tZERO ICO raised $100M in first sale day

TZERO is an alternative trading system (ATS) or dark pool that's registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
20 December 2017   1778

The initial phase of the crowdsale of the online retailer Overstock related startup tZERO (t0) in a record time attracted a lot of investors. On the first day of the campaign, the size of the site financing reached $ 100 million, CEO Patrick Byrne told CoinDesk.

We had, yesterday, 2,000 accredited investors come and apply and get the process going. We woke up this morning, and people have reached for over $100 million. Which may mean we get to compress this.
 

Patrick Byrne

CEO

During the presale of tZERO, investors are offered "Simple Agreements for Future Equity" (SAFE), which can then be exchanged for tokens.

In total, the campaign was planned to be divided into two stages, each of which will last for a month: preseil for strategic investors is limited to $ 100 million, and the remaining $ 150 will be opened for other accredited participants. Thus, the original two-month program can now be reduced.

tZERO is an alternative trading system that meets all the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The project is based on the Medici block, developed by Overstock from 2014.

In connection with the legal restrictions and SEC rules for open proposals, Patrick Berne added that he can not disclose which bonuses will be given to investors. He noted that the biggest "bonus coupons" accounted for the first $ 10 million of sales, then - up to $ 100 million. There are three levels of incentives.

TON Mainnet May be Launched in March

During January there should be a meeting of the project investors with a TON demonstration 
23 January 2019   75

Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain platform can be presented at the 49th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. However, there is no official information about Pavel Durov’s speech at WEF yet.

At the same time, according to The Bell, during January there should be a meeting of the largest project investors with a demonstration of the test version of TON. The launch of the main network is expected in March.

According to the latest TON roadmap, which appeared in the Telegram-channel @Tgram in early January, the launch of the main network may be postponed for 2-3 months due to the “innovative nature of the development”.

TON is about 90% ready, and the latest news about the platform will appear in February 2019. At the same time, an audit of Testnet is scheduled in order to find errors and flaws.

Pavel Durov hadn't provide any official comment on the situation.

Note that initially the launch of a test network for TON was planned for the second quarter of 2018. At the end of the same year, a full launch of the platform and the Telegram Wallet wallet was planned.

Earlier it became known that Pavel Durov filed an application for the liquidation of the Telegram Messenger LLP. According to the assumption of some experts, the decision will relate exclusively to changes in the corporate structure of the company.