Investments

kik, messenger

ICOs Going Mainstream? Chat App Kik to Launch Token Sale

| Jonathan Keane

Messaging service Kik has revealed plans to launch its own cryptocurrency and ultimately create a new ecosystem for digital services.

legal, panel

Consensus 2017: Advice From a Lawyer to ICOs: ‘Don’t Be Stupid’

| Alyssa Hertig

The legality of the ICO as a funding vehicle was discussed on day three of CoinDesk's annual Consensus event.

Consensus 2017: The Ups and Downs of Digital Currencies

| Amy Castor

Two panels at Consensus 2017 conference focused on both the promise and pitfalls of digital currencies and blockchain assets.

Entrepreneur Vinny Lingham to Announce ICO at Consensus 2017

| Pete Rizzo

The CEO of blockchain identity platform Civic is expected to announce a forthcoming token sale today.

Distributed Ledger Consortium R3 Closes Record $107 Million Funding Round

| Michael del Castillo

Global banking consortium R3 has closed an investment round larger than $100 million, the biggest round in distributed ledger history.

tokens

Consensus 2017: The Legality of ICOs – Past and Future

| Morgen Peck

Afternoon panel sessions at day one of Consensus 2017 showcased a variety of positions on the emerging phenomenon of token sales.

AlphaPoint Taps into ICO Popularity With Token Launch Toolkit

| Stan Higgins

Digital currency exchange software provider AlphaPoint is expanding into the market for ICOs with a white-label toolkit.

newspaper, media

Blockchain vs Fake News? Startup Userfeeds Takes Up Fight

| Jaroslaw Adamowski

A new startup is seeking to fight the phenomenon of fake news using an ethereum-based blockchain platform.

Boost VC Will Now Invest Directly in Crypto ICOs

| Michael del Castillo

Institutional investor Boost VC is formally opening its doors to so-called ICOs, becoming the latest big venture firm to back the concept.

Mauritius, island

Mauritius: The Tropical Paradise Looking to Become a Blockchain Hub

| Aaron Stanley

Mauritius is luring blockchain innovators with its friendly regulatory environment and connections to countries with large unbanked populations.