Dubai official state cryptocurrency: emCash

Dubai Economy launches partnership to develop and implement emCash, the first official state cryptocurrency 
03 October 2017   2258

Emcredit, a subsidiary of Dubai Economy, and the UK-based Object Tech Grp Ltd teams up under the Dubai Economy Accelerators umbrella to develop and implement emCash, the first official state digital currency, that people will be able to use to pay for various government and non-government services.

As the announcement claim, emCash will be the digital currency in emPay wallet, launched by Emcredit to support contactless payments. Thus, "emPay allows UAE residents to make varied payments, from their daily coffee to money transfers, through the near field communication option in their phones". 

Object Tech has now signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Economy under which it will work with Emcredit in order to to develop and implement emCash. Ali Ibrahim, Deputy Director General of Dubai Economy, argues that emCash would give a financial identity to contactless transactions, reinforce Dubai as a competitive business destination, enhance customer happiness and accelerate Dubai's evolution into a smart economy.

A digital currency has varied advantages – faster processing, improved delivery time, less complexity and cost, to name a few. It will change the way people live and do business in Dubai, and mark a giant leap for the city in harnessing game-changing innovations to improve ease of business and quality of life.
 

Ali Ibrahim
Deputy Director General of Dubai Economy

Muna Al Qassab, CEO of Emcredit Limited, explains that customers will be able to choose between two payment options on the emPay platform – the existing dirham payment or emCash. "While the dirham payment goes through normal settlement procedures, intermediaries and costs, emCash payments are settled directly between the user and merchant. emCash thus gives real time value movement and merchants can pass the cost benefit to the emCash holder. It also reduces fraud as well as inflation since currency is issued in real time based on actual demand", - the man details.

It is also said, that a number of associated products to protect emCash wallet and digital documents, enable direct real-time settlement and peer-to-peer lending, and provide credit rating based on the distributor ledger of emCash will be developed.

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   410

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.