Nexo founder feels vindicated by the FinCen leak, talks of double-standards

Nexo co-founder Antoni Trenchev told Cointelegraph that he believes the information revealed during the recent FinCen leak vindicates the crypto industry. According to the leak, the world’s leading financial institutions cleared over $2 trillion “suspicious” transactions — and Deutsche Bank alone cleared over $1.3 trillion of that amount. Trenchev said: “The first thing I’m feeling …

‘DeFi was vaporware from its onset’ says known crypto bear Roubini

Known for his previous comments criticizing the crypto industry, economist Nouriel Roubini recently posted fresh negativity against the digital asset sector. “DeFi was vaporware from its onset,” he said in a Sept. 24 tweet. “Now totally faltering as blockchain was always the most over-hyped technology in human history.” A slang term, Vaporware essentially refers to …

Uniswap team may have misled community over team token vesting

A recent post from Glassnode has called Uniswap’s decentralization into question, while insinuating that the platform’s developers might have intentionally misled the community about how the team’s allocation of UNI tokens will vest over time. Uniswap’s team, investors, and advisors have been allocated 40% of all UNI tokens, with 21.51% of that figure going to the latter …

SEC halts trading for blockchain company run by former Ron Paul staffer

The United State’s securities watchdog has placed a temporary trading suspension on the stock of Vortex Blockchain Technologies until October 6. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cited confusion over the nature of Vortex’s business operations and the value of their assets as the reason behind the temporary suspension. Vortex Blockchain Technologies Inc, formerly UA …

Brokers and banks in crypto

This past summer, a Switzerland-based blockchain investment company called CV VC, and a Swiss audit and advisory firm known as PwC, in collaboration with Cointelegraph, put together an in-depth report on the top blockchain companies and what they are up to in their distinct sectors. The report lists eight separate categories. Cointelegraph hosted a previous …