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Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Chicago Mercantile Exchange report shows Bitcoin futures have continually risen through Q3 2018, with average daily volume up 41% since Q2   —  Average daily volumes for bitcoin futures trading saw a significant jump in the third quarter compared to the last period, according to CME Group.
Oct 18, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Josh Garza, CEO of Bitcoin mining firm GAW Miners, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge in July 2017   —  Josh Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency mining company GAW Miners, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge.
Sep 13, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
The SEC says it will review the disapproval orders for nine bitcoin ETF proposals from ProShares, GraniteShares, and Direxion, which have been stayed   —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said it will review the disapproval orders for nine bitcoin ETFs issued on Wednesday.
Aug 23, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
CoinDesk:
Overstock.com says its subsidiary tZero raised $134M in an ICO, announces up to $270M investment in tZero by Chinese private equity firm GSR at $1.5B valuation   —  Overstock.com subsidiary tZero raised $134 million in its security token offering, the company said Thursday.
Aug 12, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
US Office of Government Ethics says in advisory that executive branch staff must report digital currency holdings since it's property held for income production   —  Those working for the executive branch of the U.S. government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, ethics officials said Monday.
Jun 19, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
SEC appoints Valerie Szczepanik as its first cryptocurrency chief to coordinate efforts across all SEC divisions on emerging digital assets, including ICOs   —  One of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's leading officials on cryptocurrency and token sales has been named to a new senior advisory position.
Jun 4, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
A man in New York allegedly stole $1.8M worth of ether cryptocurrency, kidnapping victim, forcing him to give up his digital wallet, then transferring the funds   —  The New York County District Attorney's Office has filed armed robbery and kidnapping charges against a man alleged …
Dec 17, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Restaurant review startup Munchee halts ICO after SEC investigation, which said in cease-and-desist order that the firm's tokens were unregistered securities   —  A California-based company has refunded a $15 million initial coin offering following an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Dec 11, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Blockchain startup Circle's subsidiary CENTRE raises $20M in an ICO under SAFT framework for a platform that aims to connect digital wallets like Alipay, Venmo   —  A subsidiary of blockchain startup Circle created to build an ethereum payments network has raised $20 million in a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) sale.
Dec 11, 2017, 4:30 AMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Tether, a service that offers dollar-backed digital tokens, says tokens worth $30M were stolen by hackers and it has suspended its back-end wallet service   —  Tether, the company behind a dollar-pegged cryptocurrency widely used in the market's exchange trade, is claiming that its systems …
Nov 21, 2017, 1:05 AMIn context

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