Erin Hobey

Co-Founder Rafael Cosman: TrustToken Is an Asset Tokenization Platform Backed by Real Assets that Democratize Access Both to Investment Opportunities & Capital

In late January, TrustToken, a global platform for tokenizing fiat currencies and real-world assets backed by Stanford-StartX, FJ Labs, and BlockTower Capital, launched TrueUSD, reportedly the first fiat-backed stablecoin to offer token-holders legally protected certificates of ownership of US Dollars. Co-founded by CTO Rafael Cosman, CEO… Read More

Votem Plans Public Token Pre-Sale for Mobile Blockchain Voting App: Restoring Trust & Access to Voting

It’s no secret that the mobile voting sector is ripe for much-needed innovation and disruption. Votem, a Cleveland-based blockchain-based voting platform, saw this niche when the startup launched in 2016. Now Votem has put a public presale of Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFT) for… Read More

Roostify Closes $25M Series B, Santander InnoVentures Leads Round

Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, has invested in San Francisco-based startup Roostify, specialized in the digitalization of the process of obtaining a mortgage, enabling it to be done even via smartphone. Founded in 2014, Roostify built its enterprise platform with… Read More

Jinglz All the Way: Mobile Advertiser Closes in on StartEngine Reg CF Campaign Goal

With 13 days remaining on its campaign, Jinglz has nabbed more than $728K from over 878 investors on its StartEngine Reg CF equity crowdfunding campaign. Jinglz builds products that aim to create measurable, positive change in the mobile advertising space. The startup’s new technology uses mobile device… Read More

Ecobank: African Fintech Predicted to Grow Exponentially by 2020

Millions of Africans now have access to financial systems thanks to cashless systems using digital technology; consequently, more and more people are seeing the benefits of mobile banking, according to Ecobank, a leading independent pan-African banking group. Ecobank, the main sponsor at the Africa Tech summit… Read More

KICKICO: Bringing DAO into ICO Landscape with Community Choice

KICKICO, a blockchain platform for fundraising in cryptocurrencies, is aiming to bring DAO into the ICO landscape.  KICKICO is launching Community Choice, a new function that will give the crypto community the ability to vet, rate and filter the ICO space and to determine which… Read More

Data is the New Oil: Mobius CEO David Gobaud Discusses Stellar, Record-Breaking ICO and More

Mobius, described as a “turn-key blockchain-enabling platform” using patent-pending technology, offers a range of products, including a free, universal API that allows non-blockchain developers to connect resources to smart contracts and the blockchain ecosystem. Existing web properties, apps, devices and data streams can utilize the… Read More

Secured Lender BlockFi Secures $1.55M Funding to Build Cryptoasset Ecosystem

BlockFi, a New York-based non-bank lender that offers USD loans to cryptoasset owners, announced a $1.55 million raise from ConsenSys Ventures, Kenetic Capital, PJC, SoFi,  Purple Arch Ventures and Lumenary. The new capital injection will be used to bridge the gap between traditional debt capital markets and… Read More

Decentralized IT Security Marketplace PolySwarm Receives Crypto-Focused BlockTower Capital Investment, Prepares for Nectar Tokensale

Decentralized IT security marketplace PolySwarm has received an investment from cryptocurrency investment firm BlockTower Capital. BlockTower Capital launched in August, raising $140 million from backers including Union Square Ventures LLC and Andreessen Horowitz to bring professional trading and portfolio management to emerging digital assets like… Read More

Coinsource Branches Out into Massachusetts, Little Rhody & New Hampshire: Wicked Awesome

Coinsource, reportedly the world’s largest Bitcoin ATM network, has expanded its services to the Northeast, unveiling 10 new machines in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.  The introduction, due to increasingly high-demand from Bitcoin users, comes two weeks after Coinsource made the pivot from using… Read More

Augmate Awarded BitcoinLatina Grant to Promote Mexican Blockchain Development: Creating Opportunities

Augmate,  a B2B enterprise company specializing in wearable devices, has received a grant from BitcoinLatina to promote blockchain development in Latin America. BitcoinLatina provides blockchain solutions to scale Latin American consumer, enterprise, government, military, and university services and distributed applications. Its grant, which comes in… Read More

Datawallet Participates in Kochava’s OnXCHNG Program

Datawallet, a C2B blockchain-based data exchange, is participating in the Kochava OnXCHNG program, a partnership program for the industry’s open source blockchain framework for the digital advertising ecosystem, XCHNG. Last week Datawallet announced that its DXT token sale sold out after reaching its $40 million USD… Read More

Raise-It-All with a Razitall Reg CF Campaign: Interview with CEO Dean Hampton on Crowdfunding Platform Launch

Razitall, a phonetic play on Raise-It-All, is a new crowdfunding platform founded with both entrepreneurs and investors in mind. The goal of the New York-based platform is to help entrepreneurs raise the target amount needed during a Reg CF campaign in order to succeed and to help… Read More

CoinDesk Researcher Nolan Bauerle Comments on 2017 Q4 & State of Blockchain

  CoinDesk, a leading global digital media company focused on crypto assets and blockchain, released its Q4 State of Blockchain Report, a respected authority on blockchain trends research and analysis. The quarterly report comes on the heels of one of the busiest quarters in the… Read More

Decentralized Marketplaces Unite: SingularityNET & FundRequest to Network Across Industries

SingularityNET is developing a blockchain powered platform that serves as a decentralized, open market for AI service and products. The protocol is designed to facilitate AI discovery and allow anyone to find the AI services or products they need, purchase them, and then implement them… Read More

Coinbase Introduces Open Source Fund: A Little $ Help for Some Friends

Coinbase has launched the Coinbase Open Source Fund from which we’ll be donating $2500 each month to open source projects. According to its blog, Coinbase also began “as a humble Rails project” and has relied  on open source software to build its systems and products. “As… Read More

Kochava Labs Introduces New XCHNG Advisors: David Weild IV, William Mougayar, Paran Johar & John Maffei

Kochava Labs SEZC, a research and development subsidiary of Kochava Inc., is proud to announce four new advisors to XCHNG, the open source blockchain framework for the digital advertising ecosystem: David Weild IV, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Weild & Co., Inc. and former Vice… Read More

FactSet Syncs with CG Blockchain to Give Clients More Product Access

FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and services, has established a strategic relationship with blockchain developer CG Blockchain. Through this relationship, FactSet clients will have access to CG Blockchain investment products through its BCT Fundstore. CG Blockchain’s current and future clients will… Read More

Dash & Bitrefill Partner to Reach Global Underbanked and Unbanked

Dash, (DASH), a digital currency for payments, today announced its partnership with Bitrefill, reportedly the largest cryptocurrency top-up prepaid phone company, reaching over 160 countries and supporting 600 operators worldwide, including Verizon Wireless, TMobile and AT&T. The partnership will allow Dash customers to pay for their… Read More

Japan Net Bank & Tech Bureau to Initiate POC Project to Evaluate Mijin and Hyperledger: Going Paperless

Fintech and cryptocurrency solutions company Tech Bureau noted that that Japan’s first online bank, Japan Net Bank, Limited is testing blockchain technology integrations using mijin and Hyperledger and has initiated a proof-of-concept project to evaluate to utilize the cryptocurrencies for paperless contract administration, scheduled to be… Read More