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ICO监管收紧,SEC下令Protostarr关闭运营并退还资金

SEC对基于以太坊的ICO创业公司发出警示

过去的几周里,ICO及SEC相应监管态度一直占据着媒体头条。今年以来,创业公司通过ICO已融资了数十亿美元,一些人认为ICO环境变得有些失控,对此,美国监管者们似乎也表示认同。近期,一家名为Protostarr 的创业公司在收到监管机构的电话通知后,决定停止其项目的运作。据了解,该创业公司在两周前通过ICO融得了价值45000美元的以太币。

Protostarr团队计划退还投资者资金,并转向其他项目

福布斯专栏作家兼 Protostarr创始人Joshua Gilson在接受媒体采访时表示,“SEC 调查人员联系了我,并询问了我关于公司的一些信息,” Gilson认为这些提问让他觉得有必要联系团队的律师,然而在联系了多位熟悉SEC监管流程的律师后,他依旧没能得到一个坚实的答案,因此,该团队决定退还投资者的资金,并转向其他项目。

‘ICO 灰色区域’

目前,很多公司的ICO处在监管的灰色地带,他们并不清楚SEC是否会将他们的代币项目定为证券。该美国监管机构迄今也没有强迫实施任何措施,但现在看来,他们已加大了监管力度。

Protostarr将是首个因美国监管机构关注而被迫暂停的ICO项目。

SEC Rattles an Ethereum-Based ICO Startup

Over the past few weeks, the topic of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and the latest SEC announcement has been a hot conversation. After raising billions this year, some people thought that the ICO environment was getting a bit out of hand, and the U.S. regulator seems to agree. Now a new token crowdfund, created by a startup called Protostarr has to cease operations because of a recent phone call with the regulatory agency. Protostarr raised roughly $45,000 worth of ether to build an earnings distribution D-App (Decentralized Application) during its ICO that started two weeks ago.

“On August 24, 2017, we were contacted by the United States Security and Exchange Commission regarding the initial coin offering of Protostarr tokens to fund the development of our Ethereum decentralized application,” explains the startup’s recent announcement.

After consultation with multiple lawyers, we have decided to cease further operations and refund Ethereum collected in our crowdsale that began on August 13, 2017.

Protostarr Team Plans to Refund Investors and Move On to Other Projects

According to a recent interview with Forbes columnist Laura Shin, Protostarr’s founder Joshua Gilson said, “[SEC investigators] called and asked for me to volunteer a bunch of information about the company.” Gilson believed the questioning made him feel like he needed to contact the team’s lawyers. Then the Protostarr founder says he chatted with lawyers familiar with the exchange commission’s regulatory processes, but no one could give him a solid answer. So the team decided to refund their investor’s ether and move on to different projects.

SEC’s New Director of Investment Management and the ‘ICO Gray Area’

Currently, many other ICO’s are finding themselves in the regulatory ‘gray area,’ where they don’t know if SEC considers their token projects securities. The U.S. regulator hasn’t enforced anything so far, but it seems now they have ramped up their regulatory efforts.

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts were surprised to hear that the regulatory agency just hired Dalia Blass as Director of the Division of Investment Management. Blass worked for a law firm that advised the Winklevoss Twins, so people think she may turn out to be a ‘crypto-proponent’ and possibly push the highly anticipated bitcoin ETF through. However, this is no reason to think SEC will let the ETF slide or take it easy on ICOs.

Protostarr will be the first ICO to shut down shop due to the U.S. regulator’s concerns with these types of investment vehicles.


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