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Hackers nab $500,000 as Enigma is compromised weeks before its ICO

The ICO hackers are at it again. Enigma, a de-centralized platform that’s preparing to raise money via a crypto token sale, had its website and a number of social accounts compromised with the 

Vitalik Buterin and Naval Ravikant to discuss Ethereum at Disrupt SF

Cryptocurrencies are back. But did they ever go away? If you ask cryptocurrency advocates, they’re going to tell you that it’s been a slow and steady rise filled with initial coin offerings, forks

Filecoin’s ICO opens today for accredited investors after raising $52M from advisers

Filecoin, the much-anticipated cryptocurrency that will eventually power a distributed file storage system, is opening its ICO today at 12pm PT / 3pm ET today. Last week Filecoin concluded a much talk

Why Science is turning to ICOs for its incubator

There has been a wave of startups turning to initial coin offerings, known as ICOs, to raise funding through digital currency and now at least one fund is doing this, too. Science Inc., the LA-based

Dear Floyd Mayweather, you’re why the SEC exists

Dear Floyd Mayweather: While perusing Facebook, I chanced across your post drumming up interest in the upcoming Stox initial coin offering (ICO). I understand your motivations in wanting to diversif

In the murky world of ICOs, this young founder aims to lead the way

When it comes to initial coin offerings, or ICOs, there’s plainly a lot that investors still don’t understand. Though start-ups and founders have raised more than $1 billion so far 2017

Crunch Report | SEC Starts Regulating ICOs

Smallest spacecraft ever launched makes it into low-earth orbit, the SEC starts regulating ICOs and a new dating app only for verified Twitter users. All this on Crunch Report.

SEC regulators are coming after ICOs

It looks like ICOs, shorthand for initial coin offerings, are about to undergo a lot more scrutiny. The SEC has concluded that the digital currency financing events will be regulated as securities, me

Omise acquires online payment business Paysbuy from Thai operator Dtac

It isn’t often that you see startups buying chunks of large corporates, but that’s what has happened in Thailand this week. Following the closure of its $25 million ICO token sale yesterda

Equity podcast: Sexual harassment takes down Binary Capital and Blue Apron’s lackluster IPO

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s recurring venture capital-focused podcast that, against odds laid by its arcane subject matter, is still on the air. (Thanks!) This week was a cork

While investment firms ponder ICOs, this team is barreling ahead with a $100 million ICO fund

Most investors are trying to get a handle on initial coin offerings, which have begun racing through the tech ecosystem like a fire, causing excitement and confusion and some degree of terror. One San

Jeremy Liew suggests watching “Planet of the Apps” for its window onto pitch meetings

Reviewers have not been kind to Apple’s first TV offering, “Planet of the Apps.” Variety had a particularly entertaining, if biting, take, with writer Maureen Ryan likening the show

How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICO’d digital assets

For most of the history of blockchain-based currencies and assets, the story has been all about Bitcoin. At a market capitalization of around $40 billion, it remains the most valuable cryptocurrency.

Former Mozilla CEO raises $35M in under 30 seconds for his browser startup Brave

There’s been a whole lot of talk about initial coin offerings (ICO), company fundraising events based around the sale of cryptocurrencies, but not much in the way of action until yesterday. That

How to stage an ICO (and answers to other lingering questions you might have)

Over the last month, it’s been hard to miss talk in the media and on social channels about initial coin offerings, or ICOs. What are they? Where did they suddenly come from? Who’s investi

UK data watchdog issues record fine for ISP TalkTalk’s 2015 data breach

A 2015 data breach at UK ISP TalkTalk has landed the company with a £400,000 fine from the national data protection agency -- a record penalty for the ICO to hand out, although £100k shy of the curr

WhatsApp’s privacy U-turn on sharing data with Facebook draws more heat in Europe

A dramatic privacy about-face by messaging app WhatsApp this summer, in which it revealed an update to its T&Cs would for the first time allow the sharing of its user data with parent company Face

WhatsApp-Facebook data-sharing deal probed by UK privacy watchdog

Well that was fast. Just one day after WhatsApp revealed a sea-change in its attitude to user data, by detailing plans to share the mobile numbers and last seen status of its users with parent company

UK Surveillance Bill A Risk To Data Security And Privacy, Says ICO

The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office has criticized the draft Investigatory Powers bill, currently before parliament, warning about the risks of requiring communications service providers to w

UK Data Protection Watchdog Probes Legality Of Facebook’s Emotion Study

Facebook's attempt to learn whether the type of content users of its service are exposed to affects their mood or not has landed it into plentiful hot water this week. The latest development in the un
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