The global Facebook-backed digital currency project Libra has a new supporter: Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings.
Crypto Startup School brought together 45 participants from around the U.S. and overseas in a seven-week course to learn how to build crypto companies. Andreessen Horowitz is partnering with TechCrunch to release the online version of the course over the next few weeks.
Over the last few weeks, all eyes in the crypto world have been glued to the halving, a nigh-religious moment in the blockchain realm. Every once in a while, the amount of new bitcoin mined — distributed to miners, the folks with fleets of computers powering bitcoin’s database, or blockchain — is cut in half. Why does that matter?
Halving is written into Bitcoin’s code and takes place roughly every four years, or with every 210,000 blocks underwritten on the encrypted blockchain ledger.
Messaging service Telegram said on Tuesday it is abandoning its blockchain platform Telegram Open Network (TON) after a lengthy battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The Malta Financial Services Agency (MFSA) has published a list detailing 57 fintech and cryptocurrency companies that have failed to secure a licence by virtue of not completing the regulatory process.
Swiss startup Crypto Finance AG, a blockchain-centered fintech, has successfully completed a Series B investment round, raising around €13.3 million.
This week we are taking a look at five companies that stand out from our Blockchain 50 list, a list celebrating the companies who are best using blockchain to innovate their businesses.
“The groundwork is now in place for more mainstream adoption of blockchain technology at the same time that the foundation is being established for the development of digital currency and fast payments,” JPMorgan said.
If you’re not fighting in the trenches of deployment yourself, your eyes have probably already glazed over. And, until this year, you’d probably have been right to ignore the topic completely.
FC Barcelona have announced a new partnership deal with blockchain sports and entertainment fan engagement platform Chiliz.
With the price of bitcoin more than doubling from $3,400 to $10,000 since last year’s Fintech 50 list, it’s perhaps no surprise to see some of the largest, and most innovative cryptocurrency companies still holding onto their place on the annual list of startups blazing new trails in financial technology.
At a time when venture capitalists are shying away from blockchain startups, Paystand, the payments fintech is bucking the trend.
African startups raised a record $1.34 billion in venture capital funding in 2019, up from just under $200 million in 2015, according to WeeTracker, a media firm focused on the African entrepreneurship space.
Hong Kong-based startup Atom Group has officially launched its crypto trading platform based on the matching engine technology of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) amid a tightening of the region’s crypto-regulatory regime.
Dubbed the Portal Digital Fund operates via a fund-of-funds structure, targeting sophisticated investors in the Asia-Pacific. Portal aims to have over $100m in funds under management in the long term.