Startups

Crypto Tourism Is Growing – For Better or Worse

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Cryptonation. Blockchain Cruise. CryptoCribs. These are just several of the names of tourism programs focused on the blockchain industry, from luxury cruises to Middle East startup tours, that are part of a growing trend targeting crypto-curious travelers. The Blockchain Cruises, organized by the tourism arm of Edinburgh, Scotland-based crypto wallet provider CoinsBank, have garnered a Read More

IOST Blockchain Incubator Launches With $50 Million Fund

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Bluehill, a startup incubator for global blockchain projects, launched on Thursday after raising $50 million to support the IOST blockchain ecosystem. The firm said in a release that it is now taking in applications from startups on a rolling basis and on average invests $500,000 into a project with “both seed investments of $100,000 and Read More

Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won’t Stop Talking

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The founder of a little-known cryptocurrency is making big waves. First leaked last week, more details emerged Tuesday on how Justin Sun, the founder of a controversial cryptocurrency project called Tron (with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion), is acquiring the file-sharing service BitTorrent for as much as $140 million. (A subsequent CoinDesk report Read More

Binance Backs Malta Stock Exchange’s Startup Accelerator

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The Malta Stock Exchange announced today that Binance, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, is backing its newly launched program to support fintech startups and entrepreneurs. Known as a tiny archipelago between Sicily and the North African coast, Malta, along with several other microstates including Bermuda, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar and San Marino, have joined the race Read More

Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Real Africans with Ethereum Micropayments

2 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Real Africans with Ethereum Micropayments
In several countries throughout Africa, citizens are spending an average of 27 cents to top up their mobile airtime, and they’re using a crypto token to do it. That might sound strange to many in the crypto industry, since the vision of today’s blockchains allowing the movement of millions of microtransactions across the globe has Read More

How Hodl Hodl Is Building a Real Business With Bitcoin Smart Contracts

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on How Hodl Hodl Is Building a Real Business With Bitcoin Smart Contracts
Bitcoin may be the original cryptocurrency, but it can still learn new tricks. In an industry where bitcoin has taken a backseat to networks like ethereum, at least when it comes to enabling more complex and exotic transactions, both founders behind the peer-to-peer exchange platform Hodl Hodl believe people are underestimating bitcoin’s potential. Unlike many of Read More

Leadership Shifts to Usher in New Era for Monero Cryptocurrency

4 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Leadership Shifts to Usher in New Era for Monero Cryptocurrency
Monero is gearing up to decentralize all over again. Since the cryptocurrency launched in 2014, its gregarious South African project lead, Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni, has become the project’s unofficial figurehead, in part because of lack of competition. Famed for its privacy, monero has attracted contributors who prefer anonymity. Yet Spagni’s business ventures, which include three crypto startups, Read More

2017 Saw ‘Exponential’ Blockchain Startup Growth, Says China’s IT Ministry

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on 2017 Saw ‘Exponential’ Blockchain Startup Growth, Says China’s IT Ministry
Nearly 40 percent of all Chinese blockchain startups emerged in 2017 alone, according to a new white paper published by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Revealed by the ministry’s Information Center on Monday, the blockchain industry paper indicates that currently China has 456 startups that focus on blockchain technology development and applications as part Read More

Maximalist for Hire: Bitcoin Believer Pierre Rochard Starts Advisory Firm

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Maximalist for Hire: Bitcoin Believer Pierre Rochard Starts Advisory Firm
Don’t judge a self-proclaimed bitcoin maximalist by his trollish tweets. At least not Paris-born Pierre Rochard, who many have surely dismissed because of his bombastic Twitter account, which he routinely uses to diss “altcoin” fans for “peddling trash.” But to disregard him would be to miss the nuanced theory behind his quips. “Obviously, there are Read More

At Ethereal Summit, A Human Face On A Blockchain Future

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on At Ethereal Summit, A Human Face On A Blockchain Future
“Raise your hand if you don’t know what ‘bitcoin mining’ actually is.” At an impromptu Q&A at Ethereal Summit on May 11, Consensys software engineer Ashoka Finley encouraged the audience to ask embarrassing questions they might have about cryptocurrency and blockchain. “What’s ‘hashing’? Don’t know what a bitcoin is?” Finley went on, encouraging attendees. The Read More