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Telegram creators Pavel and Nikolai Durov have filed a “Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities” with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Feb. 13, reporting $850 mln raised under the SEC exemption Rule 506(c) from 81 investors for “the development of the TON Blockchain, the development and maintenance of Telegram Messenger.” The type of …

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This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. One of the most popular memes on the cryptocurrency subreddit r/bitcoin, arguably the largest concentration of Bitcoin enthusiasts on the internet, depicts a cartoon coin riding a roller coaster …

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The developers of the Algorand blockchain protocol have raised $4 million in seed funding. The funding support came from venture capital firms Pillar and Union Square Ventures, the startup behind the protocol announced today. Algorand constitutes a digital currency and transaction platform, with its underlying protocol co-authored by MIT professor and Turing Award winner Silvio Micali. As …

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Tom Goldenberg is chief technology officer at Commandiv, a combined stock and crypto trading platform providing investors with automated trade recommendations and rebalancing tools.  The New York Times economist Paul Krugman keeps bashing bitcoin. Why would you trade such a volatile asset, he asks, if it lacks fundamentals? “So, bitcoin just lost half its value. Where does …

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The proliferation of artificial intelligence  (AI) technologies continues to march onwards as AI becomes a globally established industry. However, these billions of dollars in AI revenue are rarely seen by those working at the lower end of the AI workforce. Dbrain, a new Blockchain platform, allows anyone with a smartphone to carry out AI-related tasks …

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A house on a blockchain? That’s the future a number of initial coin offering (ICO) issuers envision, one in which tokenized pieces of the property could be tracked and traded via a shared database. In this way, the tokens would allow for what entrepreneurs are calling “fractional ownership,” or the ability for a real estate …

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Jesse Powell, CEO of crypto exchange Kraken, told CNBC today, Feb. 13, that crypto traders must be responsible for the risks they take in investing in digital coins. During an interview at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Powell said that he sees consumers, not exchanges, as playing the primary role in risk evaluation: “I …

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Self-proclaimed fans of a popular Chinese boy band have built an initial coin offering (ICO) around their idols, amid controversy over the project’s legitimacy. At the heart of the project is a well-known home-grown pop band named The Fighting Boys (or TFBoys), formed by three teens – Karry Wang, Roy Wang, and Jackson Yi – …

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Comcast Ventures isn’t just investing in blockchain startups – it’s investing in blockchain startups that invest in blockchain startups, with some very specific goals in mind. The firm last month joined IBM and Boldstart Ventures in backing accelerator mState, which invests in startups building enterprise blockchain solutions. Further, Comcast Ventures revealed to CoinDesk a recent …

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should give past initial coin offering (ICO) organizers the chance to seek remediation in light of possible violations, according to a petition filed with the agency last month. The petition was penned by Liquid M Capital, a broker-dealer and fintech firm acquired by Templum earlier this month. Dated January 23 …

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Cointelegraph got a chance to sit down and talk with Mark Edge, the man who introduced Roger Ver to Bitcoin and the host of Free Talk Live radio. It was hard to miss Mark at the North American Bitcoin Conference, he was dressed in full garb and looked as if he could be a stunt-double …

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The concept of escrow services has been attracting investors’ attention over the last six months. Numerous startups have been promoting the idea that investing in ICOs may be protected by escrow mechanisms, which have various applications. For instance, a startup called Escroco, that ran its pre-ITO and ITO rounds in autumn 2017, offered a fund-reserve …

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The term dark pool might sound ominous, but investors think building one could prove to be a boon for the crypto market. Announced today, Republic Protocol has officially completed an initial coin offering (ICO) for its REN token, raising 35,000 ether (roughly $30.5 million at current prices) from lead investors Polychain Capital and FBG, as well …

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Officials in Gibraltar are reportedly weighing rules for initial coin offerings (ICOs), a move that follows a bid to develop a licensure framework for companies working with the tech. The discussions will include input from members of the British overseas territory’s legislature as well as the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). Like many other countries …

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Gibraltar’s government and Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) have announced that in the coming weeks they will develop a draft law that will regulate Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in the British overseas territory, Reuters reported Feb. 9. The draft law, aiming to regulate the promotion, sale and distribution of digital tokens on the territory of …

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declined to provide information on Blockchain project Tezos requested by attorney David Silver via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Reuters reported Feb. 10. Silver represents plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Tezos back in November, 2017, the second of several lawsuits against the company since it gathered …

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Sure, there were white papers, prototypes and theories, but in the land of ICOs, 2017 was largely about one thing – money – and lots of it. Entering 2018, those closest to the sector, the area of the industry that’s actively applying learnings from cryptocurrencies to startup models, see a bit of a different story. …

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On New Year’s Day, Giselle Palmer, scantily clad, turned on her webcam, and started her sexy show. Offhandedly she told her hundreds of viewers that she had studied computer science and math in college, and from that moment on the chat room was filled with questions about non-sexy topics from computer science to calculus. If …

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Catherine D. Wood is the chief executive and chief investment officer at ARK Investment Management in New York. As the first public asset manager to gain exposure to bitcoin at $250 through the Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), ARK Invest faced a number of questions and much ridicule in September 2015. Given our research-based conviction, and the …

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Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare has raised $30 million in new equity financing. Announced today, the funding was led by financial services firm Canaccord Genuity. The funding, according to the company, “will be used to fuel a global growth plan and diversification strategy focused on making the platform even more responsive to mainstream customers’ needs.” Part …

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