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Crypto Hedge Fund Pantera Capital Discloses ICO Refunding Challenges

According to Bloomberg, the Menlo Park, California-based hedge fund Pantera Capital Management disclosed that about 25 percent of the crypto projects that its ICO fund invested in could be found in violation of U.S. securities laws. Hence, the fund may have to refund money to their investors. These projects may be at risk after the …

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF UNREGISTERED PUBLIC SECURITY TOKEN SALES

On July 25 2018 the U.S. SEC issued a so-called Section 21(a) report of its investigation into an offering of cryptographic blockchain tokens by “The DAO,” the acronym of “Distributed Autonomous Organization. Even though the SEC did not take any enforcement action against The DAO people, the agency warned others engaged in similar activities that …

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MISLEADING ICO COMMUNICATION MAY BE SECURITIES FRAUD

After the collapse of the ICO-Hype, the great awakening of regulators and investors takes place. It is becoming increasingly clear that most of the ICOs were carried out either negligently or even fraudulently. Nevertheless, investors happily paid many billions of dollars for questionable tokens issued in those ICOs. According to CoinSchedule, between 2016 and 2018 …

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SECURITY TOKENS: U.S. SEC SETTLES REGISTRATION CHARGES WITH TWO ICO ISSUERS

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled charges against two companies that sold digital tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). These are the Commission’s first cases imposing civil penalties solely for ICO securities offering registration violations. Both issuers have agreed to return funds to investors, register the tokens as securities, file periodic reports with …

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