French Regulator Launches ‘UNICORN’ ICO Support Project

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), France’s financial regulator, has launched a new initiative focused on initial coin offerings (ICOs) as it looks to formalize a regulatory framework for the blockchain use case. The AMF announced today a two-prong effort around the funding model,

Acrimony over $232m ICO set to intensify regulatory scrutiny

Delays and infighting at a venture which raised $232m in one of the largest “initial coin offerings” to date has raised concerns that the experimental financing mechanism could attract a swift crackdown by regulators. The acrimonious governance battle at Tezos, which is promising

Esports Gold ICO Investors Lock-In Ethereum Price

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Bloq Launches Blockchain-Hopping Cryptocurrency Metronome

Blockchain technology company Bloq announced plans to debut the Metronome (MTN) cryptocurrency, which the startup says is the first of its kind that can jump blockchains. The token, which is designed for store of value (similar to bitcoin), payments and transactions, is

Lawsky: ICO Fever Could Bring Cryptocurrency Backlash

The rise in popularity of the initial coin offering (ICO) funding mechanism, and potential for associated fraud, could lead regulators to come down hard on cryptocurrencies broadly. That’s according to a former regulator, one who, as the first-ever superintendent of the New

ICO Analysis: Quantstamp | Hacked.com

The market for initial coin offerings (ICOs) is exploding, as early-stage startups turn to crowdfunding for capital raises. But there’s a serious problem in this largely unregulated market: how can investors tell the difference between legitimate companies and dubious copycats? // —

Canada Court Holds ICO Organizer in Contempt

An initial coin offering (ICO) organizer in Canada has been found in contempt of court following a new ruling from the Quebec Supreme Court. The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Quebec’s financial regulator, published a statement on October 20 announcing that Dominic Lacroix and

ICO Ban in Japan a ‘Definite Possibility’

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Japan is a powerhouse in the cryptocurrencies market, trading about 63% of the world’s Bitcoin. However, ban of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) by some Asian countries has investors worried