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Op-ed: Energy Security and Blockchain -- A Solution for Oil Politics and Geopolitics

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Modern economies run on a different kind of 'Power' than the medieval kingdoms. Today, power is derived from coal, petroleum, and biofuels instead of the King's exalted office. The economies that ensure a steady and sufficient supply of energy for their citizens and governmental machinery are the ones that have Energy Security. Today, Energy Security is Power. If the medieval barbaric...

Ripple Chief Brad Garlinghouse is Keeping It Real on ICOs

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Ripple's chief executive has some words of advice for issuers behind ICOs: don't spend all of your funds in one place. Brad Garlinghouse, who is at the helm of the blockchain startup that's behind the XRP token, admonished ICO companies to "save some of the proceeds" in the event they find themselves the target in a token-price fueled class-action complaint, according to remarks he made to CNBC...

'Potentially Unlawful': SEC Sternly Warns Cryptocurrency Exchanges Listing ICOs

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The top US securities regulator has signaled its intent to crack down on cryptocurrency exchanges for alleged violations of federal laws governing securities trading. In a statement dated March 7, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wrote that cryptocurrency exchanges that list ICO tokens the agency deems to be securities are operating “potentially unlawful” trading platforms. From the...

SEC Chairman Fires Another Warning Shot at ICOs as Agency Issues 'Dozens' of Subpoenas

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The top regulator at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has fired yet another warning shot at initial coin offerings (ICOs) that are being used to mask unregistered securities offerings. In an interview with Fox Business, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton reiterated that a significant portion of the ICOs that he has observed qualify as securities offerings, even though they are marketed as...

$500 Million: tZERO ICO Will 'Raise a Fortune', Predicts Patrick Byrne

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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne confirmed that SEC-compliant token exchange and marketplace tZERO will hold an initial coin offering (ICO) by Thanksgiving. Byrne predicts the tZERO ICO could “easily” raise as much as $200 million to $500 million, potentially breaking the record for token sale fundraising. Last month, Overstock made waves by announcing that tZERO, one of the online retailer’s...