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Telegram Raised $850 Million, But Was it an ICO?

The business model most people attribute to initial coin offering doesn’t always hold up. The recent Telegram “ICO” shows how some of these offerings are no longer accessible to the public. Changing the ICO Business Model If Telegram’s recent funding is an example, the concept of an ICO is no longer public. While the company […]

Coinsquare to Launch IPO on TSX — Hopes to Compete With Coinbase

This week the well known Canadian digital asset exchange, Coinsquare announced its plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) hoping to raise $150 million CAD ($120Mn USD). Coinsquare hopes the funding will help the platform be a direct competitor with cryptocurrency brokerage services like Coinbase and other U.S. based exchanges. Also read: Russia Finalizes Federal Law […]

IPOs vs ICOs

There has been some discussion regarding the difference between initial coin offerings and initial public offerings. It is evident the two have some degree of similarity on paper, even though they are two entirely different concepts in reality. In fact, one could argue the two ideas couldn’t be further apart from one another right now. IPOs and ICOs […]

Six Legal Issues Bitcoin Faces in South Korea

South Korea currently has no regulations regarding bitcoin, even as the digital currency has gained immense popularity following its recent price spikes. Lawyer Kim Kyung Hwan outlines the six most important legal issues surrounding bitcoin in the country. Also read: Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year Regulations Expected in the […]

SEC Wants Companies Issuing New Tokens to Protect Their Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission has not said much about crypto companies issuing new tokens, usually called “ICO’s”, Initial Coin Offerings. The issue has remained silent. Now SEC provided a statement on May 23, saying they want ICO’s to be fair. They want cryptocurrency startups to protect their investors.  Also read: Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to […]