Hong Kong Watchdog to Implement New Limitations

New rules provide for tougher regulations in relation to the scope of ICO
18 December 2018   440

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) plans to introduce new rules for the cryptoindustry, reports Finance Magnates, citing the Japanese edition of the Nikkei.

In particular, if 10% of the assets of companies are contained in a cryptocurrency, then they should receive a special license from the SFC. Also, these firms will be able to offer cryptocurrency products only to qualified investors.

In addition, the new rules provide for tougher regulations in relation to the scope of ICO. Thus, the SFC intends to prohibit an ICO if the campaign initiator token was released less than 12 months before the start of the tokensale. Considering that the purpose of the ICO is precisely the launch of tokens, it is not known how this requirement will work in practice.

Recall that in November the SFC announced the rules for cryptocurrency funds.

TON Mainnet May be Launched in March

During January there should be a meeting of the project investors with a TON demonstration 
23 January 2019   99

Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain platform can be presented at the 49th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. However, there is no official information about Pavel Durov’s speech at WEF yet.

At the same time, according to The Bell, during January there should be a meeting of the largest project investors with a demonstration of the test version of TON. The launch of the main network is expected in March.

According to the latest TON roadmap, which appeared in the Telegram-channel @Tgram in early January, the launch of the main network may be postponed for 2-3 months due to the “innovative nature of the development”.

TON is about 90% ready, and the latest news about the platform will appear in February 2019. At the same time, an audit of Testnet is scheduled in order to find errors and flaws.

Pavel Durov hadn't provide any official comment on the situation.

Note that initially the launch of a test network for TON was planned for the second quarter of 2018. At the end of the same year, a full launch of the platform and the Telegram Wallet wallet was planned.

Earlier it became known that Pavel Durov filed an application for the liquidation of the Telegram Messenger LLP. According to the assumption of some experts, the decision will relate exclusively to changes in the corporate structure of the company.