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Shares plunge after online lender says it is exploring a potential sale or merger after missing profit expectations
The Hong Kong-based company claims to be Asia’s largest blockchain information platform.
An article that talks about Indonesia passing regulations for the trading of crypto assets.
An article talking about Apple and its work with blockchain.
An article talking about how Coinbase users can withdraw BSV.
An article talking about a potential new Bitcoin ETF.
An article talking about an investment in blockchain technology by Fairfax Country Pension FUnds.
An article talking about Luxembourg passing a law for blockchain.
An article talking about Coinsquare's acquisition of StellarX.
An article talking about JP Morgan introducing a cryptocurrency.
An article talking about a partnership between GM Financial and Spring Labs.
An article discussing Voyager going public.
An article discussing a potential $15 million dollar bid by the Ethereum Foundation.
An article discussing Coinbase's wallet app.
An article talking about Abra's blockchain app.
article from CoinTelegraph says Facebook has acquired Blockchain startup Chainspace and that move was to acquire blockchain engineering talent, according to an article originally published in Cheddar
An article discussing how Bitfury Group and Commons Foundation are launching bitcoin mining operations in Paraguay.
the article highlights how the bear market is actually a boon to crypto lenders
article about sale of bank-owned Visa unit, Prisma, Advent purchased a majority stake in the firm.
An article talking about the potential for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin to be legal in India.
An article that talks about Bank of America's next step in blockchain.
An article talking about the Bitmain IPO.
An article talking about Gemini listing Bitcoin Cash.
A nice article about Ping An.
An article talking about Bitcoin ETF seekers meeting with the SEC.
An article talking about Bitcoin miners being shut down.
An article about Bitcoin's losses and whether it can make a comeback.
An article talking about a move to bitcoin payments by Gab.
An article on AI-based agents and blockchain.
An article highlighting comments from Amber Baldet.
An article talking a Tether exec noting how crypto isn't manipulated.
An article that talks about a stock exchange blockchain platform securing a license.
An article highlighting WeSure's partnerships.
An article talking about Overstock and blockchain.
An article highlighting KT Sat and blockchain.
An article talking about Singapore and its dedication to blockchain.
An article discussing Giga Watt declaring bankruptcy.
An article highlighting a new hire by Bitfury.
An article discussing French tobacco shops' plan to sell bitcoins.
An article discussing the departure of a Coinbase executive.
An article that talks about a VanEck launch.
An article discussing BBVA and Santander joining the launch of a blockchain platform.
An article talking about the delay of a bitcoin futures launch.
An article talking about a criminal probe tied to Tether.
A nice article talking about a major investment in insurtech.
An article discussing how someone stole crypto from an exec.
An article that highlights Blockade Games' seed equity round and valuation.
An article that talks about Binance listing the USDC stablecoin.
An article talking about Lolli's capital raise.
Singapore-based exchange, KuCoin, raises new capital.
An article that talks about a patent won by Bank of America.
An article discussing Ethereum's target date for its next blockchain upgrade.
An article describing how CarbonUSD launching as the first stablecoin on the EOS platform.
An article highlighting Poloniex's plan to offer trading for the upcoming bitcoin cash hard fork.
An article with an announcement by Perkins Coie adding Kari Larsen to the firm’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group.
An article talking about crypto exchanges preparing for bitcoin cash's hard fork.
An article discussing BBVA's syndicated loan deal.
An article highlighting Bitfury's $80 million raise.
An article talking about Blockchain's plan to airdrop $125 million of Stellar.
Interesting article on blockchain patents.
Coinbase Pro has added Brave’s BAT token to its platform.
AlphaPoint announced that Kapil Rathi has joined the company as Global Head of Trading Markets.
Coinsource has received a license from the New York State Department of Financial Services.
CNBC article says new life insurance startup Ethos valued at 100m in a new round, as of Oct. 30, 2018
Coinbase raises $300m in a new funding round.
StarkWare has closed a $30 million Series A round.
Zcash's upgrade is coming up.
Bitfury is considering an IPO.
Algorand has now raised $62 million.
Nasdaq has won a patent discussing how blockchain could be used to release information as part of newswire services.
Coinbase has added its first stablecoin tied to the US dollar.
A new stablecoin tied to the Australian dollar is launching on Stellar.
The newest commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission met with representatives from VanEck and SolidX to discuss a Bitcoin ETF.
Synthetic Minds has raised $5.5 million.
Vertex is investing in Binance.
Huobi will enable users to switch between different types of stablecoins.
The SEC is launching a new division to make things simpler for fintech startups to see the legal implications of their products.
The Rwandan Government is partnering with Circulor to track the mining and supply of tantalum using blockchain technology.
Binance is actively looking to list more stablecoins.
Cobo has closed a $13 million Series A funding round.
Coinbase announced that coinbase.com, Android and iOS app users would be able to trade, buy, sell or store ZRX.
The Ethereum Foundation has awarded close to $3 million in grants to several blockchain developers and startups as part of its grant program.
LINE announced the listing of its own token LINK (LNK) for trading against Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tether.
Paxos has issued around $50 million worth of its recently launched U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin.
Adhara has secured $15 million in new funding from Consensys,
Investors will soon be able to trade litecoin on Gemini.
Bithumb has sold more than 38 percent of its total ownership to a blockchain consortium based in Singapore for $350 million.
Coinbase has opened trading for 0x's ZRX token on Coinbase Pro.
Clearmatics Technologies has raised over $12 million in a Series A funding round led by venture capital firm Route 66 Ventures.
The token sale for Civil has brought in $1.34 million toward its $8 million minimum.
Gemini has hired a Wall street executive as part of its bid to get more institutional clients.
The mayor of Seoul plans to invest money to develop Seoul as a smart city powered by blockchain.
Circle has announced the acquisition of SeedInvest.
Yale is investing in Paradigm.
Medici Ventures has made an investment in VinX.
ACINQ has closed $1.7 million in a seed funding round.
SKALE Labs announced that it has raised $9.65 million in funding.
Ubisoft has become a member of the Blockchain Game Alliance consortium.
Gemini announced that the company has secured insurance coverage for digital assets through a consortium of insurers and arranged by Aon.
Abra is launching a token.
Min Byung-doo will introduce a project of for ICO legislation
Bitmain has acquired Telescope.
Coinbase has added a Charles Schwab advisor to its Board of Directors.
ConsenSys invests in a blockchain startup.
TEMCO has secured institutional investment from Korea Investment Partners.
Joseph Muscat addressed the United Nations General Assembly about blockchain.
The Austrian government has decided to use the Ethereum blockchain to issue $1.35 billion in government bonds.
Bank of Communications has issued $1.3 billion of residential mortgage-backed securities using blockchain technology.
Bitwala has raised €4 million in funding.
Coinbase has overhauled its policy for listing new cryptocurrencies.
Google is ending its ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising.
Coinbase is partnering with Caspian.
Juventus is launching a fan token.
The SEC announced it has begun proceedings to decide whether to approve an ETF.
Grupo XP is starting an exchange for Bitcoin and Ethereum trading in the coming months.
Coinbase has hired finance executive Brian Brooks as chief legal officer.
PNC will use technology built by startup Ripple to process international payments.
Founding partners of the $1 billion blockchain fund backed by the government of Hangzhou are planning to roll out a Japanese yen-pegged stablecoin.
Coinbase has hired Michael Li as its VP of data.
Galaxy Capital leads $16 million funding for Caspian.
Bancor is going to expand to the EOS blockchain.
Coinbase has launched its New York office.
A Brazilian soccer team is working on creating their own cryptocurrency.
Huobi has acquired BitTrade.
Binance has announced a partnership with the Malta Stock Exchange to launch a new digital exchange.
Seed CX announced a $15 million Series B funding round.
Paris Saint-Germain is launching its own cryptocurrency.
Gemini announced that it is launching a dollar-backed stablecoin built on ethereum.
Engie and Maltem are launching a new blockchain development spinoff for commercial clients.
Coinbase is considering launching an ETF with BlackRock.
IBM has launched a new product called Blockchain World Wire.
A former Estonian prime minister has become an advisor to a blockchain startup.
Walmart is investigating blockchain with a focus on autonomous delivery drones.
MidWest headquartered insurtech targeting only good drivers tops $1 billion valuation in latest round
Rakuten is buying crypto exchange Everybody’s Bitcoin in a $2.4 million deal.
LINE announced that it has launched its own cryptocurrency called LINK.
Huobi has acquired Pantronics.
A nice piece on Ethereum’s upcoming October upgrade.
Initial coin offering advisory firm Satis Group believes bitcoin's price might jump to $96,000 over the next five years.
MyCrypto has raised $4 million in a Series A funding round.
DFINITY has raised $102m
AirTM has raised $7 million in Series A funding.
Lloyd’s of London is entering the crypto insurance market.
S7 is testing a blockchain-based application that tracks data and paperwork connected to the process for refueling planes.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has said it will review the disapproval orders for nine bitcoin ETFs issued on Wednesday.
Bittrex is partnering with Rialto to launch crypto securities trading.
The World Bank has announced that the Commonwealth Bank of Australia-backed blockchain bond has raised more than $80 million.
There was a meeting that brought together some ethereum stakeholders to discuss code changes ahead of a software upgrade scheduled for October.
In the UK, the Department for International Trade announced that Entrepreneur First (EF) is now also funding blockchain startups.
Dital currencies lose value amid SEC rejection of several ETFs
Stockholm IT Ventures AB announced that its subsidiary, Blocktrade Technology Ltd. (BTT), has signed a software license agreement with Valens Bank.
Zheshang Bank has completed an issuance of securities worth $66 million.
Atlas Protocol has secured a seed round of investment of multi-million dollars, led by SB China Venture Capital, and followed by Baidu Ventures, Danhua Capital and Fenbushi Digital.
Seven Stars Cloud Group has announced a three-year, exclusive $24B deal with National Transportation Capacity Co Ltd (NTS).
UPS has filed for a new patent that uses blockchain for sending packages worldwide.
Coinbase has won a patent that seeks to protect a way of making bitcoin purchases more secure for customers.
SFOX has raised close to $23 million in a Series A funding round.
Pantera Capital has raised over $71 million.
LINE Corporation announced today that it has added TRON (TRX) to BITBOX.
Huobi has entered into a strategic partnership with OpenFinance Network.
The South Korean government will invest over $880 million next year in order to boost the development of innovative technologies such as blockchain.
Y Combinator (YC) just announced a new China division.
Coindesk has acquired Distributed Systems.
Axoni announced the completion of a $32 million Series B financing round led by Goldman Sachs and Nyca Partners.
Square is allowing customers to buy and sell bitcoin in all 50 U.S. states.
Venezuela is about to begin using its petro cryptocurrency as an official accounting unit.
A blockchain fantasy football league is trying to raise $100 million in an ICO.
Bitt has signed a deal with a Caribbean central bank.
Minds is shifting to the Ethereum blockchain for its launch.
iComply has just completed a seed funding round.
Bitmain is filing for an initial public offering.
Y Ventures Group is launching an ICO in Singapore.
TZero has raised $134 million in an initial coin offering.
Intuit has been awarded a patent for processing bitcoin payments with a text message.
DISH announced it has added Bitcoin Cash as a payment option.
Everipedia announced it is now live.
Havven has said that it is expecting to issue its nUSD stablecoin on EOS by the end of this year.
Audius has raised $5.5 million in a Series A.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is going to make decisions on nine proposed bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the next two months.
Metronome raises $12 million
ShapeShift has acquired Bitfract.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has delayed a decision on a proposed bitcoin ETF.
Goldman Sachs is considering a plan to offer custody for crypto funds.
Bitmain announced the launch of its new blockchain data center in the city of Rockdale, Milam County, Texas.
Coinbase announces that Tim Wagner is joining the company as Vice President of Engineering.
Users can now invest in Ethereum Classic on Robinhood Crypto, commission-free.
Japan's Virtual Currency Exchange Association has applied for certification from the Financial Services Agency.
The Istanbul Blockchain and Innovation Center was inaugurated at Bahçeşehir University.
Argo Mining is the first crypto company to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.
LevelTradingField announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency asset derivatives exchange called CADE.
Coinbase has renewed its money transmitter license in Wyoming.
Coinbase will offer a new feature to enable cryptocurrency payments for merchants around the world.
Australia's Queensland state government has awarded a $100,000 grant to TravelbyBit
Logos Network has raised $3 million is seed funding.
Boerse Stuttgart is developing an ICO platform.
Radar Relay has completed a $10 million Series A funding round.
Hedera Hashgraph has raised $100 million.
Coinbase is announcing it has appointed Jeff Horowitz as Coinbase’s Chief Compliance Officer.
Ripple announced that former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker for Swell.
Binance announces the acquisition of Trust Wallet, a popular Ethereum and ERC20 mobile wallet.
The NFL Players Association, the union for NFL athletes, has announced a partnership with a blockchain startup that will allow its players to host content and earn revenue through the decentralized platform.
Alibaba is bringing in a new blockchain startup backed by Draper Dragon.
HTC Corporation has announced that Litecoin co-founder, Charlie Lee, will serve as an advisor to HTC Exodus.
DCEX announced registration is open to the first digital currency exchange to utilize XRP as its exclusive base currency.
Galaxy Digital LP will start trading on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange on August 1.
CLS and IBM announced a collaboration on a proof of concept (PoC) for LedgerConnect.
An interesting read on the race by three countries to become the premier destination for crypto businesses.
Accenture is considering using blockchain technology to make shipping logistics easier and more effective.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has again rejected a plan by investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to list a bitcoin ETF.
Venezuela is replacing its national currency, the bolivar, with a new one that will be tied to the petro.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai said Tuesday that it has created a Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research to evaluate potential health care uses of blockchain technology at Mount Sinai Health System.
Iran is preparing to launch its own national cryptocurrency.
KT has applied blockchain to its commercial network.
BitTorrent is now officially part of Tron.
BlockFi announced it has raised $52.5M to expand operations, led by Galaxy Digital Ventures LLC.
Aqeed.com raises $18 million investment.
Huobi Group announced the official launch of its Huobi Cloud business arm.
XYO acquires LayerOne.
Barclays has applied for three U.S. patents.
Neufund announced that it is collaborating with the Malta Stock Exchange and Binance.
Nervos Network has raised $28 million to build a next-generation blockchain network.
Paxful plans to open an office in Venezuela in September and release an Android app in October.
Provenance secures funding from musician Peter Gabriel.
Global eTrade Services (GeTS) has launched Open Trade Blockchain (OTB),
Baidu has launched a proprietary token of its new blockchain-based photo validating and sharing service.
NatWest announced that it has joined Marco Polo.
Mastercard won a patent for a method of speeding up cryptocurrency payments.
Blockchain business Grid7 is set to receive almost $1 million as a government grant.
Columbia University and IBM announced a new Center devoted to research, education, and innovation in blockchain technology and data transparency.
Civic has acquired Identity.com.
Block.one announced that Peter Thiel has invested in the company, along with other investors, Bitmain, Louis Bacon, and Alan Howard.
Coinbase is set to move forward with a trio of acquisitions.
HealthCombix announced the launch of HCX PAY, a new public payment blockchain and node operator network.
R3 is one of several blockchain technology firms that may look to go public in the near term, according to an article from CCN that originally cites reporting from Bloomberg. Several international digital currency miners are also eyeing public raises according to the article.
Tether has appointed former AML Quality Control Manager at the Bank of Montreal, Leonardo Real, as Chief Compliance Officer.
The Kin Foundation began accepting applications for the Kin Developer Program, which will pay up to 25 developers a total of nearly $3 million to create and maintain independent “kin economies” over a six-month period.
Lloyd’s has launched a new digital distribution platform, Lloyd’s Bridge, designed to quickly, easily and efficiently connect insurance businesses and entrepreneurs with Lloyd’s underwriters.
Dirt Protocol has raised $3 million to use blockchain to build a trusted platform for structured data.
Fujitsu announced the immediate availability of a rapid blockchain productization framework which enables the development of a Minimum Viable Product in just five days.
Litecoin Foundation acquires 9.9% of Germany's WEG Bank and agrees to provide its technology and marketing expertise to TokenPay.
Oasis Labs announced it has raised $45 million from a16zcrypto, Accel, Binance Labs, DCVC (Data Collective), Electric Capital, Foundation Capital, Gaorong, Metastable, Pantera, Polychain, among others.
Fuel Games has announced the pre-sale launch of their online game Gods Unchained, the world’s first blockchain-based eSport.
Open Mineral is looking to build a consortium of mining companies and financial institutions to create a blockchain system for minerals trading.
Benson Oak is setting up an investment fund for the Israeli market that will focus on blockchain and consumer-facing companies,
Gemini is one of the largest digital asset exchanges and Robert Cornish most recently served as Chief Information Officer of the New York Stock Exchange.
NASDAQ-listed Xunlei announced a new blockchain advancement.
Switzerland’s stock exchange announced it is building a fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets.
Flow Traders NV is expanding its trading products to exchange-traded notes based on bitcoin and ether.
Block.one announced that former Jefferies Asia CEO Mike Alexander has joined as CEO of its $1 billion EOS VC venture capital arm.
Facebook is showing how it's getting more into the blockchain space.
Bittrex and invest.com announced a partnership to open a digital trading platform, starting with customers in the European Union.
Funding Circle, the small business loans platform, and INTRUST Bank, a leading US regional bank headquartered in Kansas, today announced the next phase of their strategic partnership to support the growth of US small businesses. Following the successful launch of this partnership earlier this year, the second phase increases INTRUST’s funding commitment and kicks off a targeted, co-branded marketing campaign, giving business owners across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas greater access to fast and flexible financing.
Justin Sun, the founder of Blockchain startup TRON, whose coin market cap this week was more than $ 4.5 billion, agreed to personally acquire BitTorrent, the long running file sharing service, for $140 million as originally reported by TechCrunch. As this recent article from the Daily Hodl notes there is still some question about how Tron's tech might be combined with BitTorrent's filesharing. TRONIX, Tron's digitial tradeable token, has moved higher in early trading following the announcement of Sun's purchase of BitTorrent.
The investment represents the start of China's first blockchain based social network, according to the announcement,
A London-based "crowd" insurer receives new funding for approach that aims to lower the incentive to make claims
Comparison site CoverWallet secures a minority investment from a large European insurer. It had raised more than $ 30, 000, 000 prior to the investment. The company also offers an insurance digital wallet where users can manage multiple policies
Slate interviews Naomi Klein about her new book "Disaster Capitalists" which looks at Puerto Rico and its recovery. In the interview, Klein makes a few memorable, though not so subtle,jabs at the emerging cryptocurrency community on the island.
One of the largest raisest this year in the space from the creator of Hyperchain. Hyperchain or Qulian Technology had already raised $78,000,000 in funding from the same investor group.
Tradeshit joins the Unicorn club after pre-IPO round according to well-reported Bloomberg story that includes a CEO interview
Roubini weighs in on Tether, the controversial stablecoin
The story looks at how cryptocurrency mining communities are forming in areas with cheap power and the unusual consequences that follow.
Latest Round values Oscar Health at $3.2 billion
The article provides a nice explanation of LitePay's faliure. LitePay was heavily promoted because it was seen as a means to bring LiteCoin to a broader audience. However, the company ceased operations only a short time after it began, withering under scrutiny including its CEO's failure to successfully answer questions from Reddit users during an "Ask me Anything" session.
A new stablecoin tied to the Australian dollar is launching on Stellar.
An entertaining and informative account of the author's journey into crypto-currency investing
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has delayed making a decision on whether to approve five bitcoin-related exchange-traded funds until this coming September.
The article explains the unusual story of Dogecoin, a digital currency that started as a joke, but at its peak was worth more than $2 billion.
a good read from the New Yorker
Article details allegations of suspicious behavior with the launch of trading of Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase
A pretty interesting read on stablecoins
Add North Korean hackers to the list of concerns about digital investments
Riot Blockchain Participates in Coinsquare Private Placement; Coinsquare Receives CAD $430 Million Post-Money Valuation
Sexism and a Miami bitcoin conference
TrueUSD joins Tether, Dai, and others in the category of stablecoins, that seek to peg their value to the dollar.
Indian officials worry that cyptocurrencies could become source of untraceable bribes adding to corruption
Johnson argues that there are real possibilities to change the Internet and culture through a decentralized web backed by blockchain related technologies, but that some of that possibility is undercut by those who advocate for the technology..
Why Agrello (DLT) is the next Ripple
A look at a few companies using blockchain to build social apps with an emphasis on user privacy
A good list of law journal articles on bitcoin, virtual currencies and blockchain
The article does a good job of outlining the nonprofit universe using bitcoin and even specialized coins to promote social ends and explores the potential for using digital currencies as part of nonprofit fundraising
An article highlighting blockchain companies in the remittance space
Competitive analyses are extremely important to B2B marketing strategies. They help to identify weaknesses as well as highlight where you’re having success against your competitors. To put it simply: If you’re not measuring your performance against that of your peers, you’re falling behind the competition. When starting a B2B competitive analysis, it can often seem overwhelming. It’s often a struggle to identify comparable competitors and metrics as well as sift through the mountains of data. So much information, so little time, amiright? It’s because of this that I’ve put together a list of the 5 most important things (IMO) to pay attention to. 1. What is your competition’s overall domain authority? A great place to start on your competitive analysis is with domain authority. The domain authority numbers can give you a high level view of where you stand against the competition. Domain authority basically summarizes the overall “authority” of a site. In the example below, I used Moz, which rates websites from 0-100 with 100 being the best. Of the 5 different websites I plugged in, Moz automatically identified the highest, which in this example was Apple.com.
Authors Greenberg and Branwen go through the evidence and suggest that an unknown Australian is most likely the inventor of Bitcoin. Wired later publishes evidence that raises doubts about their original conclusion. The mystery deepens.
A nice story on Erik Finman an Idaho teenager who was mediocre in school, but who became a millionaire through an investment in cryptocurrencies.
Collision/combination of 60's counter culture and blockchain digital culture at burning man