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Swiss Watchdog Rules Crypto Miner’s ICO ‘Seriously Violated’ Laws

Switzerland’s finance watchdog has found that the cryptocurrency mining firm Envion AG, which raised millions through an initial coin offering (ICO), held the sale illegally and “seriously violated” laws. Announcing the news on Wednesday, the country’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) said that Envion unlawfully received public deposits worth over 90 million francs ($ 90.33 […]

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Crypto Startup TokenPay Buys Equity Stake in Heidi Klum Lingerie Maker

Cryptocurrency startup TokenPay is getting into the lingerie business. Revealed in a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Switzerland-based startup has spent $ 1.3 million for a 6 percent equity stake in Naked Brand Group (NAKD), the Australian lingerie company best known for supermodel Heidi Klum’s signature fashion lines. TokenPay CEO Derek […]

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Security Token Startup Templum Shifts to Private Blockchains

Security token specialist Templum is shifting from public to private blockchains. Announced Monday, enterprise software vendor Symbiont is building a private blockchain and smart contracts system that Templum will use for future security token offerings (STOs) by its clients. Previously, the regulated broker-dealer left the choice of blockchain protocol up to the issuers, but this […]

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Eos to Be Used by 300 Million Users on Tapatalk, Real Mainstream Use Case

Those questioning the blockchain projects for their underlying utility should look at EOS. The smart contracts platform recently paved its way into the working model of Tapatalk, a Reddit-like forum application. Per an announcement published February 21, Tapatalk will utilize the EOS blockchain to power its Gold Point reward system. The integration would allow Tapatalk […]

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Brazilian Bank Aims to Raise $15 Million Through Security Token Offering

A Brazilian investment bank is planning to raise millions of dollars through the offering of a security token. In an announcement Thursday, Banco BTG Pactual said it will back its blockchain-based token with distressed Brazilian real estate assets, with the expectation of raising up to $ 15 million. It will also establish a secondary market following the sale […]