• To avoid prison, do not tweet your illegal North Korean visa (via Twitter).
    Ethereum,  Politics

    DoJ: Ethereum expert helped North Korean sanction busting

    The Department of Justice arrested the Ethereum Foundation’s Virgil Griffith for allegedly teaching North Korea to use cryptocurrency to avoid economic sanctions

    Here’s a clue: if you’re going to teach North Korea how to use cryptocurrency to evade sanctions, don’t post your visa on Twitter. Particularly if the U.S. State Department has warned you not to go.

  • Gaming entrepreneur and sixth grader George Weiksner, CEO of Pocketful of Quarters, got the SEC to do what only one other crypto company could—sell tokens without registering them as securities (photo via Pocketful of Quarters).
    Ethereum,  United States

    SEC allows gaming startup to sell tokens without registering them as securities

    The no-action letter issued to Pocketful of Quarters requires that the tokens cannot be sold by the general public

    Gaming startup Pocketful of Quarters (PoQ) was issued a no-action letter by the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (DCF) on July 25 for its plan to sell Ethereum-based Quarters tokens. These tokens will be used as in-game currencies on gaming platforms, and will be transferable from one game to another, even across platforms.

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    Ethereum,  United States

    SEC doubles down, approving a second blockchain token offering in less than 24 hours

    Instead of selling its Props Tokens, streaming video platform YouNow will use the cryptocurrency to reward users and creators

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved a second blockchain company’s request to sell its tokens to the public on July 11, a day after breaking ground by greenlighting its first public cryptocurrency sale.