Goldman Tech Conference Takeaways on Bitcoin, Ethereum and ICOs

While speakers praised Bitcoin's usefulness as a store of value and and its unmatched liquidity among cryptocurrencies, they were quick to argue its technical limitations – manifested in its very high transaction fees, as well as the long time it often takes for Bitcoin transactions to settle – made it relatively …
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Swiss Regulator Gives Clear Guidelines for Launching ICOs (bitcoinmagazine.com)

On February 16, 2018, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA put the world on notice by being the first major economy to set out clear guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs). In an announcement, the Swiss regulator addressed plans to apply financial market legislation to different tokens as well as lay out how ICO organizers can get proper input from FINMA when planning or launching their…

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KYC Requirements Are Making ICOs Riskier, Not Safer (news.bitcoin.com)

Once upon a time initial coin offerings were open to everyone. That time was last year, and since then gaining entry to ICOs has become increasingly difficult. In response to regulatory attention from the SEC, crypto startups have begun to perform due diligence on aspiring investors. Thanks to onerous KYC requirements, the pendulum has swung the other way, presenting hackers with an additional prize – the data of tens of thousands of investors.
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Thailand Taking Steps to Regulate ICOs (news.bitcoin.com)

As part of its balanced approach, Thailand is taking further steps to regulate initial coin offerings by expanding current guidelines. Discussions on the framework between relevant institutions have already started, with a public hearing to be conducted soon. The first ICO to be carried out by a locally registered company is scheduled for March. The plan is to raise more than $ 20 million for a decentralized lending platform.
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Credit Suisse Argues Irrational Exuberance Around ICOs Indicates Bitcoin Bubble

According to Peetz and Mall, bitcoin should not be seen as a currency. Instead, the Credit Suisse duo places bitcoin into a new, distinct asset class. The paper notes that bitcoin's epic price run, which started in September 2015 and accelerated further in July 2017, is obviously not sustainable over the …
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Study Finds Majority of ICOs Do Not Provide Adequate Information to Investors (news.bitcoin.com)

A study conducted by the University of Luxembourg Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance, has concluded that the majority of initial coin offerings (ICOs) fail to provide critical information to investors.
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PR: One of the Top-9 Most Anticipated ICOs – Bankex Tokenization Platform – Launches Its Token Sale Today (news.bitcoin.com)

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