We Must Fight SEC, - Kik CEO

Ted Livingstom also believes that crypto is a only tool to counteract an increasing concentration of wealth
26 September 2019   618

The founder of the Kik messenger, Ted Livingston, said that he was ready to defend Kin's own token with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reports The Canadian Press.

We have to keep going. Until that’s it, we don’t have a dollar left, a person left. We will keep going no matter how hard it is.
 

Ted Livingston

CEO, Kik

Kik got involved in the SEC due to his initial coin offer (ICO) held in 2017. According to SEC, the company sold unregistered securities.

Livingston, for its part, states that Kin is being actively used to solve practical problems, and the defeat of Kik will mean that the existing legal system is not applicable to new financial technologies. He also claims that Kin is used in 60 different applications, while complaining that the SEC lawsuit has slowed the spread of cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrencies are the only way, the only tool we have now that we can counteract that, [an increasing concentration of wealth] where we can build a new economy with a new form of money where we can rewrite the rules for how wealth and value is created in a global society.

Ted Livingston

CEO, Kik

According to Livingston, they will meet with the SEC in court in May 2020.

RenrenBit to Report on $600k Net Income in 2019

RenrenBit, founded by Binance investor, is a broker between crypto lenders and borrowers and takes 15% of the profit on each loan
20 January 2020   73

RenrenBit, a China-based p2p cryptocurrency lending platform, reported financial results for 2019, including $ 600,000 in net income with $ 2.3 million in profit. It is reported by CoinDesk.

The company was founded in November 2018 by Chinese businessman Zhao Dong, also known as one of the investors in the Bitfinex and Binance cryptocurrency exchanges.

The RenrenBit financial performance report, which has not yet been audited, was published on Monday, January 20, and is part of the company's financial disclosure obligation, which was adopted after the end of the token sale in 2019, following which it raised $ 21 million.

According to the RenrenBit balance sheet, as of December 31, 2019, there were about $ 168 million of client funds in its wallets, which is about 70% of all the company's obligations.

Despite the fact that these figures may not seem the largest, the publication notes that the quarterly growth rate of the company as a whole was consistent with the general positive mood in the cryptocurrency market last year.

So, in the fourth quarter, RenrenBit profit amounted to $ 1.4 million, which was almost four times more than in the first quarter. Revenues for the same period amounted to more than $ 640,000, while in the first three months of the year the company suffered losses of $ 175,000.

RenrenBit acts as a broker between cryptocurrency lenders and borrowers who want to get a loan in Chinese yuan or cryptocurrencies secured by other digital currencies, and takes 15% of the profit on each loan for its services. Also, the company, with a staff of 35 people, offers loans from equity. As of December 31, 2019, the total amount of such open loans was about $ 64 million.