Tagged: ethereum

Has the Crypto Bubble Popped?

2018 has been a miserable year for cryptocurrencies, as prices have dropped by as much as 70% since their highs since the start of the year. The market capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency market fell from a little over $800 billion in January to a… Read More

Vitalik Buterin Outlines Off-Chain Ethereum Smart Contract Activity at Deconomy

In addition to calling Craig Wright a fraud, Vitalik Buterin addressed serious matters in Ethereum scaling at the Deconomy Summit in Seoul, Korea April 4th.   Vitalik Buterin calls Craig Wright (fake Satoshi Nakamoto) a fraud, while standing in front of him. #Ethereum #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/lWd2cqLXfj… Read More

Vitalik Buterin Proposed Self-Regulated “DA-ICOs” in January: So Far, Few Takers

To considerable fanfare, Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin proposed a new type of “Decentralized Autonomous” Initial Coin Offering at ethresear.ch on January 5, 2018, a model that would allow investors to vote for the incremental release or refund of investor capital. Although the proposal was received… Read More

Paycase Financial: Cryptocurrency Brokerage Expects a Large Amount of Volume When the Desk is Launched

Last month, the TMX Group (the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange) announced that its subsidiary, Shorcan Digital Currency Network, will be working with Paycase Financial to launch a new cryptocurrency brokerage service initially focused on Bitcoin and Ether. Shorcan DCN is expected to launch at… Read More

Virtue Poker: Blockchain’s Peer-to-Peer Trust Functions Disrupting Fairness Issues in Gambling.

One of Ethereum’s cofounders, Joseph Lubin, is backing a new online poker platform built on Ethereum, a programmable cryptocurrency and cousin of Bitcoin. Virtue Poker promises to eliminate problems that may have informed a US-wide shut down of the online poker industry in 2011, a… Read More

Coinbase Files Reg D with SEC as it Preps to Support Additional Cryptocurrencies

Coinbase has filed a Form D 506c with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its Index Fund. The fund was announced earlier this month as a path for investors to gain diversified exposure to the fast evolving digital asset class. The Form D shared little… Read More

Hope Liu: Eximchain’s Mission is to Become the Blockchain Infrastructure for Supply Chain Applications

From supplier credit to inventory management, Eximchain is developing a Blockchain that combines privacy, accessibility, and security to support enterprise-ready applications. Eximchain looks to leverage the power of Blockchain, so stakeholders within a supply chain can connect, transact, and share information more efficiently and securely…. Read More

Grayscale Introduces Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP Investment Trusts

Grayscale Investments, LLC, a digital currency investing authority, launched four new investment products including Bitcoin Cash Investment Trust, Ethereum Investment Trust, Litecoin Investment Trust and XRP Investment Trust.  As of 28 February 2018, Grayscale reported possessed $2.1 billion in assets under management. Barry Silbert, Digital Currency… Read More

The Canadian Securities Exchange will be the First Blockchain Powered Exchange in North America and will Trade Tokenized Securities Later this Year

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) announced last month it would be integrating Blockchain technology to power trading on its platform. This will make the CSE the first regulated exchange in North  America to make the transition that is inevitable for all traditional stock exchanges in… Read More

UK Based Blockchain Ticketing Company Aventus Systems Hires Veteran Marketing Exec Andrew Ford as CMO

Aventus Systems, a UK based Blockchain ticketing infrastructure company, has  hired Andrew Ford as their Chief Marketing Officer. Ford has a 20-year career in the B2B and B2C technology industry, having held a number of startup board advisory roles and was previously the CMO at… Read More

Heritage: Congress Must Remove Anti-Competitive Barriers to Cryptocurrency

Here is an interesting write up that should make cryptocurrency advocates happy. The Heritage Foundation, a leading policy think tank in Washington, DC, published a report at the end last year telling Congress and other public authorities they need to back off of Bitcoin and… Read More

Ethereum Community Fund Will Back Promising Blockchain Based Projects with Permanent Endowment

The Ethereum Community Fund (ECF)  was launched this week backed by some of the biggest names in Blockchain and crypto startups. The list of founders include Vitalik Buterin, the godfather of Ethereum.  The other founders include: Jae Kwon – Co-creator of Tendermint and Co-founder of Cosmos Julian Zawistowski… Read More

Valentine’s Day Crypto Art Sells for $1 Million on GIFTO

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” As we reported last week, GIFTO has partnered with artist Kevin Abosch in the creation, and sale, of a digital valentine. The “Forever Rose” art was sold for $1 million in cryptocurrency to a group… Read More

Data is the New Oil: Mobius CEO David Gobaud Discusses Stellar, Record-Breaking ICO and More

Mobius, described as a “turn-key blockchain-enabling platform” using patent-pending technology, offers a range of products, including a free, universal API that allows non-blockchain developers to connect resources to smart contracts and the blockchain ecosystem. Existing web properties, apps, devices and data streams can utilize the… Read More

Matchpool’s Dan Timsit Discusses New Cryptofunding Platform Fund0x: “By the Community, for the Community”

Envisioning itself as the “go-to platform for building new partnerships, finding love or jobs and building new products” with the assistance of the community, Tel Aviv- based Matchpool has launched a new social platform seeking and sourcing crypto from the crowd called fund0x.  The cryptocurrency-only site… Read More

Is Bitcoin Broken Beyond All Repair?

The creation of Bitcoin, along with the Blockchain technology that enabled the digital currency, was a revolutionary act that has changed the world of finance forever. Originally envisioned as a transactional digital currency, Bitcoin has evolved more into an investment, or vehicle to speculate, due… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018

Last year, I boldly predicted 10 Fintech movements that will take place as Earth makes another perfect rotation around our Sun. It’s always fun to look back and see how wrong I was, so let’s stump the chump! Here are my original predictions. Let’s score… Read More

$40 Million+ Private Placement ICO: Ælf raises 55K Ether in a Private-Only Token Sale

Ælf, a Blockchain based company developing a ‘Cloud Operating System’ designed to become a central hub for all Blockchains, has announced a pre-sale raise of 55,000 Ether. During the “under the radar” initial coin offering, the spot price was about $450 per ETH. Today, as… Read More

The Genie is Out of the Bottle: Bloomberg Adds Cryptocurrencies to its Ubiquitous Terminals

The Bloomberg Terminal is the mainstay of any serious financial service firm. Populated on trading desks around the world, “the Bloomberg”, launched in 1981 long before computers were commonplace. The Terminal is now on over 325,000 work stations globally. And it is not just about… Read More

Telcoin, a Mobile Cryptocurrency Solution, Plans ICO Launch on December 11th

Telcoin, a French Accelerator startup that is based in Tokyo, is planning to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on December 11th. Co-founded by Claude Eguienta and Paul Neuner, Telcoin has created a cryptocurrency that expects to be distributed by mobile operators and accepted everywhere…. Read More