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Crypto Fund Strategies Edge Out Hedge Fund Models

Crypto Venture Fund Strategies are Beating Hedge Fund Models

A report from Bloomberg shows the changing nature of cryptocurrency investment, with crypto venture fund strategies surpassing their hedge fund counterparts for the first time. The reason for this shift is suspected to be the changing conditions brought by the ongoing bear market and the collapse of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the wake of the increased regulation from the US. …


ICO Fundamentals: Empowering or Misleading Investors?

ICO Fundamentals: Empowering or Misleading Investors

The year 2018 saw the dramatic decline of the initial coin offering (ICO) market. January began with an outstanding USD one and a half billion invested into ICOs, with this figure trickling down to less than USD 200 million per month as the year closed.  So, what killed the booming ICO industry? In large part, the US government crackdown and the …


Escobar Inc. Wants to Take Down Trump With a Stablecoin

Escobar Inc. Wants to Take Down Trump With a Stablecoin

The brother of infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar has plans to get US President Donald Trump impeached. After having its GoFundMe account allegedly shutdown, Escobar Inc has announced it will be launching its own stablecoin to fund the effort. The Impeach Trump Fund crowdfunding campaign had its GoFundMe page taken down after just one day and is now relying on an initial coin offering (ICO) …


Texas Department of Banking Considers the Possibility of Stablecoin Licensing

Texas Department of Banking Considers the Possibility of Stablecoin Licensing

A supervisory memorandum shared on 2 January by the Texas Department of Banking directed towards all cryptocurrency related businesses, addressed the subject of regulatory concerns for cryptocurrencies, and stablecoin licensing under the Texas Money Services. The Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper made his case towards the existence of cryptocurrencies and identified them as an “electronic medium of exchange,” however, lacking …


SWIFT Fights Fire with Fire, Lining Up Blockchain Payment Trials

SWIFT Fights Fire with Fire, Lining Up Blockchain Payment Trials

Last year, Ripple threw down the gauntlet, offering a major challenge to the well-used Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) payment system. And now, the highly respected payments system is turning to blockchain to keep it ahead of the game. SWIFT is launching trials for its new Payment Validation System”, after bringing in its “integrated payment validation” into action …


12 Days of Coinbase: What You Missed and What You Didn’t

12 Days of Coinbase: What You Missed and What You Didn't

December 21st marked the final episode of ’12 days of Coinbase giveaway‘. While some of the offers from the popular cryptocurrency exchange embodied the giving holiday spirit, others fell a little flat. The highlights There was a charitable undercurrent running through the giveaway, with Day 2 dedicated to a USD 10,000 donation in Zcash (ZEC) to impoverished families in Venezuela. As …


Researchers Develop Algorithm to Predict Pump and Dump Schemes

Researchers Develop Algorithm to Predict Pump and Dump Schemes

Researchers from Imperial College London have developed an algorithm which they say can be used to predict cryptocurrency “pump and dump” schemes, something that allegedly contributes to USD 7 million worth of trading every month. Pump and dump is a form of insider trading that has become increasingly commonplace since the rise of tokens in the cryptocurrency industry. It begins with …


Blockchain VC Investment Hits All-Time High

Q3 Blockchain Report: VC Investment Hits All time High

Outlier Ventures has released research showing that venture capital (VC) investment in the decentralized blockchain technology is at its highest level yet. Its State of Blockchains for Q3 2018 report suggests that the rise in investment can be attributed to both the growing maturity of the industry and as an acting replacement of the dwindling initial coin offering (ICO) model which has …


NZ’s “Friendliest” Exchange Launches Country’s First ICO

NZ's "Friendliest" Exchange Launches Country's First ICO

New Zealand is finally about to launch its first ICO with cryptocurrency exchange Coingrid planning to begin a USD 3 million fundraiser in the next two weeks. Although New Zealand’s Minister of State for Trade and Export Damien O’Connor is positive there is a real desire in the government to be in the vanguard of promoting new technologies in the …


Taiwan Firms Laud Success of World’s First Aviation Tourism Blockchain Project

Taiwan Firms Laud Success of Worlds First Aviation Tourism Blockchain Project

The Two Taiwanese companies who partnered to launch the world’s first aviation tourism blockchain project have praised the outcomes of their attempts so far to tokenize the travel industry. Huafu Enterprise Holdings Limited and Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) have published a press release outlining their successes since launching the cooperative project earlier this year. At the end of March, …


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