Initial Coin Offering: Why Tech Investors Love ICOs – And Lawyers Don’t

[] Jeff John Roberts – Jun 26, 2017 – When Brave, a privacy-­focused Internet browser company, decided to raise money this May, it could have gone a traditional route by borrowing money or selling equity to investors. Instead it chose a third way: an initial coin ­offering, or ICO. Like an initial […]

Initial Coin Offerings: Topping Early Stage Venture Funding (Bloomberg Technology)

[] By Julie Verhage July 13, 2017, 5:23 PM GMT+3 – While people talk about a bubble in funding for private startups, one might want to take a look at the surge in funding for cryptocurrencies first. According to William Mougayar, a Toronto-based venture adviser and investor, funding in initial […]

CryptoCurrency Regulation: The State of ICO Regulation? New Report Outlines Legal Status in 6 Nations

[] – Jul 13, 2017 at 14:00 by Jonathan Keane – Fintech analyst and research firm Autonomous NEXT has published a new report on the state of blockchain-based initial coin offerings (ICOs). Released today and entitled “Token Mania,” the 70-page publication takes a unique look at the regulatory and operational challenges the novel fundraising […]

CryptoCurrency Regulation: BTCC Founder Bobby Lee Says Cryptocurrencies Need Regulation

[] – By Jamie Redman – July 13, 2017 – This week Bobby Lee, founder and CEO of the China-based bitcoin exchange BTCC, warned that cryptocurrencies should be regulated or they will “run amok from society.” The conversation follows the recently introduced bitcoin-related regulatory policies administered by China’s central bank. Also […]

CryptoCurrency Regulation: Kazakhstan Forms CryptoCurrency Regulation Working Group for CIS Region

[] – Thursday 13th of July 2017 – Kazakhstan becomes the second government after Japan to embrace the cryptocurrency market system. The Astana International Financial Center(AIFC) has announced today the creation of a working group together with Deloitte, Waves, Juscutum, and Kesarev Consulting to develop an ecosystem to enable blockchain solutions for […]