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

A health startup tied to a public cryptocurrency is using overstated language about some of its industry relationships and its affiliation with crypto exchange Coinbase as it seeks to sell tokens to investors, a CoinDesk investigation has found. Mexico City-based Doc.com, which offers an app that provides healthcare and psychology consulting to underprivileged communities, also […]

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Don’t Throw the Crypto Tokens Out With the Bathwater

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. ___________ A year into the crypto market meltdown, we’ve gone from one extreme to the other. […]

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Why is Kik Challenging The SEC In Anticipated Crypto ICO Court Case?

Ever since initial coin offerings (ICOs) became mainstream, regulators, especially the U.S.’ governmental agencies, have sought to make moves against this newfangled form of funding. The crypto assets from these sales are touted as utility-centric, but incumbents have argued that they resemble securities. Jay Clayton, a commissioner at the U.S.’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), […]

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Crypto ICO Price Continues to Fall, Likely Due to Growing Regulatory Pressure

Blockchain and crypto projects that raised millions of dollars via tokenized crowdfunding means are now lining up to return their capital to their original investors. Because apparently, they were not allowed to raise funds in the first place. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gone after these startups for reportedly violating existing securities laws. The […]