Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 28 September 2018

  Crypto News & Analysis An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that is compliant to the standards of the Securities and Exchange Commission is a newsworthy item. The funds being raised through ICOs around the world have been significant. The first 6 months of 2018 reigned in nearly US $14 billion dollars in funding through ICOs, almost double the total amount raised in all of 2017.     BlockSafe Technologies has announced the launching of their SEC approved Security Token Offering (STO). BlockSafe has been in the business of providing cyber…

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Google to lift Ad Ban on Crypto Exchanges and ICOs

Initially on Reuters this week, Google is expected to lift an advertising ban on certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges in the US and Japan from October. This follows a similar decision by Facebook back in June to reverse a blanket ban on ads for crypto exchanges and ICOs.     Several blockchain industry leaders comment on the broader implications of this decision by Google and the likely factors that have influenced it.   Nicolas Gilot, Co-CEO of blockchain-powered gaming distribution platform Ultra, said: As the market has experienced more stability of…

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Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 21 September 2018

Crypto News & Analysis The government of Switzerland has announced that it plans to tokenize their national currency, the Swiss Franc. A cryptocurrency that is backed by a fiat currency is referred to as a stablecoin. The perception is that a tokenized fiat currency is less volatile in price swings than its purely digital counterpart. The stablecoin proposed by Switzerland will not be the first of its kind. There is a stablecoin backed by the United State Dollar, the Tether, the United States Dollar Token (USDT). The Russian government has…

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Oneiro Launches ndau, the World’s First Buoyant Coin Optimized for Long-term Store of Value

  VC-backed, unpegged digital currency incorporates built-in governance, stability, dependability and growth incentives   BOSTON, MA — September 13, 2018 — Backed by COSIMO Ventures, Oneiro NA Inc. has announced the launch of ndau, the world’s first buoyant digital currency optimized for the long-term store of value. Oneiro completed its equity round from COSIMO Ventures earlier this year and has successfully sold privately nearly $15 million of ndau to date. Unlike stable coins, ndau is not pegged to fiat currencies or commodities. Rather, incentives and economic controls are built into…

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Constellation Labs Launches Global Ambassador Network

  Ray Rehito Hatoyama, former Managing Director of Hello Kitty, joins as early Ambassador   San Francisco, CA, September 10, 2018 –– Constellation Labs (Constellation), the horizontally-scalable blockchain for consumer-grade applications, announced the launch of their Global Ambassador Network, which aims to offer the tools and knowledge needed to integrate blockchain into networks eager to embrace the technology around the world. While the early focus of the Global Ambassador Network was on mobility, IoT, and renewable energy applications, Constellation is now extending its push into a multitude of industries, based…

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How to Trade Cryptocurrency: 10 Simple Tips to Get Started

Trade Cryptocurrency, here are 10 Simple Tips to Get Started – Even if you are already armed with information about the crypto world, discovering it is extremely intimidating, especially since you are dealing with a subject matter that is naturally complex.     When we are trading cryptocurrencies, what comes to mind first is how to decide which cryptocurrency is viable for doing so. Unlike stocks, performing fundamental analysis for cryptocurrencies is radically different since there are no financial statements. Thus, it is even more important for us to engage in…

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Deep Technology Venture Firm Launches COSIMO X Tokenized VC Fund

  Fund Offers Increased Liquidity & Access to Up-And-Coming Pre-Seed & Pre-ICO Projects in Blockchain, AI, AR/VR, Cybersecurity and IoT   Boston, MA — September 6, 2018 — COSIMO Ventures, a leading global venture capital (VC) firm, announced the launch of COSIMO X: an evergreen, tokenized VC fund focusing on early-stage deep tech companies with a particular concentration on blockchain technology, spanning industries such as artificial intelligence, AR/VR, IoT, and cybersecurity. COSIMO X is structured to provide enhanced liquidity for investors along with increased access to the VC asset class…

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11 European Science Funding Organizations to Back Open Access for Academic Publishing

  While the $25 billion valuation placed on the scientific publishing sector paints a picture of a healthy, vibrant industry, it really only masks the internal issues plaguing the space, such as the protracted peer review process and the high prevalence of paywalls slowing down the transition towards open access research.     However, there could be a renewed groundswell of momentum behind the open access movement, as 11 national funding organizations in Europe today announced that as of 2020, they will require every paper they fund to be freely…

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Kowala Launches Andromeda, the Alpha Mainnet of Its USD-Pegged Stablecoin

  Launch initiates the distribution of the algorithmically stable cryptocurrency’s first mining token, mUSD   Nashville, TN – September 4, 2018 – Kowala, a stablecoin protocol designed to track the value of fiat currencies by robotically minting and burning its coin supply in accordance to user demand, announced the launch of Andromeda, the alpha version of their blockchain mainnet. Following stress testing and debugging of Andromeda, Kowala anticipates the release of its beta mainnet version, Boötes, in Q3 of 2018. With the Boötes mainnet launch, kUSD stablecoin mining will be…

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German Blockchain Startup MADANA opens the PRE-SALE of their PAX token

  Berlin, Germany – MADANA, the Market for Data Analysis, is a blockchain platform from Germany which protects your privacy and makes your data work for you. Their patent-pending ecosystem enables privacy-preserving data analysis, which is a major breakthrough in data science. Their PAX token Pre-Sale will officially start on September 1st, 2018 12:00 UTC+2.   MADANA is the first major project using the Lisk Blockchain platform. This marks a milestone in the recent token sale history since most token sales were conducted on the Ethereum Blockchain. Lisk is a non-profit organization, that aims to…

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