SEC to Study Leading Blockchains

SEC needs this data to monitor risks, improve compliance and get more info for policymaking
04 February 2019   492

According to an official announcement on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the agency is looking for a supplier who can provide it with the opportunity to analyze blockchain data of leading cryptocurrencies, Cointelegraph reported.

The application was published recently, and according to it, the opportunity is open to companies that will extract data from blockchains and translate them into readable format.

The Commission’s report states that it needs this data “to support efforts to monitor risks, improve legal compliance and gather information for policymaking in the field of digital assets”.

It is also noted that information on potential data sources should be from the most widely used blockchain systems and include publicly available data and transaction details. In addition, the tenderers must ensure the possibility of data verification, guaranteeing their integrity and accuracy.

Applications for participation in the competition are accepted until February 14, but it is not specified how the Commission plans to use the information received. It is not excluded that it can help the Commision to better understand the features of certain projects when making decisions about the classification of coins or tokens by securities.

South Koreans to Invest in Crypto Actively

In addition to the investment amounts, the share of those interested in investing in digital assets also increased
22 April 2019   84

The average amount of investments in cryptocurrency from South Korean invesetprs is $ 6,100, which is 64% more than last year, Cointelegraph reports.

According to a survey conducted by the Korean Fund for the Protection of Portfolio Investors, in addition to the investment amounts, the percentage of those interested in investing in digital assets also increased. Thus, 7.4% of the 2500 respondents have already acquired cryptocurrency (last year there were 6.4% of those). It is noteworthy that this figure has increased, despite several major break-ins of the South Korean crypto exchange, as well as tougher regulation of the industry.

Analysts connect the market with a recent bitcoin price jump and hope for a new bull rally.

Recall recently it became known that 94% of trust capital funds invest in cryptocurrency.