CBlocks, a Miami based-based cryptocurrency startup is moving to Canada to avoid regulatory trouble in the United States. The firm has been unable to obtain clear legal guidance concerning its status, hence the move. Cryptocurrency laws in Canada are a lot less stringent than in the United States. Unclear U.S. Regulations to Blame for the Move According to the firm’s co-founders, they are not sure of how the regulatory agencies would classify the company. They
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The government of South Korean appears to be on the verge of legalizing ICOs after the 2017 ban. According to the Korea Times, a coalition of lawmakers are looking to obtain a consensus in the National Assembly to pass a bill making ICOs legal in the country. Details of the Proposed ICO Bill Rep. Hong Eui-rak is leading the move to legalize ICOs in the country. He is a member of the South Korean ruling
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SEC Commissioner, Robert Jackson says that the commission’s number one priority is consumer protection for crypto investors. He made this known in a CNBC interview on April 30. Commissioner Jackson also aired his views on the crypto market, saying it is “full of troubling developments.” Protecting Crypto Investors from Fraudulent ICOs The SEC Commissioner believes that people find it difficult separating viable investments from fraudulent ones in the crypto space. He also spoke about ICOs,
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Initially dismissed as a fleeting, fringe trend by banks and regulating bodies, cryptocurrency was left largely untouched for a long time. For years, the crypto market was like the wild west. But as the cryptocurrency market and the hype around it continue to boom, financial players and governments are beginning to wake up, all scrambling to figure out just how they’ll conquer this new frontier while creating some serious arbitrage opportunities. [Editor’s note: This is
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Looking forward to 2018, several new pieces of legislation will be voted on or come into effect that will – for better or worse – reshape how ICOs, cryptocurrencies, and their investors function. Whether these laws target cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings directly doesn’t change the fact that they will have a significant impact on the industry globally. [Note: This is a guest article by Zarah Tinholt and Matthew Unger] The past year was a
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