Tag: icos

Sep 09 2021

Jul 14 2021

Jul 02 2021

US SEC Gets Settlement in a Fraudulent and Unregistered ICO Case

A court will determine the terms of the settlement reached with the three individuals and the entity.

Jun 06 2021

Top ICO projects listed on CoinList – Casper, Mina and Covalent

Jun 06 2021 Published at CryptoTicker under tags  coinlist crypto icos

Casper, Mina and Covalent: New ICO coins to keep an eye on. Covalent objective is to make data analysis easier Casper is aiming is to boost the adoption of blockchain and smart contracts An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is the cryptocurrency term equal to an Initial Public Offering...

Mar 29 2021

SEC Charges LBRY With Securities Violations for Collecting $11M

LBRY powers decentralized social networks and video platforms, touting its offering as a decentralized alternative to YouTube.

Mar 04 2021

Sam Sharma Gets 8-Year Prison Term in Centra Tech ICO Scam

Centra Tech ICO duped victims into committing more than $25 million.

Feb 17 2021

SEC, New York Attorney Sue Crypto Investment App Coinseed

Delgerdalai Davaasambu, who founded Coinseed and grew it as CEO, was charged of defrauding victims to the tune of $1 million.

Jan 27 2021

US Man Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling $20M of ICO Investors’ Funds

Jan 27 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crime doj fraud icos news

San Francisco-based Jerry Guo represented himself to clients as an ICO consultant, then embezzled funds now worth over $20 million.

Dec 15 2020

Centra Tech Founder Sentenced to Prison for $25M ICO Scam

An action was filed against celebrities, including boxer Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled, for promoting Centra Tech’s ICO.

Dec 08 2020

Should ICO project founders be held criminally liable for withholding information?

Dec 08 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  guest post icos

There are some exciting things going on in the crypto start-up space. With cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin gaining traction around the world, and with blockchains like Ethereum gaining greater usage, start-up founders are seeing new opportunities to innovate. These start-ups are creating new currencies, digitizing and tokenizing assets like real estate and contracts, tackling the remittance problem, establishing new coin exchanges, and...

Oct 20 2020

Kik Interactive to Pay $5M Fine under Proposed Settlement with SEC

Kik and the SEC, at odds over the last two years, have finally agreed on how to settle the 16-month-long court case.

Oct 16 2020

Filecoin (FIL) price soars following mainnet launch; reaches $900m market cap

Oct 16 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis filusd filusdt icos

Filecoin’s mainnet launch has long been highly anticipated, with a plethora of retail and venture capital pouring into the cryptocurrency’s 2017 initial coin offering, which raised over $205 million. The mainnet launch of the decentralized data and information storage blockchain has been plagued by multiple delays, but finally started coming to fruition in late-September when they launched their “pre-liftoff phase.” During this time,...

Oct 15 2020

The 2017 crypto ICO that raised $200m in 60 minutes is finally launching

Oct 15 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  altcoins filusd icos

Those that were around in 2017 and 2018 likely remember the name Filecoin. Launched in late 2017, the protocol was branded as a payment system that would use blockchain technology to store and retrieve data. As esoteric as it may sound, the concept gained much traction in the crypto-asset space. It garnered so much traction, in fact, that it raised $200 million from...

Oct 05 2020

SEC Files Criminal Charges Against John McAfee for Shilling 7 ICOs

Oct 05 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business icos

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against John McAfee, alleging that the crypto celebrity profited by promoting certain ICO sales on Twitter. McAfee Promoted 7 ICOs The SEC alleges that McAfee "leveraged his fame" to earn $23 million by recommending at least seven ICOs. It adds that his activity involved the sale of securities and that his...

SEC Charges John McAfee with Pocketing $23M from Promoting ICOs

The US top agency said McAfee was contracted by ICO projects to promote the sale on his social media channels.

Oct 01 2020

New York Court Rules Kin’s $100 Million ICO an Unregistered Security

Oct 01 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis icos regulations

According to the latest ruling in an ongoing court case, Kin's $100 million ICO has been designated an unregistered security offering. Judge Rules Against $100M ICO Hon. Alvin Hellerstein, a judge at the district court of the Southern District of New York, has ruled that Kin's token sale violated U.S. securities law....

Sep 15 2020

SEC Orders Unikrn ICO Issuers to Offer Refund to Token Purchasers

Washington-based Unikrn was created in 2017 to offer a blockchain marketplace for bettors, esports fans and gamers.

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