Gibraltar Plans to Regulate ICO Tokens as Commercial Products – CoinDesk

Gibraltar’s government provided new details about its plan to regulate initial coin offerings in a new white paper published on Tuesday. Notably, the paper states that most tokens are not considered securities under either Gibraltar or EU law. The classification of tokens and ICOs has troubled regulators and government watchdogs, leading to some countries – most […]

French Regulator Blacklists 15 Crypto Investment Websites – CoinDesk

France’s stock market regulator announced on Thursday that it has blacklisted 15 cryptocurrency and crypto-asset investment websites. The Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) will add the offending platforms to its existing “liste noir,” which already includes businesses that unlawfully offer investments in commodities like diamonds, rare earth metals and wine. The announcement explained: “Companies in […]

US Government to Submit ‘Oversized’ Argument in ICO Fraud Case – CoinDesk

U.S. prosecutors are planning an “oversized” response to a motion to dismiss in an ongoing – and potentially precedent-setting – initial coin offering (ICO) fraud lawsuit. As previously reported by CoinDesk, Maksim Zaslavskiy has been accused of committing securities fraud in connection with two ICOs, RECoin and Diamond Reserve Club World. In September of last […]