Kik Messager to Switch to Stellar

During the ICO in September 2017, the team was able to raise about $ 100 million
15 November 2018   893

Kik Foundation messenger developers will abandon the Ethereum blockchain in favor of Stellar, a company blog reported.

According to the report, the company will stop atomic swaps with ETH. Not giving exact dates, the Kin Ecosystem Foundation announced the imminent creation of a tool for the withdrawal of KIN tokens from the Ethereum blockchain.

During the ICO in September 2017, the team was able to raise about $ 100 million. In November, Kik representatives first spoke about the possible transfer of tokens from Ethereum due to the scalability of this network. Alternatively, the Stellar blockchain was chosen.

In March 2018, the company developed a system to work on both platforms. Ethereum was used for greater safety, and Stellar - to increase speed. For interaction between blockchains, a system of atomic swaps was developed.

A spokesman for the Kin Foundation said that negotiations were underway with the exchanges. The companies want users to switch to a new blockchain, and ERC-20 tokens are burned. He also added that the developers are not planning a mandatory transfer of tokens owners to the new system.

Previously, there was a similar situation with the project Storj. Recall that in March 2017, Storj Labs announced the transfer of its decentralized storage system from the Bitcoin blockchain to the Ethereum blockchain.

Bitfinex's LEO Token Whitpaper to be Released

Public stage of tokensale may not be conducted if hardcap of $1B won't be reached during closed sale
08 May 2019   268

Bitfinex Cryptocurrency Exchange published the whitepaper LEO token, with which it intends to raise $ 1 billion during the initial exchange offering (IEO).

It is expected that this amount will allow to fill the previously formed deficit of $ 850 million - the site operator will redeem tokens monthly for an amount of 27% of the profits.

Private stage of tokensale ends on May 11. If the intended hardcap won't be reached by this time, Bitfinex may refuse the public part of the campaign.

If fewer than 1 billion USDt tokens are sold by private token sale, the Issuer may thereafter sell remaining tokens at times and in a manner it deems appropriate in its sole discretion, consistent with applicable law. 
 

LEO Whitepaper

The issuer of the LEO token is Unus Sed Leo Limited, the newly registered IEO-iFinex platform.

The document also says that iFinex, which will be launched in June, will actively participate in the development of the second-tier Lightning Network.

iFinex has joined with a number of other companies and individuals to help develop and finalize the support for digital assets on Lightning Network. Ideally, digital assets developed and introduced by iFinex, including the LEO token, will be among the first digital assets launched on the Lighting Network.
 

LEO Whitepaper

In addition, Bitfinex plans to create a “a licensed and regulated security tokens exchange”, launch a derivative product with security at USDT and leverage up to 100x, as well as the Dazaar Big Data Marketplace and Betfinex exchange rates.

Another project will be the modular set of tools, libraries and protocols μFinex, based on the principles of open source. It will be used in both exchange and derivative products.

It worth reminding that in late April, the Attorney General’s Office of New York reported receiving a court order against Bitfinex in connection with the alleged loss of the last $ 850 million and the concealment of this fact from market participants.

Representatives of the trading platform said that we are not talking about permanent loss. These funds are frozen in bank accounts of Panamanian processing Crypto Capital Corp., located in four countries.

To ensure liquidity, Bitfinex was forced to use Tether Limited's funds for a loan and, according to the AG’s Office, has already received $ 750 million from the company's reserves. This was considered by the department as a crime.

On May 7, the New York State Supreme Court upheld the injunction against the Bitfinex Bitcoin Exchange, which does not allow Tether Limited to use its reserves for Exchange lending and other investment activities.