US SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: ICOs Can Be Effective, But ‘Securities Laws Must Be Followed’

SEC chairman Jay Clayton declared that ICOs are effective, but also pointed out that “securities laws must be followed.” United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton has said that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) “can be effective” but that “securities law must be followed.” Clayton spoke on the subject during a speech about […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 3-Dec.9: US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again, While Nasdaq Confirms 2019 BTC Futures Launch

The United States SEC has delayed their Bitcoin ETF decision yet again, and Venezuela’s Petro is raised 150 percent in value. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much […]

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Over-the-Counter Trading as the Latest Battleground to Secure Institutional Investment

As Coinbase and Poloniex open up dedicated investor accounts and Russia’s state-owned bank conducts a large over-the-counter transaction, OTC trading takes center stage in attracting institutional investors With the increasing trend for major financial institutions to invest in Bitcoin, United States crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase announced the launch of over-the-counter (OTC) trading for […]

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Chilean Government Making Progress on Crypto Regulation, Says Finance Minister

The Chilean finance minister told local media that the government is making progress on clear crypto legislation. Chile’s Minister of Finance Felipe Larrain claims that a group of state institutions “is making progress” in developing crypto regulation, local daily newspaper La Tercera reports Friday, Dec. 7. According to Larrain, the Ministry of Finance is working […]

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Report: South Korean Crypto Exchanges Overtake Maltese Ones by Daily Trade Volume

A recent report by CryptoCompare shows that South Korean crypto exchanges saw $200 million more in average daily trade volumes than their Maltese competitors. Cryptocurrency exchanges registered in South Korea have overtaken their Maltese-registered counterparts by average daily trade volume in November. This is according to a report by cryptocurrency market data provider CryptoCompare, published […]

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Swiss Finance Minister Rejects Specific Blockchain Legislation in Favor of Current Laws

According to Finance Minister Ueli Maurer, Switzerland will not create any specific blockchain or crypto legislation. The Swiss Minister of Finance, Ueli Maurer, has rejected a possible blockchain law in a speech at blockchain conference Infrachain in Bern, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported today, Dec. 4. Instead of a specific blockchain or crypto legal framework, Switzerland […]

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Global Retail Giant Auchan Expands Blockchain Tracking Solution to Five More Countries

French retail giant Auchan has expanded its blockchain products’ traceability solution after successful a 18-month pilot in Vietnam. Global retail giant Auchan is expanding TE-FOOD’s blockchain solution to improve the transparency of products’ history, U.S.-based news agency Cision PRWeb reports today, Dec. 4. The French retail group, which is reportedly the 13th largest food retailer […]

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