Category: Startups

William Shatner Joins Effort to Fight Collectibles Fraud With Blockchain ‘Passports’

Actor William Shatner is boldly going back into the crypto world. Announced Thursday, Shatner is partnering with Mattereum, a legaltech firm headed by former ethereum launch coordinator Vinay Gupta, to highlight its Asset Passport technology, which uses “legally-binding” smart...

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What’s Holding Back Bitcoin in Venezuela? This Group Is Investigating

Open Money Initiative (OMI) co-founder and Venezuelan expat Alejandro Machado wants to help his homeland while remaining realistic about bitcoin. The truth is, Venezuelans haven’t abandoned the inflation-riddled bolivar as quickly as he expected, namely because it is so...

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial Backs $10 Million Round for Blockchain Privacy Startup

QEDIT, a developer of privacy technology for enterprise blockchains, has closed a $10 million Series A round from investors including Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Ant Financial will also be incorporating QEDIT’s zero-knowledge proof...

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Foam Turns to Token Grants to Build Out Decentralized Mapping Platform

Foam is accomplishing what few token issuers have: A consistently engaged community that actually uses its token beyond speculation. Following a $16.5 million token sale in 2018, the geolocation data startup has launched a token-curated registry (TCR) with about...

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