BCH mined at a loss by unknown miner

Bitcoin Cash being mined at a loss by unknown miner for unknown reasons
31 August 2017   2395

Bitcoin Cash, a hard forked version of Bitcoin, was recently was made 300% more difficult to mine. As a result, the profitability of the coin decreased dramatically and many miners left for Bitcoin.

That's why it seems so strange that Bitcoin Cash now is being mined at a loss by unknown miner for unknown reasons. Charlie Lee, the Litecoin creator and one of the most honest developers in the cryptocurrency world, notices it in his social media:

Indeed, nowadays, Bitcoin Cash mining seems to be not profitable at all in comparison with Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency being on its heights. Yet, someone mines Bitcoin Cash at a loss (as, according to Charlie Lee, Bitcoin Cash mining is ~$300,000 less profitable per day).

Bitcoin Cash mining 
Bitcoin Cash mining

Now, as Charlie Lee draws the community's attention to this fact, it is really interesting to see "how this plays out". Some og the Twitter users even speculate that the unknown miner may be Satoshi Nakamoto, who is believed to be Bitcoin creator.

SEC May Signal Some Flexibility on ICOs

Looks like senior advisor for digital assets and innovation at SEC is not 100% against ICOs
14 December 2018   41

Some blockchain projects may be able to circumvent the requirements of US securities laws by contacting the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a so-called non-action letter. As SEC consultant on digital assets and innovations Valerie A. Szczepanik explained, such letters will not be issued often, but this does not mean that they cannot be received at all.

I think that’s a way forward for a lot of people who want to implement some of these things that may not exactly fit in the format of the rules that we want. 

Valerie A. Szczepanik

Senior advisor for digital assets and innovation, SEC

According to advisor, issuers of tokens have three ways to comply with the requirements of the laws: register an offer of securities, declare an exceptional case, or "make sure they're not a security."

In certain cases, the SEC may decide that “maybe this doesn’t fit the letter of our law or regulation but it fits the spirit and we can accomplish all the goals of investor protection”. In this scenario, the SEC may indeed issue such a letter, which will indicate that its employees do not recommend taking legal measures against a particular issuer.

The letters set forth exactly what the person plans to do or the entity plans to do and if it’s something that the SEC feels comfortable with we can release a no-action letter for exemptive relief saying ‘we can recommend no enforcement action.

Valerie A. Szczepanik

Senior advisor for digital assets and innovation, SEC

As reported, her remarks signaling a modicum of flexibility are notable in light of SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s advice last month to anyone raising money by selling a token that they should “start with the assumption that it is a security.”

Speaking about the principles of recognition of tokens as securities, Valerie recommended to take into account the structure of sales. According to her, only in rare cases the token will not be recognized as a security. Most often, investors expect to profit from investments in such proposals, which is enough to recognize them as the spread of securities.