Token Issuers Must Stop Paying for Market Making

Eric Gravengaard is the co-founder of several digital currency businesses including Athena Bitcoin and Red Leaf Advisors. ——— I have spent much of my career in financial services working for Chicago’s proprietary trading firms which act as market makers on the derivatives exchanges. These firms are responsible for providing prices to the derivatives exchanges (CBOT,…

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After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has compelled two crypto startups to register their token sales as securities offerings. It’s the first time the SEC has pursued such an action without additional charges of fraud. In a pair of orders published Friday morning, the SEC announced it had settled charges with CarrierEQ Inc., otherwise…

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SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder Over ‘Unregistered Securities Exchange’

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Zachary Coburn, the founder of crypto token trading platform EtherDelta, with operating an unregistered securities exchange. The regulator said Thursday that EtherDelta, which acts as a secondary market for trading ERC-20 tokens, had been providing a marketplace for buyers and sellers to trade ethereum tokens that…

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