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2 reasons why Casper (CSPR) IOU token rallied 2,300% in one week

Bull market cycles in the cryptocurrency market can be exhilarating for day traders and long-term investors alike, but the speed at which the prices move can make it a challenge for promising new projects that are looking to catch the momentum before the cycle plays itself out. This reality has led to some projects listed …

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The new digital, decentralized economy needs academic validation

It is a pivotal moment in the development of the new digital economy. Interest in all things crypto keeps growing exponentially, and investment follows closely. There has arguably never been so much money poured into a product class that was so poorly understood, both by the wider public and by most investors. In lieu of …

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Solana (SOL) hits new highs as DApps, DeFi and stablecoins join the network

The arrival of institutional investors and the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) has been an incredible boon for the entire cryptocurrency sector but it has also highlighted a number of persistent limitations that many blockchain networks encounter when faced with surges in activity and the need to scale.   High fees and slower transaction times on …

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US Regulator Accuses Lbry Project of Selling Unregistered Securities, CEO Denies Charges

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint against the blockchain-based file-sharing and payment network called Lbry last week, as the U.S. regulator has accused the company Lbry Inc. of selling unregistered securities. However, the CEO of Lbry denies the project’s native tokens are securities and says the SEC’s logic …

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Liquidity mining is booming — Will it last, or will it bust?

By the end of 2018, many crypto skeptics had their “I told you so” moment, as many initial coin offerings, or ICOs, failed to deliver on their promises. Between 2017 and 2018, 3,250 projects were launched via ICO and $21.4 billion was collected from investors. But by early 2018, a study revealed that nearly half …

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Law Decoded: Closing remarks on the future of crypto law, March 5

Editor’s note Ladies and gentlemen, it is bittersweet to welcome you to the final installment of Law Decoded, at least with yours truly at the helm. Though someone may pick this newsletter back up at some point, there are no plans to do so now. Taking advantage of the rose-tinted glasses or maybe the graduation …

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Ripple Lawsuit Could Invoke Billions in Losses to ‘Innocent Third-Parties,’ Says Former SEC Commissioner

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <b>The crypto community is extremely curious about what will happen to Ripple Labs and the token asset <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/XRP” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>XRP</a>, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently filed a lawsuit against Ripple and two executives. On December 25, the large cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp announced delisting <a class=”lar-automated-link” …

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Tierion to Repay ICO Investors Up to $25M Plus Interest in SEC Settlement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered Tierion to pay back investors in its TNT tokens after finding the data verification startup’s $25 million initial coin offering (ICO) violated securities laws. TNT holders and ICO investors who sold their tokens at a loss have 60 days to ask Tierion for what is essentially a …

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SEC lands $700K victory in another ICO court case

After years of legal action from United States governing bodies, Blockvest, a 2018 initial coin offering, or ICO, has received its final orders.  “The SEC, as a government agency, seeks a permanent injunction, disgorgement of funds received from Defendants’ illegal conduct, and civil penalties,” said a court document filed on Thursday. The court case takes …

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