Blockchain Startup Slice Merges With Real Estate Platform StraightUp

Blockchain, Mergers | June 27, 2018 By:

Online real estate investment platform StraightUp has merged with blockchain startup Slice. The merger will enable the two companies to combine real estate investment opportunities via a blockchain platform, thus boosting transparency, liquidity, and efficacy of transactions.

StraightUp is a real estate equity platform that enables accredited investors to participate in the high-growth potential of New York real estate opportunities with a new level of transparency and access the largest appreciation layer of the “capital stack.”


Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires Ethereum Startup Cipher Browser

Announcements, Mergers | April 16, 2018 By:

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acquired Cipher Browser to boost its decentralized mobile browser and ethereum wallet. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Cipher Browser is a mobile Web 3 decentralized applications (DApp) browser and wallet for the ethereum blockchain. It allows users to interact with Web 3 DApps powered by ethereum on their mobile device,


US, Foreign Regulators Teaming Up To Combat Cryptocurrency Fraud – CFTC’s Giancarlo

Mergers, Regulation | March 8, 2018 By:

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has revealed that US regulators are working with their counterparts abroad to fight cryptocurrency fraud.

Speaking during a US House of Representatives committee hearing on CFTC’s forthcoming budget, Giancarlo said he had talks about cryptocurrency recently with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO),


Crypto Platform Uphold Acquires Mobile Payments Firm Cortex MCP

Announcements, Mergers | February 23, 2018 By:

Cryptocurrency platform Uphold has acquired mobile commerce and authentication firm Cortex MCP to strengthen its digital money platform with secure payment applications, leveraging Cortex’s mobile wallet technology.

Uphold, formerly Bitreserve, is a cloud-based financial services platform enabling users to convert deposits to their account via bank account,


South Korea Cryptocurrency Crackdown: Crypto Traders Could Face Fines

Mergers, Regulation | January 15, 2018 By:

The South Korean financial authorities are planning to impose penalties against local cryptocurrency traders who refuse to convert their virtual accounts into real-name ones.

Cryptocurrency investors are currently able to trade anonymously by using virtual accounts. The government, however, will implement new measures to crack down on cryptocurrency trading on or around January 20.