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   2473

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.

Dutch Crypto Startup Founder Busted

Komodore64 said they developed blockchain games and sold $86 000 000 worth K64 tokens, but investors don't receive any profit
13 November 2019   131

Dutch police arrested the founder of blockchain startup Komodore64, who allegedly raised $ 86 million from private investors. The company has already filed for bankruptcy, and investors and employees accuse it of fraud, according to Sprout.

Komodore64 developed blockchain games and invited investors to invest in the K64 native token. One of the investors, the newspaper writes, lost 600 thousand euros. As soon as partners and employees publicly stated that they had not received the promised fees, the company filed for bankruptcy.

Founder Sam Narain allegedly convinced investors that the startup supported the banking giant Goldman Sachs, but a group of bank representatives at one of the meetings turned out to be fraudulent.

In recent weeks, Narain has been living in the Hague Hilton, where he was hiding from angry investors. The names of his possible accomplices are still unknown, as is the fate of money.

Employees claim that only a party in honor of the launch of the project cost tens of thousands of euros.