SharesPost Announces Strategic Partnership with Leading Blockchain Advisory Firm Satis Group

  Partnership will provide security token issuers with streamlined access to secondary trading and advisory services San Francisco, CA  — June 13, 2018 — SharesPost, a leading provider of private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research, has announced a strategic partnership with Satis Group LLC d/b/a Corinthian Partners LLC, a premier advisory firm for Security Token Offerings (STO). Satis is the first partner participating in SharesPost’s newly-launched global Advisor Partner Program. The partnership will result in a referral relationship between the two firms, whereby Satis will refer security…

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Joon Ian Wong Joins CoinDesk as Managing Director for Europe and Asia

  Wong returns to CoinDesk to lead its international expansion   New York, NY – June 12, 2018 – CoinDesk, Inc, the leading digital media, events, and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community has announced that Joon Ian Wong will be rejoining the company as its Managing Director for Europe and Asia. Wong joins CoinDesk from Quartz, where he specialized in covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.     CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth said “It’s been incredible to see Joon’s ascent since he first helped launch the Consensus…

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GECKO Governance Launches Compliance Solution For ICO Market Following Approval by Isle of Man Regulator

    Former SEC Senior Compliance Examiner joins stellar advisory board     Dublin, Ireland – 12 June 2018 – GECKO Governance, the multi-award winning RegTech regulatory solution for financial compliance, has announced the launch of a new compliance solution, GECKO Crypto1, following approval by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. Managing ICO governance and compliance for every jurisdiction, GECKO Crypto1 will offer enhanced levels of transparency and accountability to platform-users within the blockchain industry. The platform provider also announced today that Dan Viola, former Senior Compliance Examiner at…

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Streamr’s DATA Token Now Listed on Leading Cryptocurrency Exchange, Binance

Announcement follows the launch of Streamr’s real-time data Marketplace Zug, Switzerland – June 8, 2018 — Streamr, the blockchain-backed data platform, today announced that its token (DATA) has been listed on Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by trading volume. The announcement comes at a time of great vibrancy within the Streamr community, following the launch of Streamr’s real-time data Marketplace in May 2018. DATA is available for trading immediately.     Commenting on the announcement, Henri Pihkala, CEO and Co-Founder of Streamr said, “This listing is yet another vote of confidence for…

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The Auto Block: Blockchain for Automotive Industry

The Blockchain technology was featured on Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends list back in 2016. This ingenious trend has gained quite a lot of popularity in the last few years and even though it was initially developed for the digital currency, Bitcoin, it has proven useful in many other areas such as the internet and automation.     In a nutshell, the Blockchain technology makes it possible for information to be recorded and distributed, without being copied. While Blockchain has a lot of other benefits as well, the one…

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Tug-of-War: Will Blockchain Bring Data Ownership Back to Users?

    ConnecTechAsia Summit speaker, Nicole Nguyen, Head of APAC, Infinity Blockchain Ventures, shares about data ownership and how blockchain could tilt the balance in favour of the end user.   Since the advent of the internet, users have marvelled at the ability to create a persona of themselves online – be it in the first virtual communities, social networks, retail sites and multi-player games. Increasingly, a greater proportion of our personal lives and information can now be found on digital platforms.   Coupled with a plethora of emerging technologies…

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Top Executives from CNN, Casper, Refinery29, Columbia Records UK, eBay, and more join ‘Digital Future Council’ Launching June 18

  Industry think tank connecting innovators across advertising, marketing, and emerging technology bolsters esteemed group of founding members, unveils preliminary events schedule for inaugural gathering in Cannes   LONDON, June 5, 2018 – The Digital Future Council, a first-of-its-kind think tank formed with the mission of bridging the gap between the creative and technology industries, has announced a distinguished selection of founding members ahead of its official launch during Cannes Lions Festival June 18-21. Key executives on board include: Kate Ward, Senior Vice President & Head of International at Refinery29;…

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Colony launches $25K Global Hackathon to celebrate release of colonyJS JavaScript Library

Online hackathon draws 16 top judges from blockchain industry, in collaboration with Blockgeeks, Maker, and Gitcoin   Colony, the Ethereum blockchain based project building a platform for the future of work, has launched a global hackathon to coincide with the release of the colonyJS JavaScript library. Supported by the Colony team, participants will gain first use of the new tools, with submissions judged between 25th–28th June by a panel of 16 expert judges including Alex Van de Sande of the Ethereum Foundation, Ryan Selkis of Messari, and Taylor Monahan of…

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Castbox to Introduce Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet In-App

San Francisco, CA – Top tier cross-platform podcast app Castbox, will roll out a new cryptocurrency wallet, BoxWallet, to its 16 million users on June 1st. BoxWallet will be built into the Castbox app, allowing users to easily send and receive both ETH and BOX tokens without leaving the app.       With the introduction of BoxWallet, Castbox will become the first among global mainstream digital content apps to embrace native cryptocurrency within the app. Compared with standalone cryptocurrency apps, such as Coinbase or Jaxx, BoxWallet will link cryptocurrency with…

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Crypto Industry Heavyweights Back Platform for Social Good, Social Alpha Foundation

The Hong Kong-based not-for-profit is the world’s first blockchain for social impact grant-making platform. Hong Kong — May 31, 2018 — Social Alpha Foundation, the platform aimed at supporting blockchain education and outreach in order to empower communities to utilize blockchain technology for social good, has announced financial backing from industry leaders including Kenetic, ICON, #Hashed, TLDR, Orbs, XSQ, and other anonymous donors.   “Blockchain is a young and often misunderstood technology, and its benefits have not been fully demonstrated in the real world. To realize its potential, we believe…

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