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The Simplest Way to Understand Why The DAO Was a Security

Last Tuesday night, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ended months of speculation, breaking its silence on blockchain tokens and issuing a landmark report that said a blockchain-based project called The DAO had issued securities under U.S. law. The report, however, is important…

SEC Ruling on the DAO and ICO, Explained

1. What’s all that SEC decision everybody’s talking about? On July 25, The Securities and Exchanges Commission declared that Blockchain companies must obey federal laws. On July 25, the SEC made a report that offers and sales of digital assets by “virtual”…

Why Haven’t Ethereum Traders Cashed Out Yet

In an interview with Vice, six Ethereum traders including physicists, scientists, entrepreneurs and students explained why they aren’t ready to cash out their savings stored in Ethereum’s native token, Ether.   Over the past year, within a 12-month period, the price of Ethereum’s…

Cryptocurrency: How We Hook the Masses

Rich Svinkin is the CEO of Jaywalk.me, a startup that motivates increased physical activity with brick-and-mortar retail rewards. In this opinion piece, Svinkin argues that using cryptocurrencies for rewards schemes can demonstrate the value of the technology and ultimately help bring…

Back to Basics for Blockchain Tokens?

Finally, there’s something that virtually the whole cryptocurrency sector can agree on: digital tokens are hot. Several recent token issuances have sold out in minutes or even less – and many more are in the pipeline. And while the potential is…