In February of this year, FINMA released its initial coin offering (ICO) guidelines and classification of tokens.
Black Insurance is a blockchain-based digital insurance company that allows token holders to invest directly into insurance risk. The company intends to become a licensed insuer and enable the underwriting of new insurance policies via insurance syndicates akin to the Lloyd’s market.
Raul Lambino, Administrator and CEO of the Philippines’ Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), has revealed plans to issue 25 licenses to cryptocurrency firms.
CEZA is a government-operated economic zone in the northern tip of the Philippines. It is a major trans-shipment point for trade in the Asia-Pacific rim due to its strategic location between the Pacific Ocean and the West Philippine Sea.
Qiwi Blockchain Teсhnologies (QBT), a subsidiary of Russia’s largest payment service provider Qiwi, will be launching Russia’s first ever cryptocurrency investment bank.
Dubbed “HASH,” the new platform will be built on a “classic investment banking model” and will be registered in Russia.
Trust Platform is a multi-faceted ecosystem comprised of different autonomous technologies aimed at blockchain development and integration. The platform features a decentralized marketplace for dApps, a Trust Wallet for handling digital assets compatible with the ethereum blockchain,
Cryptocurrency platform Uphold will be acquiring New York-based broker-dealer JNK Securities to expand its service offering.
Uphold, formerly Bitreserve, is a cloud-based financial services platform enabling users to convert deposits to their account via bank account, credit card, and cryptocurrencies into reserve-backed currencies and commodities.
Coinsilium is an accelerator that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies.
Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has launched a $300 million venture fund that will invest in crypto companies and protocols.
Founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz is structured differently from most other VC firms in several ways.
What’s touted as the first blockchain-powered festival network is set to debut in San Francisco this fall, highlighted by a massive concert at Civic Center Plaza in the city.
The Our Music Festival (OMF) is a venture between dance music’s Justin Blau (who goes by 3LAU),
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) is reportedly expecting to approve five initial coin offerings (ICO) once the new regulatory framework takes effect later this month.
RegTech blockchain firm Gecko Governance has launched a new compliance solution that aims to offer enhanced levels of transparency and accountability to platform users within the blockchain industry.