$60M Nebeulas to Lay Off 60% Staff

50 people how to look for a new job due to optimizations in another blockchain startup
23 January 2019   857

The Nebulas blockchain startup team has been reduced from 80 people to 30. The roadmap of the project has also been revised. It is reported by CoinDesk.

Since last summer, a number of cuts have occurred in the project. Also, the startup had to abandon some minor projects listed in the roadmap. According to Nebulas management, side projects will be frozen at least until the NAS token rate is restored.

One of the reasons was the market price kept going down. Another reason we decided to cut off the unimportant projects like third-party wallets [was that they are] not core to the main tech visions mentioned in the [Nebulas] white paper. So the dev team of that project was first impacted.
 

Becky Lu

Spokesperson, Nebulas

It is noteworthy that the decision became known only seven months after the project raised $ 60 million through a tokensale. Lou did not clarify whether the decision was due to possible financial difficulties.

Nevertheless, the project is gradually developing. So, at the end of last year, the company launched a testnet NOVA, designed to measure the quality of blockchain data.

SEC to Accuse Veritaseum ICO of Fraud

SEC believes that project's tokensale, thru which it raised $14.8M back in 2017-2018 had a signs of scam and company misled the investors
14 August 2019   276

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued New Yorker  and Veritaseum-related companies that have been caught by the agency in conducting an unregistered ICO with signs of fraud. It is reported by Cointelegraph.

According to documents published on the network, the SEC intends to hold Reggie Middleton accountable and immediately freeze the assets of Veritaseum Inc. and Veritaseum LLC.

The Commission claims that the defendants raised about $ 14.8 million through an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 - early 2018. At the same time, many investors were misled, as the company distorted information about the conditions of the token sale and deliberately hid some significant details.

The American regulator claims that the project still has about $ 8 million of illegally raised funds. According to the SEC, these assets must be frozen immediately.

Amid this news, the Veritaseum (VERI) rate has fallen by 70%. Now the coin is trading near the $ 5 mark, although at the beginning of 2018 its rate was approaching $ 500.

Veritaseum was created as a financial p2p platform, involving the movement of capital without traditional intermediaries. Also, VERI was positioned as a utility token for use in consulting services and access to various research works.

In 2017, Veritaseum blockchain startup fell victim to hackers, having lost $ 8.4 million from ICO investors.