Category: Investments

Investors Should Consider Lack of ‘Safeguards’ Before Investing in Crypto

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton reiterated his wary view of the crypto markets during an interview. His discussion with New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin took place at the The Times Center in New York City Nov. 29. Mid-way through the interview, Clayton told Sorkin that the securities regulator had […]

New Crypto Exchange Will Be ‘100 Percent Owned By Users’

A hybrid community-owned digital asset exchange is hoping to simplify trades and investments while driving down the cost of transactions. DAREX’s hybrid model enables users to trade utilities and securities – and the revenue generated from these transactions is subsequently shared with token holders. In time, the exchange hopes to become a “truly beneficial and […]

Blockchain Set to Change the Face of Commercial Real Estate As We Know It

The real estate industry has seen significant growth since the recession. With market prices predicted to increase along with millennial demand in 2019, the industry is as welcoming as ever. Although the market is improving, it is still plagued by issues that make the investment process less convenient than it should be. Major drawbacks of […]

Texas Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to Cloud Mining Company

The Texas State Securities Board has issued an emergency cease and desist order to an Australia-based cloud mining company AWS Mining PTY LTD for selling unregistered securities, according to an official notice filed Nov. 6. Per the document, AWS Mining along with its multiple agents and Chief Marketing Officer Josiah Kostek have violated the Texas […]

‘Godfather of ETFs’ Says Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds Will be Approved ‘No Time Soon’

Reggie Browne, the so-called “godfather of ETFs,” said that Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) will be certified “no time soon,” Business Insider reported Nov. 1. Browne is a senior managing director and head of ETF trading at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Founded in 1945, Cantor Fitzgerald focuses on institutional equity, fixed income sales, and […]

New Zealand Gov’t-Backed Institute Issues Grant to Crypto Wallet and Trading Service

  New Zealand’s state-backed innovation institute Callaghan Innovation awarded a $330,000 grant to a local crypto wallet and trading service, according to a press release published Tuesday, Oct. 30. Callaghan Innovation issued an “R&D Project Grant” to local crypto wallet and trading platform Vimba, a rebranded version of former MyCryptoSaver. Following the grant, the crypto […]

US Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Orders Against Three Crypto Promoters

North Dakota Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler has issued cease and desist orders against three firms for allegedly offering unregistered and fraudulent securities in the form of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), according to an announcement published Oct. 11. The companies at the center of the orders are Crystal Token, Advertiza Holdings (Pty) Ltd., and Life Cross […]

Research: $20 Billion Raised Through ICOs Since 2017

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have raised $20 billion since the start of 2017, which is $18 billion more than the previous year, according to a recent study by financial research firm Autonomous Research. The study dubbed “Crypto Utopia” explores the cryptocurrency industry over the past year, focusing on ICOs and the regulation to which they […]

Circle Acquires Crowdfunding Platform and Broker-Dealer SeedInvest

Cryptocurrency finance company Circle Internet Financial Ltd. has acquired equity crowdfunding platform and broker-dealer SeedInvest, according to an announcement published October 5. Exact terms of the transaction were not disclosed. New York-based SeedInvest was founded in 2012 as a startup investing platform. Since then, the company has reportedly raised capital for 220 firms through more […]