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…

‘Gambling Device Bitcoin Hasn’t Produced Anything’

By CCN: Turns out 88-year-old Warren Buffett isn’t warming up to crypto after all. Speaking at what’s been dubbed the “Woodstock of Capitalism”, the billionaire investor told shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway how he really feels about bitcoin. His company’s annual shareholder event is being held in Omaha today, and he just couldn’t resist lamenting the digital currency that he just doesn’t understand. Buffett reportedly stated: “It’s a gambling device… there’s been a lot of frauds connected with it. There’s been disappearances, so there’s a lot lost on it. Bitcoin hasn’t…

‘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…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Dips Remain Attractive To Bulls

Bitcoin price surged above the $5,800 level and traded to a new 2019 high against the US Dollar. The price traded as high as $5,837 on Kraken and recently corrected below the $5,600 level. This week’s followed two bullish trend lines are intact with support near $5,500 and $5,480 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair remains supported on dips and it is likely to bounce back above $5,650 in the near term. Bitcoin price surged above the $5,700 and $5,800 resistance levels.…

Binance, OKEx and KuCoin Are Using IEOs to Command the Spotlight

Token sales haven’t stopped since the 2017 boom. They’ve just changed names. Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) – where a cryptocurrency exchange offers a direct listing and launch campaign for a new startup token – are earning blockchain companies millions in 2019. Two sources, who both requested anonymity to avoid alienating exchange partners, told CoinDesk that some exchanges declined to list their tokens unless their startups paid hefty fees, in various formats depending on the exchange. These fees, the sources said, ranged from 10 percent of the startup’s equity, plus a…