Ampleforth raises $5 million in IEO
Ampleforth, the first token to be offered on Ethfinex and Bitfinex’s IEO platform Tokinex, reached $5 million in 11 seconds during its initial exchange offering, according to a news release. Jean Louis van Der Velde, CEO of Bitfinex and Ethfinex called the demand for the sale “incredibly high.”
Telegram’s crypto tokens are (kind of) going on sale to the public for the first time
Telegram, the most hyped ICO in the history of ICOs, is finally making its tokens available to retail investors through a limited listing that will precede a full sale later this year — but there are a lot of catches.
HTC teams up with Kyber Network to offer exchange of ERC20 tokens
Electronics firm HTC has announced its blockchain smartphone EXODUS 1 will now allow users to exchange major ERC20 tokens like BAT, KNC, and DAI.
Overstock’s tZERO Token Market Misses Closing Date for $100 Million Raise
Overstock’s tZERO security token trading platform has once again failed to close on a capital injection by the targeted date.
Microsoft, Ethereum Group Launch Token-Building Kit for Enterprises
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and Microsoft have corralled the major blockchain providers behind a new project to help businesses design and create the right sort of crypto tokens for their particular needs.
The $2 Trillion French Life Insurance Market Can Now Invest in Crypto
A newly passed act in France allows life insurance providers to invest in cryptocurrencies and tokens without any limitation on the amount that can be allocated.
Canadian Police Freezes Assets of FUEL Token Issuers due to Alleged $22 Million Fraud
Canadian police have frozen assets of the founders of blockchain consulting firm Vanbex, which raised $22 million in an alleged fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). The development was reported in a court document released on March 14.
Taiwanese Development Council to Form Blockchain Alliance in Three Months
The National Development Council (NDC) of Taiwan announced today that it will launch a blockchain alliance in three months, English-language local media Taiwan News reported on March 26.
Crypoassets Author Chris Burniske: Less than 2.5% of Crypto Tokens Have 'Real Utility'
Chris Burniske, a partner at Placeholder, a “thesis-driven” venture capital firm that is focused on investing in “decentralized information networks”, has argued that business leaders have increasingly been turning to the “relative equity-capitalized, cash-flow extracting” markets.
Binance’s Decentralized Exchange Is About to Launch for Public Testing
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted trading volume, is about to release its decentralized exchange, Binance DEX, for public testing.
Ripple Hires Ex-HSBC, CIT Exec as General Counsel After Five-Month Hiatus
Blockchain payments network Ripple announced it had hired a former HSBC general counsel to oversee its legal services and compliance, in a press release Jan. 30.
Austrian Capital Vienna Develops Reward Token for Citizens in Partnership With University
The Austrian capital, Vienna, is currently developing a blockchain-based token as a part of an incentive program, digital innovation news outlet Trending Topics writes on Monday, Jan. 28.
Ripple Sold $535 Million In XRP Last Year
Ripple recently released its final quarterly performance for 2018 showing total XRP sales of $535.56 million for the whole of 2018. XRP sales decreased in the fourth quarter of 2018 while trading volume increased.
Binance’s BitTorrent Token Sale Sells Out in Minutes Amid Technical Issues
A public sale of 59.8 billion BitTorrent Tokens (BTT), worth $7.2 million, sold out in a matter of minutes on Binance’s Launchpad earlier today, despite technical difficulties that frustrated some users.
Morgan Creek Digital Joins $3.1 Million Round for Tokenized Real-Estate Firm
Institutional digital assets manager Morgan Creek Digital has backed a $3.1 million seed round for tokenized real-estate startup RealBlocks.
OECD: ICOs Have Financing Benefits But Aren’t a Mainstream Option
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) thinks initial coin offerings (ICOs) may become a useful financing tool for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) – but the space is not yet mature or regulated enough for the “mainstream.”
Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates
Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Wyoming have introduced legislation that would allow the issuance of tokenized stock certificates using blockchain tech.
Bankrupt Bitcoin Miner Giga Watt Forced to Cease Daily Operations
Bankrupt U.S.-based bitcoin mining firm Giga Watt has been forced to shut down day-to-day operations.
ABCC Exchange Partners With Tron to Become First Platform to List TRC10 Tokens
ABCC cryptocurrency exchange has partnered with the ninth largest cryptocurrency Tron (TRX), according to a tweet posted Jan. 15. Tron's founder and CEO Justin Sun subsequently confirmed the news on Twitter.
Hot new trading site leaked oodles of user data, including login tokens
The past few days have showered plenty of favorable attention on a new trading platform called DX.Exchange, with glowing profiles by Bloomberg News and CNBC. The only problem is that the site, which allows people to trade currencies and digitized versions of Apple, Tesla, and other stocks, has been leaking oodles of account login credentials and personal user information.