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),