Australia crushes on Fraudulent and Deceptive ICO

Australia’s financial regulator is repressing on misleading initial coin offerings (ICOs), referring on “a serious breach of the Australian law”
03 May 2018   234228

In the result of the regulator’s requests, some issuers have stopped their token sales or are updating their structures. On Tuesday the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) declared  that it is taking measures “on misleading or deceptive conduct in the marketing and selling of digital or virtual tokens via initial coin offerings (ICOs).” ASIC is an independent Australian governmental structure that conducts as the country’s corporate regulator.

ASIC is issuing inquiries to ICO issuers and their advisers where we identify conduct or statements that may be misleading or deceptive. This is in addition to our inquiries where we identify potentially unlicensed conduct. As a result of our inquiries, some issuers have halted their ICOs or have indicated the ICO structure will be modified.
ASIC
(The Australian Securities and Investments Commission)

ASIC has also refreshed its information sheet on ICOs and cryptocurrency which defines “misleading or deceptive conduct.”

If you are acting with someone else’s money, or selling something to someone, you have obligations. Regardless of the structure of the ICO, there is one law that will always apply: you cannot make misleading or deceptive statements about the product. This is going to be a key focus for us as this sector develops. 
John Price, 
Commissioner, ASIC

The Commission presented 4 examples of what this conduct may entail. “The use of social media to generate the appearance of a greater level of public interest in an ICO” is the 1 on the list, then “undertaking or arranging for a group to engage in trading strategies to generate the appearance of a greater level of buying and selling activity for an ICO or a crypto-asset.” Also, “failing to disclose adequate information about the ICO” and “suggesting that the ICO is a regulated product or the regulator has approved the ICO if that is not the case” are banned as well.

Huobi to Launch Prime Lite IEO Platform

Huobi Prime Lite is a “niche project” with some tokensale differences from Prime platform and the first project on it will be ThunderCore
24 April 2019   104

Huobi will launch an improved initial exchange offer (IEO) platform called Prime Lite.

Representatives of the company note that Huobi Prime is a “niche project”. Listing requirements for this platform are the same as for the main IEO site. However, tokensale on the new platform will have several differences from Huobi Prime:

  1. Shorter listing cycle and more flexible listing schedule
  2. Trading allocations for users are more flexible
  3. To facilitate the development of HT (Huobi Token), all HT exchanged will be burnt

The launch of the new platform is scheduled for May 9th. The first IEO on Prime Lite will be ThunderCore, which develops a blockchain with a bandwidth of more than 1,200 transactions per second. The project plans to raise about $ 500 thousand.