Tagged: amy wan

Sagewise Announces Blockusign: A Gmail Integrated Blockchain based Signature Tool for Legal Documents

Sagewise, a blockchain Legaltech firm targeting smart contracts and dispute resolution, has announced “Blockusign.” This blockchain powered tech enables digital signatures on documents directly within the popular Gmail client. According to Sagewise, their product combines electronic signature technology, with the benefits of the distributed ledger…. Read More

Legaltech: Sagewise Closes on $1.25 Million Seed Round

  Sagewise, a legal dispute company targeting the initial coin offering (ICO) sector, has closed on a $1.25 million seed round. According to a report, the funding round was led by Wavemaker Genesis with strategic investments from Miko Matsumura, Youbi Capital, Ari Paul, Jordan Clifford, James Sowers and Terrence Yang. Founded… Read More

Legaltech Sagewise to Utilize Hedera Hashgraph to Build Out Smart Contract Resolution Service

Sagewise, a smart contract resolution ecosystem, will be building out its service on the Hedera Hashgraph platform. By utilizing this new blockchain, Sagewise will be able to leverage its super speedy technology. Smart contract losses exceeded half a billion U.S. dollars in value in 2017,… Read More

The Sometimes Dubious Practice of ICO Advisors

The world of initial coin offering (ICO) investing is chock full of peril and risk, as well as opportunity. Purchasing a tokenized asset has become a trip to Vegas-like event as investors attempt to discern which ICO will rise and which offering will quickly plummet…. Read More

Smart Contract Safety Net: Sagewise Announces Public Alpha SDK to Freeze Ethereum Contracts When Necessary

Sagewise says that more than $500 million was lost in Smart Contracts that ended up being not so smart during 2017. While everyone wants to believe in a “trustless” digital society that is not always the case. To better manage this issue, Sagewise has launched… Read More

Initial Coin Offerings: Is this How it Should’ve Been a Few Years Ago When US Securities Crowdfunding First Became Legalized?

    The very first initial coin offering (ICO) took place in June of 2013 when Mastercoin raised around $5 million in Bitcoin. That was the same year that Title II of the JOBS Act launched allowing general solicitation (SEC lingo for advertising) under Regulation… Read More

Sagewise Pitches Dispute Digital Resolution Protocol for Blockchain Based Smart Contracts

Ethereum (and Solidity for that matter) are far from perfect. While lauded for the ability to create smart contracts that are “immutable”, when something goes wrong and money disappears with no recourse, immutability may be the number one problem. Right? Ethereum is pretty cool, but… Read More

ICOInvestor.tv to Stream Live Every Tuesday, this Week’s Guests Include Indiegogo Founder Slava Rubin & Sweetbridge ICO

ICOinvestor.tv, is the first video platform dedicated solely to the fast growing Initial Coin Offering (ICO) industry.  Streaming live each Tuesday at 5PM ET, this week’s guests on “ICO Insight” will include Indiegogo co-founder Slava Rubin and Sweetbridge ICO creator Scott Nelson. Pointing to the… Read More

Women Became the Story in 2017

As Oprah Winfrey put it during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on January 7th, 2018. The reverberations of her words have re-ignited, for anyone who thought it was a just a trend, the importance of #metoo, the industry-agnostic movement. Actually, it is all-encompassing… Read More

North American Bitcoin Conference Pledges to Do Better Following Diversity Fail

Last week, on LinkedIn, I called out the North American Bitcoin Conference for having merely 1 female speaker, out of 85 male speakers, and for having their afterparty at what essentially is a strip club. All that, accompanied by event photos from last year’s conference,… Read More

Why Massive Discounts & Short-Term Liquidity Are Bad For Most ICO Investors

In the early days of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), basically for much of this year, one of the keys of a successful ICO raise was ability to snag a crypto-influencer onto one’s advisory board – or to get them to be an early investor in… Read More

First Regulated Initial Coin Offering Conference ICO 2.0 Summit Dives Deep into ICO Legal, Regulatory & Economic Implications

On Friday, November 10, 2017, StartEngine, a Regulation Crowdfunding platform based in Los Angeles, California organized ICO 2.0 Summit, the first regulated ICO conference – or at least the first that I’ve seen. While there seem to be an explosion of ICO and Blockchain-related conferences… Read More

Oops, I Accidentally Froze $150 Million of Ether. Or, How Smart Contracts Are Not Invulnerable

Well, here we are again. On November 6, Parity encountered yet another failure, and the result? Reportedly, some $150 to $300 million dollars worth of Ether (we are hearing conflicting reports as to how much ETH has been frozen) is locked down, and we’re hearing… Read More

Tezos Terms Call Contributions “Donations”, Contributors Apparently Waive the Right to Class Action

Recently someone forwarded a copy of the Tezos Terms of Allocation regarding their spectacularly successful Initial Coin Offering (ICO). To update anyone that has not followed the odyssey of the high profile ICO, Tezos – a self amending cryptographic ledger”, raised $232 million this past… Read More

So You Want to (Legally) Raise an ICO?

  On Tuesday, July 25, the SEC announced that Initial Coin Offerings, also called Token Sales, in many cases may be considered securities. Of course, this probably terrifies a large amount of the ICO community. So how do you actually legally raise an ICO? Your… Read More

The SEC ICO & DAO Announcement Decoded & Explained in Simple, Layman’s English

My Facebook Messenger was blowing up this afternoon. “OMG Have you seen this?” “What does this mean?” “Can you explain what this says in stupid people talk?” They were all referring to today’s SEC  announcement on ICOs. So, I’ll take 15 minutes from what was… Read More

DAO: Here is the SEC Investigative Report on ICOs that Will Squelch Emerging ICO Market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigate report on the fast growing Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market that will squelch the ICO market, at least in the US. The report, embedded below, was specifically directed at the DAO or Decentralized Autonomous Organization that… Read More

Bootstrap Legal is First Robo-Lawyer for Real Estate Investing

  Bootstrap Legal is a new Legaltech and Fintech startup that has officially launched today. Bootstrap Legal is a software service that automates the drafting of complex legal documents for smaller real estate projects. The service was luanched in recognition of the fast changing world… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding: Is a SAFE Safer than the SEC Thinks?

Not too long ago the SEC came out with an Investor Bulletin, emanating from the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, regarding the utilization of SAFEs as an investment vehicle on crowdfunding platforms. The SEC stated; “Some issuers have been offering a new type of… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Schedules Title III, Reg CF Anniversary Show

NextGen Crowdfunding, a platform that helps people explore new types of crowdfunding, has announced a webinar special celebrating the one year anniversary since Title III regulations took effect in May 2016. The webinar will take place today (May 16, 2017) at 1PM PT / 4PM ET…. Read More

Send this to a friend