Korea Customs to test Blockchain for Imports and Exports

The Korea Customs Service (KSC) tests a blockchain-based system to verify data and shipments during imports and exports with over 50 firms inside the country
17 May 2018   1733

Korea Times reported that the KCS is constructing a customs data platform based by blockchain technology for boosting enhance the efficiency of a customs-clearing process that has long-leaned on paper and is inefficient due to human error. 

The real-world test will examine if a distributed blockchain ledger rises precision and clarity in issuing Certificates of Origin, a crucial international trade document that confirms that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly aquired, produced, manufactured or processed in a certain country. The certificate also includes details of the product, its purpose and the country of export and can also be used as a entry  by the exporter.

The customs official has already enlisted 5 working groups and 50 firms domestically on the exporting side and five working groups and 10 companies placed in Vietnam and Singapore for imports, for testing the system. The KCS claimed if the test is successful, they will apply the technology to other services. 

The events come at a time when a consortium of logistics firms, government officials including the KCS and shipping operators in Korea completed an efficient 7-month blockchain logistic pilot of real-world imports and exports.

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   159

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.