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   1815

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.

Gladius to Register Token as Security & Refund Investors

Startup self-reported in SEC on unregisted securities offering and cooperate with Commission, so it won't be fined
21 February 2019   145

Cryptocurrency startup Gladius Network LLC has informed the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about the sale of unregistered securities. On February 20, the SEC filed relevant charges.

During the ICO, the Gladius project raised $ 12.7 million in cryptocurrency equivalent for the development of a network for leasing computing facilities to protect against cyber attacks. The SEC stressed that the startup did not register their tokens as securities, as required by federal law, and did not agree to exclude them from the rules in the legal manner.

Moreover, tokensale was held after the publication of the SEC report on the situation with The DAO, in which the regulator stated that ICO can offer securities.

The press release says that Gladius contacted the SEC in the summer of 2018 and expressed interest in cooperating with the investigation. Thus, the agency refused to levy a fine, because the startup voluntarily agreed to return the funds to investors who require it and register the token in accordance with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1934.