Court to Dismiss BCH 'Hijack' Lawsuit

UnitedCorp claimed that it incurred significant losses due to the actions of the defendants, which are Kraken, Bitmain and Roger Ver
06 February 2020   277

The court dismissed the lawsuit of the mining company United American Corp. against the Kraken exchange, its founder Jesse Powell, Bitmain, its co-founder Jihan Wu and Roger Ver, who accused them of manipulating the Bitcoin Cash market and claimed $ 4 billion in compensation. As a reason for refusal, the court pointed to the lack of jurisdiction of the case and insufficient grounds.

UnitedCorp claimed that it incurred significant losses due to the actions of the defendants, who, after the emergence of Bitcoin SV in 2018, organized the so-called “hash war” and competed for 11 days to form the longest chain. The role of the Kraken exchange in these events was due to the fact that it was the first to decide to award a ticker for the BCH chain, also called Bitcoin ABC.

The simultaneous decrease in the price of Bitcoin Cash from $ 400 to $ 200 led to a significant drop in mining revenue of UnitedCorp. The firm claimed that the defendants violated the Sherman Act (the first US antitrust law proclaiming a crime to impede free trade by creating a trust and conspiring for such a purpose), Clayton's law, which also regulates the activities of trusts, demonstrated negligence, unintentional misrepresentation, improper enrichment and treatment property in their favor.

During hash wars, the amount of computing power in the Bitcoin Cash network reached 7.88 EH / s, whereas now it is 3.99 EH / s. Due to the actions of other miners, UnitedCorp could receive a significant part of the awards it had hoped for before, and the depreciation only worsened its position.

The court dismissed the claim without further restrictions. Thus, UnitedCorp is allowed to submit its revised version again until February 28th.

OKEx Ex-CEO to Intend to Raise $40M

Funds are needed for the new exchange called ACDX, which will offer  futures, options, revocable bear/bullish contracts and more
06 February 2020   632

Andy Cheung, who until recently was the operating director of the OKEx cryptocurrency exchange, will open a new derivative trading platform ACDX by the end of the first quarter, CoinDesk reports. The exchange will offer its clients futures, options, revocable bear / bullish contracts, debt contracts and fixed coupon notes.

One of our main goals for the exchange is to provide retail investors with ... structured products that are more commonly used by accredited crypto investors and wealth managers.

 

Andy Cheung

Former chief operating officer at OKEx

In the future, ACDX plans to reach a global level, but first of all it will gather a client base in Asia, using the connections of Cheung and partners in Hong Kong and China. In preparation for the launch, she intends to raise $ 40 million through the sale of tokens and shares in her business to crypto funds, private investment firms and family capital management companies in Europe and Asia. 

We have over $4 million so far and most of the money comes from our own funds. We are in talks with potential investors and likely to announce new investments in the next two months.

 

Andy Cheung

Former chief operating officer at OKEx

To date, ACDX has hired more than 25 employees, including eight developers who are preparing the trading platform for launch.