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Equity podcast: Netflix soars, Twitter loses a big bird, Lyft isn’t woke and more ICOs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we once again had the full crew on set: Matthew Lynley, Ka

Scammers are cashing in on Telegram’s upcoming ICO

Desperate for an opportunity to jump aboard in the next big thing, cryptocurrency owners are losing money by investing blindly in fake Telegram ICO websites. Chat app Telegram’s upcoming ICO p

Inside Telegram’s ambitious $1.2B ICO to create the next Ethereum

We have even more information about messaging app Telegram’s plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community with the massive ICO for its proposed Telegram Open Network (TON)

Crunch Report | Jimmy Iovine is not leaving Apple

Stationless bike-sharing program is coming to San Francisco, Kodak announces an ICO and its stock then jumps and Jimmy Iovine is not leaving Apple. All this on Crunch Report.

Kodak stock price up 89% after announcing ICO

The 130-year-old Eastman Kodak company announced an ICO yesterday because it’s 2018 and nothing matters. Since the announcement, the stock price is trading up 89 percent, currently at $11.90. Th

Chat app Line is reportedly considering its own cryptocurrency

Tickets please, the next crypto train is about to depart. Japan-based messaging app Line is said to be the latest public company to consider a move into the blockchain and cryptocurrencies, according

Kodak announces ICO, stock jumps 44%

Kodak is today announcing a partnership with Wenn Digital to create a “photo-centric cryptocurrency” that will “empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image ri

Crunch Report | A Telegram ICO Would Be Huge

Telegram is planning a multi-billion-dollar ICO, Uber taps Nvidia for self-driving chips and DraftKings launches single-game NFL fantasy contests. All this on Crunch Report.

Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing

Health data privacy advocacy group MedConfidential believes ministers are trying to sneak in a data protection law carveout, in order to hand politicians the power to judge the ethics of -- for exampl

Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency

Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond. According to multiple sources which have spoke

2018 is the year ICO companies become investors, too

The rise of ICOs surprised many in the tech industry, helping blockchain companies raise close to $4 billion in 2017, and that’s all set to continue with a twist in 2018. Beyond continued moment

Of course China’s forgotten social network is doing an ICO

ICOs were one of the breakthroughs in the tech industry in 2017. Initially it was just those in the blockchain space who were aware, but as the year went on a number of existing business grew attracte

A hard look at token sale mania by a true insider

Moshe Hogeg is a fixture in the Valley mythos. This Israeli founder of Yo (yes, that Yo) and Mobli, he recently became one of the most prolific ICO investors in the world with a thesis that, in short,

Do good companies ICO?

There has been a veritable explosion in the use of initial coin offerings (abbreviated ICO, sometimes also referred to as a token generating event or TGE, or a WTFLOL) to fund startups. Calculating th

6 red flags of an ICO scam

With exponential growth in public interest, esoteric terminology and a lax regulatory framework, it is no surprise that some ICOs have been used to fund scams and cheat investors of their money. While

Hope grows that a larger SEC crackdown on ICOs is coming — and soon

More than $3 billion has been raised through so-called initial coin offerings so far in 2017. Yet while numerous of these have already proven to be good old-fashioned scams, regulators in Washington h

SEC’s new cyber unit takes its first action to halt an initial coin offering ‘scam’

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Canadian crypto company PlexCorp with violating securities laws by selling up to $15 million in an initial coin offering (ICO). ICOs have seen explos

Find your red-eyed fans

I’ve been thinking about token sale marketing lately mostly because it’s been so bad. I’ve gotten hundreds of emails asking me to be an ICO advisor or evangelist or influencer primar

Uber data breach includes UK users — but it’s still not clear how many

The UK's digital minister has said the October 2016 data breach that Uber disclosed this week does affect UK users -- though it's still unclear how many are impacted at this stage.

Uber data breach “raises huge concerns”, says UK watchdog

The fallout from Uber's disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK's data protection watchdog has put out a str
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