• Former CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo and SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
    People,  Regulation

    Crypto Mom tells SEC to go easy on her ICO offspring

    SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce wants to give initial coin offering projects a three-year grace period before securities laws kick in

    SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has unveiled her proposal to implement a "safe harbor" for crypto startups, allowing them a three-year grace period after their initial coin offerings to achieve a level of decentralization sufficient to pass the Howey test. 

  • Brad Garlinghouse Ripple XRP Davos
    Ripple,  XRP

    Garlinghouse hints hard Ripple will go public

    Speaking at the WEF in Davos, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse strongly suggested that the payments and settlement firm will go public with a stock offering this year

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse more or less said outright that Ripple wants to go public with a traditional stock market initial public offering this year.

  • Integrate gram and Telegram Messenger? Us?Where did you get THAT idea? --Pavel Durov, CEO, Telegram (via TechCrunch_Disrupt_Europe_Berlin_2013_CC-BY-2.0)
    Alt coins,  Regulation

    After court ‘win’ Telegram claims will abandon TON blockchain, gram token  

    A small win in court is overshadowed by messaging service turned blockchain developer Telegram’s announcement that it won’t maintain its own TON blockchain. But is it all hot air?

    Telegram’s victory in court over the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday wasn’t much of a victory. In fact, it could prove to be the undoing of its planned Telegram Open Network blockchain platform and gram cryptocurrency. The simultaneous announcement that it won't integrate gram payments into its Telegram Messenger platform signals a recognition that its fight to keep the $1.7 billion in gram tokens it sold in 2018 from being declared a security is faltering.