SEC Halts Multimillion-Dollar ‘Munchee’ ICO for Securities Violations

A California-based company has refunded tokens sold in a $15 million initial coin offering following an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC announced today that¬†Munchee Inc. had provided refunds to investors after officials made contact and drew issue with its token sale, which the agency said constituted the offer and sale of unregistered securities. The development represents the latest high-profile move by the agency to regulate initial coin offerings, coming roughly a week after the SEC filed a fraud suit against the organizer of the…

Pantera Invests $3 Million in Sharing Economy Token Origin

It can be said the sharing economy brought the internet into the real world, helping it move real items rather than just information. On today’s web, though, if you want to rent out your camera or desk, you need a specific site for each one (think Airbnb, 99 Designs or DogVacay), and each site takes a hefty cut from every sale. The founders at Origin, however, envision a world where entrepreneurs would build specific interfaces for each business area, all of which would share one giant pool of customers to…