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UK Startup Takes Billion-Dollar Tokenization Plan Stateside

Smartlands is betting on a billion-dollar tokenization vision with a new broker-dealer partnership to make it happen. The British digital tokenization firm is now working with IIP Securities, an international banking consultancy based in New York, as it prepares to bring its security token crowdfunding model stateside. The alliance provides Smartlands access to IIP Securities’…

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Draper-Backed Startup Launches .Crypto Domains on Ethereum

A startup building domains on blockchains has just launched a .crypto name registry on ethereum. Unstoppable Domains – a firm backed in May to the tune of $4 million by Draper Associates and Boost VC  – said Friday that the new .crypto extension can be connected to users’ public cryptocurrency address, allowing third-parties to more easily send funds.…

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tZERO-Backed Startup Seeks SEC Approval to Launch Security Token Market

A firm part-owned by Overstock’s tZERO is seeking regulatory approval to launch one of the first markets for publicly traded, registered security tokens. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday released a rule change proposal that would allow Boston Securities and Token Exchange (BSTX) to create an automated equity trading platform, with ownership records…

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Sequoia-Backed Startup Enters DeFi Market With Bitcoin Binary Options

Another participant is entering the decentralized finance (DeFi) fray. The Sequoia-backed data management startup, Band Protocol, announced Monday the mainnet of its decentralized trading app. The dapp functions as a brokerage – without a centralized authority to confirm prices or collect fees – for ether-denominated binary options. Dubbed BitSwing, users can take long or short…

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Australian Startup to Offer 20% Payback on Fuel Purchases in Tokens

Australian startup Incent plans to offer a 20% payback in its INCNT token on fuel purchases at United Petrol stations for a limited time.  Incent announced in a press release published on Sept. 26 that participants will have to sign up on its platform and sync their bank accounts in order to receive the tokens.…

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Data Privacy Startup StrongSalt Raises $3 Million for Encrypted API Service

A new encryption-as-a-service company raised $3 million to bring standardized encryption techniques to the blockchain. Data privacy startup StrongSalt announced Thursday the closing of a seed round from Valley Capital Partners. Backed by three encryption-related patents, StrongSalt will release its API product later this year at the AWS re:Invent 2019 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. StrongSalt…

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Startup Bringing Zero-Knowledge Proofs to Ethereum Raises $2 Million

The number of initiatives dedicated to scaling the ethereum blockchain is manifold. Ethereum 2.0, Plasma, Raiden, zk-SNARKs – the list goes on. On Monday, blockchain research and development startup Matter Labs announced a $2 million seed round led by Placeholder VC to develop a new scaling initiative atop the ethereum blockchain. Speaking to the goals…

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Crypto Startup Sues Toronto Exchange Group for $500 Million Over Soured Deal

Canadian startup Paycase Global Corp. is suing TMX Group, for breach of contract after the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange terminated their deal to create cryptocurrency-related products and services.  Paycase is claiming loss of revenue, loss of opportunity and loss of reputation and is demanding $500 million for damages and that TMX resumes its…

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Blockchain Startup ConsenSys Seeks $200 Million From Outside Investors

New York-based blockchain company ConsenSys is reportedly seeking investors to raise $200 million, technology media outlet The Information reported on April 15. According to sources familiar with the matter, ConsenSys is trying to attract outside investors to raise $200 million. The company’s executives reportedly talked to investors in Hong Kong and South Korea, however as…

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