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Silicon Valley VCs Ask US Regulators to Go Easy on ICO Regulations

A duo of heavy-hitting Silicon Valley venture capital firms has asked US regulators to take an industry-friendly approach to initial coin offering (ICO) regulations. The Wall Street Journal reports that representatives from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures met with high-ranking officials at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 28. Continue reading Silicon Valley VCs Ask US Regulators to Go Easy on ICO Regulations

XRP ‘Absolutely Not’ A Security Says Ripple Chief Market Strategist

Ripple Foundation’s chief market strategist Corey Johnson said that XRP is not a security in an interview, CNBC reports April 12.  Johnson told CNBC Wednesday that Ripple was not a security as to allay speculation that XRP had not been added to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase due to questions over its status. Johnson said, “We absolutely are not a security. We don’t meet the standards for what a security is based on the history of court law.” Continue reading XRP ‘Absolutely Not’ A Security Says Ripple Chief Market Strategist

Coinbase Engages SEC about Turning into a Regulated Brokerage

The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange is reportedly in talks with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about becoming a regulated brokerage firm and trading platform. According to The Wall Street Journal, Coinbase reached out to regulators about the getting licensed even as the SEC moves closer to crafting some regulatory framework by which exchanges and other market players would operate. Continue reading Coinbase Engages SEC about Turning into a Regulated Brokerage

Ripple Would Pay to Play on Major US Exchanges

It’s not every day we get a glimpse into what it takes for a cryptocurrency to get a listing on a major exchange. But today we learn the lengths that Ripple, the No. 3 digital coin by market cap, would go to get its XRP coin listed on the leading trading platforms alongside bitcoin and Ethereum. Continue reading Ripple Would Pay to Play on Major US Exchanges