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Brookings Institute Says the SEC Should Regulate Crypto-Assets

A report from the Economic Studies program of US think tank, Brookings, claims better regulation will benefit the crypto industry. It states that crypto-assets currently fall into a jurisdictional gap, and that the SEC should fill that role. Don’t Hate The Game, Hate The Players The report immediately scores an own goal with the choice…

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‘Best We Have’: Experts Call for Measured Reaction to New SEC Ethereum Comments

Cryptocurrency industry sources continue to debate the impact of fresh statements from US regulators over whether the Ethereum network’s ether (ETH) token is a security.  SEC Presents Concerted View On Ethereum After receiving a response to an enquiry from Jay Clayton, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), New York-based nonprofit Coin Center…

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Report: Thai SEC Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

Thailand’s securities regulator has approved the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal in the country,  local daily news outlet the Bangkok Post reported on March 12. The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) board of directors has reportedly authorized the first ICO portal that allows to screen ICOs, perform due diligence, confirm smart contract source…

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SEC Chair Clayton Affirms Agency’s Stance Ether Is No Longer a Security

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s chairman has seconded a colleague’s analysis that found the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency likely does not qualify as a security. Last year, SEC Director of Corporation Finance William Hinman said during a speech that ethereum, the No. 2 coin by market cap, did not exhibit the properties of a security.…

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Thai SEC Bans Three Cryptocurrencies from ICO Investment, Trading Pairs

Thailand’s financial markets regulator has banned several cryptocurrencies as a means to invest in ICOs and as a base in trading pairs. The country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued rules last July, mandating that any entity seeking to conduct a token sale must first file for an application for its approval. At the time, the SEC…

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Apple Notes Blockchain Guidelines in Recent SEC Filing

Tech giant Apple has mentioned its work in forming the Blockchain Guidelines of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) in a filing with the United States Security Exchange Commission (SEC). The document, entitled “Conflict Minerals Report” was published on Feb. 15. In general, the document pertains to Apple’s business practices and ethics in sourcing minerals for…

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Apple Hints at Behind-the-Scenes Blockchain Work in New SEC Filing

Apple has submitted what might seem like an arcane filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – but the document contains tantalizing details about the computing giant’s interest in blockchain tech. The document – entitled “Summary of Apple’s Commitment to Responsible Sourcing” – details the company’s commitment “to upholding human rights across its global…

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