The Making of the First US ICO Fraud Case
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The suspect in the first criminal ICO case never issued a single token. In common law systems, it is precedent that informs judicial approaches to new and previously unaddressed matters. The precedent that will likely shape the body of U.S. case law on fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) is currently …
Breaking the Peg: Every Stablecoin Has Its Points of Failure
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Each type of stablecoin has its own vulnerabilities. This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision In the year of bear markets and curbed enthusiasm, stablecoins have emerged as the asset class …
Nouriel Roubini Versus Blockchain: Notes from the Senate Floor
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The famous crypto-hater testified to the US Senate committee alongside the blockchain advocate Peter Van Valkenburgh. Normally, there is very limited room for drawing legitimate comparisons between a Senate hearing and an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight. Yet the hearing entitled “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem,” which took place on …
Fast & Seamless: The Race for the Cross-Border Payments Market
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IBM and Stellar are rolling out an alternative to Ripple’s transaction solution. Competition in the business of facilitating cross-border payments has just gotten tighter. Until recently, the primary fintech challenger to the reigning SWIFT international payment system has been Ripple Labs and its various products designed for the institutional banking …