BlockTower Capital's hedge fund raises $140m

Investors of the American cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital were Union Square Ventures LLC, Andreessen Horowitz and others
05 January 2018   943

The rapid growth of bitcoin and altcoins last year coincided with the launch of futures, which allow investors to work with cryptocurrencies in regulated markets. Another evidence of the penetration of bitcoin into the world of traditional finance can be the emergence of a large number of crypto-currency funds. One of them has already attracted $ 140 million.

According to Bloomberg, the investors of the American fund BlockTower Capital were Union Square Ventures LLC, Andreessen Horowitz, as well as several venture capital companies and companies for the trust management of family capital. Recently BlockTower notified potential investors that since January 1, the collection of funds within the framework of the main fund has ceased.

In addition, Michael Buchella, former vice-president of Goldman Sachs Group, joined the fund's team as head of business development.

According to Morgan Stanley, more than 100 funds are already working in the crypto-currency area, under management of which there are assets worth $ 2 billion. Large companies, such as Goldman Sachs, also take part in this process, providing their clients with clearing services for crypto-exchange contracts.

Hedge Fund Research has launched an index that tracks the performance of funds working in this area. It was found that in November the yield of funds investing in crypto-currencies and the blockchain-company amounted to 1,500%, while the profitability of funds, whose investments are limited to digital assets, exceeded 1,600%.

Recall that in December BlockTower put a million dollars to the fact that before the end of this year, the bitcoin rate will reach $ 50,000.

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   213

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.