Synthetic Minds, a startup developing a system of automatic bug fixing in blockchain apps, has amassed $5,5 million dollars during an investment round from investment companies Pantera Capital and Khosla Ventures. $5.5M seed round to make program synthesis mainstream! Synthetic Minds did YC Summer'18 and is now funded by Khosla Ventures + Pantera Capital. We
After a failed testing of Constantinople, the second part of the Ethereum hardfork, developer team decided to delay its launch until the start of next year. It is possible that the update could ship with an implemented ProgPow algorithm. During a video conference call Ethereum’s next stage developers concluded that its launch, planned earlier for
MCO Visa Cards will be available for shipping in Singapore starting today, announced Crypto.com in its blog. These are traditional high-end prepaid options, but with a twist: the Wallet app with which you control your card now allows to securely buy, sell, store and transact cryptocurrencies with a single tap, all without the exchange fees.
A blockchain-based Australian project Power Ledger that pursues an idea of renewable energy sources development through a peer-2-peer trading platform became a winner in the Extreme Tech Challenge, organized and sponsored by Sir Richard Branson. The founders of this peculiar and ambitious startup are Dr. Jemma Green and John Bulich. Source The XTC final judges
Thailand-based payment blockchain-startup Omise has attracted funding from the Japanese company 31VENTURES and the venture capital unit Mitsui Fudosan. It's official. We're a step closer to creating a more inclusive financial system for everyone. #Omise has received investment from Japanese VC firm Global Brain with participation of 31VENTURES and SMDV.https://t.co/WRSbMKpPck— Omise (@Omise) October 18, 2018
Goldman Sachs investment bank and Galaxy Digital Ventures company, founded by one of its previous partners, Mike Novogratz, have collaboratively invested $15 mln in a secure crypto storage service BitGo Holdings Inc. During Series B funding round, finished on Thursday, a pioneer in the field of crypto multisig wallets, BitGo has attracted $58,5 mln investments.
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a strategic hub for innovations and financial technologies (FinHub). FinHub will work under the command of Valerie Szczepanik, SEC Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation and Financial Department Director. Hub’s main goal will be deep research of decentralized registries and crypto assets, as well as establishing
One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, Binance, has partnered with analytical blockchain project Chainalysis to integrate it’s Chainalysis KYT software (KYT – know your transaction) for monitoring transactions in real time and determination of fraud and money laundering operations. Chainalysis KYT software will be used for control of compliance to regulations, tracking
A report prepared by the blockchain research company CryptoCompare indicates that 84% of existing cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects on the market are centralized one or another way, and 85% of blockchain systems developer teams are authorized to change protocol at their own discretion. During the research, CryptoComapre has analyzed hundreds of cryptocurrency assets to classify
Galaxy Digital, a crypto merchant bank operated by billionaire investor Mike Novogratz listed on Toronto-based stock exchange TSX-V, has become the first alpha crypto custody client of Fidelity Digital Assets. Exciting news. We are thrilled to announce #GalaxyDigital as @Fidelity @DigitalAssets’ alpha crypto custody client #theherdiscoming https://t.co/87yeysYSFM— Michael Novogratz (@novogratz) October 15, 2018 This week,
BitFury Group and IT-cluster “Skolkovo” have signed an agreement about a strategic partnership, according to which Bitfury Group will open a blockchain development school in Skolkovo, announced the representative of BitFury Group. BitFury experts will create an education programme for the startups of the IT-cluster with lectures and workshops for developers. Besides, Bitfury’s blockchain experts
Hong Kong cryptocurrency exchange BTCC (BTC China) has announced the start of operations in South Korea. In addition to cryptocurrency trading services the company will offer South Korean citizens the functionality of a crypto wallet, a mining pool and a payment service: “BTCC is establishing an on/offline payment system using cryptocurrency… is expanding