US & Canada

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

| Nikhilesh De

Friday's charges against Airfox and Paragon Coin may hint at how the SEC will regulate ICOs going forward.

SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC has settled charges with crypto startups Airfox and Paragon for securities law violations.

Erik Voorhees, Salt Lending Being Investigated by SEC, Report Says

| Daniel Palmer

Crypto loans startup Salt and former board member Erik Voorhees are under investigation by the SEC, The Wall Street Journal says.

New York Regulators Have Grant Crypto License to NYDIG

| Nikhilesh De

New York's latest BitLicense has been granted to the New York Digital Investment Group, along with a limited purpose trust charter.

Court Takes Control of Funds Amid Crypto Exchange’s Banking Dispute

| Nikhilesh De

A Canadian judge ruled that CIBC, which froze some $26 million CAD claimed by QuadrigaCX, must transfer the funds under dispute to the court.

Combined Class-Action Lawsuit Against Ripple Moves to Federal Court

| Nikhilesh De

Is XRP a security? The question is now sitting before the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

IBM Says Blockchain Can Power ‘Open Scientific Research’ in New Patent Filing

| Zack Seward

A patent application from Big Blue hints at a blockchain solution for scientific research.

Colorado Regulators Crack Down on Four More ICOs

| Zack Seward

The state's "ICO Task Force" has now issued 12 cease-and-desist orders since May of this year.

Victims Sue AT&T, T-Mobile Over ‘SIM Swap’ Crypto Hacks

| Daniel Palmer

A cryptocurrency-focused law firm in the U.S. says it has filed lawsuits against AT&T and T-Mobile on behalf of victims of "SIM swapping" hacks.

Judge Lifts Order to Freeze Charlie Shrem’s Assets in Winklevoss Case

| Nikhilesh De

A federal judge lifted a $30 million attachment order against Charlie Shrem Thursday, though the case will proceed to a jury trial next year.