SEC shuts down Titanium's fraudulent ICO campaign

The US SEC obtained an emergency order halting fraudulent coin offering scheme of Titanium Blockchain Institute Services Inc. on May 29, 2018
30 May 2018   694

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a court order to halt the activities of an fraudulent ICO that scammed the investors with a false advertising. According to the SEC press release, Titanium Blockchain Institute Services Inc. has raised $21 million from investors all over the world.

The complaint from the SEC that was unsealed yesterday, on May 29, implicates that TBIS and the company's president Michael Alan Stollery, also known as Michael Stollaire, the self-proclaimed “blockchain evangelist, lied about the company's business relationships not only with dozens of well-known firms but even with the Federal Reserve. Advertisements contained mentions of such firms as The Walt Disney Company, PayPal, Verizon and Boeing, to name the few. The ad campaign has taken media by storm with mentions of big names and promises of unrealistically large gains. Fabricated testimonials from corporate customers and Stollaire's public – and fraudulent – claims to have relationships with numerous corporate clients have been featured prominently on the Titanium's ICO website, social media and in their promotional videos.

“This ICO was based on a social media marketing blitz that allegedly deceived investors with purely fictional claims of business prospects. Having filed multiple cases involving allegedly fraudulent ICOs, we again encourage investors to be especially cautious when considering these as investments.”
Robert Cohen, the head of the SEC Enforcement Division's Cyber Unit said in the statement published on the SEC's official website.

The investigation into Titanium's violation of federal antifraud provisions is in full swing right now, with Stollaire's another company - EHI Internetwork and Systems Management Inc. - also being charged for similar violations. The investors will have to wait for the judicial system's final decision, but the SEC demands banning Stollaire from participating in digital securities offerings in the future and return of all allegedly “ill-gotten gains” plus interest and penalties.

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CoinAnalyst is an information and analysis platform for all cryptocurrencies and ICOs worldwide. Purchase and sale decisions can be made on the basis of valid data and intelligent analyses. This enables the user to identify opportunities and risks and react promptly and proactively to price fluctuations. The application thus creates a high degree of transparency when it comes to operating in this new and volatile market.

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One of the main features of eLYQD is the use of blockchain technology, which allows making the platform transparent, open and as safe as possible for both transaction parties, reduction of transaction and business costs, and simplifying of the purchase process.

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BitNautic is a decentralized platform, based on the Ethereum Blockchain, for matching demand and supply of shipping services, for all the industry stakeholders: producers of goods, ship owners, charterers, brokers, importers and exporters. BitNautic comes with distinctive features like AI (Artificial Intelligence) based booking system, a real-time tracking of ships and cargo, and a wholesale e-commerce platform.

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Qtum, Stratis, Universa and soon Ethereum holders can unite in the Pool of Stake and start staking together. Pool of Stake aims to operate in all types of PoS blockchains- Smart Contract platforms or blockchains with a delegated mechanism. The main goal for Pool of Stake is to increase the profits for small stakers by enabling a trusted environment to pool funds together. For this purpose, two ERC-20 tokens are used. First, the PSK token that gives discounts an rewards withdrawal fees. Second, an IOU token that acknowledges the user’s investment. The PSK platform will provide an analytics tool via a smart i.o. database that will allow members to track, control and optimize their investments. In this white paper, we explain the implementation of Pool of Stake and its services. We elaborate the governance vision which will be developed in the coming months to ensure that the PSK community remains.

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Sales dates: Jul 20th - Sep 30th
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Soft cap $2M
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6. Tachain  

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7. Solidfied 

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The future will be built on smart contracts. Smart contracts are only as secure as the code they are written in. As they are immutable after release, they need reliable security due diligence to earn companies and users trust and value. With 200+ code experts and 400k ETH of market cap. secured, Solidified is the market leader in smart contract security already. We know the market and its bugs. It's still fully centralized which allows for fraud and hacks and bad or lazy work hardly has consequences for the auditor. We can fix this. Introducing the first decentralized audit system & Bug Prediction Market! Actors can stake on whether a vulnerability will be discovered in a smart contract by a certain date. The basis for such a market is a smart contract that has been audited and secured by an individual or a group of auditors using the Solidified platform. These actors are held accountable for securing the code by having staked income and reputation in the form of the Solid Token.

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Sales dates: Jul 23rd - Oct 23rd
Accepted currencies. ETH
Hard cap 36k ETH
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