SEC Probes Cryptoasset Hedge Funds as Regulators Ramp up ICO Scrutiny

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly begun probing cryptoasset hedge funds as part of its wider clampdown on initial coin offerings (ICO) that violate federal securities regulations. Citing three people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that the SEC has made inquiries to a number of cryptoasset hedge funds seeking information about […]

Indonesia’s Largest Crypto Exchange INDODAX to Overtake Country’s Stock Exchange

INDODAX Indonesia Digital Asset Exchange, or INDODAX — the largest Indonesian cryptocurrency exchange — is set to bypass the nation’s century-old stock exchange in the number of users. According to Chief Executive Officer Oscar Darmawan, INDODAX, formerly known as, will have 1.5 million members buying and selling digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple by the end of […]

Op Ed: FinCEN Policy Positions Offer Murky Guidance for ICOs

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) appears to be taking steps to eliminate some of the ambiguity surrounding the status of ICOs as money services businesses (MSBs). On March 6, 2018, FinCEN released a letter it sent in February to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (the “Wyden Letter”). The letter stakes out a policy position that […]

New York Legislator Proposes BitLicense Alternative for Cryptocurrency Users

New York State Assembly legislator Ron Kim (D-40) has unveiled a bill that intends to protect cryptocurrency investors and ease the bureaucratic burden on crypto-related businesses. It’s the first comprehensive cryptocurrency bill in New York to make it past studies and commissions and into the hands of the legislative branch. Kim introduced the legislation on […]

What are ERC-20 Tokens? A Beginner’s Explanation

The post What are ERC-20 Tokens? A Beginner’s Explanation appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have become extremely popular ways to raise funds while avoiding the regulatory restrictions of fiat financing. In 2017, ICOs raised around $6.5 billion. And as of March 2018, they’d already raised $2 billion this year. The majority […]

Slovenian City Unveils Bitcoin Monument

The city of Kranj, Slovenia has unveiled a statue in the shape of a Bitcoin logo. It sits at the centre of a roundabout in the heart of the city. It was paid for by Slovenian cryptocurrency exchange, BitStamp, and technology company 3fs. Slovenia Leads a Reluctant Europe in BTC Adoption According to Andrej Trček’s […]

Dutch Finance Minister Urges Multi-National Regulation Of Cryptocurrencies

Wopke Hoekstra, the Dutch Minister of Finance has notified the Senate and House of his plans to take action regarding the regulation of cryptocurrencies, which he claims are expanding and in need of better regulation. In a public letter, Hoekstra said he intends to work with other European nations on this issue, but he acknowledges […]

Hacker Launches ICO

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