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Unregulated ICOs threaten funding source for startups

Mar 29, 2018

Unregulated ICOs threaten funding source for startups

by Kazuaki Nagata

The rising cryptocurrency boom has sparked a fundraising scheme called initial coin offerings that have become a money-pumping machine for startups but also have a problematic reputation. Masahiro Yasu, 29, chief executive officer of Tokyo-based startup Alis Co., experienced the power of the ICO when ...

South Korea's plans to ban cryptocurrency trading rattles market

Jan 11, 2018

South Korea's plans to ban cryptocurrency trading rattles market

The South Korean government on Thursday said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion. The clampdown in South Korea, a ...