US authorities arrested ICO scammer

Maksim Zaslavskiy had been arrested Nov. 1 and charged with securities fraud conspiracy tied to two token sales
02 November 2017   728

A businessman from New York accused of defrauding investors in related with two ICOs. He was arrested by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In the official statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York Maksim Zaslavskiy had been arrested Nov. 1 and charged with securities fraud conspiracy tied to two token sales. One ICO was marketed as being backed with real estate assets; another one - by real diamonds. 

Maksim Zaslavskiy
Maksim Zaslavskiy

Prosecutors have further alleged that the purported assets backing the tokens did not actually exist. Main US authorities mission is to protect investors.

As alleged, Zaslavskiy and his associates enticed investors by promising returns using novel ICOs even though Zaslavskiy knew that no real estate or diamonds were actually backing the investments.
 

Bridget Rohde
Acting United States Attorney

The SEC begun to suspect mr. Zaslavskiy in fraud earlier in September. According to the September's SEC press release, the activities of the Diamond Reserve Club World (DRC World) and the REcoin Group Foundation, run by businessman Maxim Zaslavsky, revealed signs of fraudulent schemes, as well as violations of securities laws. 

At the moment of press, Diamond Reserve Club World is closed, with the banner on it, saying that "Maksim Zaslavsky violated federal securities laws".

Diamond Reserve Club World website
Diamond Reserve Club World website

We wasn't able to find REcoin Group Foundation website.

According to an interview, that Zaslavskiy gave to Anycoin News few days ago, he is hiring lawyers at the moment.

I am now hiring lawyers to defend my position in the courts. The SEC's accusations are groundless, we have not deceived our investors and offer a full refund to anyone who wants it. It seems to me that the SEC feels that it has somewhat missed the issue of regulating cryptocoins and ICO and now wants to catch up, choose me as a scapegoat. I hope that there will be no criminal trial, although I can not completely exclude such a scenario.
 

Maksim Zaslavskiy
Suspected

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19 February 2018   126

Our readers are dedicated cryptocurrency enthusiasts and fans of blockchain technology. We provide them with the ability to express their opinion regularly. Let’s check top three ongoing ICO according to our readers.

1. Viola.AI

Harnessing on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and trustless Smart Contracts, Viola.AI is set to revolutionize the dating and relationship space in the world. She will be the first dating and relationship A.I. that evolves with the users - creating a global and borderless full loop solution from dating, courtship, relationship to marriage. With the capability to perform deep learning about each user’s personality, background and behaviour, Viola.AI can give them the most relevant and valuable advice, as well as proactively prompt couples before any important relationship milestones and help them solve their challenges early.

Viola AI team had postponed their tokensale. As we understand, this is absolutelly needed in order to get fully ready for the sale. We wish good luck to the team and we will keep our eyes on the project's future.

Public Sale of Viola AI will start on the 14th of March.

2. Thrive

Thrive is using a meritocratic, community-based system that rewards publishers and consumers all over the world. Thrive claims to be the premium decentralized advertisement marketplace you never realized you needed. Using the blockchain to create a safe, rewarding platform where users can buy and sell advertisement space, all the while also rewarding real-life consumers and reviewers who help make the system work, this is digital marketing taken to the very next level.

Thrive
Thrive

At the moment of press, € 8,019,646 raised during the presale! Good result!

3. REMME

REMME is the Distributed Public Key Infrastructure protocol with a set of DApps for Access Management. 65% of confirmed data breaches involve weak, default, or stolen passwords and cybercrime costs the global economy around $400 billion annually. REMME is building the distributed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solution, which prevents phishing, server and password breach, and utilize SSL/TLS protocol to protect the entire channel from attack.

REMME ICO
REMME ICO

REMME reached hardcap! 19343.1605 ETH raised!

Great result! We wish good luck for the team!

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