Ethereum

ConsenSys Picks Latest 10 Blockchain Startups for Accelerator Program

ConsenSys Ventures, the investment arm of ethereum development studio ConsenSys, has selected 10 blockchain startups for the second cohort of its accelerator program Tachyon. Announcing the news on Monday, ConsenSys Ventures said that the selected startups for the Tachyon 2.0 program are focused on building new blockchain-based solutions across data privacy, encryption, healthcare and decentralized […]

Crypto News

A New York Bank is Opening Accounts for Bermuda’s Crypto Startups

Cryptocurrency startups in Bermuda can now open bank accounts in New York. In a press release published Thursday, the Government of Bermuda announced that it is partnering with New York-based Signature Bank. Per the release, the deal will allow the island nation’s FinTech companies to access US banking services. #BREAKING: #SignatureBank will bank Bermuda’s #FinTech […]

Blockchain

Is Blockchain Halal? These Startups Are Transforming Islamic Finance

Islamic financial institutions are increasingly using blockchain technology for complex financing terms, Shariah-compliant transactions and Islamic and sharia-compliant alternatives to conventional insurance. Blockchain can assist in KYC, back-office automation, and underwriting of micro-insurance. Several Islamic Financial Institutions are Trying Blockchain Emirates Islamic was the first Islamic bank to test blockchain. It is part of the UAE’s […]

Ethereum

Vitalik Just Gave $300K in Crypto to Three Ethereum Startups

Vitalik Buterin, the creator of ethereum, has just donated $ 300,000 in cryptocurrency to three blockchain startups – apparently making the decision in response to a Twitter thread. The three projects receiving the 1,000 ETH grants are Prysmatic Labs, ChainSafe Systems and Sigma Prime. All are projects working to build the blockchain network’s next iteration, ethereum […]

Crypto News

UNICEF Chooses Six Blockchain Startups for Humanitarian Investment Venture

Advertisement Months after publishing a “blockchain call” to startups that could benefit humanity, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has invested in six blockchain startups. In January 2018, UNICEF called for early-stage technology startups that were registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries. It received over 100 applications from 50 different countries. The […]

Crypto News

Crypto Startups More Valuable Than Blockchains — Can the Trend Change?

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn In the crypto bull market of late 2017, when tokens reached a valuation of tens of billions of dollars, blockchain networks comfortably surpassed the valuation of commercial companies in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. At the time, for venture capital investors, direct investments in digital assets and cryptocurrencies seemed substantially more profitable than […]

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Israel Has Over 200 Domestic Blockchain Startups: Industry Body

Advertisement Israeli Blockchain Association, an organization whose primary objective is to educate, develop and empower Israel’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) community, encourage best practices and connect it with global leaders in the blockchain space, has released its third Israeli Blockchain Startup Map. According to a recent press release by the organization, there are now more than […]

Crypto News

Boost VC Issues Call for Crypto Startups

Advertisement Technology startup accelerator Boost VC has announced that it is accepting applications from crypto startups to join Tribe 12, its latest accelerator program cohort. Since 2012, Boost VC has graduated several cohorts with more than 75 crypto-related projects including prominent blockchain projects like Etherscan, Aragon, and MyCrypto. According to the announcement, which appeared in a Medium […]