• Eloplay, the eSports platform that allows players to organize and participate in tournaments with decentralized prize pools, has announced its upcoming token sale to raise funds for the integration of additional blockchain-based features. Why eSports Needs Eloplay Competitive video gaming, better known as eSports, is an industry that is increasing in popularity at an astronomical rate. This year alone, the breakout sport has amassed a worldwide audience of over 400 million and estimated earnings of

    Eloplay – Leveling the eSports Playing Field

    | 2017/10/01 1:45 pm
  • On Friday, South Korea’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission, has issued a ban on all Initial Coin Offerings. First China, Now South Korea Earlier this month, news circulated that the Chinese financial regulator banned all Initial Coin Offerings and forced cryptocurrency exchanges to shut down their operations until the end of September. According to an article by Techcrunch, on Friday, South Korea’s financial regulator banned all Initial Coin Offering, due to concerns of potential financial

    South Korea Issues Ban on ICOs

    | 2017/09/29 10:45 am
  • US based Security researcher FireEye claim that the rising price of Bitcoin in tandem with the increasing international sanctions imposed upon North Korea have lead the rogue country to seek Bitcoin hack attacks as an alternate, low cost way of helping finance the state.   FireEye make the claims in a report published Monday on their website, stating that they have been observing actors they believe to be North Korean of origin. These actors have

    North Korea Suspected of Hacking South’s Bitcoin Exchanges

    | 2017/09/13 3:00 am
  • Less than a year after the industry began, running a Blockchain business using a digital token has suddenly become a lot more complicated. ICOs Float Between A Rock And A Hard Place The free-for-all of the first six months of 2017 when Blockchain startups and ‘projects’ created and sold tokens at will, often for hundreds of millions of dollars, has changed thanks to snap regulatory decisions. The context of regulator reactions continues to dictate digital

    UK Issues a Warning on ICOs But Some Are Already Immune

    | 2017/09/12 8:00 am
  • A solution to many of the worldwide concerns about the media comes to market in Snip, a decentralized news feed platform that is completely censorship resist and permissionless. Problems with current media outlets For decades, you could probably count on one hand the number of media sources where you get your news from. The biggest corporations in the space had complete control of the content that is in newspapers, TV, radio. But with the rise

    Snip platform looks to rewrite how the public receives their news

    | 2017/09/05 12:19 pm
  • Chinese regulators have today taken the unprecedented move of banning all ICOs. This follows news last week that authorities intended to implement stricter regulations to protect investors from fraud. The People's Bank of China released a statement saying that all ICO's should be stopped immediately. $ETH #Bitcoin https://t.co/x3Ip2nJffY — WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) September 4, 2017 That’s one way to protect them There’s more… According to the joint statement issued by the People’s Bank of China and several regulatory commissions: Organizations

    IC-No! China bursts Initial Coin Offering Bubble

    | 2017/09/04 8:42 am
  • Decentralized advertisement network AdEx has announced its partnership with the content platform Snip. The AdEx Platform AdEx is a decentralized advertisement platform that uses blockchain technology to offer a fast, secure and efficient advertisement network. The platform was founded by the same team that created Streamio, a video content aggregator. On June 30, 2017, the AdEx token sale was able to raise the impressive amount of 40,000 Ether. In the last couple of weeks, the development progress

    AdEx announces partnership with content platform Snip

    | 2017/09/01 1:00 pm
  • Viberate is planning to revolutionize the live music industry with its unique platform that utilizes blockchain technology. [Disclaimer: This is a sponsored article] The Viberate Platform Viberate is an exciting project that aims to change the live music industry, by using blockchain technology. The Viberate platform allows users to access a database which displays musicians, event dates, social media statistics, club locations and more. According to the CEO Viberate, the platform has received  overwhelming support

    This startup is going to disrupt the music industry with blockchain technology

    | 2017/09/01 10:56 am
  • The daddy of all cryptocurrencies gained a surprising defender in its case for mainstream validity this week. The US Department of Homeland Security described it as “a lot more legitimate than people give it credit for”, as reported by CNBC. It’s just used by criminals isn’t it? So the scare-mongering tactics of certain elements of the press would have the uninformed believe. One of the most frequent arguments heard against bitcoin is that its “untraceable” nature attracts

    The Bitcoin ‘It’s Not Actually All That Good for Crime’ Shocker!

    | 2017/09/01 4:00 am
  • Russian blockchain developers CarTaxi have just launched the first global service for towing vehicles. The platform brings together a list of all car towing companies and is already starting to change the outlook of the market. In the two months following the platform’s initial launch, the service already operates in over 15 different cities. The company’s global launch will be later in the year and the company has already organized its Pre-ICO campaign, set to

    The Blockchain ‘Uber’ of Car Towing, CarTaxi Launches Ethereum Based Platform

    | 2017/08/30 12:56 pm
  • After initiating withdrawal controls on Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges, Chinese regulators are now shifting their focus to Initial Coin Offerings. China to Crack Down on ICOs? According to a new draft legislation, Chinese regulators have expressed their intentions to implement stricter regulatory measures for Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs. China Securities Regulatory Commission is currently in talks with a few Blockchain enterprises. The Commission has expressed their particular concern with pyramid schemes in the form of

    Chinese Regulators are Targeting ‘Pyramid Scheme’ ICO’s

    | 2017/08/29 10:00 am
  • Bitcoin miners in Russia are in for a break as power companies are looking to sell their excess energy off at a substantial discount. One of the more interesting regions in cryptocurrency today is Russia. There have been some ups and downs over the last few years. Russia had banned Bitcoin but reversed that policy in late 2016. Burger King Russia is now taking Bitcoin as payment and is even issuing its own digital currency.

    Russian Power Companies Look to Sell Excess Energy to Bitcoin Miners

    | 2017/08/29 4:30 am
  • Viberate continues to tread on its path towards its end game – that is to offer any musician on the planet the opportunity to create a profile for free and start offering gigs to event organizers in exchange for crypto coins such as Bitcoin, Ether, or their very own native currency, Vibe. Viberate’s co-founder UMEK talks about the beginnings of the platform and the vision they’re after: We started as a simple DJ ranking service,

    VIBERATE.COM LAUNCHES PROFILE PLATFORM FOR MUSICIANS, EVENTS, AND VENUES

    | 2017/08/26 7:45 am
  • Viberate will shake up the global live music industry by creating a decentralized marketplace that helps musicians, fans, and event organizers find each other and support one another. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Being a musician is often a difficult job. Only the most successful artists have agents that hustle to get them live gigs and exposure. The vast majority of musicians are left to fend for themselves and are often ill-equipped to handle

    Musicians Gain a Voice as Viberate Shakes Up the Live Music Industry

    | 2017/08/17 10:30 am
  • Tezos, the startup whose recent ICO raised $109 million in less than 15 hours and a total $232 million in just three days, has announced its plan to open a $50 million venture fund. The $232 Million ICO With the recent hype surrounding ICOs, more and more startups are trying to raise money through token sales. This July, the U.S.-based startup launched its initial coin offering and was able to raise $232 million, which at this

    Tezos to Open $50 Million Venture Fund After Raising $232 Million

    | 2017/08/14 4:00 pm
  • Student work marketplace bitJob have this week announced a collaboration deal with BCB ATM UK. This will effectively provide a convenient ‘Point Of Exit’ for students (in the UK at least), wishing to cash out their earnings for jobs undertaken through the service. So What’s a bitJob? In an ever more competitive job market, University leavers need relevant work experience just to get a foot in the door. Not to mention the fact that some

    Student Job Market Startup bitJob Connects with UK ATM Company

    | 2017/08/11 11:00 am
  • Hong Kong based Bitcoin Entrepreneur James Bang announces CashCow ICO designed to increase Indonesian cattle farmers’ profits from the sale of their cows from 20% to 33%. The South China Morning Post reported on Bitcoin entrepreneur and investor James Bangs’ desire to revolutionize the cattle financing model, specifically in Indonesia where the large population of farmers is unable to buy their cattle assets outright. Businessman turns to cryptocurrency to help Indonesian farmers https://t.co/eqS0kaNl7T pic.twitter.com/KP7kr6sgwQ —

    CashCow ICO Looks To Boost Indonesian Cattle Farmers’ Profits

    | 2017/08/07 4:00 pm
  • The prominent blockchain-based digital asset management startup Po.et has announced its partnership with the global content studio Blink. Proof of Existence 2.0 Po.et is a very young blockchain startup that aims solve multiple problems in the digital content industry. The Singapore and Los Angels-based project utilizes blockchain technology in order to create a platform that makes publishing, licensing and distribution of digital assets easier. The Po.et platform would essentially use blockchain technology and smart contracts to

    Po.et Partners With Blink To Automate Licensing Digital Content To Major Media Companies

    | 2017/08/06 6:15 pm
  • Bitcoinist decided to dig deeper into the SEC’s newly issued guidance on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and its implications for investors. We chatted with three legal experts, namely Alfredo Silva, Joshua Ashley Klayman and Daniel Kahan. Joshua Klayman is a founding member and the head of MoFo’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group. Her practice focuses on finance and corporate matters including advising on leveraged finance transactions, commercial transactions, and corporate governance matters. Daniel Kahan is an

    Legal Experts: Investors May View SEC’s Statement as Validating ICO’s

    | 2017/08/02 8:00 am
  • Exactly one week ago, the SEC issued a report concluding that certain token sales could be considered securities, and hence were subject to regulation. Today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a similar statement, clarifying that, in some cases, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) were essentially equivalent to securities, and should fall under the same regulatory procedures. I can’t help but feel slightly responsible. After all, just five days before the SEC report was published,

    ICO Haven Sent Packing; Singapore follows SEC Lead to Regulate Securities-type Token Sales

    | 2017/08/01 5:15 pm
  • Blockchain’s ‘killer app’ might not just be smart contracts, but big data. Blockchain technology can drastically change the way how big data is handled and analyzed. Taking Big Data to the Next Level Smart contracts have been the main “vehicle” that drives blockchain innovation to new heights. The most common use of smart contracts are Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), and they have proven to be an extremely safe and effective method for fundraising. But smart

    When Blockchain and Big Data Come Together It’s Going to Be a Game Changer

    | 2017/07/30 10:45 pm
  • The meeting over, Griff went back to his desk to find his messaging app urgently blinking. He cast his eyes cautiously around at his colleagues. The company he founded, Giveth, was a blockchain startup, creating a transparent accounting system for charities: hashtag, making the world a better place. He smiled. Everyone was occupied in their own thoughts. He clicked the flashing icon. “Something big going down. Vulnerability in Parity wallet. $32m already gone.” …He stood

    Achieving Parity (or How to Save $85M in Your White Hat)

    | 2017/07/27 4:30 am
  • BitBike, a P2P bike sharing startup using Bitcoin for payment, is currently looking for votes to determine the first cities for launch. ‘AirBnB’ for Bikes with Bitcoin The aim of the bike hire initiative is for people to both rent their own bike and hire them out to other BitBike members using a mobile phone app. Users will be able to browse bikes that are currently available and the BitBike website promises that there will

    BitBike: This Bitcoin-Powered ‘AirBnB’ for Bicycles Wants Your Vote

    | 2017/07/18 11:00 am