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Texas Securities Watchdog Takes Action Against 3 Alleged Crypto Frauds

Texas Securities Watchdog Takes Action Against 3 Alleged Crypto Frauds

The Texas State Securities Board has taken emergency action against three crypto investment schemes it alleges are attempting to defraud local investors. According to a news release published Tuesday, the board’s commissioner, Travis J. Iles, entered a first emergency cease-and-desist order against Coins Miner Investment Ltd., a Russia-based cryptocurrency investment promoter that has been soliciting funds […]

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Binance Reveals Plan to Launch Crypto Exchanges on Almost Every Continent

Binance Reveals Plan to Launch Crypto Exchanges on Almost Every Continent

One of the world’s largest crypto exchanges by trading volume wants to set up fiat-to-crypto trading platforms on almost every continent. Binance founder and CEO Zhao Changpeng closed out the first day of CoinDesk’s Consensus Singapore event with a fireside chat, where he discussed a range of topics, including how he grew Binance from a startup […]

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UK Lawmakers Call For Greater Oversight of Crypto Industry

UK Lawmakers Call For Greater Oversight of Crypto Industry

A group of U.K. lawmakers has called for more oversight and regulation of the cryptocurrency industry in a new report published Wednesday. Arguing that “crypto-assets have no inherent value,” are “especially risky” for retail investors and are “particularly vulnerable to manipulation,” the report states that “the introduction of regulation [to the cryptocurrency space] should be […]

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Digital Assets Don’t Change Reporting Needs, SEC’s Top Accountant Says

Digital Assets Don’t Change Reporting Needs, SEC’s Top Accountant Says

The chief accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission has said that companies have a responsibility to follow accounting standards when working with blockchain and digital assets. Wesley Bricker spoke before the AICPA National Conference on Banks & Saving Institutions in Washington, D.C., on Monday, remarking that “it is essential to keep in mind that […]

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Galaxy, BlockTower Lead $16 Million Funding for Crypto Project Caspian

Galaxy, BlockTower Lead $16 Million Funding for Crypto Project Caspian

Institutional traders simply need better crypto tools. That’s the driving idea behind a union between Kenetic Capital, a crypto hedge fund based in Singapore, and Tora, a trading systems firm that already supplies order execution, portfolio management, risk assessment and compliance services for well-established asset classes. Announced today, both companies are teaming up to create Caspian, a project […]

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Gas Ain’t Gold: Why Ether’s Price Could Tank Even If Ethereum Succeeds

Gas Ain’t Gold: Why Ether’s Price Could Tank Even If Ethereum Succeeds

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. The virtuous circle that saw buyers of ethereum-based ERC-20 tokens drive ether’s price above $1,400 […]

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