NEM Foundation to Stop Stolen Coincheck Coins Tracking

Organization said it had provided law-enforcement agencies with information from its investigations
22 March 2018   1325

NEM.io Foundation, said it stops tracking the funds stolen from the Japanese exchange Coincheck. This is reported by Bitcoin. com

More than 500 million XEM were stolen from Coincheck in January this year. Soon after that, the developers of cryptocurrency provided a solution that allowed to assign the appropriate label to the stolen digital coins to track their further movements.

NEM.io Foundation announced that the information it gathered is sufficient to enable law enforcement agencies to move to more decisive action. The organization refused to explain why it decided to stop conducting its own investigation.

According to the information published in the Japan Times, most of the stolen XEM could already be laundered and, therefore, forever lost for investigation. The withdrawal of funds to other crypto-currencies and fiat takes place through a website in a darkweb, which, according to the information of the technical director of Japan Digital Design, Masanori Kusunoki, is still functioning.

Kasanori argues that it is becoming more difficult to find the stolen Crypto currency. Previously, the NEM.io Foundation reported that the cybercriminals did not attempt to sell the stolen crypto currency.

NEM Foundation to be Almost Bankrupt

Newly elected president believes 160 000 000 XEM could fix the situation
31 January 2019   921

The NEM Foundation, a community-sponsored nonprofit organization to promote the blockchain of NEM is planning a massive downsizing of its staff, which currently has 150 people. This is reported by CoinDesk.

It is assumed that these steps are associated with a significant reduction in the budget and the forthcoming restructuring of the organization based in Singapore.

Thus, the newly elected president of the NEM Foundation, Alex Tinsmen, announced plans to send a request to the NEM public fund for the allocation of 160 million XEM tokens (about $ 7.5 million), which should help save the organization from bankruptcy.

Basically we realized we had a month to operate, due to the mismanagement of the previous governance council.
 

Alex Tinsman

President, NEM Foundation

After the request for the allocation of the specified amount is made officially, all 202 members of the fund will be invited to vote for it. The scale of the cuts will depend on the amount of funding approved, Tinsman added.

According to her, the NEM Foundation spent about 80 million XEM from December 2017 to January 2019 primarily on marketing.

We’ve reduced marketing activities because it doesn’t make sense to market a product [Catapult] that isn’t out yet.
 

Alex Tinsman

President, NEM Foundation

In particular, Alex Tinman refers to the blockchain engine Catapult. Its full-featured release was announced back in May last year.

NEM developers and users who wish to remain anonymous also state that the organization’s previous president, Lon Wong, used his position to promote questionable ICOs. As a result of these actions, he allegedly undermined community confidence.

According to Tinsman, a very strict budget policy will be respected under the roadmap for 2019. It is assumed that each team will be allocated a limited budget, there will also be requirements for public disclosure of documentation describing the tools they develop for the NEM ecosystem.

It is also planned to monetize the activities of the NEM Foundation by educating corporate users and affiliate marketing. This is expected to help reduce the organization’s dependence on community funding.