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SEC: Celebrity ICO Endorsements Could Be Illegal

| Stan Higgins

Celebrities who endorse initial coin offerings may be in violation of the law, the SEC said today.

NBA Superstar Steph Curry Is Now the First Celebrity CryptoKitty

| Nikhilesh De

NBA star Stephen Curry is launching the first celebrity-branded CryptoKitty, with two more on the way.

DJ Khaled Is the Latest Celebrity to Promote an ICO

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Music producer DJ Khaled has become the latest in a line of celebrities promoting initial coin offerings on social media.

Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton Is the Latest Celebrity to Promote an ICO

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Following in Floyd Mayweather's footsteps, Paris Hilton has announced her participation in a token sale for a project called called Lydian.

Pink Taxis, Red Flags: A Deep Dive Into a Sketchy ICO

| David Floyd

No team, plagiarized white paper, McAfee pump, promises of bitcoin-like returns, brand hijacking, a fake blog. Welcome to ICO-land.

New Jersey Issues Cease-and-Desist to ICO Endorsed by Steven Seagal

| Wolfie Zhao

The U.S. state of New Jersey has issued a cease-and-desist order to an initial coin offering (ICO) endorsed by film actor Steven Seagal.

Actor Steven Seagal Endorses Questionable ‘Bitcoiin’ ICO

| Stan Higgins

Action film star Steven Seagal has become the brand ambassador for a controversial cryptocurrency ahead of an initial coin offering (ICO).

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Bitcoin in the Headlines: Rolling With the Punches

| Yessi Bello Perez

This week's media coverage, though interrupted by the launch of Ethereum's decentralised app network, largely scrutinised bitcoin's reputation.

Crypto and Forex Scam Reports Tripled in the UK Last Year, Watchdog Says

| Yogita Khatri

Reports of cryptocurrency and foreign exchange scams surged in the U.K. last year, while total reported losses dropped, says the FCA.

SEC Fines Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khaled for ICO Promotions

| Nikhilesh De

Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled settled charges with the SEC, which said they promoted ICOs without disclosing payments from token issuers.