Max Keiser Interview: Bitcoin Will ‘Gobble Up All Fiat’ and Rise Over $100K

Bitcoinist once again caught up with the one and only Max Keiser, Wall Street veteran and host of the Keiser Report. He explains why he isn’t fazed about the Bitcoin price drop, why he pays no attention to ICOs, and why Bitcoin will be around longer than humans.  ‘Bitcoin is the monetary black hole’ Bitcoinist: […]

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SEC Settles Charges Against DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather for ICO Promotion

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Jr for unlawful ICO promotion. Both celebrities have agreed to pay the financial penalties without admitting or denying the findings. Failure to Disclose In an official release dated November 29, the SEC has announced the settlement of charges against […]

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SEC Slaps Paragon, Airfox ICOs With $250,000 Fine

US regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) repeated calls for ICO token issuers to comply with securities laws November 16 as it enforced penalties against Paragon and AirFox. Paragon, Airfox Will Lose Millions In a statement, the SEC appeared to seek a balance between permissiveness and enforcement of “well-established” rules as it confirmed legal […]

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Isle of Man Tightens Requirements for Cryptocurrency Businesses & ICOs

The Isle of Man recently updated its Designated Businesses Registration policy concerning cryptocurrency companies operating in the British Crown dependency.  Isle of Man Posts New Requirements The Island’s financial regulators also wish to sanitize the local virtual currency scene, doing away with projects that have zero utility. Details of the policy changes form part of […]

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New Research: Large-Raise ICOs ‘Never’ Deliver Returns

If an ICO raised “large” amounts during its token sale, it means the returns to investors are “never high,” according to new research published October 25. Big Investment, Small Dividends The results of a survey by cryptoasset investment fund Primitive confirm that investors choosing to send money to ICOs should, in fact, look for those […]

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Biggest ICO Winners and Losers: By The Numbers

As a follow-up to last week’s Bitcoinist article on sh*tcoins and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Bitcoinist looks at crypto researcher Steven Zheng’s numbers, successful-to-unsuccessful ICO ratio, and more. From Lowest to Highest Returns of Investment (ROI) Bolenum likely probably bound to fail after raising only $18,500 during August 2017. At the same time, the second most fruitful […]

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Twitter Takes a Swing at Former Cricketer for ICO Endorsement

Another day, another celebrity-endorsed ICO. This time, it’s one of Australia’s most well-known cricketers, Michael Clarke. However, cricket fans on Twitter have their own take. Many believe that celebrities lend a certain degree of credence and authenticity to the brands that they endorse. This authority will, in theory, encourage the masses to whip out their wallets […]

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Bancor $12M Hack Sparks Backlash Over ‘Decentralization’ Claims

Cryptocurrency industry commentators have poured scorn on decentralized exchange platform Bancor after hackers stole around $12 million July 9. Bancor Hack Cause Remains Unknown Bancor, which shot to fame in 2017 when it raised over $150 million in three hours during its ICO, confirmed the hack in an update Tuesday. Malicious parties originally attempted to […]

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