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Businessman pleads guilty to defrauding investors through two ICOs

Maksim Zaslavskiy has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud in connection with two initial coin offerings - REcoin Group Foundation, LLC and DRC World, Inc

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French market authority issues study on ICO trends

The Autorité des marchés financiers study states that, at global level, initial coin offering (ICO) financing is still marginal, with France accounting for only a small portion of the ICO market 

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Australia warns of fraudulent requests for tax payments through bitcoin ATMs

The Australian Tax Office has warned that payments through bitcoin ATMs have now overtaken iTunes vouchers as the most common method of scam payment reported to it

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Former bitcoin and litecoin trader gets $1.1 million fine and 15 months for fraudulent crypto scheme

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order and settled charges against a former trader accused of running a fraudulent scheme that led to more than $1 million in losses, of which he misappropriated more than $600,000


PayThink: Merchants need a liability plan to conquer crypto payments

Cryptocurrencies could be a great opportunity for vendors and payment intermediaries but, with a recent increase in enforcement actions by federal and state regulators, are they at risk for accepting them as a means of payments?

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Digital assets and ICOs take centre stage in US SEC's 2018 enforcement report

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has taken more than a dozen enforcement actions involving digital assets and initial coin offerings in the 2018 fiscal year

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Indian officials discuss potential ban on "private cryptocurrencies"

According to the Indian Press Information Bureau, India is considering a potential ban on "private cryptocurrencies" 

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NASAA: "happy birthday bitcoin, but you're still too risky"

To mark bitcoin's 10th birthday, the North American Securities Administrators Association has released a new video  about the risks of cryptocurrency-related investments