Bitcoin crashes due to "plans" of China

According to some sources, China plans to shut local exchanges; Bitcoin lost %7 in 24 hours
08 September 2017   39742

Having lost about the 20% of its price due to China ban of ICOs, Bitcoin gets new hit: Caixin reports Chinese authorities plan to shut local Bitcoin exchanges.

The supervisory authority has decided to close the exchange of virtual currency in China , which involves all the currencies and currencies of the currency , such as "currency line", "coins" and "Bitcoin China."
Journalists confirmed the news from the person who came close to the Internet Financial Risk Special Rectification Working Group (hereinafter referred to as the Leading Group) and learned that the resolution had been deployed to the local level.
In other words, the future in China can not have the so-called virtual currency and the currency between the trading platform.
 

Caixin report

So, Caixin suggests regulators are seeking a shutdown of exchanges as part of the ICO ban imposed earlier this week. 

Well, what's the market reaction? Let's check Bitcoin price chart for this week.

Bitcoin price chart
Bitcoin price chart

As you can see on the picture above, Bitcoin got a big "hit" on the 5th of September, just started to recover. Now he's down again.

Top ten cryptocoins
Top ten cryptocoins

Top ten cryptcoins are falling down along with Bitcoin. 

From the point of $4008 at Monday, Bitcoin regained all its lost ground, only to lose half of it once again.

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   346

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.