Pays $27.5M to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

The court-approved $27.5 million settlement closes the lawsuit, announced.

AccessTimeIconJun 11, 2021 at 9:14 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:10 p.m. UTC settled a class-action lawsuit filed by the Crypto Assets Opportunity Fund (CAOF) related to the company’s recording-setting $4 billion token sale in 2018.

  • The court-approved $27.5 million settlement closes the lawsuit, announced Friday.
  • called the suit "without merit" in a blog post but said the settlement would allow it "to focus more time and energy on running our business."
  • previously settled with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for $24 million over the alleged unregistered securities sale.
  • raised the whopping sum at the peak of the crypto market's last bull run to build the software that powers the EOS blockchain.
  • The CAOF argued that had purposefully misled investors and artificially inflated its eos token price during its yearlong initial coin offering (ICO), which ended in 2018.
  • The ICO sold approximately one billion tokens with 90% to ICO participants and the remainder to team members.


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