Blockchain & Digital Currency

Coinme Skips the Presale and Goes Straight to the Public Initial Coin Offering for UpToken

Coinme kicked off its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) today minus the presale that has become typical of tokenized crypto sales.  UpToken  went on sale as a new crypto asset designed to accelerate the deployment of the largest crypto ATM network in the world. Coinme reports the ICO… Read More

Streamr ICO Closes Early Having Raised CHF 30 Million

Streamr reports it has closed its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) early having raised CHF 30 million (USD $ 30.74M) from more than 1300 backers. Streamr had set a hard cap on the offer but it was originally scheduled to run until October 26th. The public… Read More

Julian Assange Thanks US Government for Forcing Him to Invest in Bitcoin as Returns Top 5000%

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is holed up in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, is thanking the US government for boosting his investment returns. Assange shares in a tweet that the illegal banking blockade targeting Wikileaks compelled him to look elsewhere to… Read More

Geostellar is Republic’s Most Funded Reg CF Campaign Yet. Plans ICO

Geostellar successfully crowdfunded on Republic last week and became the most funded campaign on the platform to date. According to the campaign page, Geostellar attracted the support of 729 investors who invested $325,308 on a minimum goal of $50,000. Geostellar is a platform that is… Read More

Gibraltar: Does Statement on Initial Coin Offerings Include New Regulatory Framework?

  On September 22, 2017, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) issued a Statement on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO).   With the GFSC Statement, Gibraltar joined a growing number of jurisdictions that have provided token sale guidance, including, among others, the United States, Canada,  Singapore,  Hong… Read More

Prior to Public ICO, Grid+ Signs MOU with the Tokyo Electric Power Company

Earlier this month, Grid+ announced the results of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) pre-sale that brought in about $27 million. The forthcoming public sale is scheduled to kick off just before Holloween on October 30th. Grid has now raised about half of its 90 million… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore: DLT is a Natural Platform for Collaboration

Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the  Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), spoke about the intrinsic potential of Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) at the Global Blockchain Business Conference last week in India. Singapore is the leading Fintech hub in southeast Asia and is keen… Read More

CoinLaunch Unveils New End-to-End Initial Coin Offering Platform

CoinLaunch announced on Thursday the launch of its end-to-end Initial Coin Offering (ICO) platform, which allows anyone to build, deploy and monetize compliant ICOs through an easy-to-use web-based service. According to CoinLaunch, the new platform focuses on three groups of cryptocurrency users, ICO creators, funders,… Read More

Zilliqa is a Speedy Blockchain that Can Top 2400 Transactions per Second

One of the challenges of distributed ledger technology (DLT) is the ability to scale on a global basis.  The massive amount of financial transactions digitally roaming the world are astounding. Zilliqa, created by researchers at the National University of Singapore led by Xinshu Dong, has… Read More

Waves Platform Utilizes Blockchain for New “Liquid Democracy” Voting System

Earlier this year Crowdfund Insider spoke to CEO Pete Martin about Votem and its own securing public, private and proxy global election systems, which builds on a blockchain-based solution giving democracy back to the people with a swift, safe and secure electoral process. As expected, other platforms… Read More

XBT Provider By CoinShares Launches Two Ether Tracking, Exchange Traded Notes on NASDAQ Stockholm

On Wednesday, XBT Provider by CoinShares announced two of its newly launched ether tracking will exchange traded notes on the NASDAQ Stockholm. According toXBT Provider, the two ETNs, COINETH, and COINETHE are denominated in SEK and EUR respectively. In similar fashion to the group’s bitcoin ETNs,… Read More

Russian National Settlement Depository Creates Blockchain Based Confidentiality Solution

Russia’s central securities depository, the National Settlement Depository (NSD), shares that it has created a Blockchain based confidentiality solution. NSD says this opens prospects for implementation of blockchain-based corporate solutions across a broader realm of services. NSD says it took half a year for its development… Read More

SinglePoint, a Bitcoin Based Payment Solution for Cannabis Industry, Receives $1.4 Million in Funding

United American Healthcare Corporation (OTC:UAHC), via their subsidiary UAHC Ventures, LLC, has invested $600,000 with SinglePoint, (OTC:SING) through the purchase of a Secured Promissory Note and Warrant. The $600,000 is part of a larger $1.4 million funding round that may move up to $4 million in… Read More

Eidoo ICO Raises €20 Million, Publishes Advert Throwing Shade at Jamie Dimon

Eidoo has launched a new “blockchain asset experience,” designed with the goal to create a secure way for the masses to buy, sell, store, transfer and exchange blockchain-based digital assets. Eidoo’s integrated multi-currency wallet, hybrid exchange and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) engine is said to… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission Keen to Support ICOs, Cryptocurrency in General

While some financial regulators have simply stopped Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) or slowed activity in the cryptocurrency space, others have been more receptive towards embracing change and recognizing the fact you need to be more innovative. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is one of the… Read More

Ripple Reveals: Blockchain Network Is Now More Than 100 Strong

San Francisco-based fintech Ripple announced on Tuesday more than 100 financial institutions have joined its blockchain network, RippleNet. This news comes less than a month after the company opened its new Singapore office. Speaking about the blockchain network’s milestone, Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse, stated: “Global payments are undeniably going… Read More

Peer Mountain Launches Identity Solution, Preps for Forthcoming ICO

Announced at LendIt Europe, Peer Mountain says it is launching the “world’s first peer to peer self-sovereign identity, compliance and commerce delivery solution”, designed to allow consumers to maintain ownership of their data and control over who they trust to access it without the need… Read More

Fujitsu Partners with Three Major Banks on Blockchain Field Study

Fujitsu has announced an agreement with Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, to conduct a field trial of a “person-to-person money transfer service” using Blockchain technology. The trial is scheduled to commence in January 2018 and last for three… Read More

BitLicense Battle: Hearing Scheduled for Chino vs. NYDFS, Following $1 Billion Claim in Damages

Theo Chino will be back in court tomorrow (October 10) regarding his ongoing battle with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). In brief, Chino is battling the DFS creation of the “BitLicense Regulatory Framework” that delivered a bumpy process to license virtual currency business… Read More

Aion ICO Pre-Sale Raises $7.2M in Under a Week, Adds $22 Million

Aion, a community-driven project lead by Nuco Global Inc. and the Aion Foundation, has raised $22 million USD to build the first interoperable blockchain network. The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) pre-sale took less than one week to raise $7.2 million with half their capital goal raised… Read More