Diversity Blockchain Conference to be held in Brooklyn

Women on the Block titled conference will be organized by CKR Charitable Foundation on May 13 to help women get involved in the blockchain industry
02 May 2018   691

A not-for-profit organization CKR Charitable Foundation is going to encourage women to take part in the blockchain industry. For that a special conference titled Women on the Block will take place at the start of Blockchain Week NYC on May 13 with all proceeds to be donated to support women in technology. The venue is going to be The Williamsburg Hotel.

Featuring women-experts in the blockchain community was made to highlight the contributions of women across the industry worldwide. The agenda of the event is as follows:

10:30 AM    Registration & Mother's Day Brunch
11:00 AM    Welcome Remarks
11:10 AM    Keynote: Building Blocks - What is Blockchain?
11:30 AM    Panel: Blockchain Use Cases & Studies
12:10 PM    Keynote: Closing the Gap between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Adoption
12:30 PM    Panel: Launching a Blockchain Startup
1:00 PM    Panel: Investing in Blockchain
1:30 PM    Coffee Break
1:45 PM    Performance
2:00 PM    Keynote: Blockchain Challenges and Opportunities: the View from the European Parliament
2:20 PM    Panel: Word of Law - Blockchain Law & Regulations                                                                 
3:00 PM    Panel: Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts
3:40 PM    Keynote: Being the Change - The Story of the Wyoming Blockchain Bills in the Equality State
4:00 PM    Panel: Blockchain Innovation Globally
4:40 PM    Panel: Blockchain in Humanitarian and Economic Development
5:15 PM    Panel: Chain Reactions - Blockchain Communities

5:45 PM    Closing Remarks
6:00 PM    Microsoft Awards
6:15 PM    Cocktail Party

More details about the event can be found here.

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   174

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.