ESMA: "ICOs are very risky"

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued two Statements on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
13 November   529

The European Securities Market Authority (ESMA) issued an official statement, that warn investors of the extremely risky and speculative nature of the ICO. This is reported by Bloomberg.

In particular, the statement of the financial regulator says that this type of investment is fraught with a complete loss of the invested capital.

ESMA is alerting investors of the high risk of losing all of their invested capital as ICOs are very risky and highly speculative investments. The price of the coin or token is typically extremely volatile and investors may not be able to redeem them for a prolonged period. Another key risk stems from the fact that, depending on how they are structured, ICOs may fall outside of the scope of EU laws and regulations, in which case investors cannot benefit from the protection that these laws and regulations provide. ICOs are also vulnerable to the risk of fraud or money laundering.
 

The ESMA Statement

In addition, the ESMA published a guide for companies implementing the ICO, which states that in many cases they need to ensure compliance with the requirements of EU financial regulation related to providing potential investors with full information about the placement and countering money laundering.

Note that the European regulator first published an official statement on the ICO, despite the fact that other national regulators have repeatedly warned investors about the dangers associated with the initial placement of coins. So, earlier financial regulators of Germany and Great Britain called the ICO "a speculative form of investment."

Tokenized Bank Simplifying Use of Cryptocurrency

From this article you will learn how Hush is developing a tokenized neobank offering simplified services for placing and using cryptocurrency via blockchain technology
22 January   78

The banks existing nowadays do not fully resond to all modern consumers' demands as they are the tools for depositing users' money, having a means of payment, saving or financing for future projects. Users can check the latest transactions, scrutinize bank charges, anticipate future expenses and check the available balance, but in reality they want more, for instance, a tool that takes into account the future, such as the rise of cryptocurrencies. Hush has the ambition to go much further, and to provide services that respond to societal changes in recent years.

What is Hush?

Hush is developing a project of a regulated, participative and tokenized neobank that offers users simplified services for placing and using the money in currencies or cryptocurrencies. Hush’s ambition is to create the first regulated, participative and tokenized model for simplified services so that users cans use their money in fiat and/or crypto-currencies. Hush is a neobank that has been created by Éric Charpentier, ex-fonder of Morning which is also a neobank.

Hush ICO
Hush ICO

The aim of Hush is to federate an active community of users, offering them a regulated model in order to develop a daily utilization of crypto-currencies/euro, and opening new perspectives to the inexperienced users about the crypto-currencies sector as well as enjoying an innovating mobile bank service using fiat.

The increased usage of crypto-currencies, especially the Initial Coin Offerings (raising money through tokens), opens new perspectives in order to transform the traditional banking model, supported by users’ community which will allow to innovate as well as ensure a longlasting economical independence.
 

Éric Charpentier

CEO, Hush

Hush Strategy

Hush will propose several functionalities in accordance with users’ expectations with the Premium model, and particularly:

  • Opening accounts by invitation or sponsoring programs with the users’ initiative
  • A Premium payment card including a reinforced security and an innovating usage
  • A crypto wallet in order to safely manage user’s investments
  • An instantaneous conversion service of crypto-currencies with the possibility for the users to spend their money whenever they want
  • Proposition of proactive insurances
  • An account project for users so that they can finance and realize their project and fix objectives for themselves

Hush advantagesHush Advantages

Hush Ambassador Program

Hush Ambassador program tends to reward the participation of users holders of USH Token through a badge mechanism qualifying different levels of engagement. Those badges will be distributed monthly on the activity base related to:

  • The loyalty use of Hush services overtime which will bring to their users the first rewards
  • The engagement in recommendation, the referral system or other marketing actions
  • The participation of the users in the ongoing amelioration of services or the proposition of innovative ideas
  • The functional contributions in the technical development through bug bounty program
  • The challenges in the community animation, with variable contents ensuring a maximal participation

Hush rewards programHush Rewards Program

USH Token

USH tokens are created to provide several services to the holders:

  • A participative and contributive voice in Hush project
  • A payment method proposed by Hush, in which paying a Hush service with USH Token brings a 50% reduction on commissions
  • A reward tool thanks to a loyalty and engagement program Hush Ambassador
  • A reward of the contributive activity and the use of Hush services in order to redistribute USH Tokens to the most active users in Hush’s Ambassador program.

Hush Token Sale Information

Ticker. USH
Sales dates. Pre-sale. from Jan 22, 2018 to Feb 11, 2018
ICO. from Feb 12, 2018 to Mar 4, 2018
Token price. €0.70
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC
Hard cap. €10M
Bonus. 20%

Hush Token AllocationHush Token Allocation

Hush Advisors

  • Kazem Tabrizi - a partner of Tenzing, a consulting firm in operational strategy
  • Pierre Storrer - a specialist in banking law and in payment services law, who assists national and international operators, banking and alternative institutions
  • Nazim Morera - co-Founder of BitConseil, expert in digital, marketing and distributed registry protocols
  • Denys Chalumeau - entrepreneur of the French Internet, foundee of bdnet.com, billetreduc.com, promovacances.com, and SeLoger.com
  • Sébastien Bourguignon - a manager in an IT consulting firm and is an expert in digitization and blockchain, author of the white paper "#80PortraitDeStartuper" and the book "Portraits of startupers - 2017 edition" published by Maxima

Documentation

  • Whitepaper
  • Executive Summary
  • Terms of USH Sale

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