Browsing the "ICO" Tag

Banks Can’t Snub Crypto Startups Thanks to France’s New Blockchain Law

| Ian Allison

France's wide-ranging new blockchain law aims to solve a longstanding problem for crypto startups: banking, or lack thereof.

Police Freeze Accounts, Seize Luxury Cars in Probe of ICO Promoter Vanbex

| Marc Hochstein

Canadian police have frozen assets of the founders of Vanbex, as part of a fraud probe into the firm's $22 million ICO.

Security Token Startup Templum Shifts to Private Blockchains

| Ian Allison

Security token specialist Templum is shifting from public to private blockchains through a new partnership with enterprise vendor Symbiont.

From Mar-a-Lago to Coinbase, Dubious Claims Follow Doc.com Token Sales

| Leigh Cuen

A CoinDesk investigation reveals that health startup Doc.com has used overstated claims to gin up investor demand.

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Employees Say Startup Civil Hyped Crypto Returns, But Failed to Pay

| Leigh Cuen

Civil was supposed to create a more transparent and democratic model for journalism, but so far, journalists working on its platform have yet to…

SpankChain Has Paid Camgirls $70,000 Worth of Crypto in 6 Months

| Leigh Cuen

Since raising $6 million in a 2017 ICO, porn startup SpankChain has differentiated itself by actually delivering a crypto-powered platform with users.

Regulators Sue ICO Company That Falsely Claimed SEC Approval

| Stan Higgins

The SEC is suing an ICO organizer and his company, alleging that they claimed the agency had approved its sale.

One Big Backer Is Propping Up Media Startup Civil’s Struggling ICO

| Brady Dale

The token sale for Civil has brought in $1.34 million toward its $8 million minimum goal.

SEC Asks Court to Enforce Subpoena in ICO Inquiry

| Stan Higgins

The SEC is trying to subpoena an investment trust company as part of a probe into alleged fraud involving claims of a $100 million ICO.

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Australia’s Securities Watchdog Has Halted 5 ICOs Since April

| Stan Higgins

Australia's securities regulator said late last week that it has halted five initial coin offerings (ICOs) in as many months.