Month: March 2018

Safeguard Eyes US$12M ICO For AI System And Blockchain-Based Safety Data Marketplace

Safeguard, a safety-tech startup from the Netherlands, is looking to raise 30,000 ETH (US$12 million) in an initial coin offering (ICO) to fund the development of an artificial intelligence (AI) system and the so-called Safety Data Marketplace. Safeguard currently offers a crisis communication platform for small and large organizations to manage safety practices. The startup …

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Havas Group Launches Havas Blockchain

Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications companies, is one of the latest companies to become involved in blockchain technology. Recently, the French company announced they are launching Havas Blockchain. Havas Blockchain is a fully integrated communications offering that is designed to support the entrepreneurs and businesses involved in blockchain and will officially launch …

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Two More Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Shut Down as Regulations Tighten

Two Japanese digital currency exchanges, Mr. Exchange and Tokyo GateWay, will be closing operations and returning customers’ cash and cryptocurrency holdings.  These two exchanges are following the lead of three other Japanese exchanges, Raimu, bitExpress and Bit Station, which have also announced that they will be halting operations in Japan. In 2017, Japan became the …

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London Block Exchange Adds Ripple, More Coins to Follow

London Block Exchange (LBX), the U.K.’s only multi-cryptocurrency over-the-counter exchange, has announced that it has added Ripple’s digital asset, XRP to its list of coins available to customers. As a registered Electronic Money Services Directive (EMD) for e-wallet functionality by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), this means that LBX is not only the sole …

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8base Launches “No-Code” Software Development Platform Powered By Blockchain

Miami-based startup 8base has launched an application development platform that’s using technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to allow developers and businesses to easily and rapidly build and deploy software applications without the need to write any code. The company said the newly launched platform “significantly reduces the amount of effort and technical …

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Revain Announces Dashboard’s Next Major version 0.6 as The Platform Hits 1000 Reviews

Revain is launching version 0.6 of its platform, for the first time introducing an important new section of the Dashboard – Exchanges. Besides the major release, Revain is celebrating first 1000 reviews posted on the platform. “This a significant new pack of features on which we worked hard during this month”, says Revain CEO Rinat …

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GIFcoin: Gambling Investment Fund – An Ethereum-based Token Supported by a Real, Working Business

People have been placing bets for centuries. It comes as no surprise that gambling today has turned into a massive multi-billion dollar industry and has grown considerably since the internet launched. Among the heaps of Initial Coin Offerings currently, there’s one that’s both revolutionary and remarkable – GIFcoin, the first Gambling Investment Fund globally. The …

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Uphold Adds XRP Following US$57.5M Investment From Ripple Investor And Former Exec

San Francisco digital wallet provider Uphold has announced the launch of Ripple’s digital asset XRP, which joins 30+ national currencies and cryptocurrencies on the Uphold platform. Uphold raised US$57.5 million in January from Ripple investor and former executive Greg Kidd and his investment vehicle Hard Yaka. Part of the investment has been used to add …

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Nonprofit GiveDirectly Receives $1 Million Donation from OmiseGo and Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin

A charity that sends money directly to the world’s ‘extreme poor’ has revealed that it has received a $1 million donation from cryptocurrency startup OmiseGo and Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin. GiveDirectly, a nonprofit charity that is aiming to help refugees living in extreme poverty, will put those funds towards its campaign in Uganda. It is …

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Pillar Project’s 2018 “Woodstock of Crypto” Set to Attract Over 500 Blockchain Entrepreneurs and Technologists.

Swiss-based The Pillar Project will hold its second annual “unconference” in Lithuania between July 15th and 22nd, 2018. The non-profit is developing an advanced cryptocurrency and token wallet and anticipate at least 500 attendees to its open event focusing on e-commerce tools and infrastructure for the Pillar Wallet platform. The Pillar Project ran a successful …

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Algebraix.io Launches Public Token Sale Using The CoinList Platform

AUSTIN, Texas,  — Algebraix.io, the developer of the permission-based ad platform that empowers individuals to monetize their personal data, will use the CoinList platform to launch its public sale of ALX tokens. The CoinList platform performs investor compliance checks so that accredited investors can purchase a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT). The Algebraix SAFT will allow …

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NEM-based Blockchain Platform ProximaX Taps Decentralized Applications Market

A new blockchain platform called ProximaX has been in development by the people behind the NEM blockchain and the Catapult platform since August 2017 to tap into the rapidly growing decentralized application (DApp) market. The ProximaX blockchain-based decentralized platform, spearheaded by Lon Wong, the president of the NEM.io Foundation, promises to be an all-in-one platform …

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Art Venture KnownOrigin is Aiming to Disrupt the Art World with Blockchain Technology

Investment in the art industry is expensive for many people; however, the advent of blockchain technology is changing the art world, with one organisation aiming to bring people closer to art. According to figures from the Tefaf art market report, released by the European Fine Art Foundation, it showed that in 2016 global art market …

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