G20 to Provide Crypto Regulation Recommendations by July

July is a deadline for the first step toward unified regulation of cryptocurrency
21 March 2018   661

Leaders of the world's leading economies have appointed the final date for proposing recommndations for thecrypto  regulations. This is reported by CoinDesk.

During his speech after a meeting of finance ministers at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, the chairman of the central bank of Argentina Federico Shturzenegger said that the representatives of the G20 countries came to the conclusion that the crypto-currencies need to be studied and then to be regulated.

At the same time, during the conference, he noted that all interested countries should submit their proposals by July of this year.

In July we have to offer very concrete, very specific recommendations on, not 'what do we regulate?' but 'what is the data we need?'
 

Frederico Sturzenegger

Chairman, Central bank of Argentina

Not all of the states that are members of the G20 intend to participate in the further discussion. So, on Monday, the president of the central bank of Brazil, Ilan Goldfine, said that in his country the crypto-currencies will not be regulated. As El Cronista explains, Brazil is not required to follow the G20 guidelines for crypto-currencies and other issues.

Many representatives of the states wishing to regulate crypto-currencies, namely France, Germany, the USA and Japan, contributed to the resolution of today's decision.

They urge to consider crypto-currencies in the context of influence on crime, investors and the world economy. While representatives of France and Germany say that digital assets carry significant risks to investors, US and Japanese officials are most apprehensive that they will be used to conduct illegal activities.

Despite this, G20 representatives agree that crypto-currencies don't threaten financial stability in the world, as Mark Kerni, chairman of the Financial Stability Board, wrote in his message.

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   271

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.