Nasdaq to Delist Long Blockchain Stock

The firm announced the exchange's decision on Tuesday, sending the stock price down more than 37.14%
12 April 2018   703

Shares of Long Island Iced Tea, whose price jumped in December after the company's renaming to Long Blockchain, is waiting for Nasdaq delisting this Thursday. This is reported by CoinDesk.

The company unveiled the decision of the stock exchange on Tuesday, along with the price of its shares fell by 37% and reached $ 1.10. Long Blockchain shares were traded just below $ 10 in December.

In February, Long Blockchain announced its intention to challenge the decision shares delisting, but its efforts were not successful.

The Company appealed this determination and a hearing was held on March 22, 2018. Following this appeal, the Hearings Panel determined to uphold the Staff's decision. Accordingly, trading of the Company's shares will be suspended on the Nasdaq Capital Market at the opening of business on April 12, 2018.
 

Long Blockchain Statement

The possible delisting of Long Blockchain became known in October last year. According to the requirements of the trading platform, the market capitalization of the company's shares should stay above the level of $ 35 for 10 consecutive working days. At the time of publication, the capitalization of LBCC is about $ 11 million.

In February, Nasdaq issued a repeated warning, simultaneously suggesting that Long Blockchain was not completely honest with its investors.

The notification letter stated that the staff believed that the Company made a series of public statements designed to mislead investors and to take advantage of general investor interest in bitcoin and blockchain technology, thereby raising concerns about the company's suitability for exchange listing. The company strongly disagrees with the staff's determination and, accordingly, has appealed to a Hearings Panel.
 

Nasdaq Statement

According to the latest announcement, Long Blockchain is not going to give up its plans, including the purchase of a British company.

DFINITY to Postpone Internet Computer Launch

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP
14 December 2018   111

The blockchain project Dfinity reported in its blog postponing the launch of its main product.

Previously, Dfinity chief scientist Dominic Williams said that his company intends to create an “Internet computer that will become cloud 3.0”, compete with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, and also change the face of the blockchain industry.

According to him, the project team is developing a technology that has 150 higher performance than Ethereum blockchain and 900 times - Bitcoin. In essence, the project creates a “giant Internet computer”, whose work will be supported not by one company, but by all participants of the Dfinity protocol.

Initially, the release of a minimum viable product (MVP) was planned for the first quarter of 2019. However, according to company representatives, working on a trimmed version may slow down progress in creating a complete product.

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP. Also, noted in Dfinity, before the end of the first quarter a new set of development tools (SDK) will be released, which will shed light on the future plans of the company.

In August, the Dfinity Foundation attracted $ 102 million of investments in the framework of a closed tokensale. Prior to this, at the beginning of the year, the Dfinity Foundation raised $ 61 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital.