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   805

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.

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   235

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.