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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The rise of the ICO and what it can mean for Cryptocurrency

ICO – short for initial coin offering – is an upcoming trend in crowdfunding which uses cryptocurrency and is backed by blockchain. For firms looking to raise money for operations and innovation, there are a handful of options out there which they can use.     Traditionally, the common practice was to wait for the company to make enough profits to contribute to expansion and development, which restricted the firm to only the funds generated by the company. However, as a different option, firms can opt for sponsors or investments…

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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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Republic Crypto Adds Two New High-Promise Startups to Crowdfunding Line-up

Anyone, anywhere can invest in newly-integrated startups in compliance with SEC   New York, NY — Republic, the crowdfunding platform democratizing investment access to startups and blockchain projects, has announced the addition of new high-promise blockchain startups Nori and Quarters to its cryptocurrency platform, raising the total number in its portfolio to five.   The new additions to Republic’s platform will increase access to investment in promising startups for both accredited and non-accredited investors, as well as venture capitalists, and provide companies with a crowdfunding alternative to the lengthy and complex…

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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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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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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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What is Komodo – KMD?

  The Komodo blockchain platform uses Komodo’s open-source cryptocurrency (KMD) for doing transparent, anonymous, private, and fungible transactions. The foundational pillar of the Komodo ecosystem is security with privacy features built into the platform allowing the investor to trade and purchase goods and services within their right to privacy.   The Komodo transactions are ultra-secure using Bitcoin’s blockchain via a Delayed Proof of Work (dPoW) protocol – dPoW is a consensus mechanism providing bitcoin security to all other dPoW chains.  Komodo was created from a Zcash fork (Zcash is a…

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