““Our emergency action today is intended to prevent Telegram from flooding the U.S. markets with digital tokens that we allege were unlawfully sold,” said Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. “We allege that the defendants have failed to provide investors with information regarding Grams and Telegram’s business operations, financial condition, risk factors, and management that the securities laws require.””
Source : SEC.gov | SEC Halts Alleged $1.7 Billion Unregistered Digital Token Offering
«We have decided to REMOVE the miner in the app. The next version will remove the option to get free features via mining. This is for three reasons: 1) The company which provided us the miner library did not disclose its source code, and it would take too long for them to fix the root cause of the CPU issue. 2) The rollout had a perfect storm of bugs which made it seem like our company *wanted* to mine crypto-currency without people’s permission, and that goes against our whole ethos and vision for Qbix. 3) My own personal feeling that Proof of Work has a dangerous set of incentives which can lead to electricity waste on a global scale we’ve never seen before» – Magarshak (Calandar 2).
Source : There’s a currency miner in the Mac App Store, and Apple seems OK with it | Ars Technica
«Salon.com has a new, cryptocurrency-driven strategy for making money when readers block ads. If you want to read Salon without seeing ads, you can do so—as long as you let the website use your spare computing power to mine some coins».
Source : Salon to ad blockers: Can we use your browser to mine cryptocurrency? | Ars Technica
«According to the document, the Telegram Open Network (TON) will be a “third generation” blockchain with more efficient transaction and scaling capabilities than current solutions like Bitcoin and Ethereum.TNW has been able to confirm the authenticity of the white paper leaked by Cryptovest with an independent source.Here is the leaked document as obtained from Cryptovest and corroborated by TNW» -> Telegram Open Network
Source : Here is the leaked white paper for the massive Telegram ICO
«We’ve created a new policy that prohibits ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency».
Source : New Ads Policy: Improving Integrity and Security of Financial Product and Services Ads | Facebook Business
«Avec Gram, les utilisateurs de la messagerie cryptée pourraient ainsi contourner les frais de transfert lorsqu’ils envoient des fonds, s’affranchissant notamment des règles internationales. Grâce à la technologie de la blockchain les utilisateurs pourront déplacer des sommes d’argent en toute discrétion, grâce au cryptage de l’application».
Source : La messagerie Telegram prête à lancer sa propre cryptomonnaie
The Federal Trade Commission revealed charges today against an Ohio man who created an app that secretly used consumers’ phones to mine second-tier cryptocurrencies like Dogecoin, Litecoin, and Quarkcoin.
Source : Busted: App maker who’d hijack your phone to secretly mine Dogecoin | Ars Technica