Smart Valley launches an ICO

Smart Valley - a decentralized platform for project assessment and development - has announced the start of its ICO. The token sale, which started on May 14, is the first ICO of a Russian project conducted in full compliance with Swiss law. Switzerland is the first Western European country to develop a clear legal framework for ICOs. The token sale…

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Founders of Centra Tech ICO Indicted for running Fraudulent ICO

The three co-founders of the ICO Centra Tech have been formally indicted for running a fraudulent ICO, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. All three are facing charges of securities fraud, wire fraud and two conspiracy counts. The defendants, Sohrab Sharma, Robert Farkas, and Raymond Trapani,  raised $32 million from investors in 2017. They apparently misled investors by falsely claiming that their company…

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SEC Launches Fake ICO to Educate People on Fraud

You have to give them credit, the SEC is at a minimum becoming more entertaining. The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy at the US Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a fake ICO site,  according to a press release on May 16. The fake site, HoweyCoins.com, is supposed to represent a fraud ICO which even comes with a fake whitepaper and guaranteed investment returns.…

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The Importance of Local Search Marketing

Everything in digital marketing seems to change rapidly with technology and marketing platforms continually evolving, providing businesses with some awesome marketing options.  One thing however hasn’t changed; the importance of search engine rankings. For small businesses operating in a specific geographic area, local search in particular is critical. Check out some of the following statistics from Google: Eighty percent of…

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The Downside of Venture Capital

Raising millions through venture capital funding allows startups the luxury of rapid growth and not having to worry about how the bills are getting paid. In addition to capital, you gain partners who are connected and have enjoyed large-scale success. But there are downsides to venture capital that you need to consider before starting the process or inking that term…

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