Blockchain Journalism Startup Civil Refunds Investors after Failed ICO

Initial coin offering (ICO) operator Civil will refund investors due to the blockchain startup’s failure to reach its minimum sale cap. Civil will conduct another token sale in further efforts to build their Journalism business. Civil ICO Civil’s first ICO began in September and wrapped up this week. Their mission, according to their website, “is to help power

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Emergence of $100M Crypto Funds in Bear Market Shows Investors are Interested

Over the past month, four major $100 million crypto hedge funds have debuted with strong backing from institutional investors, Wall Street, and high profile individual investors. Reality Shares, former Point72 Asset Management executive Travis Kling, and JCE Capital Management have announced the launch of $100 million hedge funds targeted at the cryptocurrency market. Most recently,

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United Arab Emirates to Approve ICOs as ‘Securities’ in 2019 to Boost Corporate Funding

UAE ICOsThe United Arab Emirates (UAE) is pressing ahead with plans to introduce initial coin offerings (ICOs) as means toward fundraising for companies and startups in 2019. In an effort to boost financing in capital markets, the UAE will enable domestic companies to raise funding by offering cryptocurrency tokens to investors alongside traditional means like shares

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Crypto Firm Prepares £45 Million Bid on Hull City Football Club

Yorkshire-based championship football team Hull City may be about to change hands as international bidders make their interest known in what is being referred to as a takeover in the UK media. Last weekend Paul Duffen, former chairman of Hull City AFC, announced his intention to buy the club with the backing of Saudi Arabian

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Yale University Has Invested in Two Cryptocurrency Funds: Report

The “herd” of institutional investors that cryptocurrency bulls such as Mike Novogratz have perennially said is just over the horizon is finally making an appearance, as reports have emerged that one of the world’s largest university endowments has invested in two cryptocurrency funds. Yale University Endowment Makes Cryptocurrency Play Citing an anonymous source familiar with

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$2.5 Million: Binance Invests in Aussie Crypto Payments Startup to Push Adoption

Australian cryptocurrency payments startup Travelbybit has seen a cash injection of $2.5 million from a high-profile investor in Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. Crypto unicorn Binance is investing AUD $3.48 million (approx. USD$2.5 million) in TravelbyBit to further expansion of the latter’s network of cryptocurrency payment terminals following a successful implementation in Brisbane earlier

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Coinbase Will Achieve $8 Billion Valuation Following Hedge Fund Investment: Report

Tiger Global, a U.K. hedge fund that invests mainly in global consumer brands, is reportedly considering a $500 million investment in Coinbase, which would boost the startup’s valuation close to $8 billion and strengthen the cryptocurrency market’s legitimacy, according to sources that spoke to Recode. The investment would make Coinbase one of the highest valued

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Google-Backed Fintech Startup Uses Bitcoin for Cross-Border Settlement

Veem, a cross-border payments platform that uses bitcoin to move funds among businesses without the need of banks, has raised $25 million in a round led by Goldman Sachs, according to Forbes. The service, which does not require either counterparty to hold bitcoin directly, has quadrupled its revenue in the past year. Also participating in the

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Swiss Financial Services Company Raises $100 Million to Launch Crypto Bank

A financial services company based in Zug, Switzerland has raised roughly $104 million (100 million CHF) from investors as it looks to create a bank to lets consumers trade fiat for digital currency. According to Bloomberg, Seba Crypto AG raised the cash from a mixture of private and institutional investors. One of the people behind

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Coinsquare Lists Blockchain ETF On Toronto Stock Exchange

Coin Capital Investment Management Inc. (Coincapital), the portfolio management division of the Coinsquare digital asset trading platform, has listed a blockchain exchange traded fund (ETF), the STOXX Blockchain Patents Innovation Index Fund (LDGR), among two new ETFs the company has listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Coincapital, which is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission,

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