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Blockchain Firm BitClave Agrees To Pay Almost $30 Million Following SEC Charges

Blockchain-based company BitClave PTE Ltd. reached an agreement to settle all charges brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and will pay back all of its 9,500 investors the $25.5 million raised in 2017.BitClave To Pay Back InvestorsThe SEC accused the “blockchain services company” that it conducted an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) of digital asset securities in 2017. BitClave raised $25.5 million at the time by selling its Consumer Activity Tokens (CAT) to...

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Goldman Sachs, Please Don’t Make The Same Mistake On Bitcoin That Jamie Dimon Regretted

Discussions around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, in general, have reached the high seats of investment banking.This becomes clear as the behemoth multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs hosted a conference call headlined US Economic Outlook & Implications of Current Policies for Inflation, Gold, and Bitcoin.Perhaps somewhat expectedly, the banking giant used its platform to bash cryptocurrencies, making some particularly expressive comparisons.Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies Are Not an...

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Telegram Loses Legal Crypto Battle with SEC

Telegram has ended its dealings in cryptocurrency. An encrypted messaging service, Telegram initially announced a token sale of its new “GRAM” token, which garnered the company more than $1 billion in additional funds, but thanks to a longwinded fight with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it looks like the GRAM is never going to get off the ground.The Battle Is Lost for TelegramThe GRAM token was supposed to work in cahoots with the company’s new TON blockchain. Customers of the...

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Free TON Forks to Decentralized Independence in Telegram Token-sale’s Departure

The TON blockchain marked its independence day on May 7, after a group of developers hardforked the code initially meant to be used exclusively by Telegram.As Telegram remains embroiled in a legal saga with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an independent group of validators and developers elected to bypass the regulatory furor by launching the open-source Free TON.TON’s Declaration of DecentralizationTaking advantage of a loophole that may be the first of its kind,...

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Telegram Postpones The Release Of Gram Tokens Until April 2021, Offers To Refund Investors

The popular messaging application Telegram has delayed the release of its Gram tokens until April 2021 due to the pressure inserted by the SEC and US district courts. The company is offering two options for investors to reimburse their investments or to allocate them into the messaging app.Telegram Postpones GramPavel Durov’s company has sent a letter to all Telegram Open Network (TON) investors – the blockchain network behind the future cryptocurrency Gram. The token will not be issued by...

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11 Crypto Sellers, Including Block.one, Have Been Hit with Customer Lawsuits

Several cryptocurrency exchanges and token issuers are being sued by investors across the United States who claim they were sold unregistered securities. Among the companies or entities being sued are Binance, Tron, Block.one and BitMEX. Entities like Ku Coin, Bibox and Bancor are also facing lawsuits from early investors.Block.One is Just One of ManyAs the cryptocurrency arena has expanded over the years, the demand and necessity for legitimacy have expanded with it. Many investors are...

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Lawsuits Filed against Binance, Block.one, BitMEX and Other Crypto-Related Companies

Binance, Block.one, BitMEX, BiBox, KayDex, BProtocol, Status and TRON Foundation received the class-action lawsuits. The lawsuits claim that those companies were selling or helping with the selling of unregistered securities.Binance, Block.one, BitMEX, TRON Foundation, BiBox and others received an astral hit. Well, not quite astral, but rather juridical. Because the regulators are mad when someone is doing things wrong.All the lawsuits are filed to the Southern District of New York. Per the...

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Telegram Loses Latest Battle Round with the SEC Over Gram Tokens

Encrypted messaging service Telegram is putting up a fight with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Telegram Is Duking It Out with the SECThe company is in hot water after the government organization claimed Telegram had failed to properly register a token offering a few years ago that resulted in more than $1 billion in revenue for the messaging service. The enterprise made quite a bit of money after promising delivery of its new “gram” tokens to several individual investors, though...

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Telegram Can’t Sell GRAM Tokens Even Outside The US, Judge Clarifies

Telegram cannot sell Grams outside of the U.S. either, even after the company argued that the tokens wouldn’t reach American investors. New York Judge, however, found those claims insufficient as Telegram couldn’t adequately address them.Telegram’s Issues Spiral OnAs Cryptopotato reported last week, U.S. District Court officially halted the Gram tokens sale following a lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Telegram, the firm behind the future blockchain-based project,...

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Santander Plans to Launch Ripple-powered Payments Solution One Pay FX in Mexico in 2020

Santander’s Ripple-powered payments solution, which is set to launch in Mexico, will enhance transparency in operations, improve speed in sending and receiving payment.Aiming at improving transparency, efficiency, and general client satisfaction Spanish bank Santander is going to launch its Ripple-powered payments solution in Mexico later in 2020.This has become known from a Form 20-F filed with the U.S Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) earlier this month, where the Spanish bank revealed...

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