DigixGlobal to Return 386,250 ETH to DGD Holders

Back in 2016, DigixGlobal raised more than 460,000 ETH (worth $ 5.5 million at the time) thru sale of DGX and DGD tokens
26 November 2019   616

DigixGAO, behind the DigixDAO ICO project, is considering the possibility of returning 386,250 ETH (more than $ 57 million at the current exchange rate) to DGD token holders, The Block reports.

Back in 2016, DigixGlobal raised more than 460,000 ETH (worth $ 5.5 million at the time) in the hope of “transferring gold to the blockchain” using an economic system based on two coins:

  • DGX - a token allegedly secured by gold held by The Safe House, a Singapore-based company;
  • DGD is the management token of the decentralized autonomous organization DigixDAO, responsible for managing funds raised during the ICO.

DigixDAO currently stores 386,250 ETH. At the same time, 335,450 ETH are in offline stores, and 50,800 ETH in online wallets.

DGD's market capitalization is currently $ 24.6 million. Thus, provided that the current price proportions between ETH and DGD are maintained, DigixDAO investors can profit after the liquidation of the project storage.

Earlier, DigixDAO holders supported a proposal involving the burning of DGD tokens in exchange for ETH from the company's storage. However, DigixGlobal opposed this proposal for fear that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) would consider the coins of the project as securities. The co-founder of the company, Kai Chan, noted that he would prefer such a mechanism to completely eliminate the DigixDAO storage and, consequently, close the project.

Now the founders of Digix plan to submit a proposal to the vote, which will last about one month. According to Chan, the DigixGlobal team owns at least 8% of DGD tokens. If at least 60% of investors vote in favor of liquidating the repository, then the project participants will free up funds for working on other projects.

Malaysia to Regulate ICO and IEO

Rules says tokens can be distributed via venture capitalists and financial institutions without selling shares and without debt instruments
16 January 2020   112

In Malaysia, the procedure for initial coin offerings (ICO) and initial exchange offerings (IEO) has been established. The Malaysia Securities and Exchange Commission (SC) provided relevant guidance for participants in the digital asset industry.

According to the regulator, projects can distribute their tokens through venture capitalists and financial institutions without selling shares and without using debt instruments. It was also established the maximum limit on the amount of funds raised through ICO, which will be 100 million Malaysian ringgit or about $ 24.5 million. No special requirements for investors are provided, that is, both institutional and retail investors will be able to participate in such campaigns.

After the completion of sales, the regulator will monitor the spending of collected funds.

Digital tokens offering can provide another alternative fundraising avenue for early-stage entrepreneurs. This initiative supports Malaysia’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030) by supporting the growth of SMEs and micro businesses which are targeted to contribute 50% to Malaysia’s GDP. It also aligned with SPV2030’s aspiration to create 30% high technology Malaysian companies.

 

Datuk Syed Zaid Albar

Chairman of the SC

In addition, the rules for the functioning of IEO platforms were established. Such platforms, if they operate in the country, must independently register with the agency. In addition, they must carry out the necessary checks to verify the integrity of the issuer, as well as understand the capabilities and characteristics of the token they offer.

New regulations are expected to be established in Malaysia in the second half of this year. At the first stage, SC intends to cooperate with IEO platforms on the issue of identifying satisfactory issuers.