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Telecom Giant China Mobile Is Developing a Blockchain Water Purifier

Telecom Giant China Mobile Is Developing a Blockchain Water Purifier Telecommunications giant China Mobile is trying to show everyday consumers the value of blockchain by incorporating the technology into an ordinary household product. The company’s internet of things (IoT) unit has developed a water purifier with a built-in computing chip …

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Japan’s Financial Regulator May Green Light Crypto ETFs: Report

Japan’s Financial Regulator May Green Light Crypto ETFs: Report Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is apparently open to approving crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs). A Bloomberg report on Monday, citing a person “familiar with the matter,” said that the FSA is currently ascertaining institutional interest in ETFs that track cryptocurrencies and …

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RIP ICOs: 2019 Will Be the Year of Enterprise Blockchain Tokens

RIP ICOs: 2019 Will Be the Year of Enterprise Blockchain Tokens Ajit Tripathi is a partner at ConsenSys, where he specializes in global financial services business development and corporate venture strategy. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  One year ago, I wrote an article for …

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The Biggest Problem for ICOs? In 2018, It Was Their Own Investors

The Biggest Problem for ICOs? In 2018, It Was Their Own Investors Simon Seojoon Kim is CEO and partner at Hashed, a crypto-focused accelerator focused on community building and impact investing. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  At the beginning of 2018, the blockchain community reached the …

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The False Promise Blockchains Will Revolutionize Real-World Assets

The False Promise Blockchains Will Revolutionize Real-World Assets Farzam Ehsani is co-founder and CEO of VALR.com, a digital asset trading platform. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  In 2018, as cryptocurrency prices declined, the corporate-blockchain-marketing machine continued to hum unabated. Corporates continued to issue press …

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Overstock Makes Key Executive Change at Blockchain Subsidiaries

Overstock Makes Key Executive Change at Blockchain Subsidiaries Medici Ventures, the blockchain investment arm of Overstock, is reassigning a top executive to focus on revenue generation at its most prominent portfolio company, tZERO. Steven Hopkins, the chief operating officer of Medici, planned to resign from that job to become chief …

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Ethereum Studio ConsenSys Teams Up With Chip Manufacturer AMD

Ethereum Studio ConsenSys Teams Up With Chip Manufacturer AMD Ethereum development studio ConsenSys is partnering with computer chip maker AMD to develop a new cloud computing infrastructure based on blockchain technology. The startup announced Friday that it was working with AMD and Abu Dhabi-based investment firm Halo Holdings on W3BCLOUD, …

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Token Exchange to Enable Trading of Nasdaq-Listed Companies

Token Exchange to Enable Trading of Nasdaq-Listed Companies A Nasdaq-powered crypto startup plans to let its clients indirectly purchase shares of major firms through a token-based platform. Estonia-based DX.Exchange announced Thursday that it would launch its trading platform on Jan. 7, allowing its clients to purchase crypto tokens representing shares …

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