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Digital currency has been a boon for even barebones illegal drug operations; federal agencies are scrambling to catch up

Here's everything you should keep an eye on in crypto this week.

The IRS sent out another round of letters to cryptocurrency holders this past week. The letters, also known as CP2000 notices, detail the amounts owed to the ...

Investors in Ripple’s XRP token have just filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that XRP is an unregistered security that has incurred “injury and ...

In response to President Trump’s mounting list of tariffs imposed on its products, China devalued its currency last week to levels not seen since 2010.

Everything you should keep an eye on this week in crypto.

It’s the latest dispatch from the government agency notoriously ambivalent about crypto.

All the most important crypto happenings to keep an eye on this week.

Introducing IDOs, the latest acronym to surface in the alphabet soup of token offerings.

Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual and Dubai-based Dalma Capital have joined forces to launch STOs worth $1 billion on Tezos, a self-amending blockchain and ...

The Halvening, as it's somewhat apocalyptically known, occurs quadrennially and is generally considered a catalyst for increasing prices based on principles of ...

Here is a brief summary of the most important points contained in FinCEN's latest guidelines, in which the agency refers to cryptocurrencies as Convertible ...

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ERC-1155 is a new protocol that claims to solve the problems associated with ERC-721.

The rapid rise in popularity of ICOs was primarily due to three simultaneous developments.

What is an ICO?

July 15, 2019

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Rakesh SharmaRakesh Sharma

An initial coin offering (ICO) is a fundraising method for entrepreneurs in which they solicit funds from investors in exchange for coins or tokens related to ...

Notable ICO Scams

June 18, 2019

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Rakesh SharmaRakesh Sharma

Since the early days of ICOs, entrepreneurs have found ways to deceive both investors and regulatory bodies.

Initial exchange offerings are a variation of the more popular form of fundraising known as initial coin offerings. As the name suggests, these sales are ...

Understanding the economics of crypto mining — how it impacts and is impacted by certain blockchain activities — is critical to understanding coin price ...

Cryptocurrency insurance is a type of insurance that covers operational aspects of cryptocurrency-related products and services.

What Are Stablecoins?

June 12, 2019

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Rakesh SharmaRakesh Sharma

Stablecoins are meant to be stable with respect to their price action. This stability is achieved by pegging the coin’s value to a tradeable basket of goods.

Coins and tokens are often used interchangeably in crypto parlance, but they are distinct items with separate purposes.

What is a Security Token?

June 11, 2019

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Rakesh SharmaRakesh Sharma

Security tokens are tokens that offer complete or fractional ownership of an asset or company to investors.

What was the First ICO?

June 11, 2019

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Rakesh SharmaRakesh Sharma

Early on, ICOs were primarily popular among niche investors who saw a clear market opportunity for crypto and blockchain-based ventures.

What is the Howey Test?

June 10, 2019

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Classification as a security token makes issuers of such tokens liable for additional responsibilities, such as maintaining a white list of accredited ...

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