Tagged: blockchain

CoinList Attempting to Standardize & Self-Regulate ICOs

CoinList, founded as a partnership between Angel List and Protocol Labs, is quietly trying to standardize initial coin offerings (ICOs) by self-imposing similar restrictions as the SEC imposes on companies that conduct certain private offerings under Regulation D. The Growing ICO Market ICOs have been… Read More

Fintech Firm investFeed to Kick Off Token Generation Event This Weekend

investFeed, a community-powered stock trading network, is set to commence its Token Generation Event (TGE) starting Sunday at 9 a.m. UTC. The fintech firm stated its ill conducts TGE for 15 days and a significant amount has already been committed from strategic investors. The company… Read More

What Delaware’s Historic Blockchain Law Means to You…

As previously reported, the Delaware House of Representatives passed amendments to state law that would make it explicitly legal for stocks to be traded on a blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. The amendments relating to trading stock on a blockchain were added… Read More

Medici Ventures Invests in Symbiont, Aims to Lead Delaware Blockchain Form Registration

Medici Ventures, a major blockchain tech investor, completed its strategic investment in Symbiont. As part of the new relationship, the two companies will collaborate on strategic projects involving both Medici Ventures and its parent company, Overstock.com Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ t0 platform… Read More

Blockchain Platform Humaniq to Launch Financial Inclusion App During Global Meetup At Rise London

Humaniq announced on Tuesday the launch of its Blockchain-powered financial inclusion app while starting its first global meetup at the Rise London, a fintech accelerator powered by Barclays. This launch comes just two months after the blockchain platform’s social impact ICO. According to Humaniq, the app will give… Read More

Global Debt Registry Develops Multi-Party Blockchain Proof of Concept Designed Specifically For the Online Lending Industry

Global Debt Registry (GDR), the asset certainty company specializing in loan validation, announced this week it has developed a multi-party blockchain proof of concept (POC) that is designed specifically for the online lending industry. According to the firm, its inaugural blockchain POC lays the groundwork to provide investors and… Read More

London Fintech Firm Blockchain Secures $40 Million During Series B Funding Round Led By Lakestar & GV

London-based fintech startup Blockchain announced on Thursday it has secured $40 million during its Series B funding round, which was led by Lakestar and GV (formerly Google Ventures). The company claims to be the world’s leading software platform for digital assets. It offers a large production… Read More

Russian Blockchain Platform Waves Carves Out New USD Gateway

Fresh from completing its Initial Coin Offering in June 2016 which reportedly garnered more than $16 million (30,000 BTC), Waves platform has introduced a now live USD gateway. Waves, a Russian decentralised platform for launching crowdfunding campaigns and issuing digital assets, has announced that its users can… Read More

WISeKey Opens Blockchain Centre of Excellence in India

Cybersecurity company WISeKey announced on Wednesday the launch of its artificial intelligence and blockchain Centre of Excellence located in India that will support its global projects. According to the company, The India location will be working to expand its AI project, WISeAI-integrating the WISeKey Indian… Read More

EY Launches New York-Based Financial Services Innovation Center

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced on Wednesday the launch of its new Union Square Innovation Center in New York City. According to the company, the center will focus on financial services and is a flagship location for EY wavespace, its global growth an innovation… Read More

Potential Red Flags in Bancor’s ICO?

Last week, Bancor, a blockchain startup aiming to be the standard for smart tokens, held an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) which raised over $144 million in a few hours. A recent post on Hacking, Distributed claims that Bancor’s ICO was flawed and there were a… Read More

Morgan Stanley Believes Bitcoin Needs Regulations for Further Growth

In a recent report titled “Blockchain: Unchained?”, Morgan Stanley details its hesitance towards Bitcoin and outlines its belief that in order for Bitcoin to see continued growth, more regulations need to be enacted. While Morgan Stanley does have high hopes for blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin,… Read More

Nearly 50K Users Strong, Blockchain-Powered Colu Introduces Local Pound Currency

Colu, a blockchain-powered platform for creating digitized, localized currencies, launched its second currency in the UK – the Local Pound, East London. Founded in 2014, Colu’s digital wallet application supports buying local, offering an easy and convenient way to pay instantly from a smartphone while empowering… Read More

Thomson Reuters Launches Blockchain Based Service for Delivering Market Data

It was announced recently that Thomson Reuters is set to launch its blockchain-based service, BlockOne IQ, which will provide its clients with fast and secure financial market data. Wall Street firms will be able to connect to market data through the blockchain network and be… Read More

WISeKey Announces Partnership With Blockchain Interface RIDDLE&CODE

Cybersecurity company WISeKey announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with blockchain solutions company, RIDDLE&CODE, in order to develop solutions for securing internet of things (IoT) through blockchain technology and crypto-hardware. While sharing details about the partnership, WISeKey stated the first step is to… Read More

UN Sends Aid to Thousands of Syrian Refugees Using Ethereum’s Blockchain

  As reported by Coindesk a little over a month ago, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) launched an innovative test program to deliver aid to impoverished areas in the middle east using blockchain technology based on Ethereum. The pilot program was declared a… Read More

Russian Billionaire Boris Titov Collaborates with Waves on ICO Incubator – “People of Growth”

Russian Politician and Billionaire Boris Titov has signed an agreement with Sasha Ivanov, CEO of Waves Platform, to create an Initial Coin Offering incubator. The new incubator has been entitled “People of Growth” and is described as a vehicle to assist entrepreneurs and growing companies… Read More

Singapore Tokenizes Their Currency Through Ethereum’s Blockchain

According to a recent article on Trustnodes, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore’s central bank, has successfully digitized their national currency by a creating a token out of the Singapore dollar on Ethereum’s blockchain technology. Phase 1 Complete Last November, MAS announced Project Ubin: a… Read More

Senior Chinese Official Says Bitcoin and Ethereum are of National Interest

Yao Qian, the Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Department at the People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank, recently authored an extensive report on digital currencies. In the report, Yao Qian highlights many of the advantages and disadvantages of digital currencies, focusing much… Read More

Australian P2P Lender Credit Crowd Joins Blockchain Lending Platform Othera

It was announced recently that Australia-based P2P lender, Credit Crowd, has joined Othera’s Blockchain Lending Platform and Digital Asset Trading Exchange. By joining Othera’s platform, Credit Crowd is seeking to evolve its P2P lending market by digitizing the trading of P2P loans on the block chain. P2P… Read More