Blockchain Security Platform NuCypher Raises US$4.3M from Cryptofunds and VCs

Blockchain Security Platform NuCypher Raises US$4.3M from Cryptofunds and VCs

NuCypher, a privacy layer for distributed systems and decentralized applications, has raised US$4.3 million in a token pre-sale from 13 cryptofunds and venture capital firms. The round was led by Polychain Capital with participation from Michael Novogr…

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BnkToTheFuture Plans US$33M ICO for New Crypto Token Secondary Market

BnkToTheFuture Plans US$33M ICO for New Crypto Token Secondary Market

Equity crowdfunding platform BnkToTheFuture will launch a public token sale in February 2018 to fund the development of a tokenized platform for equity tokens trading. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company hopes to raise as much as US$33 mill…

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Dash Comes to Digital Wallet and Money Transfer Service Uphold

Dash Comes to Digital Wallet and Money Transfer Service Uphold

Cryptocurrency Dash has been integrated into digital wallet and money transfer platform Uphold. Customers of the US-based digital money platform can now buy Dash online or on their mobile device using funds in their Uphold account. Uphold, formerly Bit…

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US SEC Files Charges Against PlexCorps Over Alleged ICO Fraud

US SEC Files Charges Against PlexCorps Over Alleged ICO Fraud

A new division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission focusing on initial coin offerings (ICOs) has filed its first charges against a privately held company called PlexCorps and its top two officials for allegedly defrauding investors. The charge…

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PROPS ICO Launches, Can Its Killer App Compete?

PROPS ICO Launches, Can Its Killer App Compete?

PROPS, created by the company behind the YouNow video streaming platform, has been added to Coinlist.co, an ICO vetting website. The ICO launched yesterday, November 29th. Normally, this writer avoids covering all ICOs, since they tend to be a crapshoo…

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Here’s What Keeps Bitcoin Developers Up at Night as the Price Hits $10,000

Here’s What Keeps Bitcoin Developers Up at Night as the Price Hits $10,000

The recent Baltic Honeybadger 2017 conference in Riga, Latvia featured an all star panel of Bitcoin developers and security experts on the second day of the event. During this panel, the participants were asked to explain what kinds of possible issues …

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South Korean Minister’s “Bitcoin is Corrupting Kids” Logic is Flawed

South Korean Minister’s “Bitcoin is Corrupting Kids” Logic is Flawed

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has recently called for the imposition of strict and rigid regulatory frameworks for cryptocurrency businesses, given the exponential growth of the global bitcoin market. Lee emphasized that currently, cryptocurr…

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20+ Firms Join IOTA Foundation DLT-Powered Data Marketplace Initiative

20+ Firms Join IOTA Foundation DLT-Powered Data Marketplace Initiative

More than 20 organizations have joined the IOTA Foundation’s data marketplace, a new open innovation initiative seeking to create a platform where firms can buy and sell data from sensors and IoT-connected devices. Participants include Deustche T…

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Crypto Market Surges Past $300 Billion, Sights Set on JPMorgan Chase

Crypto Market Surges Past $300 Billion, Sights Set on JPMorgan Chase

The rise of the digital currency market is continuing its upward trajectory, with the combined market value setting a new record of over $300 billion during trading Monday. Figures from CoinMarketCap show that the total value reached $305.3 billion at …

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Pilot Program KuvaCash Seeks to Bring Dash to Zimbabwe

Pilot Program KuvaCash Seeks to Bring Dash to Zimbabwe

A pilot program funded by the Dash treasury system called KuvaCash seeks to bring the cryptocurrency to Zimbabwe in response to the growing demand for cryptocurrencies and alternative means to store value and make payments. Set to commence in Q2 of 201…

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