SEC Charges Token Sale Platform For Illegal $14M Securities Offering

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov for conducting an illegal securities offering and for acting as unregistered brokers. SEC says ICOBox’s digital tokens are worthless In a press release on Sept. 18, the SEC claimed that ICOBox and Evdokimov sold the firm’s ICO tokens to more than 2,000 investors in an unregistered coin offering in 2017. The SEC goes on to say that the defendants claimed that the tokens would increase in value upon trading and that ICO token holders…

Japanese Messaging Giant Line Rolls Out Crypto Trading Platform Bitmax

Japanese messaging giant Line launched its new crypto trading platform Bitmax on Sept. 17, Cointelegraph Japan reports. FSA approval received Following regulatory approval to operate a crypto exchange in early September, Line’s blockchain arm LVC Corporation officially introduced its newly launched crypto platform today. In accordance with previous announcement, Bitmax will initially allow users to trade five major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC). Small transactions for newcomers With exposure to 81 million users in Japan, Line now accepts deposits and withdrawals through…

Freelance Employment Platform Receives Developer Grant from MakerDAO

Blockchain-based employment platform Opolis has announced that it received a developer grant from MakerDAO, the creator of stablecoin DAI. MakerDAO will bring DAI payment integrations to Opolis On Sept. 17, in a press release shared with Cointelegraph, freelance platform Opolis and MakerDAO announced that they will bring stablecoin DAI to Opolis’ blockchain-based employment platform for freelancers. The developer grant provided by MakerDAO will enable Opolis to process DAI payments, give companies and freelancers the choice to pay and be paid in DAI, and allow for Opolis members to pay their…

Wells Fargo to Pilot DLT-Based Cross-Border Settlement Platform

American financial services company Wells Fargo & Company is planning to launch a pilot of a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based internal settlement service in 2020. In a Sept. 17 press release, Wells Fargo described a DLT-based platform designed to perform internal book transfers of international payments within its global network using digitized cash. The company claimed that it has already successfully tested the concept of money transfers between the United States and Canada. Achievement of nearly real-time money transactions The impetus for the idea was the realization of nearly real-time…

Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Interbank Information Network Platform

Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has joined 320 other banks in the JPMorgan blockchain network, the Interbank Information Network (IIN). The move aims to lower cost for Deutsche Bank, which handles a vaster amount of euro payments relative to any other bank globally. This will also enhance cross-border transactions and thus avoid the costly lag periods. IIN Platform to Enhance Cross-Border Transactions According to the bank’s head of cash management globally, Ole Matthiessen, the Interbank Information Network will allow the bank to provide customers with enhanced services. He added that…

Binance Futures Platform Suffers 3% Flash Crash amid Market Maker’s Error – CCN.com

Binance CEO CZ has retracted accusations that a sudden 3% flash crash was deliberately and maliciously executed by a market maker. | Credit: Shutterstock.com Earlier today, Binance’s futures platform suffered a flash crash of nearly 3 percent in a matter of just seconds. Initially, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhou (CZ) took to Twitter to announce that the flash crash had comprised a deliberate attack executed by a market maker known to the exchange. A market maker from a smaller futures exchange tried to attack @binance futures platform. NO ONE was liquidated,…

Binance Futures Platform Suffers 3% Flash Crash amid Market Maker’s Error – CCN.com

Binance CEO CZ has retracted accusations that a sudden 3% flash crash was deliberately and maliciously executed by a market maker. | Credit: Shutterstock.com Earlier today, Binance’s futures platform suffered a flash crash of nearly 3 percent in a matter of just seconds. Initially, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhou (CZ) took to Twitter to announce that the flash crash had comprised a deliberate attack executed by a market maker known to the exchange. A market maker from a smaller futures exchange tried to attack @binance futures platform. NO ONE was liquidated,…

Queensland’s Real Estate Institute to Launch Blockchain Tenancy Platform

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) teamed up with local tech startup Igloo to launch a blockchain-based tenancy agreement platform by the end of 2019. As news outlet ZDNet reported on Sept. 15, REIQ general manager Josh Callaghan stated that the new platform will use smart contracts to create “a simple and secure transaction for each tenancy agreement to leverage the benefits of the technology as an irrefutable source of truth,” adding: “All parties will have visibility over the contract at any time from the palm of their hand.…

Developer Reveals Token Reward Platform Fueled by Bitcoin Cash

There’s a new crypto platform called Honeypoints that just released for beta testing on Apple’s Testflight. The digital currency application created by two former Bitcoin.com employees aims to fuel merchant adoption with loyalty rewards. The Honeypoints app is meant to stimulate retail acceptance by rewarding customers with unique crypto tokens when they make a purchase or show loyalty. Also Read: SLP Developers Publish Specs for a Unique Type of Non-Fungible Tokens Honeypoints: An SLP Token Reward Platform Built on the Bitcoin Cash Network Last week at the Try Swift conference…

Alfa-Bank Launches Bank-as-a-Service Platform on Waves Blockchain

Alfa-Bank and X5 Retail Group partnered to launch a blockchain liquidity management service in Russia. According to a press release published by the bank on Sept. 12, the service — dubbed Distributed Treasury and Cash Management (DTCM) — enables Alfa-Bank’s corporate clients to manage their payments, loan and deposit products, as well as liquidity pool inside the holding. A bank created for the user The service is described as a “bridge to the Bank-as-a-Service (BaaS) model for corporations.” Director of the Alfa-Bank Center for Innovations Research and Development Denis Dodon…