• Secondary ticketing in the UK is a billion-dollar problem, one that Aventus hopes to solve with blockchain technology. Whether it’s your favorite football match or your music idol’s concert, front-row tickets are probably what you’re after. However, if they happen to be sold out by the time you can afford them, you might be tempted to purchase these tickets from unscrupulous secondary parties. Prepare to be met with counterfeit tickets and sky-high prices. According to

    Blockchain Technology to Combat Dodgy Ticket Resales

    | 2018/05/06 6:00 pm
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon be going to court. This comes after a crypto startup has put forward a petition contesting the bank’s conditional ban on cryptocurrency. Fickle is an apt term to describe India’s relationship with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. There’s no doubt that its population is all aboard the crypto train, showing a keen interest in the digital currency industry. India’s authorities? Not so much. The country’s Finance Minister

    Startup Takes RBI to Court Over Its Cryptocurrency ‘Ban’

    | 2018/04/23 1:30 pm
  • Brisbane-based platform Entersoft is providing comprehensive security solutions for the ICO industry, saving these companies from the threat of hacks and scams. Even though 2017 was the year of the crypto, the ICO industry enjoyed a major ripple effect. Startups were springing up and raising millions in just a few hours, or even minutes. Everybody wanted to be a part of the digital revolution, and rightly so. However, along with this interest in ICOs, came the

    Entersoft – a New Weapon in the Fight Against ICO Scams?

    | 2018/04/21 4:00 am
  • There is little doubting that ICOs have changed the game when it comes to startups seeking funds; the VC methodology of getting funded looks quite outdated now. But, it is not only startups that are jumping on this bandwagon. In looking to raise funds, as well as be part of an emerging technology, companies in the likes of Starbucks, Kodak and Telegram have ventured into the market by conducting their own ICOs. This trend seems

    Is AskFM Jumping on the ICO Bandwagon?

    | 2018/04/20 9:30 am
  • ICOs and cryptocurrency startups have been slumping recently due to the bearish signs which were seen in the first quarter of 2018. However, Basis, a promising start-up, has broken that trend by raising over $133 Million U.S. in private funding. A cryptocurrency startup by the name of Basis (formerly named Basecoin), has just announced that they have raised over $133 Million dollars in funding from well-known venture capitalist firms. Three Princeton grads just got $133

    Venture Captalists Pour $133 Million into Stablecoin Startup

    | 2018/04/20 2:30 am
  • Crypto markets are maturing, it remains to be seen how many companies that have raised money by issuing tokens will be alive in the next two years.  For anyone serious about blockchain technology and ICOs, Blockchain Expo Global is a must event to attend and this year, the event has attracted even more visitors than before. Held in London, UK, the event itself is a 2-day exhibition and an opportunity for companies to pitch and

    Blockchain Expo Global – Crypto La La land

    | 2018/04/19 10:30 pm
  • In a market dominated by adults, children have found it hard to find entry points into the cryptocurrency space. However, companies such as Pigzbe, have genuine power in making sure kids are ready for the future of currency.   Children and Cryptocurrencies: A Good Mix? It is undeniable that cryptocurrencies have taken the world’s attention over the past year with many mainstream companies and media companies approaching the topic of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. A

    A New Phase of Startups: Crypto For Kids?

    | 2018/04/15 1:00 am
  • Venrock, the venture capital arm of the financial empire began by John D. Rockefeller, is placing a multi-million dollar bet on the bright future of cryptocurrency. Venrock Eyes ‘Crypto Economies’ And ‘Crypto Token-Based Projects’ In exclusive comments to Fortune, David Pakman, one of the VC firm’s partners, confirmed it had partnered with CoinFund, a New York-based Blockchain technology research, advisory & investment firm active since 2015. The move, subsequently confirmed by both parties on social

    ‘Crypto’s Benefit Is Fewer Gatekeepers’: Rockefeller Empire Gets Into Bitcoin

    | 2018/04/08 10:30 am
  • A blockchain-based platform, Verisart, aims to use the technology to not only protects artists’ work, but to also possibly revolutionize the art industry as a whole. Art is a multi-billion dollar industry. However, based on a recently released report, online sales only contribute 8% to this total, which amounts to approximately $5.4 billion. With the world digitizing itself at a rapid pace, online sales of art is a niche market that is yet to take

    Blockchain Could Solve One of the Art Industry’s Biggest Problems

    | 2018/04/05 9:00 pm
  • India may be most well known for its Taj Mahal and Golden Temple. However, it is gaining a reputation in the crypto community as a place to find an extremely affordable provider of marketing services. Marketing can be expensive, whether in-house services or outsourcing. In the fast-moving crypto world, it will also help in determining how successful your ICO will be. This in itself is a multi-billion-dollar industry, with, according to The Times of India,

    India Becoming the ICO-Marketing Hub for Crypto Platforms

    | 2018/04/04 3:00 pm
  • After the Bank of Thailand ordered the country’s financial institutions to steer clear of cryptocurrency, its military government has now advised that cryptocurrency taxes are on the cards. Thailand has previously been hesitant to take decisive action against cryptocurrencies. However, 2018 has seen this on-the-fence stance change. February saw the country’s financial institutions put an end to offering crypto-related services, while earlier this month saw authorities suggest that virtual currencies would soon be subjected to

    Crypto Investors in Thailand Will Get Taxed

    | 2018/03/31 2:00 pm
  • The US state of West Virginia has become the first state to test a blockchain-based mobile app for voting. This project will initially only be available to out-of-state military personnel. The benefits of blockchain technology have been widely publicized, especially after cryptocurrencies started stealing the headlines last year. Core characteristics such as immutable records, security, and efficiency means that it can be integrated into a wide variety of industries, such as supply chain management and

    West Virginia Leads the Blockchain-Based Voting Pack in the US

    | 2018/03/30 5:00 am
  • Tribe Theory has created a space for thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs to work and stay, and, in the true spirit of forward-thinking entrepreneurship, they accept Bitcoin and Ethereum. Starting your own business can be expensive. You take some time to see profits and when you do, they most likely go back into the business to cover some sort of expense. Arguably, this venture can be even more difficult if you’re dealing in digital while the

    Entrepreneurs-Only Venture Hotel Tribe Theory to Accept Bitcoin, Ethereum

    | 2018/03/06 11:00 pm
  • Blockchain technology is no longer limited to innovative startups with grand intentions of changing the world. Massive multinationals are also looking to use the technology to improve their operations and boost productivity. The latest in the lineup to get on board the blockchain train is petro corporation Shell. According to industry portal OilPrice, the energy giant has bought up a minority share in Gartner-listed startup Applied Blockchain. Details of the deal have yet to be

    Oil Giant Shell Buys into Blockchain

    | 2018/01/21 6:00 am
  • Both of these highflyers are taking the crypto community by storm. Which one will fare better in 2018? Who do we believe will outperform the other? Find out.  If Ripple is the Goldman Sachs of crypto, Stellar is its antagonist, Robin Hood, with the latter pointing out that the former is hanging onto to nearly 60% of the originally issued Ripple tokens. Which in my ledger implies they can easily manipulate their own market. For reference, 60%

    Ripple vs Stellar – Which Coin Will Win?

    | 2018/01/04 1:30 am
  • Traditional crowdfunding company, Indiegogo, could take your ICO to the next level while promoting trust and mainstream adoption. Starting your own business is hard, even more so if you’re in the market for capital. Banks are one way to go to, but in a world that is becoming increasingly digitized every day, it seems a bit archaic doesn’t it? The age of the Internet has brought us many useful things, crowdfunding being one of them.

    Indiegogo Going All in to Help in the Global Adoption of ICOs

    | 2018/01/02 11:00 pm
  • Belarus might not be the first country that springs to mind when you think about a blockchain and crypto hub, but if its president, Alexander Lukashenko, has his way, that’s exactly what it will become. Even though digital currencies have been firmly placed in the spotlight in 2017, blockchain technology has also been right up there in the popularity polls. It may be most well known for being the underlying technology supporting Bitcoin and other

    Belarus: Cryptocurrencies and ICOs Now Legal, Tax-Free for Five Years

    | 2017/12/22 3:30 pm
  • Recent trading data shows that a Bitcoin bet of a million dollars was placed on the cryptocurrency reaching the $50K mark by the end of 2018. Bitcoin has been subjected to some intense speculation over the past year. Its massive growth in 2017 has experts scrambling to predict where it will go to from here. It reached the $20K mark on some exchanges last week, with its integration to the mainstream financial industry well underway

    Betting on Bitcoin Could Make Some(one) a Million Dollars Richer

    | 2017/12/21 9:30 am
  • Initial coin offerings (ICOs) can easily net millions of dollars from enthusiastic investors, but a number of countries are starting to regulate them. The Philippines is the latest country to join this growing club. The vast surge in cryptocurrency value and popularity, especially Bitcoin, over the last couple of years took many sovereign governments and major financial institutions by surprise. The blockchain has led to a massive explosion in platforms, each looking to generate revenue

    Philippines Joins the Ranks of Countries Regulating ICOs

    | 2017/12/05 9:30 am
  • In a new development suggesting Parity’ recent flaw that locked up over 900,000 ether was more nefarious than previously thought, affected token startup Cappasity thinks they have proof the “bug” was actually a hack. Cappasity Thinks Foul Play’s Been Discovered The Ethereum community was rocked on Tuesday, November 7, after GitHub user devops199 deleted the library responsible for supporting approximately $300 million dollars’ worth of ether in Ethereum wallet provider Parity’s multi-signature wallets. The space

    Ethereum Funds Frozen, Token Startup Cappasity Says Bug Was ‘Hack’

    | 2017/11/11 5:30 pm
  • DDoS attacks are one of the most common problems on the internet. However, blockchain technology may hold the key to a safer and more pleasant internet, an avenue that is being explored by the Gladius project. New Technology Brings New Problems With the inception of new technologies, new problems are also sure to arise and “malicious actors” are usually among the first to take advantage of these problems, using exploits in new systems to disrupt

    Gladius: How Blockchain Technology Is Making the Web Safer and Faster

    | 2017/10/14 1:00 pm
  • Not to be confused with Civic, fledgeling startup Civil aims to curb fake news and innovate the journalistic process with the creation of an Ethereum based decentralised platform for citizens and journalists. The Modern Problem Nowadays, many news organisations are struggling to find a sustainable or profitable business model for their operations. Technologies like AdBlock and other similar ad-blockers have forced many news organisations to block content for ad-blocker users, effectively reducing traffic and potential revenue. Civil, is trying to solve this major

    Civil: Fighting Fake News and Innovating Journalism with Ethereum

    | 2017/06/24 9:00 am
  • Airbitz has partnered with Sphre to secure their Blockchain-Based Identity Management Platform, AIR. Airbitz Partners with Blockchain-Based Identity Firm Sphre, a blockchain-based identity management firm, announced their partnership with Airbitz, one of the most popular mobile Bitcoin wallets and a data security platform with over 140,000 users. Airbitz has been working on its Edge Security Platform since the company’s inception, focusing on providing a secure and easy-to-use solution for decentralized blockchain projects and dApps as a means enhance

    Blockchain-Based Identity Management Will Soon Be a Reality

    | 2017/05/16 6:00 am