• Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC
    Regulation,  United States

    Blockchain Association, Chamber of Digital Commerce support Telegram

    The two advocacy groups submitted amicus briefs to the court. One opposes the SEC’s lawsuit; the other asks the agency to do a better job defining digital assets

    The Blockchain Association and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, two Washington, D.C. based-advocacy groups focused on blockchain and digital assets, filed amicus briefs Tuesday in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's case against messaging app Telegram.

  • Regulation

    Gemini launches captive insurance firm

    The Winklevoss-owned crypto trading platform has launched its own in-house insurance unit, which will allow it to transfer some risk to reinsurance companies

    Winklevoss-owned Gemini Trust Company has launched its own in-house insurance unit to protect client’s funds against loss.

  • Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    SEC warns investors about initial exchange offerings

    IEOs are the new ICOs, and the financial watchdog wants investors to take heed

    The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an alert Tuesday, urging investors to proceed with caution before investing in IEOs through online trading platforms—which often tout themselves as exchanges—especially when those platforms are located overseas. 

  • 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.