3 ICOs of Extrabit banned by Alabama Securities Watchdog

Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) has ordered alleged cryptocurrency mining firm Extrabit to stop its token sale offering in the state
25 May 2018   461

The U.S. state's securities regulator, the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC), has supported its colleagues in Texas and New Jersey in hitting out at ICOs that are soliciting local citizens. The cease-and-desist order which was published yesterday  claimed that the agency has ordered purported cryptocurrency mining firm Extrabit to cease its token sale offering in the state.

The ASC declared the company has been illegally begging Alabama investors with what it considers an unregistered securities offering after it announced its token sale on the website of WSFA, an NBC-affiliated TV station recognized in the state capital, Montgomery. While presently the online advertisement appears to have been taken down, the agency said in the order that the firm originally claimed that investors in the pre-ICO phase could buy Extrabit's token "EXB" at half price.

The advertisement claimed that in order to take part in the pre-sale, the user should invest $20,000 and after the purchase, the tokens will be sent to MyEtherWallet within 48 hours. Then, Extrabit's white paper states that, since the firm generates its profits chiefly from mining bitcoin, zcash and monero, it pledges a 185 percent return on investment every quarter for investors who maintain a positive balance in their EXB wallet.

As well as offering unbooked securities, the ASC said the project made "materially misleading" suggestions to deceive investors. Extrabit is not the only token project that is targeting residents in Alabama. A Google search for "token sale" on the WSFA website currently comes up with over 200 press release-style ads from various ICO projects. 

The ASC has also checked two other token sale projects, called LEV and Platinum, with cease-and-desist orders entered on May 2 and May 18. Like with Extrabit, the agency charged the two projects of selling unregistered securities in Alabama while making vaporous promises to potential investors over the likely returns on investment.

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BitForex to be Suspected of Fraud Due to MFG Delisting

After 13 days of trading, crypto-exchange froze trading of this coin without a warning
14 August 2018   79

Users of the BitForex exchange have suspected the platform management in fraud after the platform has delisted the SyncFab (MFG) token without any explanation. This is reported by Cryptovest.

On July 18, at a recently opened BitForex exchange, trading of the own token of the SyncFab blockchain platform started. After 13 days, crypto-exchange froze trading of this coin without a warning. According to users, BitForex still retains part of the deposit funds in order to further steal tokens.

In turn, commenting on the situation, SyncFab representatives refer to vulnerabilities of unknown character in the smart contract of the token.

BitForex has a lot of tokens listed, however, not everything can be found through the search. The main page of the platform lists only coins with active trades.

Price of the MFG coin fluctuates around $ 0.0059. Token is traded on the IDEX, Cobinhood, CoinExchange, Bancor Network. In August, the leading company in the field of bitcoin-security and the provider of the popular BitGo wallet announced support for MFG.