Bitfinex Is Starting to Buy Back and ‘Burn’ Its LEO Exchange Token

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has announced a transparency initiative that will see it put on full view the buying back and “burning” of its LEO exchange token. In an announcement Friday, the firm said as part of its token redemption process, the UNUS SED LEO Transparency Initiative will allow the public to see parent firm iFinex use its gross revenues to purchase circulating LEO tokens at market rates. These will then be destroyed, or burned, as the firm effectively pays back those who bought the exchange token in a $1 billion sale early last month. Bitfinex…

Messaging Giant Telegram’s ICO Token Is at Last Going on Public Sale

Messaging app giant Telegram’s gram token, previously sold to accredited investors in one of the biggest-ever ICOs, is at last to be offered to the public. As reported by TechCrunch, a limited sale of the gram token will take place on the Liquid exchange from July 10. The offering reportedly comes before a full public sale planned for October. The cost of the token and the targeted total for the raise are not being disclosed as yet. The sale is being made via Gram Asia, which TechCrunch says is a Korean entity claiming…

Bitfinex’s Private Token Sale Raised $1 Billion in 10 Days, Exec Says

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has raised $1 billion through its native token in a private sale, according to its chief technology officer. Paolo Ardoino‏ tweeted Monday that Bitfinex has achieved the target in just 10 days, with participation from “giant” firms from both within the cryptocurrency industry and outside. Some of the investors, which were not named, invested over $100 million each, Ardoino‏ said, adding that others also contributed investments of over $1 million each. . @bitfinex is able to raise 1b USDt in 10 days, in a private sale. Private…

Bitfinex Releases Official White Paper for $1 Billion Exchange Token Offering

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has released the official white paper for its $1 billion exchange token sale, revealing it will also launch a dedicated platform for projects to raise funds via similar initial exchange offerings (IEOs) starting from next month. Bitfinex published the white paper Wednesday, confirming recent reports that it’s aiming to raise up to $1 billion worth in the tether (USDT) stablecoin by selling its own exchange token, dubbed LEO, in a private sale. However, the white paper indicated the private sale will end on May 11, not the…

Bitfinex ‘Official Doc’ Confirms Plans to Raise up to $1 Billion in IEO for Its Token LEO

Zhao Dong, a shareholder of cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, has released new promotional material detailing the exchange’s upcoming initial exchange offering (IEO) for up to $1 billion. The information was shared in a tweet from Dong on May 4. The document, allegedly released by iFinex — the company behind Bitfinex and Tether (USDT) — announces the availability of up to 1 billion USDT worth of the exchange’s tokens, dubbed LEO, for purchase. The token described in the marketing document — which specifies that it is not a white paper — is…

‘Not a White Paper’: Marketing Document Details $1 Billion Bitfinex Token Sale

New details are emerging about a planned $1 billion token sale to be held by iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex and Tether, two cryptocurrency companies currently being sued by the state of New York for allegedly covering up a $850 million loss in customer funds. Released today on Twitter by known company shareholder and over-the-counter trader Zhao Dong, a 3-page “marketing document” details the specifics of how the sale might ultimately take place, while noting throughout that it is not intended to be legally binding. For example, the document…

Diamond Standard Launches Blockchain-Powered Token Backed by Real Gems

As a store of value, diamonds have their advantages over gold. They’re small, portable, and easy to grade. But, even though they pack in more value per ounce, diamonds are much harder to standardize into a form of exchange. Now a company called Diamond Standard believes it has solved that problem by combining a hardware solution with a blockchain twist. How does it work? Gold is often traded in standardized “bars.” Diamond Standard is aiming to do the same with diamonds. Diamond Standard sells sets of diamonds in coin-sized discs or…

English Soccer Club Launches Blockchain Fan Token

English Premier League soccer team West Ham United turns to blockchain to launch its own token. The “fan token,” powered by Socios.com will allow West Ham’s 40 million supporters to vote on club decisions and gain access to exclusive rewards. The fan token initiative has already been adopted by Juventus and Paris St. Germaine and comes during a wave of mainstream blockchain adoption. Just this week, Jaguar Land Rover inked a deal with cryptocurrency platform IOTA.  West Ham United is proud to announce a partnership with @socios, the blockchain-based fan…

MakerDAO Token Holders Vote About Whether to Raise DAI Stability Fee by 3%

Another vote about whether to raise the so-called stability fee for Maker’s ethereum (ETH)-based DAI decentralized stablecoin by 3% has started on the governance portal of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) on April 19. MakerDAO, which issues the USD-pegged aforementioned algorithmic decentralized stablecoin, is seeking to improve the token’s peg by increasing the yearly stability fee. The stability fee is a charge levied by Maker participants when Dai is used for loans. In March, the DAO already raised the stability fee twice, first to 3.5%, and then to 7.5% per year.…

Data Market Ocean Tries New Token Sale After CoinList Offering Misses Target

After a token sale on CoinList failed to reach its target, data marketplace Ocean is trying again on crypto exchange Bittrex International. Ocean Protocol has a vision to become the ecosystem for “a new data economy,” its founder Bruce Pon told CoinDesk. With the release of Ocean’s version 1.0 beta network earlier in April, its tokens are ready to be used on the platform, but the company has not quite met its fundraising goal. Through its initial exchange offering (IEO), Ocean aims to raise $6.77 million in bitcoin, following a previous…