Biking Across America, Crypto Cyclists Look to Raise $1 Million for Charity

Crypto, charity and cycling. It’s an unlikely triad, but two fitness enthusiasts-turned-crypto philanthropists believe that, taken in combination, the three can drive positive change. Taking a cross-country cycling trip around the U.S., Tour de Crypto riders Jason Berlin and Jovel Velasquez want to raise $1 million in cryptocurrencies and USD for the Houston Area Women’s…

Two-for-One: SEC Slaps Crypto Hedge Fund, Broker With Registration Failures

In what it deems a first for both enforcement actions, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is charging two entities with registration failures. First in line, TokenLot LLC, the self-named “ICO Superstore,” is being charged with acting as an unregistered broker-dealer in the “first case charging unregistered broker-dealers for selling digital tokens after…

DevCon 4 Will Set the Stage for Ethereum’s Next Milestone: Constantinople

Ethereum is embracing the Constantinople milestone at the end of November 2018, after DevCon4 in Prague. Constantinople is the latest Ethereum release, introduced through a hard fork, that will include five Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs): Bitwise shifting instructions (EIP 145) in the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) allow for direct manipulation of bytes on the EVM…

A New Precedent: FINRA Charges Crypto Broker With Securities Fraud

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a non-profit watchdog for public brokerage firms in the U.S., has had its first run-in with the cryptocurrency industry. The self-regulatory organization is filing a complaint against a Massachusetts man for “the unlawful distribution of an unregistered cryptocurrency security called HempCoin.” Timothy Tilton Ayre, FINRA alleges, illegally associated sales…