从证监会的申请文件来看，Block.one的CEO Brendan Blumer买进了Silvergate Capital的股权。Block.one开发了EOSIO区块链平台和EOS代币，而Silvergate 资本则持有Silvergate 银行，后者为金融机构提供加密货币转换成法币的网络通道。证监会这份文件的日期是11月23日，但交易日期为11月16日。
2017-18年，Block.one EOS的ICO获得40亿美元，打破了历史记录。后来，美国证监会（SEC）指控Block.one未登记其ICO。Block.one后来以2400万的罚款和证监会和解。同时，EOS投资人还因为融资问题以及后来的代币市场表现对Block.one发起了集体诉讼。EOS Network Foundation宣布二月份它们将起诉Block.one，要求赎回41亿美元。网络在九月实现完全去中心化。
Block.one, the original developer of the EOSIO blockchain platform, has bought into Silvergate, which bought Meta’s Diem stablecoin project, have joined up.
Brendan Blumer, CEO of Block.one, which developed the EOSIO blockchain platform and EOS coin, has purchased a stake in Silvergate Capital, the holding company for Silvergate Bank, a crypto-fiat gateway network designed for financial institutions, according to an SEC filing. That document, dated Nov. 23, listed Nov. 16 as the date of the transaction.
The purchase of nearly 3 million shares represents 9.27% of Silvergate stock. Blumer purchased 571,351 shares personally, and Block.one purchased 2,363,186. According to CNN, this deal will make them Silvergate’s largest shareholder.
Block.one raised a record-breaking $4 billion in its initial coin offering (ICO) for EOS in 2017-2018. Later, 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 also the object of class action suits by EOS investors over money-raising issues and, later, the coin’s market performance. The EOS Network Foundation announced plans to sue Block.one for $4.1 billion in February. The network became fully decentralized in September.
Block.one also founded the Bullish crypto exchange.
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Silvergate saw mixed Q3 results this year, with crypto-to-fiat transfers falling by $50 billion year-on-year, although profits rose 84% to $43.33 billion in the same period. The bank had partnered with Facebook (now Meta) to issue the Diem stablecoin. Then the project was sold to Silvergate, which said it would integrate it into its Silvergate Exchange Network. Silvergate intended to issue a stablecoin this year but announced a delay in the launch in October, reportedly because of distribution problems.
Meta employees and others who had worked in Diem went on to create the Aptos network. Silvergate has also partnered with Crypto.com.
Block.one did not response to a Cointelegraph enquiry by the time of publication.