Articles with tag like: ICOs

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How to manage crypto merchant risks

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Apr 2020

Christian Chmiel, CEO of Web Shield, explains how acquirers and payment service providers (PSPs) manage the risks of the crypto space to grow and prosper

ICOs, crypto-asset, crypto-asset merchants, acquirers, PSPs, Christian Chmiel, KYC, BRAM, merchant onboarding

Switzerland considers blockchain tech within existing financial laws

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Dec 2018

The government of Switzerland has announced plans to accommodate the blockchain sector within its existing financial laws.

Switzerland, blockchain, tokens, assets, cryptocurrency, financial laws, ICOs, DLT

Kik quits Ethereum and sticks to Stellar for token launch

News | Cryptocurrencies | 15 Nov 2018

Kik, a messenger app maker, has decided to quit Ethereum as it continues to develop its cryptocurrency, dubbed Kin. 

Kik, Kin, cryptocurrency, Ethereum, tokens, ICOs, Stellar, social media app, mobile messenger app

SEC shut down more than a dozen illegal ICOs

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Nov 2018

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought more than a dozen successful enforcement actions specifically related to token sales in the fiscal year that ended 30 September.

SEC, ICOs, tokens, cryptocurrency, illegal, fraud prevention, blockchain

Switzerland to regain cryptocurrency crown

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Jul 2018

Swiss regulators are stepping up efforts to halt an exodus of cryptocurrency projects from the country, according to Reuters.

cryptocurrency, ICOs, banks, money laundering, Switzerland, cryptocurrency exchanges

Over USD 10 mln stolen in 2017 using cryptocurrency social engineering schemes

News | Cryptocurrencies | 16 Jul 2018

Kaspersky Lab has revealed that cybercriminals were able to steal over USD 10 million from unsuspecting users using fraudulent and “social engineering” schemes in 2017.

Kaspersky Lab, cryptocurrency, social engineering, stolen funds, cybersecurity, fraud prevention, ICOs

Virtual currency exchanges are on the rise, report shows

News | Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jul 2018

Regulation uncertainty around ICOs and an explosive growth in virtual currency exchanges are some of the key 2018 mid-year insights into the crypto space, according to IdentityMind.

ICOs, virtual currency, Bitcoin, IdentityMind, security token, tokens, security, investment, report

SK Telecom to leverage blockchain for authentication and payments

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Apr 2018

South Korean telco SK Telecom has announced plans to adopt blockchain in subscriptions and payments to increase customer convenience, according to ZDnet.

SK Telecom, blockchain, payments, subscriptions, authentication, ICOs, innovation, P2P trading, South Korea

Germanys financial regulator clarifies stance on ICOs

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 Feb 2018

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (BaFin) has clarified its position on initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany, BaFin, ICOs, regulation, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, tokens, commodity, asset, Germany

US regulators ponder on regulating Bitcoin

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Feb 2018

CFTC and SEC regulators have discussed the cryptocurrencies impact on users and the ecosystem created around Bitcoin, at a hearing on cryptocurrency regulation.

CFTC, SEC, Bitcoin, Bitcoin regulation, cryptocurrency, crypto, ICOs, US, commodities, securities

Study shows more than 10 percent of funds raised in ICOs are stolen or lost

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jan 2018

More than 10% of USD 3.7 billion raised through ICOs are lost or stolen in hacker attacks, according to new research by Ernst & Young.

ICOs, blockchain, study, Ernst & Young, hackers, phishing, stolen funds, crypto, tokens, cryptocurrency

Chinese central bank official says cryptocurrency trade needs to end

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Jan 2018

Chinese authorities might consider banning centralized trading of virtual currencies as well as individuals and businesses that provide related services, according to CNBC.

virtual currencies, cryptocurrency, China, Bitcoin, crypto, ICOs

Kik plans to move its ICO tokens from Ethereum to Stellar

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Dec 2017

Kik, a mobile messaging startup, has announced plans to shift its Kin token network from Ethereum to Stellar.

Kik, Kin, cryptocurrency, Ethereum, tokens, Stellar, ICOs, investors, funding, social media app, mobile messenger app