Tagged: cryptocurrencies

Down Under Crypto Update: Digital Currency Exchange Legislative Guidelines Issued

Digital currency exchange guidelines at last! Australia has implemented new legislative guidelines aimed at regulating digital currency exchange businesses. Enacted earlier this week, the new regulations require cryptocurrency exchanges in the country to comply with requirements outlined in the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act… Read More

Behave Yourself! Global Digital Finance Simon Taylor Develops Cryptoassets Code Conduct, Enlists OECD’s Expertise

Step in line, crypto platforms. Global Digital Finance (GDF) has launched to drive a code of conduct for cryptoassets. Non-profit GDF has convened key stakeholders to develop a global code of conduct and a taxonomy for cryptoassets, comprised of global distributed ledger and cryptoasset space… Read More

Recap: INNMIND/ KICKICO Blockchain Leadership Summit Reaffirms Global Interest in Blockchain

Updates from the Blockchain Leadership Summit held in Zurich, Switzerland, indicate broadening interest in blockchain from traditional financial sector as well government agencies and country leaders. Hosted by INNMIND, global platform for startups and investors, and supported by KICKICO global fundraising platform, the forum gathered… Read More

Blockchain for Private Equity Platform Swarm Updates Network to Include SWM Wallet & Voting Module

The power of the swarm…. Swarm, a blockchain for private equity platform, has revealed a “major update” to its live Swarm Asset Management Network Alpha. There are 100,000,000 SWM tokens in circulation.  With this release, Swarm Fund token (SWM) wallets are now integrated with the Alpha… 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

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

Utility Token Offerings: Anguilla Leads Way with New Cryptocurrency Registration Regulations

The Government of Anguilla announced its plan to enact the first cryptocurrency regulatory regime for registration of initial offerings of specified categories of cryptocurrency.  The law, called the Anguilla Utility Token Offering Act (or AUTO Act), establishes the world’s first registration process for an offering… Read More

OpenANX Offers New Ethereum Blockchain App Decentralizes Exchange & Trading

Open ANX Foundation Limited, with the support of ANX International and partners, announced openANX, a project to build a new decentralized exchange and trading platform. OpenANX is described as a real-world application of Blockchain that brings transparency and openness to cryptocurrency markets. “In traditional financial… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes First Global Cryptocurrency Study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its first study on digital currencies, its usage and the emerging ecosystem supporting the new type of currency. As the report explains, “the world of money and finance is transforming before our eyes.” The “Global Cryptocurrency… Read More

Christian Catalini & Joshua Gans: Bitcoin & Blockchain will Challenge Existing Models & Incumbent Businesses

Christian Catalini of MIT is out with a new paper – this time on the future of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology.  Catalini may be best known for his work on crowdfunding but with this publication, Catalini has partnered with Joshua Gans of the University of… Read More

The US Government is Worried that Usage of Digital Currencies will Lead to Tax Avoidance

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) published a document this fall that reviewed the growing usage of Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the private sector. While acknowledging there are benefits to “virtual currencies” including lower transaction fees and faster transfer of funds… Read More

MIT Sloan Leads Collaboration Launching Groundbreaking FinTech Ventures, First US Grad-Level Fintech Program

  “Throughout the course’s seven weeks, students will explore different sub-industries within the FinTech space, including consumer finance, payments, trading and cryptocurrencies.” The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the Finance Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, in collaboration with the MIT… Read More

BlockChain Company BlockCypher Receives $3.1 Million in Seed Funding

BlockCypher, a block chain web services company, has raised $3.1 million in seed funding.  The San Mateo based company was founded in 2014. The  over-subscribed round included; Foundation Capital, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), AME Cloud Ventures (Jerry Yang), Tim Draper, Upside Partnership, Streamlined Ventures and Fenox Venture… Read More

Crowd for Angels Lists Crypto Currency Offer on Crowdfunding Platform

Hybrid investment crowdfunding platform  Crowd of Angels has announced an opportunity to invest in a crypto-currency.  LXCCoin is described as the “worlds first asset based crypto-currency.  The company states it has “both 100% real asset value and inbuilt profitability”,  The expected annual rate of return is predicted to be 12%-15%.  LXCCoin… Read More

Naval Ravikant Presents Framework For Unregulated Crowdfunding

AngelList co-founder and CEO Naval Ravikant took to his blog over the weekend to outline what could be a new paradigm in funding startups. It melds the crowdfunding model with a novel cryptocurrency that in theory could allow a company to “go public” without the… Read More

On Indiegogo: DopaMINE, A Case For Your Bitcoin Mining Rig

If you’re still trying to make sense of how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin work, you aren’t alone. It may be worth learning; It isn’t every day that a new technology comes along with the power to disrupt a basic tenet of life on Earth. (I’m looking… Read More