Tag Archives: ICO’s

WSJ: Coinbase Spoke to U.S. Regulators About Acquiring Federal Banking License

WSJ: Coinbase Spoke to U.S. Regulators About Acquiring Federal Banking License

Major U.S. cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase spoke to regulators about obtaining a federal banking charter, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) May 18. Citing “a person familiar with the matter”, the WSJ reports that Coinbase spoke to the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) at the beginning of 2018 both about […]

Facebook Forms Exploratory Blockchain Team Led By Coinbase Board Member

Facebook Forms Exploratory Blockchain Team Led By Coinbase Board Member

David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s messaging app Messenger, announced that the social media site is exploring possible applications for blockchain technology, CNBC reported May 8. “I’m setting up a small group to explore how to best leverage blockchain across Facebook, starting from scratch,” Marcus shared in a post Tuesday afternoon on his personal page. Marcus has been leading Messenger for almost […]

Comcast’s Venture Capital Arm Is Bullish On Bitcoin and Blockchain

Comcast’s Venture Capital Arm Is Bullish On Bitcoin and Blockchain

Gil Beyda, managing director of the venture capital (VC) arm of Comcast, appeared on CNBC today, April 26, with a bullish outlook for Bitcoin and real world applications of blockchain technology. Comcast Ventures has already invested in blockchain startups, and four of the firm’s partners are focused on blockchain investments. Beyda emphasized that cryptocurrencies could have a significant impact on […]

Terminals For Exchanging Crypto Put To The Test By Institutional Industry Leaders

Terminals For Exchanging Crypto Put To The Test By Institutional Industry Leaders

A company which has created a terminal for exchanging cryptocurrencies, as well as state-of-the-art compliance technology, has started to roll out early versions of its hardware to industry leaders worldwide. Blockchain Terminal says several alpha terminals are already in use – and right now, 200 beta machines are being built in New York. Its hardware brings […]

Dear Students, Everything In Bitcoin’s Way Is Your $1 Billion Opportunity

Dear Students, Everything In Bitcoin’s Way Is Your $1 Billion Opportunity

“No one owns it, and no one uses it.” That’s how BlockTower Capital’s Ari Paul described bitcoin (and, really, cryptocurrency in general) multiple times during his keynote at PennBlockchain on Friday, the inaugural crypto conference by students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School. While it might not sound like it, Paul emphasized bitcoin’s low adoption […]

Binance Fights Increasing Regulation

Binance Fights Increasing Regulation

Zhao Changpeng, founder of Binance, was able to grow his company into the world’s largest digital-asset exchange by traded value in less than eight months. The exchange, however, may face challenging times as regulators worldwide start clamping down on the cryptocurrency market. Zhao has described regulation as a risk for Binance. Binance Under Pressure as Regulators Clamp Down […]

Germany: National Tourism Center Adds Cryptocurrency Payments For Services

Germany: National Tourism Center Adds Cryptocurrency Payments For Services

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is now accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrenciesas a form of payment for its services, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported March 27. “Within our strategy for digitalization we continuously look at the most recent technologies and trends and see whether they can be implemented into our company,” said Petra Hedorfer, CEO of GNTB. The marketing organization said […]

Komodo Platform Partners With ValueNet Capital Ahead of First Decentralized ICO

Komodo Platform Partners With ValueNet Capital Ahead of First Decentralized ICO

Komodo Platform, a cryptocurrency project that focuses on providing anonymity through zero-knowledge proofs and security through a novel Delayed Proof of Work (dPoW) protocol, has entered a strategic partnership agreement with ValueNet Capital, Beijing-based venture capital fund. Komodo Platform To Launch World’s First Decentralized ICO With Help From ValueNet Capital Forked from Zcash by the SuperNET […]