Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously

A new use case is emerging for cryptocurrency: helping women who’ve suffered sexual harassment or assault gain financial independence while also protecting their privacy. Case in point, a sexual assault survivor used the crypto-powered payment processor Seeds to crowdfund $500 in September after the trauma left her unable to work for several months. Had she […]

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ASX-Listed DigitalX Hit With Legal Action Over ICO Involvement

Shares in the publicly listed blockchain tech and consultancy firm DigitalX have slumped after it revealed it is facing a legal claim in an Australian court In an announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Friday, the firm says it has been served with an Originating Application and Statement of Claim in the Australia’s Federal […]

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Files IPO Prospectus in Hong Kong

Bitmain, the Beijing-based bitcoin mining giant, has officially filed an application in its bid to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). Published this week, Bitmain’s long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) prospectus follows various news reports that the mining giant has been mulling a Hong Kong listing and weighing a multi-billion dollar public […]

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Energy Giant Engie, Maltem Back New ‘Blockchain Studio’ With $2.3M

French energy company Engie and business consulting group Maltem are launching a new blockchain development spinoff for commercial clients, the companies announced Friday. Dubbed Blockchain Studio, the new venture will target clients in Asia and Southern Europe, Engie said in a press release. Its first product is a software suite that “accelerates and industrializes the […]

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AP Inks Deal With Blockchain Media Startup Civil

The Associated Press (AP) is partnering with blockchain journalism startup Civil to license articles for, Digiday reported Tuesday. Civil Media Company is planning to license the AP’s content to its various newsrooms as one aspect of the deal, according to the report. Another aspect will see AP and Civil collaborating to track Civil newsrooms’ original […]

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Why Leading Crypto Devs Don’t Work In Silicon Valley

“If you or your engineer friend is bored at BigTechCo, get in touch.” The tweet, sent out by Coinbase vice president and general manager Dan Romero, represented a rare request from the San Francisco-based exchange. Despite building on various cryptocurrency protocols for years, it was perhaps the first time the company had signaled it would […]

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A Tangled Web: Will Coinbase Ventures Lead to Conflicts of Interest?

Coinbase always seemed destined to add litecoin. Even amidst an early sea of competing cryptocurrencies cloned from the bitcoin codebase, litecoin had secured a special place. Early adopters used it as a way to extend bitcoin gains and test out the tech, while effective marketing attracted mainstream interest (even without the technology offering much in the […]

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Carbon ‘Stablecoin’ Project Raises $2 Million in Seed Round

Cryptocurrency startup Carbon has raised $2 million in seed funding, the company revealed to CoinDesk, Thursday. Investors in the round include General Catalyst, Digital Currency Group, FirstMark Capital, Plug and Play Ventures and The Fund. Carbon did not disclose its valuation. The investment round brings the project a step closer to launching a dollar-pegged cryptocurrency […]

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Chainalysis Raises $16 Million for Real-Time Crypto Compliance

Blockchain startup Chainalysis has today announced a new real-time cryptocurrency compliance tool and a $16 million Series A investment from Benchmark Capital. Founded in 2014, Chainalysis provides cryptocurrency exchanges, international law enforcement agencies, and other clients with bitcoin transaction analysis software to help them comply with regulations, assess risk and identify illicit activity. Notably, the […]

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Square Seeks BitLicense to Bring Bitcoin Buying to New York

Digital payments company Square is in the process of applying for a BitLicense in a bid to expand its Cash App’s bitcoin buying option to New York. A spokesperson for Square confirmed the process following a tweet on Tuesday that suggested the company was “working on” opening up bitcoin buys and sells to users in that […]

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