Saturday, April 21, 2018

Basis collects $133m in a private placement

Basis, a cryptocurrency with an algorithmic central bank, has collected $133m through a private placement. Read more: fintech.global

Bitcoin mining hardware thief escapes from prison

Sindri Thor Stefansson, the alleged culprit behind the theft of 600 cryptomining computers, escaped from prison earlier this week. Read more: www.coindesk.com

New Ethereum tech brings security to scalable state channels

Researchers have unveiled a new ethereum scaling project with a focus on security, and even Vitalik Buterin wants to see it grow and succeed. Read more: www.coindesk.com

New data shows 7% of all Bitcoin changed hands last week

7% of all the Bitcoin in existence changed hands last week - that’s just one fascinating insight provided by new data showing Bitcoin’s lifelong 'hodl' habits. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Barclays considering Bitcoin trading desk

Barclays Plc has a fairly long history of putting down Bitcoin. Now, the financial institution looks to be changing its tune. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Amazon may soon accept Bitcoin (and sell the data to LE)

Amazon.com, Inc. - has won a patent for a marketplace that offers data feeds. More important, the patented marketplace includes bitcoin transactions. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Bitcoin back to $8,250, Ethereum tokens secure momentum

Alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) and Ethereum have outperformed bitcoin, the most dominant cryptocurrency in the market, over the past two weeks. Read more: www.ccn.com

Harbor bags another $28m, months after previous round

Harbor, a blockchain technology developer for the private securities industry, has picked up $28m in its latest investment round, just months after its previous round. Read more: fintech.global

HelloGold said to close Series A round from 500 Startups

Malaysia-based HelloGold has reportedly secured a Series A funding round from 500 Startups to support the integration and testing of blockchain technology on the app. Read more: fintech.global

‘I think ICO is a dirty word’ – lessons in compliance

Darren Marble, CEO of CrowdfundX, shared his knowledge on producing and marketing regulated ICOs or Security Token Offers (STOs), such as KodakCoin. Read more: bitcoinist.com