Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Bancor raises $153m from ICO in less than three hours

Cryptographic token creator Bancor Protocol has raised around $153m for its ICO, in less than three hours.

Quoine ends ICO on 350,000 ETH after 3 days

Blockchain-based cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform Quoine has ended its ICO on 350,000 ETH.

Crypto venture capital firm SPiCE VC closes pre-ICO on $40m

Cryptocurrency venture capital firm SPiCE VC has closed its pre-ICO sale on $40m, and has now launched its ICO.

CoinList collects $9.2m in its initial funding round

Blockchain investing platform CoinList has collected $9.2m in its initial funding round.

Andreessen Horowitz launches $300m crypto fund, alongside new general partner hire

Andreessen Horowitz has launched a new $300m venture fund that will invest into crypto companies and protocols.

ESMA publishes advice to EU on ICOs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has released its advice to the European Union Institutions on initial coin offerings.

Singapore sales tax exemption of digital tokens to boost crypto exchanges, says PwC

Singapore has proposed a change which will make digital payment tokens exempt from a sales tax.

US secretary of state has some ideas on how to regulate cryptocurrencies and he...

Michael Pompeo, the US secretary of state, believes cryptocurrencies and financial transactions should be regulated the same way.

Russian nuclear scientist fined $7,000 for using a super computer in a top secret...

A Russian nuclear scientist has been fined for using one of the country’s most powerful super computers, located in a top secret lab, to mine bitcoin.

Germany’s banks lash out against Libra whilst pushing for a digital euro

Could a digital euro be a better alternative to Libra? A leading group of German banks thinks so. The Association of German Banks (Bankenverband) made...

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