Lawsuit Filed Against Nano Developers

Lawsuit against company, formally known as Raiblocks, is filed by US citizen Alex Brola
09 April 2018   454

Lawsuit against the developers of Nano cryptocurrency (formerly Raiblocks) was filed in the New York District Court. This is reported by Cointelegraph.

The suit was filed by US citizen Alex Brola through the law firm Silver Miller. He argues that the Nano developers violated the securities law and were negligent, releasing their crypto currency at the BitGrail exchange, with which about 17 million Nano ($ 187 million at the time of the hacking) were stolen in mid-February.

The plaintiff demands issuing an order that would oblige Nano to conduct a "saving fork" in order to issue a new crypto currency in order to "fairly compensate" the losses of the participants in the claim.

Although the plaintiff in the case is Brola, who bought $ 50,000 worth nanos on December 10, Silver Miller claims that "there are hundreds, if not thousands, of potential participants in the class action" that the company intends to contact during the defendant's review of the plaintiff's materials.

Silver Miller declares itself as "a strong defender of defrauded investors who suffered as a result of the actions of stock exchanges of crypto-currencies and issuers." Currently, the company conducts group suits against such crypto-currency firms as Coinbase, Kraken, BitConnect, Cryptsy, Monkey Capital, Giga Watt and Tezos.

Earlier, BitGrail founder and operator Francesco Firano presented investors with a plan for recovering stolen funds, which can be implemented if they agree not to go to court.

Coinbase to Issue New Statement

As reported, company says it was wrong about SEC approval of acquisitions of Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate Marketplace Inc. and Digital Wealth LLC
18 July 2018   119

Vice President of Communications of Coinbase Rachel Horwitz denied the information that the company received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States for a deal to buy brokerage companies. This is reported by Bloomberg.

It is not correct to say that the SEC and FINRA approved Coinbase’s purchase of Keystone because SEC was not involved in the approval process. The SEC’s approval is not required for the change of control application. Coinbase has discussed aspects of its proposed operations, including the acquisition of the Keystone Entity, on an informal basis with several members of SEC staff.

Rachel Horwitz

Vice President of Communications, Coinbase

On Monday, a spokesman for Coinbase said that the company received permission from the SEC and the Agency for Regulation of Financial Institutions (FINRA) to purchase Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate Marketplace Inc. and Digital Wealth LLC.

However, despite the refutation from Rachel Horwitz, Coinbase still intends to obtain a license to carry out brokerage activities.