South Korean authorities refutes crypto ban rumours

Head of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) Che Yonku said that to ban cryptocurrency exchanges serious legal grounds are needed
28 December 2017   1141

A number of media reported that the South Korean authorities intend to ban the activities of cryptocurreny exchanges. The source of the false information was a local publication that referred to a government official close to the decision-making center.

This news appeared against the background of inspections in the offices of cryptocurrency exchanges and the general negative position of the South Korean government regarding the cryptocurrency industry. The country's Prime Minister even declared that digital currencies "corrupt youth". He also ordered the formation of a working group to study crypto currency as a tool for creating financial pyramids and speculative schemes.

In addition, South Korea has become one of the few countries that have decided to completely ban the ICO, which already speaks in favor of the determination of the authorities. Financial companies are also prohibited from interacting and trading crypto-currencies.

However, the head of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) Che Yonku said that to ban cryptocurrency exchanges serious legal grounds are needed.

The authorities intend to regulate the activity of cryptocurrency exchanges within the framework of improved AML-legislation, but not to prohibit them.

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   213

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.