Tagged: ethereum

“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

High Times Gets Crypto Buzz in Reg A+ Crowdfunding Offer & Possible NASDAQ Listing

High Times, the inimitable marijuana magazine, is in the midst of a Regulation A+ crowdfunding round. CI first covered the offering when the media firm first issued its first Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The offering documents have since been qualified… Read More

Ripio Claims First Marketplace to Trade ETH for Brazilian Reais & Argetine Pesos

Ripio, previously doing business a BitPagos before a rebrand, has integrated Ethereum, becoming the first cryptocurrency wallet that allows the purchase and sale of Ethereum in both Argentina and Brazil. Sebastián Serrano, Founder and CEO of Ripio, said the addition of Ethereum will open their door to… Read More

Securities Token Roundtable Meets to Upgrade ERC20 Smart Contracts for Blockchain based Security Token Offerings

The flight to Barbados isn’t a short one.  I left home at 5am and didn’t get into Barbados until after midnight thanks to a minor delay caused by inclement weather surrounding Miami.  I heard that it’ll take roughly 35 hours for another person who’s coming… Read More

BitGo Announcement: Cryptocurrency Software Firm Adds 57 New Ethereum Assets

Blockchain software firm BitGo has expanded its suite and custody products and services to support a total of 57 new ethereum assets, according to CoinDesk. The media outlet reported that the addition of the assets was done due to the demand for services that safeguard… Read More

As Blockchain’s Maturity Still Getting Sorted Out, solarisBank Places its Bets on the New Sector

The general unwillingness of banks to provide services to cryptocurrency firms is a well-known dirty secret in the Toronto start up scene. Any use of the word ‘bit’ in a business plan will have you politely shown the door by an account manager, even at… Read More

Small Chinese Cryptocurrency Exchange Clogs Ethereum Network in Coin Voting Stunt

Users of a little-known Chinese cryptocurrency exchange called FCoin managed to clog the Ethereum network last week when they gamed a voting process on the exchange. FCoin ran a promotional scheme last week whereby they told users to vote for cryptocoins they wanted listed on… Read More

Focusing on the How, Not the What: Making Sense of Recent SEC Guidance on Crypto Assets

Through a triad of recent releases/interviews, the SEC has further clarified how it views the offering and sale of crypto assets. These guidance materials provide some really good insight on the SEC’s thinking with respect to its treatment of crypto assets; including some bright line… Read More

St.Louis Federal Reserve Adds Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin to Data Tracking Service

This week, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis has added multiple cryptocurrencies to their data tracking service FRED. FRED has added four series on the prices of different cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin (but no Ripple), with the data is coming from Coinbase. All of the information is being updated… Read More

Antonopoulos Calls Ether: “The Most Credible Utility Token out There”- Lawyer Bristles

“I don’t really see Ethereum’s pre-sale being an ICO.” And thus begins one of the latest videos posted by widely-respected cryptocurrency commentator, writer and technologist Andreas Antonopoulos on his YouTube site. Ether was issued as a genuine utility token, Antonopoulos believes,  and not as a… Read More

Mulling an ICO? Look Beyond Glitzy Ads, Ask Tough Questions

  It’s fair to say there’s been a huge swell of investor interest in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – from crypto enthusiasts and retail investors, increasingly through even to institutions. These ‘token sales’, involving  the sale of newly minted coins based on Ethereum, saw businesses… Read More

CryptoKitty Flipping Has Powered Down. What’s Next for Ethereum’s Favorite Cats?

It seems the cutest bubble in crypto has popped for the time being, but don’t worry, Vancouver firm Axiom Zen are trotting out all kinds of ways to restore heat to Ethereum’s favourite cartoon cats. CryptoKitties are a set of limited-edition digital-cartoon collector cats registered… Read More

Ethereum Rises on Positive Comments by the SEC

Ethereum rose dramatically today following the comments of William Hinman, Director of the Division of Corporate Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), who inserted a statement in a speech today that ended the question of Ethereum being a security. Hinman told an audience… Read More

Crypto Online Lender Unchained Capital Closes $2.995 Million Seed Round

Online lender Unchained Capital has closed on a $2.995 million seed round, including a $595k SAFE. Investors included, Michael Komaransky, Brian Spaly, Mike W. Erwin and Whurley of Ecliptic Capital, and Ezra Galston of Starting Line. In addition to making investments this round, Komaransky, Erwin and Galston… Read More

Privacy Crypto ZenCash Hacked in 51% Attack

ZenCash, a privacy coin and fork of ZClassic, which is itself a fork of ZCash, a privacy coin once recommended by Edward Snowdon, has been hacked. For four hours starting around 10:30 pm Sunday, June 3rd, a hacker gained majority control over the relatively small… Read More

Rural Philippine Banks Testing Ethereum Payments System

In many parts of the Philippines, you’re more likely to encounter a remittance house like Western Union than a bank branch. Cash arrives from abroad, but the access to business loans and mortgages needed to build a self-sustaining economic base are hard to come by…. Read More

China: National Committee of Experts on the Financial Security Technology Says Beware of Fake Virtual Currencies & Fraud

This past week the Chinese National Committee of Experts on the Financial Security Technology issued a report highlighting fraud in the cryptocurrency marketplace. The government sponsored group pointed to 421 “fake virtual currencies coming from overseas.” China has effectively banned cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings…. Read More

Indorse Partners with ICOCrunch to Drive ICO Project Transparency

Indorse, a blockchain-powered social network for professionals, has partnered with ICOCrunch, an independent research platform that showcases ICO projects. Through this partnership, Indorse will help ICOCrunch add an “additional layer of legitimacy” to projects on the platform. Once a project has been verified through Indorse,… Read More

Pundi X Appoints Microsoft & Ethereum Veteran David Ben Kay As Chief Counsel

Pundi X (CURRENCY: PXS), a cryptocurrency point-of-sale solution provider, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Microsoft and Ethereum veteran David Ben Kay as its new Chief Legal Counsel. According to Pundi X, Ben Kay helped establish over 250 companies in that country, including Microsoft’s China subsidiary which he helped set… Read More

Proxeus Aims to Graduate Higher Ed to the Blockchain

In under 100 hours, Proxeus created a dApp to issue certificates for the “Bitcoin, Blockchain und Kryptoassets” course run by the University of Basel’s Center of Innovative Finance (CIF) and registering them on Ethereum, making CIF the first institution in Switzerland to use blockchain to… Read More