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Minecraft trifft auf Bitcoin-Welt: Integration von Blockchain-Plug-In

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BitClave gehört zu den Unternehmen, die zur ICO-Boomphase Ende 2017 viele Millionen von Investoren einsammeln konnten. Nun kommt die Rechnung: Die US-Wertpapieraufsicht SEC fordert einen zweistelligen Millionenbetrag gegen das bereits operativ gescheiterte Krypto-Start-up zurück.

Die US-amerikanische Börsenaufsichtsbehörde (Securities and Exchange Commission, kurz SEC) hat gestern, am 28. Mai, Anklage gegen das Blockchain-Unternehmen BitClave PTE Ltd. mit Sitz in San Jose, Kalifornien, wegen der Durchführung eines nicht registrierten Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) angekündigt. BitClave erklärte sich bereit, die Gebühren durch die Rückzahlung der Erlöse aus dem Angebot und die Zahlung zusätzlicher finanzieller Erleichterungen zu begleichen. Die Gelder aus dem Entschädigungsfonds sollen den Investoren zugutekommen.

Die kurze Erfolgsgeschichte von BitClave

Das Krypto-Start-up BitClave dürfte sinnbildlich für viele Krypto-Start-ups stehen, die zur richtigen Zeit in 2017 viel Geld durch ein ICO einsammeln konnten, ohne es aber letztlich zu schaffen, einen kommerziell erfolgreichen Use Case von dem vielen Geld aufzubauen. Laut Anordnung der SEC hat BitClave von Juni bis November 2017 durch den Verkauf seiner Consumer Activity Tokens (CAT) an circa 9.500 Investoren, darunter auch Investoren in den USA, über 25 Millionen US-Dollar eingenommen.

Die Anordnung stellt fest, dass BitClave, wie in seinen Angebotsunterlagen erläutert, plante, die ICO-Einnahmen zur Entwicklung, Verwaltung und Vermarktung einer blockchainbasierten Suchplattform für gezielte Verbraucherwerbung zu verwenden. BitClave unterstrich seine Erwartung, dass die Token an Wert gewinnen würden, und unternahm Schritte, um die Token nach dem ICO für den Handel auf Krypto-Handelsplattformen verfügbar zu machen.

Die Regulierungs-Falle hat zugeschnappt

Damit hat BitClave nach US-Gesetz Token verkauft, die als Wertpapiere bei der SEC hätten registriert werden müssen. Viele ICOs hatten gehofft mit ihren Token nicht unter das Wertpapiergesetz zu fallen. Die SEC sieht das anders und stellt in ihrer Verfügung fest, dass BitClave es versäumt hat, ihre Angebote und Verkäufe von CAT, die Wertpapiere darstellten, zu registrieren. Man hat CAT inzwischen von vielen Krypto-Börsen entfernt. Auch ist BitClave derzeit dabei, seinen Betrieb einzustellen und plant nicht, die Plattform weiterzuentwickeln.

Ohne die Feststellungen der SEC zuzugeben oder zu dementieren, stimmte BitClave der Zahlung von 25.500.000 US-Dollar, Verzugszinsen in Höhe von 3.444.197 US-Dollar und einer Strafe von 400.000 US-Dollar zu.

Source: https://www.btc-echo.de/schlagzeilen/minecraft-trifft-auf-die-bitcoin-welt/

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MAS completes multi-currency blockchain testing

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has completed its fifth and final testing phase for a multi-currency blockchain payments network.

MAS believes the prototype could change cross-border multi-currency payments

Codenamed Project Ubin, the blockchain network is jointly developed with JP Morgan and investment firm Temasek.

MAS announced the fifth phase of the project on 11 November 2019, following the successful development of a blockchain-based prototype for multi-currency payments.

Phase five of the test saw payments successfully settled in different currencies on the same network.

It validated the use of smart contracts on the payments network prototype for settlement, conditional payments and escrow for trade.

MAS believes that the prototype could enable faster and cheaper transactions than “conventional cross-border payments channels”.

The regulator adds that its current system can serve as a test network for collaboration with other central banks for developing “next generation cross-border payments infrastructure”.

To that end MAS has made technical specifications public to “further industry development”.

“As with all innovation adoption, there is a time for experimentation, and a time for commercialisation,” says Sopnendu Mohanty, chief fintech officer at MAS.

“Project Ubin has worked with the financial industry and blockchain community on a journey of experimentation, prototyping and learning.

“Following the successful experimentation over five phases, we look forward to greater adoption and live deployment of blockchain technology.”

Related: MAS launches $1.25m fintech challenge to tackle climate change & COVID-19

Source: https://www.fintechfutures.com/2020/07/mas-completes-multi-currency-blockchain-testing/

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Cloudflare CFO Thomas Seifert Joins First Derivatives’ Board

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Jefferies Group LLC, an American investment bank, announced this week that it has secured a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Matthew Larson to take on the role effective from the 24th of August 2020.

Larson will be succeeding Teresa Gendron as the Group CFO, who has been the interim CFO of Jefferies following the passing of its former CFO, Peg Broadbent.

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Larson joins the investment bank from Barclays Americas, where he is currently the CFO, a role he has held for more than three years, his LinkedIn profile shows. He is also the CFO of Barclays PLC’s Global Markets business. 

Earlier in his career, Larson was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. During his time with the company, which spanned for eight years, he held several roles in the Finance Division

Commenting on the appointment, Rich Handler, Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies Group, and Brian Friedman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Jefferies, said in the statement: “We are very pleased that Matt will soon become Jefferies Group’s CFO. 

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“Matt’s experience and skills make him well qualified to be our CFO and to oversee our corporate support functions. We want to thank Teri for the tremendous support she has given Jefferies Group as its interim CFO. 

“We look forward to Teri and Matt working closely together as the respective CFOs of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. and Jefferies Group.”

In addition to his career experience, Larson is a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated from the Idaho State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Jefferies sees solid Q2 2020 performance

The appointment of Larson, which was announced on Monday, follows on from Jefferies reporting a record financial performance for the second quarter of 2020.

As Finance Magnates reported, during the second quarter, the company saw net revenue of $1.03 billion, pre-tax income of $173 million, net earnings of $129 million, and return on tangible equity of 11.6 per cent.

Source: https://platoblockchain.net/cloudflare-cfo-thomas-seifert-joins-first-derivatives-board/

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Jefferies Group Names Matthew Larson as Chief Financial Officer

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Jefferies Group LLC, an American investment bank, announced this week that it has secured a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Matthew Larson to take on the role effective from the 24th of August 2020.

Larson will be succeeding Teresa Gendron as the Group CFO, who has been the interim CFO of Jefferies following the passing of its former CFO, Peg Broadbent.

The Most Diverse Audience to Date at FMLS 2020 – Where Finance Meets Innovation

Larson joins the investment bank from Barclays Americas, where he is currently the CFO, a role he has held for more than three years, his LinkedIn profile shows. He is also the CFO of Barclays PLC’s Global Markets business. 

Earlier in his career, Larson was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. During his time with the company, which spanned for eight years, he held several roles in the Finance Division

Commenting on the appointment, Rich Handler, Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies Group, and Brian Friedman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Jefferies, said in the statement: “We are very pleased that Matt will soon become Jefferies Group’s CFO. 

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“Matt’s experience and skills make him well qualified to be our CFO and to oversee our corporate support functions. We want to thank Teri for the tremendous support she has given Jefferies Group as its interim CFO. 

“We look forward to Teri and Matt working closely together as the respective CFOs of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. and Jefferies Group.”

In addition to his career experience, Larson is a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated from the Idaho State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Jefferies sees solid Q2 2020 performance

The appointment of Larson, which was announced on Monday, follows on from Jefferies reporting a record financial performance for the second quarter of 2020.

As Finance Magnates reported, during the second quarter, the company saw net revenue of $1.03 billion, pre-tax income of $173 million, net earnings of $129 million, and return on tangible equity of 11.6 per cent.

Source: https://platoblockchain.net/jefferies-group-names-matthew-larson-as-chief-financial-officer/

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