EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   3190

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.
 

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.

SEC to Accuse Opporty International in Illegal ICO

The company had sold $600k worth OPP Tokens, which are being considered by the watchdog as an unregistered securities
22 January 2020   113

The US SEC claims that Opporty International has raised about $ 600,000 from nearly 200 investors in the illegal ICO process, and its founder, Sergey Gribnyak, is accused of conducting a fraudulent initial coin offering process.

According to the US SEC, the blockchain company sold OPP Tokens, which are unregistered securities with digital assets.

The Securities Commission claims that the blockchain company Opporty lied to its users, claiming that their ICO was regulated.

The SEC claims that Opporty has condoned several illegal acts, including the misappropriation of third-party content without endorsement or attribution, to create the false impression that actual users of the platform created this content. Regulators say the defendants falsely told their potential investors that they had “taken on board” the company with more than 6,000 trusted suppliers.

As stated in the SEC complaint, Opporty violated five sections of the Securities and Exchange Act. Regulators are seeking an injunction to allow the company to place digital or other securities. The document also mentions Clever Solution Inc, another business run by Gribnyak, accused of, among other things, extortion.