Bermuda Wants Crypto Regulation to Fuel Business Growth

Bermuda Monetary Authority published the conultation paper on "regulation of virtual currency business"
13 April 2018   657

Local financial watchdog at Bermuda, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) is looking for public feedback on an anti-money laundering act that would involve cryptocurrencies. This is reported by Coindesk

On 12.04.2018, it published consultation paper, where the financial regulator said it is aiming to capture a wide range of crypto-related activities under the local law in order to prepare a more framework that would attract and foster crypto businesses.

It is noteworthy, regulation on ICO is not part of the act. Instead, the paper indicated that supervision over ICOs would fall under the scope of a separate rule.

Government officials said that the proposed rules are not going to ban the crypto industry in Bermuda. This move seeks to develop a framework that would offer cryptocurrency businesses a safer and stable environment.

We can't keep up with the amount of people who want to come to Bermuda. We're going to London at the weekend and we have 20 companies lined up to meet us. It's actually phenomenal.
 

Wayne Caines

Minister of National Security, Bermuda

Watchdog is exploring a sandbox-like licensing scheme through the proposal. It may give the blockchain startups way to the regulated market.

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   304

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.