ICOs to Sell 400k ETH in a Month

Some recent leading ICO projects at the same time turned out to be the main sellers of ETH
17 December 2018   1013

Over the past 30 days, ICO-startups have sold 416,000 ETH - the largest amount for the monthly period since this summer.

In August, such startups sold only 100,000 ETH, and in September the amount rose to 300,000 ETH. In November, they liquidated 100,000 ETH in one week and over 400,000 ETH in the last month, reports Trustnodes, citing data from Santiment.

This is still significantly lower than in January-March, when 630,000 ETH was sold in March only for one day. Some of these sales were probably related to EOS. When they sold all the Ether, the situation has noticeably stabilized and remained so until recently.

Some leading ICO projects at the same time turned out to be the main sellers. SingularDTV was the largest of them, but not too far ahead of Aragon and Kyber.

Status also actively eliminated cryptocurrency, but all four still have large stocks of ETH. All monitored ICO Santiment currently has about 2.9 million ETH in the amount of only $ 290 million - so much the last year the leading ICOs cost separately.

For a long time, the reserves of ICO-projects amounted to about 3.3 million ETH, despite the prolonged decline in the crypto market and the popularity of this method of collecting funding, since they were compensated by new campaigns. The fall of this indicator by 400,000 ETH makes it possible to conclude that the attraction of new funding in recent weeks has stopped, probably along with the actions of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

OCamlPro May Implement Unplanned Tezos Hardfork

Anyone can fork Tezos' blockchain but Foundation says "OCamlPro management does not have the best interests of the Tezos community in mind"
18 June 2019   303

The non-profit organization Tezos Commons Foundation has published an official statement about a potential hardfork, which may be initiated by the French development team OCamlPro, the company's grantee.

As evidence, the organization published the text of an e-mail allegedly sent by Starchain Capital, a recently registered cryptocurrency fund.

According to the document, the management of OCamlPro and Starchain Capital announced a collaboration to develop and implement a fork of the Tezos blockchain called Dune Protocol in September 2019. The letter also says that Starchain Capital is attracting “investments to finance a separate project.”

Representatives of Tezos recalled that the blockchain can hold forks anyone. The problem, according to them, is the “OCamlPro management does not have the best interests of the Tezos community in mind".

We found the text also includes a number of inaccurate (to put it mildly) statements that are intended to exaggerate the position of OCamlPro leadership. They did not create OCaml, Fabrice was not the ‘teacher’ of Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman, and the main Tezos engineers who were originally at OCamlPro are now working at Nomadic Labs, not OCamlPro.

Shaun Belcher

Executive Director, Tezos Commons Foundation

However, confirmation of whether the letter is an original or a fake has not yet been submitted.

OCamlPro participated in the Tezos grants program and worked on projects, Liquidity and TzScan. However, OCamlPro refused to fully disclose the code of their products, which is one of the conditions for receiving grants. Tezos Foundation announced the termination of funding OCamlPro in case of non-compliance in the second quarter of this year.

In March, the Tezos blockchain project completed the first round of voting for proposals for updating the protocol. The winning bid was ‘Athens A’, which received 18,181 votes.