Watchdog acts to rein in initial coin offerings

Original article by Samantha Bailey
The Australian – Page: 26 : 21-Sep-18

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission has the burgeoning cryptocurrencies industry in its sights, revealing a crackdown on so-called initial coin offerings. ASIC has blocked the issuance of cryptocurrency tokens by several companies, due to concerns that their ICO product disclosure statements contained misleading or deceptive information. The corporate regulator notes that ICOs are highly speculative and the sector is largely unregulated.

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AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION, NEW DAWN FUND, INVESTORS EXCHANGE LIMITED

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