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How Grey Areas in Regulation Law Could be Hindering Cryptocurrency Industry Growth

  by David Drake     With the tremendous growth of the cryptocurrency industry in recent years, some undesired outcomes have been registered. These include instances of fraud that have become rife as  unscrupulous industry players take advantage of investors’ hard-earned cash. A report by the Federal Trade Commission shows that in the first two months of this year, investors lost up to $532 million in crypto-related fraud. The report further projected that investors would lose $3 billion by the end of 2018.   As part of consumer protection efforts, several tech companies, including Google and Facebook banned cryptocurrency adverts early this year. This announcement ignited an uproar from stakeholders because it reduced promotion options for genuine players. But, six months into the ban, tech companies have made a dramatic turn. Facebook and Google have already announced a reverse on sections of their blanket ban. Regulated Exchanges In the new advertising ... Read More »

How the Cryptocurrency Market is Reacting to the Google-Twitter Ad Ban

by David Drake Online advertising is one of the most effective ways companies promote products and services, and cryptocurrencies are not an exception. Over the years, ICO companies have relied on online advertising to promote their value propositions to investors, enabling the cryptocurrency market to achieve tremendous growth. However, this year, online marketing opportunities have began to shrink. Just last month, Facebook, the largest social media platform banned ICO and cryptocurrency advertising on its platform. Google and Twitter are now following suit. On March 14, 2018, Google announced that it is updating its financial services policy with changes taking effect this June. As such advertising on cryptocurrencies and related content will be banned on its platform. According to reports on SkyNews, Twitter plans to prohibit cryptocurrency related ads within the next two weeks. Market Reactions For many players in the cryptocurrency market, Google’s move for various reasons. According to Jose ... Read More »

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