SEC Opened Probe into Erik Voorhees, Crypto Loans Firm Over 2017 $50 Mln Token Sale

Crypto loans company Salt Lending Holdings Inc., once associated with high-profile crypto industry stalwart Erik Voorhees, is facing a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) probe over its 2017 $50 million token sale, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Nov. 15. Founded in 2016, Salt — which uses clients’ crypto holdings as collateral against fiat currency loans — is reported to have received a subpoena from the securities regulator this February, according to “sources familiar with the matter.” Among other issues, the SEC is said to be investigating whether Salt’s…

Two Chains No More: Kik Selects Stellar Over Ethereum for Crypto Token Launch

Messenger app maker Kik is quitting ethereum for good as it continues to develop its cryptocurrency, dubbed kin. Launched on ethereum early in the ICO boom, Kik has now announced that it will close kin’s atomic swap with ethereum. Without specifying a date, the Kin Ecosystem Foundation said Wednesday that it would soon release a tool for kin holdings off of ethereum. Kik’s token has had several homes in its short life. The company raised just shy of $100 million in crypto during a September 2017 initial coin offering. By November,…

Smallcap Token Cobinhood (COB) Gains 14.26% in Wider Market Downturn

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The COBINHOOD token ‘COB’ has been reported across various sources such as CoinMarketCap as having appreciated significantly over the past 10-12 hours at the time of writing, when compared to the same trading values from the previous 24 hours. Current token value stands at $0.024001, a reported 6.81% increase in average trading price compared to the previous 24hrs. One Day Chart The highest price seen so far has been at 23:04:07 PM (UTC), where the coin rose to 0.027935 USD value from a low of 0.021245 at…

NEM price gains 17% as Coincheck resumes trading of the token

NEM price has gained 17 percent in the past 24 hours making it the best performing cryptocurrency in the top 20 by market cap. This development has seen the crypto-coin achieve its highest price in over nine weeks according to data from coinmarketcap.com. NEM price increase comes after Coincheck re-enables trading of the token The price gain has also coincided with a more than two months and one-week high 24-hour trading volume that occurred on the same day. The 17th crypto coin by market capitalization rose to $0.114 at 09:14…

Ethereum Token BAT Crashes Nearly 20% after Coinbase.com Listing

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Ethereum token BAT rode the “Coinbase bounce” to a four-month high, but on Friday the cryptocurrency’s price fell back toward earth with a resounding thud. Ethereum Token BAT Leads Market Pullback The crypto market as a whole traded down heading into the weekend, with valuations collectively dropping by $6 billion over a 48-hour period. However, no large- or mid-cap cryptocurrency was hit as hard as Basic Attention Token (BAT), the native asset of Brave‘s digital advertising ecosystem. BAT, which runs on Ethereum as an ERC-20 token, fell…

Expect the SEC to Target More Token Exchanges After EtherDelta

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) settlement with the founder of EtherDelta is likely the first of many enforcement actions to come against crypto token exchanges. Until recently, the SEC’s scrutiny of the cryptocurrency industry largely focused on projects and teams that raised money through initial coin offerings (ICOs) in possible violation of securities laws. But a person familiar with the SEC’s thinking told CoinDesk Thursday that crypto trading platforms have become a significant priority for the agency’s enforcement division. As such, the news that the SEC had charged EtherDelta founder Zachary…

Coinbase Launches Full Trading of Basic Attention Token

American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has announced the rollout of full trading of the Basic Attention Token (BAT) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps, per a blog post published Nov. 8. According to the announcement, Coinbase’s customers can now buy, sell, send, receive, or store BAT along with other digital currencies supported on the platform. The exchange also notes that BAT will be available for customers in most jurisdictions, except initially for residents of the state of New York. Coinbase announced that it started…

Coinbase Users Can Now Buy and Sell Brave’s Basic Attention Token

Crypto exchange Coinbase is adding web browser Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its retail trading platform, less than a week after listing it on Coinbase Pro. The exchange announced Thursday that customers would be able to buy, sell, trade or otherwise transact with the token on coinbase.com, as well as its Android and iOS apps. Coinbase first said it was supporting the token on its professional trader platform Friday, making BAT the second ERC-20 token to be listed by the company, after 0x. That being said, not all customers…

Coinbase Users Can Now Buy and Sell Brave’s Basic Attention Token

Crypto exchange Coinbase is adding web browser Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its retail trading platform, less than a week after listing it on Coinbase Pro. The exchange announced Thursday that customers would be able to buy, sell, trade or otherwise transact with the token on coinbase.com, as well as its Android and iOS apps. Coinbase first said it was supporting the token on its professional trader platform Friday, making BAT the second ERC-20 token to be listed by the company, after 0x. That being said, not all customers…

JRR Crypto Launches Token Design Competition

In a collaboration with LongHash and BTC Inc, JRR Crypto has launched an international token design competition. Beginning on October 26, 2018, JRR Crypto launched this design competition at a multiday festival in Berlin. According to the group, it’s designed to address one of the fundamental issues that the development of decentralized projects faces today. “JRR observed that most blockchain projects that design a pass-through mechanism are too focused on fundraising rather than actual economic model building and the landing of business models,” according to a translated description of the…