Tezos: another lawsuit

As before, the founders of Tezos are suspected of violating the securities laws during the ICO 
16 November 2017   963

New collective lawsuit has been filed against the founders of the Tezos project. This is reported by CoinDesk.

As before, the founders of Tezos Arthur and Kathleen Breitman are suspected of violating the securities laws during the ICO in July, during which $ 232 million was raised. Among the suspects are not only the Breitman couple, but also the Tezos Foundation and Dynamic Ledger Solutions. The Dynamic Ledger Solutions is a Delaware-based company that owns the intellectual property of Tezos.

Also, the aforementioned individuals and companies are charged with fraudulent sales of Tezzies tokens under the guise of charitable contributions and the misappropriation of "tens of millions of dollars."

Notwithstanding the defendants' attempts to avoid governmental and private scrutiny, it is clear that the financiers were indeed profit-seeking investors in a security and that Defendants promoted and conducted an unregistered offering of securities, not a charitable fundraiser. Due to the many misrepresentations, factual omissions and unlawful activities engaged in by the defendants – it appears [participants in the ICO] cannot, and potentially will not, see any return on their investments.
 

Second lawsuit against Tezos

According to Reuters, in the opinion of representatives of the Swiss broker Bitcoin Suisse, who contributed to the project's attraction of $ 232 million, Tezos investors should not expect to receive reimbursement. At the same time, the broker said that he does not have information that investors' funds are "lost or exposed to unreasonable risk."

In addition, Bitcoin Suisse reminded investors demanding the return of their money and compensation for damage, that they took part in a high-risk project, and the terms of the deal "do not provide for mandatory refunds due to regulatory and practical considerations."

Due to the trial, the date of the project's launch was postponed. It is also noteworthy that investors did not get their tokens, because the ICO conditions stipulate the distribution of Tezzies tokens only after the launch of the main Tezos network.

It is also worth noting that Arthur Breitman has an active Twitter account with no posts, related to lawsuits, but with regular dev. updates.

Missis Breitman has a Twitter account with no lawsuits info too, but with posts, related to sports and feminism.

Also, Breitman couple reported recently that development is ongoing and "it will be resolved in due course". 

BitPay to Receive New York's BitLicense

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers
17 July 2018   102

The well-known cryptocurrency processing service BitPay obtained a license to work with virtual currencies in the state of New York. Known also as BitLicense, this license is issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and grants its holders the ability to conduct activities related to cryptocurrencies in the state.

NYDFS has carefully studied the company's application, including its policy on measures to combat money laundering, customer identification, fraud prevention, cybersecurity. The financial situation of the company was also thoroughly analyzed.

New York state has one of the strictest policies around businesses involved in cryptocurrency and working through the approval processes to obtain a License was important to BitPay. We believe this hard work will pay off as New York presents significant business opportunities for BitPay.
 

Stephen Pair

CEO, BitPay

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers: the first will be able to use the company's processing services to accept payments in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, the latter will pay for various goods and services using these two BitPay supported cryptos.

Note that BitPay was only the eighth company that received BitLicense. Other license holders are Square, Xapo, Genesis Global Trading, bitFlyer USA, Coinbase, Ripple and Circle. In addition, special permissions for operations with crypto-currencies are exchanged by Gemini and itBit.