Category Archives: regulation

Regulators Zero in on Brave New World of Initial Coin Offerings

The SEC has spoken: ICOs are securities and should be regulated like them. In a wide-ranging hearing convened by the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, the heads of the Securities & Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission gave their opinions of cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), blockchain and their regulatory oversight—or lack thereof, […]

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Crowdfinance: Experts Predict What’s in Store for 2016

2016 will be the year that the long-awaited Title III “Regulation Crowdfunding” goes into effect.  That, along with Title II (for accredited investors), Regulation A+ (Title IV) and intrastate crowdfunding, will open up new avenues for entrepreneurs, investors and portals alike. But where will it all lead? We asked some experts to weigh in on […]

Can a Borrowers’ Bill of Rights Tame The Wild West of Online Lending?

Online lending has offered a lifeline to many small business owners that can’t get a bank loan. For others, it’s been a murky gateway into an escalating cycle of debt. The problem is, it can be hard to tell good online lenders from the bad. To a busy entrepreneur, the web sites look similar and […]