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Journalism Blockchain Startup Civil Cancels ICO, Refunds Investors

Crypto and blockchains startups, even those that hold great promise, have sadly received the full brunt of 2018’s dismal market conditions, resulting in a widespread loss of clients and investment interest. For example, freshly-printed studies have revealed that Coinbase, widely regarded as this industry’s golden child, saw 80% of its U.S.-based customer base dissipate, resulting in […]

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North Dakota Securities Regulator Issues Cease and Desists Against 3 ICOs

North Dakota’s securities watchdog is again taking action against ICO projects it alleges are operating illegally in the state. On Thursday, Karen Tyler, commissioner of the North Dakota Securities Department, issued cease and desist orders against three companies for offering “unregistered and potentially fraudulent securities in the form of ICOs.” The regulator alleged in a news […]

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ICO Funding Levels Collapse, Investors Blame Dry Spell On Crypto Regulation

As 2017’s crypto bull market swung around, blockchain projects began to search for alternative modes of funding to capitalize on the influx and widespread arrival of interest, press, and free-flowing capital. For many blockchain- crypto-focused startups, venture capitalists weren’t an option, as these mediums of funding were often exclusive to only the crème de la crème, to […]

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VC Investment in Blockchain Startups Is Up 280% So Far This Year

As the crypto industry sees a decline in initial coin offerings (ICOs) amid regulatory concerns and major losses across token markets, traditional VC investment is once more on the rise. In its latest report, blockchain research group Diar reports that blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused startups have raised nearly $ 3.9 billion through VC investments in the first three quarters of the […]