Antpool and Bitcoin.com signaling SegWit

Antpool and Bitcoin.com mining pools change their minds and are signaling SegWit
21 July 2017   7618
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

BIP91 has just locked in as up to 90% of all hash power signaled support for this softfork signaled in support of this decision. That has triggered a lot of processes in the community, e.g. Bitcoin price surge. Now another intriguing news is out. 

Bitcoin

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen

Antpool and Bitcoin.com mining pools surprise the community by signaling SegWit. BTC.com mining pool has joined them as well. 

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As you can see, just a few hours ago Antpool, Bitcoin.com and BTC.com did not show their support of SegWit. 

This move from the companies is pretty surprising as earlier they were strongly opposed to the activation of SegWit, insisting on the alternative Bitcoin Unlimited protocol. 

No official comments from the representatives of these three pools are out there yet.

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   182

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.