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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

Cryptocurrency issuers clean up, shun U.S. investors as SEC gets tough

Tech start-ups that issue digital tokens to raise funds are falling in line with U.S. securities laws or seeking legal ways to skirt them after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it planned to regulate the market. Continue reading Cryptocurrency issuers clean up, shun U.S. investors as SEC gets tough

Theranos Fraud Holds Harsh Lessons for Crypto

“Innovators who seek to revolutionize and disrupt an industry must tell investors the truth about what their technology can do today, not just what they hope it might do someday.” That quote, from
the director of the SEC’s San Francisco office, Jina Choi, referred to Theranos, the blood-test company and one-time Silicon Valley darling that the agency charged with fraud last week. Continue reading Theranos Fraud Holds Harsh Lessons for Crypto