cryptocurrencies

  • Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem Crunch Network

    Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

    It’s easy to miss the forest for the trees without a comprehensive view of what the proverbial forest looks like. As a result, here’s a compiled a list of all of the decentralized blockchain-based projects that I have been following, and was able to dig up through research, along with recommendations from friends in the ecosystem. Read More

  • IBM is using the blockchain to speed up and simplify cross-border payments

    IBM is using the blockchain to speed up and simplify cross-border payments

    The blockchain has long been seen as a method to quicken (and cheapen) cross-border payments, and now that movement — which includes a number of startups making moves privately — just got its highest profile advocate after IBM announced its own solution focused on banks. The computing giant has teamed up with blockchain startup Stellar and payment company Kickex to launch a… Read More

  • Build your own token sale with CoinLaunch’s CoinCreator

    Build your own token sale with CoinLaunch’s CoinCreator

    Building a token sale is at once quite simple and quite complex. A number of issues crop up immediately, including, but not limited to, the need for an expensive team of lawyers, marketers, social media experts and an expensive crew to build your smart contract. CoinLaunch, a project by repeat entrepreneur Reuven Cohen, aims to reduce the complexity of at least one part of the process. Read More

  • Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

    Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

    Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer networking the token is now both an integral part of most companies and a great way to fund a great (or awful) idea. This year at Disrupt Berlin we’ll be joined by Zoe Adamovicz of… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Using SpaceX Spaceships to Travel on Earth

    Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX spaceships for travel on Earth, Apple has quietly acquired Regaind and South Korea decides to ban ICOs. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • The SEC has charged two initial coin offerings with defrauding investors

    The SEC has charged two initial coin offerings with defrauding investors

    The Securities and Exchange Commission today has charged both a diamond and a real estate initial coin offering scheme with defrauding investors. REcoin, which promoted itself as the first cryptocurrency-backed real estate company and DRC World, a diamond company, are owned by businessman Maksim Zaslavskiy. In a statement, the SEC accuses Zaslavskiy of selling unregistered securities and… Read More

  • First China, now South Korea has banned ICOs

    First China, now South Korea has banned ICOs

    South Korea has banned ICOs, the up-and-coming method of raising funding via crypto tokens, due to concerns over the potential for financial scams. China’s Central Bank became the first to outlaw ICOs, which are also known as token sales, in a move made earlier this month and now Korea is following suit. Companies from across the world have raised more than $1.8 billion this year to… Read More

  • Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson says the company is mining cryptocurrencies

    Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson says the company is mining cryptocurrencies

    Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest investment firms with $2.3 trillion in managed assets, is taking a long look at cryptocurrencies.  The firm has been experimenting internally with bitcoin, but is now bringing some of those features out to its broad customer base.  Read More

  • Following its $25M ICO, Omise lands strategic investment from Thai bank Krungsri

    Following its $25M ICO, Omise lands strategic investment from Thai bank Krungsri

    Earlier this year Thailand-based Omise held a $25 million ICO to develop a next-generation decentralized payment network, and now the company has closed an undisclosed investment from Thai bank Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya). Omise has raised over $20 million in VC money — the ICO was for its Omise Go (OMG) division — but this new financing is strategic in nature. The deal itself… Read More