Bitfinex May Try to Raise $1B With Own Token Sale

According to the founding partner of Primitive Ventures Foundation, "folks are selling the allocation of its IEO in a few channels"
30 April 2019   307

Bitfinex Cryptocurrency Exchange, presumably, intends to issue its own token and raise $ 1 billion in USDT by selling it. This was announced by the founding partner of Primitive Ventures Foundation Dovey Wan.

Earlier, Bitfinex was involved in a scandal because of the prosecution of the prosecutor's office in New York in an attempt to conceal the fact of losing $ 850 million using the reserves of its affiliate Tether.

There is no other information on this issue at the moment, however, the crypto-community on Twitter is already showing considerable interest in the alleged and ambiguous step of Bitfinex.

Also on Monday Bitfinex’ed provided a copy of the document, allegedly an agreement between Bitfinex and Tether, to provide the first loan of $ 900 million dated March 19, 2019. Bitfinex’ed pays attention to the issue of USDT from March 19 to April 25, when stablecoin's capitalization increased by $ 853 million, which, according to some, may be evidence of unsecured emissions.

Zirui published a message allegedly written by Bitfinex investor Zhao Dong, who previously disclosed insider information. 

 

Bitfinex's LEO Token Whitpaper to be Released

Public stage of tokensale may not be conducted if hardcap of $1B won't be reached during closed sale
08 May 2019   268

Bitfinex Cryptocurrency Exchange published the whitepaper LEO token, with which it intends to raise $ 1 billion during the initial exchange offering (IEO).

It is expected that this amount will allow to fill the previously formed deficit of $ 850 million - the site operator will redeem tokens monthly for an amount of 27% of the profits.

Private stage of tokensale ends on May 11. If the intended hardcap won't be reached by this time, Bitfinex may refuse the public part of the campaign.

If fewer than 1 billion USDt tokens are sold by private token sale, the Issuer may thereafter sell remaining tokens at times and in a manner it deems appropriate in its sole discretion, consistent with applicable law. 
 

LEO Whitepaper

The issuer of the LEO token is Unus Sed Leo Limited, the newly registered IEO-iFinex platform.

The document also says that iFinex, which will be launched in June, will actively participate in the development of the second-tier Lightning Network.

iFinex has joined with a number of other companies and individuals to help develop and finalize the support for digital assets on Lightning Network. Ideally, digital assets developed and introduced by iFinex, including the LEO token, will be among the first digital assets launched on the Lighting Network.
 

LEO Whitepaper

In addition, Bitfinex plans to create a “a licensed and regulated security tokens exchange”, launch a derivative product with security at USDT and leverage up to 100x, as well as the Dazaar Big Data Marketplace and Betfinex exchange rates.

Another project will be the modular set of tools, libraries and protocols μFinex, based on the principles of open source. It will be used in both exchange and derivative products.

It worth reminding that in late April, the Attorney General’s Office of New York reported receiving a court order against Bitfinex in connection with the alleged loss of the last $ 850 million and the concealment of this fact from market participants.

Representatives of the trading platform said that we are not talking about permanent loss. These funds are frozen in bank accounts of Panamanian processing Crypto Capital Corp., located in four countries.

To ensure liquidity, Bitfinex was forced to use Tether Limited's funds for a loan and, according to the AG’s Office, has already received $ 750 million from the company's reserves. This was considered by the department as a crime.

On May 7, the New York State Supreme Court upheld the injunction against the Bitfinex Bitcoin Exchange, which does not allow Tether Limited to use its reserves for Exchange lending and other investment activities.