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Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates

Wyoming Blockchain Bill Proposes Issuance of Tokenized Stock Certificates Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Wyoming have introduced legislation that would allow the issuance of tokenized stock certificates using blockchain tech. On Wednesday, representative Jared Olsen (Republican), along with senator Chris Rothfuss (Democratic) and six other Republican representatives jointly filed House …

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Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other U.K. bank Barclays and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. The interoperability challenge is being hosted by Clearmatics and will use a …

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European Blockchain Startup Launches Trading in Tokenized Securities

European Blockchain Startup Launches Trading in Tokenized Securities Belarus-based blockchain startup Currency.com has launched a trading platform for tokenized securities. The firm announced Tuesday that the platform would allow investors to directly trade and invest in financial instruments using the cryptocurrencies bitcoin or ethereum, without first converting to fiat. The …

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Central Bank Veteran’s Blockchain ‘E-Money’ Startup Raises $2 Million

Central Bank Veteran’s Blockchain ‘E-Money’ Startup Raises $2 Million Ethereum development studio ConsenSys has participated in a $2 million seed funding round for Iceland-based blockchain startup Monerium, the firm announced Friday. The round was led by early-stage venture capital firm Crowberry Capital and included participation from private investment firm Hof …

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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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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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