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ICO Facilitator TokenSoft Acquires Stake in Regulated Broker-Dealer

ICO Facilitator TokenSoft Acquires Stake in Regulated Broker-Dealer ICO services platform TokenSoft is launching a regulated broker-dealer as part of its push to offer greater services to token issuers and startups. The firm – which is known for assisting startups with token sale launches – announced the new regulated broker-dealer affiliate, …

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Former Apple Exec Joins Civic’s Decentralized Identity Platform

Former Apple Exec Joins Civic’s Decentralized Identity Platform Blockchain startup Civic has hired Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com. Shoemaker will be responsible for growth and development of the decentralized identity platform, the firm announced Thursday. “Phillip’s knowledge of blockchain and expertise building internal infrastructure will guide …

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A Built-In Ethereum Wallet Just Got Added to Opera’s Browser

A Built-In Ethereum Wallet Just Got Added to Opera’s Browser Opera has announced the public release of its “Web 3-ready” Android web browser, which notably sports a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Previously available in beta, Opera for Android supports ethereum’s ether and other tokens using the network’s ERC-20 standard. The app …

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Major German Stock Exchange to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

Major German Stock Exchange to Launch Crypto Trading Platform Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart Group, is set to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform in the first half of 2019. The firm announced Wednesday that it has partnered with a local fintech company solarisBank to create an engineering infrastructure for …

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Deutsche Telekom, Alibaba Cloud, Citi Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project

Deutsche Telekom, Alibaba Cloud, Citi Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project Blockchain consortium Hyperledger is continuing its rapid expansion by adding 16 new members. Some 16 new members were announced Wednesday at the Hyperledger Global Forum in Basel, Switzerland, including cloud computing firm Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of the global conglomerate;  financial services …

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Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Backs $4 million Raise for Crypto-Lender BlockFi

Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Backs $4 million Raise for Crypto-Lender BlockFi BlockFi, a startup that offers U.S. dollar loans against crypto collateral, has raised $4 million in its latest round this year. The New York-based firm announced Wednesday that the funds have been raised in convertible debt investments in a round …

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Romper Room to White Linen: Saying Goodbye to Crypto’s Infant Anarchy

Romper Room to White Linen: Saying Goodbye to Crypto’s Infant Anarchy Sheila Bair is an advisor to Omniex, a technology company providing services to institutional investors, and a board member of the Paxos Trust, a regulated trust company developing blockchain technology. She does not own crypto assets. The views expressed are …

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