Blockchain & Digital Currency

Crypto Portfolio Management Platform for Institutions Copper.co Offers Custody Solution

Copper.co is now offering a custody solution for institutions investing in digital assets. The crypto portfolio management platform says it is offering the “industry’s first server less” co-sign custody solution. Copper management says it expands the crypto market by making transactions safer and less prone… Read More

Swarm Opens up Fund for Investors to Purchase Robinhood Equity Token

Swarm, the next gen blockchain platform for issuing security tokens, has opened up pre-funding of the Robinhood Equity Token or REHT. As of today, accredited investors may register to invest to hold equity in Robinhood. Labeled the “first security token of its kind,” when the hurdle… Read More

Venezuelan Government Phasing Out Bolivar for “Sovereign” Pegged to “Petro” Cryptocurrency

The Venezuelan government plans to issue a new paper currency called ‘the sovereign’ next Monday, August 20th, and the new currency will be pegged to that nation’s new cryptocurrency, ‘el petro.’ The latest news comes on the heels of a story CI reported yesterday about… Read More

Investor & Crypto Advisor Sues AT& T for $224 Million for Gross Negligence in Cryptocurrency Theft

Michael Terpin, an investor, crypto advisor and founder of Marketwire, has thrown down the gauntlet with AT&T over a massive cryptocurrency threat. In a tweet, Terpin states; “Somebody needed to sue AT&T for fraud and gross negligence in letting criminals SIM swap. I just did.”… Read More

Report: Coinbase Says it was Signing Up 50,000 A DAY Last Year. Meanwhile Crypto Tanks

Even while crypto is tanking inciting fears of crypto doom, Coinbase marches onward ignoring the daily vacillations of the market. In a report from Bloomberg today, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong shared that during 2017 they were signing up a whopping 50,000 each and every day. He… Read More

Banking for the Cryptocurrency Age: Palladium to Purchase European Bank, Predicted to Become a “New Global Leader in Fintech”

At the beginning of July, a new blockchain startup in Malta was announced. Malta, being one of the most crypto friendly countries around, has become host to multiple exchanges and blockchain startups. In an industry not known for being humble, Palladium was revealed as the… Read More

Fineqia Sets Up Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Investment Subsidiary in Malta & Is Accepted Into FCA Regulatory Sandbox

Blockchain technology firm Fineqia International Inc. (CSE: FNQ) (OTCPink: FNQQF) (Frankfurt: FNQA) announced on Wednesday the launch of its new blockchain and cryptocurrency investment subsidiary company in Malta. Fineqia reported that it established in Malta in order to hold its growing portfolio of blockchain, fintech, and cryptocurrency… Read More

Crypto Exchange Huobi Announces Strategic Partnership & Investment With OpenFinance Network

Singapore-based blockchain asset financial service provider and crypto exchange Huobi announced on Wednesday it has entered into a strategic partnership and invested in U.S.-compliant security token trading platform, OpenFinance Network. According to Huobi, the new partnership will introduce both platforms to new markets and allow collaboration… Read More

“Carnage.” Crypto Markets Descend 70-90% Below All Time Highs

Cryptocurrency markets have corrected to the upside slightly today, with Bitcoin up about 5% at the time of writing, and Ethereum up about 8%, but memories of yesterday’s steep price declines are still fresh and traders and holders dizzy. According to CCN, in the first… Read More

CapLinked Announces Blockchain Advisory Board

Just a little over a month after securing $2.5 million in seed funding for its blockchain product, TransitNet, CapLinked, a secure information sharing company founded by PayPal’s first U.S. head of marketing Eric M. Jackson, announced the members of the advisory board for TransitNet. As… Read More

Button Blockchain Technologies Joins Boston Accelerator Play Labs

Button Blockchain Technologies has joined the second class with Boston’s accelerator Play Labs at MIT while receiving $20,000 in pre-seed money. The company offers a financial technology platform for “personal cryptocurrency fiscal management.” Additionally, Button is seeking to create a corporate blockchain solution for tokenized projects… Read More

Singapore Crypto Service Ethos Announces Integration With Fiat Purchase Service Simplex

Singapore-based cryptocurrency services platform Ethos announced it now integrating with Simplex, a global instant fiat purchase service enabling bitcoin and altcoin purchases with credit and debit cards. The integration will be through the Ethos Universal Wallet, which provides a secure, self-custodied mobile wallet that puts… Read More

Digital Assets: Canada based Blockstation to Power Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto

Toronto based Blockstation has signed an agreement with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) to provide digital currency and token trading including settlement, trading and more. Blockstation is a company that provides existing stock exchanges to transition to a blockchain based transactions. Initially known as the… Read More

Class Action Claiming Ripple Sold Unregistered Securities Will Be Tried in US Federal Court

A motion by plaintiffs in a class action suit against Ripple Labs to keep the case in California courts was denied this week by a judge. The case will now move to federal court. Lawyers for class action plaintiff Ryan Coffey filed the suit against… Read More

El Petro: Venezuela Seeking to Amend Constitution to Set Up Crypto Central Bank

Reuters is reporting that the Government of Venezuela is seeking to amend the 1999 version of the country’s constitution so it can set up a special central bank to manage the country’s new national cryptocurrency, El Petro. According to a loose translation, National Constitutional Assembly Member… Read More

Sagewise Creates Directory of Blockchain & Smart Contract Legislation by State

Sagewise, a legal dispute layer for blockchain based smart contracts, has created a directory of all existing and pending legislation that may impact smart contracts and blockchain around the United States. Even if you are engaged in the distributed ledger tech-sector, you will be surprised… Read More

OECD Pushes into Blockchain, Books Event for September

Even the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is interested in blockchain these days. The international organization that is focused on promoting policies that will improve the economic plight of everyone around the world has scheduled a blockchain event in Paris for this September…. Read More

New Maersk-IBM Blockchain Omnibus for Shipping “Not Really a Blockchain” Say Critics

Prominent Bitcoin developers Rodolfo Novak and Giacomo Zucco have reponded derisively to news that IBM and Maersk have launched a blockchain initiative for the efficient management of global shipping supply chains. It’s not really blockchain, they say. According to an article in Forbes, after, “quietly orchestrating… Read More

Tomahawkcoin: SEC Bans Alleged ICO Fraud Perp with Previous Criminal Conviction

The Securities and Exchange Commission has received a permanent ban on David T. Laurance and his Tomahawk Exploration LLC. Laurence attempted to raise money issuing a “Tomahawkcoin” (TOM) in an initial coin offering (ICO). While the ICO was not successful it tripped the fraud triggers… Read More

DEXON Receives $20 Million Through Private Placement Round Led By IDG Capital

The DEXON Foundation, the organization that guides in the development of the decentralized protocol platform, DEXON, announced on Monday it secured a $20 million through its private placement investment round, which was led by IDG Capital. As previously reported, DEXON was created by the leadership team… Read More