Blockbid Exchange to collaborate with LexisNexis Firm

Australia’s Blockbid crypto trading firm has reached a successes again in blockchain being the first exchange to partner with a traditional risk management firm
17 June 2018   1043

The exchange is aimed on conducting more effective Know-your-customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) operations. With the new alliance, Blockbid will process its operations using the ThreatMetrix 1.4 billion reliable identity database with that of LexisNexis.

While the Cryptospace is yet to receive the full backing of authorities totally, the burgeoning digital assets ecosystem is making progress towards going mainstream in the near future and big whales in the industry have been taking significant stages to make the high-grade services present in the traditional finance industry, acceptable to bitcoin-based businesses. 

This deal is a great example of trying to bring the type of bank-grade capabilities to the cryptocurrency world that we’ve offered in banks around the world for decades.
Thomas Brown
Senior Vice President, LexisNexis

LexisNexis acquired ThreatMetrix for $817 million in January, in order to continue its activity in the risk and business analytics sphere.

ThreatMetrix is widely recognized as a leader in the digital identity space. Bringing that together with our own strengths in physical identity attributes will give our clients across all forms of commerce and geographies a more reliable, comprehensive approach to fraud and identity risk management while maintaining the privacy and security principles our customers have come to expect.
Mark Kelsey
Risk & Business Analytics CEO, LexisNexis

The Blockbid partnership with LexisNexis will be extremely profitable for the exchange as all its KYC/AML concerns will be taken care of because the Melbourne-based exchange will also have access to a huge number of data pools with which it would identify and legitimize the clients` information.

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   276

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.