Indian exchanges undergo deposit and withdrawal issues

The financial institutions of India are moving away from cryptocurrency which leads to deposits and withdrawals delayed for weeks on exchanges like Koinex and Coindelta
09 January 2018   819

The current problems with Indian cryptocurrency exchanges might be the aftermath of the Reserve Bank of India which issued a statement in September 2017, comparing cryptocurrencies to ponzi scheme, warning people to stay away from virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. RBI claimed that cryptocurrencies are not backed by regulations hence there is a real and heightened risk of investment.

For instance, recently, many users have faced difficulties with INR withdrawals on Koinex, because a conflict between the payment service partner and their bank has caused an indefinite delay in the settlement of a large part of deposits to Koinex in the past 2 weeks.

Regulators world-over, have struggled to understand the underlying blockchain technology and develop an appropriate response to it; and India is no exception. These misgivings have resultantly affected the financial services community, who find it difficult to make up their mind about supporting cryptocurrencies, eventually causing organisations like Koinex and its users to bear the brunt.

Koinex blog post statement

Moreover, Indian crypto exchange Coindelta, also had deposit and withdrawals problems lately due to similar reasons, as reported by Quartz, and the management of three other exchanges confirmed they experienced the same issues.

As soon as RBI clarified that it has not given any licence to any company to deal with Bitcoin or any cryptocurrency, it seems to be the reason why banks and financial institutions are trying to stay away from making any operations with the virtual exchanges.

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   213

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.