Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler: ICOs Should be Considered Securities

Former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gary Gensler said that most tokens sold through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) should be classified as securities, Bloomberg reported Oct. 15.Should cryptocurrencies be considered securities, they would fall under the regulatory purview of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Issuers of coins would have…

World Crypto Con: Get Ready for WCC with Us!

Welcome to World Crypto Con! World Crypto Con, or WCC, is an opportunity for industry leaders to share their exciting new crypto and blockchain projects to the world. People who have an in-depth understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as those who are clueless, can learn something at WCC. Welcome to a new way to…

Nouriel “Dr. Doom” Roubini: “99 Percent of Cryptocurrencies are Worth Zero”

The interview has been edited and condensed.Nouriel Roubini is a New York-based economist that famously predicted the 2008 financial crisis when only a few considered there might be a threat to the existing course of events at the time.A Harvard alumnus and now a professor at NYU Stern School of Business, Mr. Roubini has always…

Not So Safe Haven? Signs Suggest Bitcoin Might Still Be a Risk Asset

Volatile price swings and plummeting valuations have been a reality for bitcoin investors of late, but those who own traditional equities haven’t been immune either. In fact, bitcoin and the S&P have correlated on and off for almost a year, each taking turns as the leading indicator. Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency advertised as digital gold due…

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: TRON, Bitcoin, Litecoin, EOS, Cardano

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.On October 11, the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrencies…

Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade Stalls on Testnet

UPDATE 18:27 UTC, 10/13/18: Block creation on Ropsten testnet continues to feature 0 transactions, indicating Constantinople may have failed to activate. UPDATE 17:36 UTC, 10/13/18: Block 4,230,000 has been mined, but features 0 transactions. Ethereum’s main test network, Ropsten, is currently at a standstill. Code for ethereum’s upcoming hard fork, dubbed Constantinople, was set to be activated on…

US Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Orders Against Three Crypto Promoters

North Dakota Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler has issued cease and desist orders against three firms for allegedly offering unregistered and fraudulent securities in the form of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), according to an announcement published Oct. 11.The companies at the center of the orders are Crystal Token, Advertiza Holdings (Pty) Ltd., and Life Cross Coin…

Blockchain Startup Blockstack Unveils Plan to Decentralize Itself

NEWS Oct 12, 2018 at 20:15 UTC Web 3.0 developer Blockstack has rolled out out a roadmap to decentralize its structure on Friday, announcing its plan to develop a number of entities that will collectively form a wider distributed community. Co-founders Ryan Shea and Muneeb Ali wrote in a blog post that the company wants…