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Israel Tax Authority Hunting Undeclared Crypto Profits

Over the past two weeks, the Israel Tax Authority has opened tax accounts for hundreds of Israelis it believes failed to report profits from cryptocurrency investing, Calcalist reports. The authority is also striking deals with Israeli crypto exchanges obliging them to report big transactions. Notices… Read More

OurCrowd Global Investor Summit Returns as Israel’s Largest Investor Event

Global investment platform OurCrowd has announced it will host its 5th annual Global Investor Summit this coming March in Jerusalem, Israel. The event expects attendee registration to top 15,000 making it the largest investment crowdfunding conference in the world. The theme for 2019 will be… Read More

Former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak Slams Cryptocurrencies as a “Ponzi Scam”

Former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak is not a fan of cryptocurrencies.  According to a report in Globes, Barak considers crypto and Bitcoin one big Ponzi Scam. Barak served as the tenth Prime Minister from 1999 to 2001 and was the leader of the… Read More

Lawsuit Reveals Questionable Progeny of Major Israeli Crypto Figure and Associated Companies

  A lawsuit involving a prominent figure in the “thriving” Israeli crypto sector, Moshe Hogeg, has revealed that one of the country’s most famous crypto companies, Invest.com, was formed in part from from a failed Israeli binary options company sanctioned internationally for fraudulent acts, Times of Israel reports…. Read More

Young Israeli Jailed for Selling Bomb Threats for Bitcoin

A 19-year-old Israeli man with dual citizenship in the US has been sentenced in Tel Aviv to 10 years in prison for making and selling bomb and shooting attack threats against 2000 schools, hospitals, malls, airports, airlines, police stations, and Jewish community centres in the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

IFR of Tsinghua University Launches Global Fintech Venture Competition (2018) at the 5th World Internet Conference On November 8, the 2018 Global Fintech Venture Competition (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”) was officially launched at the Fintech and Credit Society Construction Forum of the 5th… Read More

Isreal Will Not Issue “E-Shekel” Cryptocurrency Any Time Soon

A dedicated team established by the Central Bank of Isreal to consider whether the country should establish a state digital currency has determined that risks, complexities, a lack of need and a lack of globally-established standards means that Isreal will not be issuing a central bank… Read More

Following OurCrowd Investment, Alpha Tau Medical Launches Clinical Trials for “Breakthrough” Treatment

Alpha Tau Medical

Alpha Tau Medical, developer of a breakthrough alpha-radiation cancer therapy, has initiated new clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of their Alpha DaRT  or “Dіffusіng Alpha-emitters Radіatіon Therapy” with two leading medical centers in Rome, Italy. “Building on our recent successful round of $29 Million in… Read More

Israeli Blockchain Association Reports: Number of Blockchain Startups in Israel has Tripled & Stands At More Than 200 Since the Beginning of the Year

Israeli Blockchain Association, an Israel-based organization that aims to educate, develop and empower the blockchain community of Israel as well as connects with both global leaders and best practice, announced on Wednesday the release of its third Israeli Blockchain Startup Map, which covers over 200 startups operating in… Read More

Seed Crowdfunded on OurCrowd, Silo Launches Pre-Sale Campaign on Kickstarter

Silo, a company that was seed funded on investment platform OurCrowd, has launched their patented one-touch vacuum-sealing system on Kickstarter. Silo is seeking a minimum amount of $80,000 in orders. Silo is part of OurCrowd’s AI focused fund Cognitiv Ventures, Israel’s most active AI investor… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Sense Tapped as “Best Technology Solution for Learning and Education”

Sense Education, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for student submissions, has been selected as the top Edtech Startup at South Summit’s 2018 enlightED competition. The company was said to be chosen from 600 of the world’s most promising Edtech firms receiving the “Best Technology Solution for… Read More

Overstock: Medici Ventures Invests in VinX, an Israel Company Bringing Blockchain to Wine

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary Medici Ventures has invested in VinX – an Israel based company which is developing a blockchain platform for wine futures trading. VinX is working with another Israel Fintech, Zen Protocol, a company that has created a new type of blockchain, written from scratch…. Read More

OurCrowd is Most Active Investor in Hot Israel AI Startup Sector

Israel is red-hot when it comes to entrepreneurship and startups in general. The country has been recognized for years as punching above its weight class when it comes to an innovation driven economy. One of the hottest sectors for startups is Artificial Intelligence (AI). A… Read More

World’s Largest: OurCrowd Still on Track to Top USD $1 Billion in Investment Crowdfunding

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In many ways, OurCrowd epitomizes the aspirations of what investment crowdfunding has the potential to deliver for both issuers and investors. By providing access to quality deals to smaller (accredited) investors, OurCrowd has opened up an asset class previously closed off to all but the… Read More

OurCrowd Labs/02 Portfolio Company ITsMine Named Top 10 Cybersecurity Startup

ITsMine CEO Kfir Kimhi and Ran Norman CTO

ITsMine, a cybersecurity company has been named one of the top 10  most innovative cybersecurity startups at China’s 2018 ISC Conference. ITsMine is a part of the  OurCrowd Labs/02, seed stage incubator portfolio, which focuses on cutting-edge tech in areas including AI, deep learning, autonomous transportation… Read More

TAPPP Gets $5 Million in Funding led by leAD Sports / OurCrowd’s ADvantage Fund

TAPPP, a US based pre-paid platform enabling access to premium live sports content, has secured $5 million in Series A funding, led by leAD Sports / OurCrowd’s ADvantage Fund. This is OurCrowd’s Advantage Sportstech Fund’s first investment. OurCrowd partnered with the Dassler Family to launch… Read More

Cancer Therapy Medtech Alpha Tau Medical Raises $29 Million Backed by OurCrowd

Alpha Tau Medical

Israeli Medtech start-up, Alpha Tau Medical, has raised $29 million to accelerate its promising cancer treatment Alpha DaRT (Diffusing Alpha-emitters Radiation Therapy). The treatment is being described as a “breakthrough cancer treatment,” that delivers high-precision alpha radiation, that is released when radioactive substances decay inside the… Read More

Fintech Startup Pagaya Secures $14 Million Through Series B Funding Round Co-Led By Oak HC/FT & Harvey Golub

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Pagaya Investments, a Fintech company in the asset management space, announced on Thursday it secured $14 million through its Series B funding round, which was co-led by Oak HC/FT and Harvey Golub. This news comes just six months after Pagaya received a $75 million in debt financing… Read More

Carats.io to Provide Hong Kong based KELA with Blockchain Tech for Diamond Marketplace

Carats.io, a Fintech based in Israel that is building a financial market for diamonds, has partnered wit KELA – a jewelry / diamond retailer operating across Asia. KELA is said to be the largest online diamond retailer in China and has 300 stores across the… Read More

Blockchain Platform Enecuum Signs Cooperation Agreement with iCapital as it Plans Token Sale

  Enecuum, a blockchain platform with a capability of mobile mining, and iCapital based in Israel, have established a long term cooperation agreement, according to the firms. Hong Kong based Enecuum explains on their site: “Every smartphone on the network will participate in the publication… Read More

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