Facebook to Allow Limited Crypto Ads

In order to obtain permission to publish crypto-related ads, advertisers must provide Facebook with certain info
27 June 2018   771

June 26, the world's largest social network Facebook announced the revision of the total ban on cryptocurrency advertising. So, previously approved advertisers will be able to post content about cryptocurrencies and related topics, except ICO.

In the last few months, we’ve looked at the best way to refine this policy — to allow some ads while also working to ensure that they’re safe. So starting June 26, we’ll be updating our policy to allow ads that promote cryptocurrency and related content from pre-approved advertisers. But we’ll continue to prohibit ads that promote binary options and initial coin offerings.
 

Rob Leathern

Product Management Director, Facebook

In order to obtain permission to publish advertising about products and services in the field of cryptocurrency, advertisers must provide Facebook with data on licenses, listing on exchanges and any important public information about their business.

Facebook will make decisions based on the data received from advertisers, however, as already warned, not everyone will be allowed.

The company promised to listen to the community's opinion, learn technology and review the rules if necessary.

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Pure Bit to Refund Investors' Money

Another cryptocurrency scam storu may have happy ending
15 November 2018   155

The founders of the South Korean exchange Pure Bit, who were suspected of stealing investors' money, announced the return of funds.

According to the local edition of BlockchainROK, representatives of the exchange have already partially returned the money to some users and pledged to return all other funds.

On November 4, the exchange team launched the ICO with the goal of collecting about $ 30 million to create a crypto exchange. However, on November 9, Pure Bit closed the site, said goodbye to its investors and removed everyone from the group in the KakaoTalk messenger. Also, the founders of the exchange withdrew funds from the account that was used for ICO.

According to CCN, one of the issues traced the Ethereum address of the exchange and asked Upbit to block the account and freeze the funds. Upbit fulfilled this request.

This is Pure Bit. First off, I would like to apologize to everyone that was affected by the ICO. Since November 5, I raked in 16,000 ETH and did not open a crypto exchange as promised. I kicked out everyone in our social media chat groups and disappeared without any message. I negatively affected investors in the project psychologically and financially. I made an unforgivable mistake that cannot be turned around, blinded by money. It has been less than a day and I have already started to suffer from guilt. Although it cannot be compared with the hardship faced by the investors, I also felt significant guilt. I sincerely apologize to all of the investors in the ICO who were affected by the operation.
 

CEO of Pure Bit

The founder of Pure Bit also notified that he would return ETH 16,000 to depositors without taking into account the payment of services to a third-party company that organized ICO.