Brendan Blumer, CEO of Block.one, which established the EOSIO blockchain platform and EOS (EOS) coin, has actually acquired a stake in Silvergate Capital, the holding business for Silvergate Bank, a crypto-fiat entrance network developed for banks, according to an SEC filing. That file, dated Nov. 23, noted Nov. 16 as the date of the deal.
The purchase of almost 3 million shares represents 9.27% of Silvergate stock. Blumer acquired 571,351 shares personally, and Block.one acquired 2,363,186. According to CNN, this offer will make them Silvergate’s biggest investor.
@BrendanBlumer creator of EOS purchases 9.27% of Silvergate Capital $SI + his business https://t.co/tZqWL2yAx6 purchases 7.64%https://t.co/Wh64Odn9Nr
— yeezus (@yeezuscapital) November 23, 2022
Block.one raised a record-breaking $4 billion in its preliminary coin offering (ICO) for EOS in 2017-2018. Later on, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Block.one with not registering its ICO. Block.one settled with the SEC for $24 million. Block.one was likewise the item of class action matches by EOS financiers over money-raising concerns and, later on, the coin’s market efficiency. The EOS Network Structure revealed strategies to take legal action against Block.one for $4.1 billion in February. The network ended up being totally decentralized in September.
Block.one likewise established the Bullish crypto exchange.
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Silvergate saw blended Q3 results this year, with crypto-to-fiat transfers falling by $50 billion year-on-year, although revenues increased 84% to $43.33 billion in the very same duration. The bank had actually partnered with Facebook (now Meta) to release the Diem stablecoin. Then the task was offered to Silvergate, which stated it would incorporate it into its Silvergate Exchange Network. Silvergate meant to release a stablecoin this year, however revealed a hold-up in the launch in October, supposedly since of circulation issues.
Meta staff members and others who had actually operated in Diem went on to produce the Aptos network. Silvergate has actually likewise partnered with Crypto.com.
Block.one did not action to a Cointelegraph query by the time of publication.