SEC Charges DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather for ICO Promotions

Nobody gets away with fraud in the SEC’s eyes. The latest pair to be hit with SEC charges include pro-boxer Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled. SEC Charges Mayweather and Khaled The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the pair with the improper promotion of initial coin offerings or ICOs for cryptocurrencies. Neither party revealed to investors that they were, in fact, paid large sums of money to promote certain ICOs. According to CNBC, a settlement announced Thursday disclosed the charges. According to the settlement, Mayweather never spoke of a $100,000 promotional…

Bitcoin Price Nearing ‘Capitulation Moment’: IG Market Analyst

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Bitcoin is not far from a critical loss of investor confidence that will lead to the market hemorrhaging vast amounts of value as nervous investors dump their holdings. This is the opinion of Chris Beauchamp, an analyst at the online trading platform IG. Speaking to the Financial Times, Beauchamp stated that the crypto market leader is heading for a “capitulation moment” when a critical mass of investors…

Investors Should Consider Lack of ‘Safeguards’ Before Investing in Crypto

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton reiterated his wary view of the crypto markets during an interview. His discussion with New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin took place at the The Times Center in New York City Nov. 29. Mid-way through the interview, Clayton told Sorkin that the securities regulator had worked hard to educate investors about the risks of participating in an emerging and unpredictable market, one for which regulation is still taking shape. Clayton continued: “We tried to get the word out that although…

Is the Coinbase “Pump” Working? Zcash Drops 17% From Daily Peak

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. On November 30, Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, was integrated into Coinbase Pro, a U.S.-based regulated digital asset exchange operated by Coinbase. The exchange told investors that throughout the foreseeable future, withdrawals of Zcash shielded transactions, private or anonymous transactions on the Zcash network, will not be supported. Coinbase said: “Initially, we will support deposits from both transparent and shielded addresses, but only support withdrawals to…

Capitulation? Bitcoin’s Price Dropped 36% in November

Bitcoin (BTC) tanked in November on the back of high volumes, raising the possibility that the market has, to some extent, capitulated. The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is currently trading at $4,000 – down 36 percent from its monthly opening price of $6,318 – according to CoinMarketCap data. That drop marks the biggest monthly loss of the year so far. Amid the losses, trading volumes jumped by 33 percent month-on-month to $158.48 billion – the highest level since May. It is worth noting that, at the start of the…

Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USD Could Climb Above $0.045

Key Highlights ADA price started a decent recovery after forming a support at $0.0350 against the US Dollar (tethered). There is a short term bullish trend line formed with support at $0.0410 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair (data feed via Bittrex). The pair is likely to climb further higher and it may even break $0.0450 in the near term. Cardano price recovered recently against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ADA/USD may accelerate gains above the $0.0440 and $0.0450 resistance levels. Cardano Price Analysis After forming a support…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Could Extend Correction Below $4,100

Key Points Bitcoin price struggled to break the $4,400-4,440 resistance and declined against the US Dollar. There was a break below yesterday’s bullish trend line with support at $4,220 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is currently at a risk of more losses below the $4,100 and $4,080 support levels. Bitcoin price formed a short term top near the $4,440 level and declined against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is likely to correct lower towards the $4,000 support in the near term. Bitcoin…

Bears in Control ahead of Cardano 1.4 Update

Latest Cardano News The good thing about Cardano is their regular update which in turn gives a clear picture on the development progress of Byron and Shelly. Days after Michael Person resigned and Paul Schmid given the task of leading the foundation and promoting their peer-reviewed platform and technology, ADA prices have been on a free fall—sinking to new 2018 levels. Read: Cryptocurrency Prices Hold Steady, Could Be More Losses Ahead Nevertheless, floors are now visible thanks to a wave of bull pressure that swept the market across on Nov…

BP And Shell’s Blockchain-Based Oil Trading Platform Goes Live

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. A blockchain-based trading platform that could assist oil majors and trading firms to drastically reduce costs is now operational. Known as Vakt, the platform which was created last year by a consortium consisting of Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell and British Petroleum (BP), went live on Wednesday, according to Reuters. Other members of the consortium include global commodity trading firm Gunvor Group, Norwegian energy firm Equinor and energy…

Price Stall at $4,300 as The US OFAC “sanction” Bitcoin Addresses

Latest Bitcoin News In a laughable move, the United States Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued “sanctions” against two Bitcoin addresses–149w62rY42aZBox8fGcmqNsXUzSStKeq8C and 1AjZPMsnmpdK2Rv9KQNfMurTXinscVro9V—belong to two Iranians–Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan, accused on assisting hackers launder their Bitcoin proceeds. The Bitcoins obtained from victims of a SamSam ransomware scheme were converted to Iranian Rial. With the ban, the OFAC said that users from the US who send any amount of BTCs to the said address will be liable to secondary sanctions. Furthermore, they are calling for individuals within compliance and…