizarre than you would imagine. Roberto Escobar, who served more than 11 years in a maximum security p...
South Korea Regulators Considering Reversal of ICO Ban: Report
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South Korea Regulators Considering Reversal of ICO Ban: Report

Nearly six months after a blanket ban on ICO (initial coin offering) fundraising, South Korean regulators are reportedly planning to allow ICOs, under certain conditions. South Korea’s financial regulator and watchdog first banned initial coin offerings in ...