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Under Fire: Kik Is Gearing Up for a Fight With the SEC

[ad_1] Canadian-based social media startup Kik is gearing up to challenge a proposed enforcement action from the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) over a fundraising initiative in 2017.The American securities regulator believes that Kik’s Token Distribution Event (TDE) two years ago violated securities laws. The company raised $97 million during its fundraising phase, a princely sum for a platform that has garnered millions of users since its inception.Following the
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Main Takeaways From Davos WEF

[ad_1] This year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting has finished, and it’s time to recap the highlights. The forum — held in Davos, Switzerland, as per tradition — lasted from Jan. 22 to 25.Similar to the last year, cryptocurrencies were one of the major talking points in Davos. In general, it seems that the “Blockchain before Bitcoin” attitude prevailed this time, as the overall positive outlook on the technology
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Tron, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Dash, Monero

[ad_1] 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.Jeff Schumacher, founder of BCG Digital Ventures, told CNBC during a panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland that Bitcoin will go to zero. In another
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BIS Report Questions Longevity, Efficacy of Proof-of-Work Based Cryptocurrencies

[ad_1] A recent report from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has cast a spotlight on the efficacy and longevity of the proof-of-work (PoW) consensus and the future of Bitcoin.The paper takes an in-depth look at how the Bitcoin protocol verifies payments using blockchain technology and various consensus algorithms.PoW algorithms are a major point of discussion, with the author suggesting two major drawbacks. Firstly, the high cost of ensuring payment
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Report by South Africa’s Reserve Bank Makes Strides Toward Crypto Clarity in the Country

[ad_1] A working group of South African financial regulatory organizations has released a consultation paper focused on cryptocurrencies, calling for public input to develop a cryptocurrency regulation policy for the country.This latest consultation paper is the most in-depth review of cryptocurrencies from South African financial institutions since an initial public statement on what it calls crypto assets was issued by South African authorities back in 2014.The group that was responsible
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Malaysia Develops Harsh Regulation Alongside With Positives Attitudes Toward Crypto

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency exchanges and blockchain-based companies in Malaysia face some testing times following regulatory changes in the country. As of Tuesday, Jan. 15, new regulations governing cryptocurrencies have come into effect in Malaysia.According to reports, the new regulation has classified cryptocurrencies, tokens and crypto assets as securities, which means they are now under the jurisdiction of the Malaysian Securities Commission.In accordance with the change, any unauthorized cryptocurrency exchanges or initial
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Police Are on the Case While Community Tracks Down Stolen Funds

[ad_1] In what seems to be one of the first major security breaches of 2019, New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked this week. The platform reported the incident via Twitter on Jan. 15, mentioning “significant losses.” While the incident has been confirmed by the local police, many crucial details — including the amount and titles of stolen tokens — remain undisclosed.Brief introduction to Cryptopia, an essential exchange
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What We Know About Google Ads Allegedly Blacklisting ‘Ethereum’ as a Keyword

[ad_1] Update: On Jan. 18, Google confirmed to Decenter that “Ethereum” has been blacklisted as a keyword “regardless of the nature of the service that is being promoted,” as the startup’s CEO Andrej Cvoro told Cointelegraph over email.On Jan. 10, Serbia-based smart contract auditing startup Decenter reported that Google has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform, Google Ads.Google Ads: We can’t confirm that Ethereum is eligible to
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Tron, Neo, Cardano, Binance Coin, Litecoin

[ad_1] After a strong start in 2019, the crypto markets have witnessed sharp selling that dragged the prices down by about 10 percent on Jan. 10. This indicates that the process of bottom formation will be volatile.The traders should aim to book quick profits and trail their stops higher to protect any potential profits. The important event that turned the tide in favor of the bears was the 51 percent