• AMF Chairman Robert Ophèle
    Regulation

    ‘Europe cannot afford to miss it’—French call for security token sandbox

    The French Financial Markets Authority’s chairman warned the EU must remove ‘major legal obstacles’ or risk stifling the industry

    AMF Chairman Robert Ophèle warned Europe faces a “chicken and egg” paradox when attempting to accommodate markets for security tokens. On one hand, it is too early to change “important” regulations because the market is yet to mature. However, doing nothing would risk stifling innovation.

  • Steven Segal SEC fine Bitcoiin
    Alt coins,  People,  Regulation

    Steven Seagal KOed by SEC

    The martial arts actor agreed to pay more than $300,000 to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges over his endorsement of a 2018 ICO

    Seagal agreed to a $314,000 fine for failing to disclose that he had been promised $1 million in cash and cryptocurrency for promoting Bitcoiin2Gen's initial coin offering.

  • 2020 100 Most influential People in Crypto v5
    Crypto Power Lists,  People

    The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2020

    The individuals moving, shaking, and shaping cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology right now

    Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2020 is particularly rough. That’s because the industry didn’t just advance last year, it went mainstream. And that makes “influence” a lot harder to define.

  • Telegram's TON blockchain logo
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Refusing to buckle to SEC, Telegram releases TON whitepaper

    The messaging app company is moving ahead with development of the TON blockchain the SEC is trying to kill

    Telegram has been locked in a fierce legal battle with the Security and Exchange Commission, which wants to block the company’s initial coin offering and halt the launch of its Telegram Open Network, or TON, blockchain.  But that hasn’t stopped the messaging app company from pushing forward with the technical details of its project. On Feb. 3, Telegram issued the latest version of its technical whitepaper for its TON blockchain—a key piece in actually launching its gram tokens and fulfilling the promises it made to its investors.