Category: Investments

ICO Market Doubled Since Last Year, Shows Increased Institutional Investment

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market has more than doubled in a year according to ICORating’s ICO market report for the the second quarter of 2018, published August 8. ICORating is an independent rating agency that conducts independent analytical research evaluating ICOs and the ICO market. According to the report, ICOs in 2018 have already […]

Japan Self-Regulatory Crypto Exchange Association Considers Trading Cap for Some Clients

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) will obligate its member exchanges to place limits on the trading activity of some clients, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, July 28. The self-regulatory body has reportedly established a policy of to require its member crypto exchanges to place maximum limits on the volumes traded by the exchanges’ customers. […]

Peter Gabriel, Former Genesis Frontman, Invests in Blockchain Startup for Food Transport

British pop star Peter Gabriel has invested in blockchain startup Provenance, according to a press release July 18. The amount of his investment has not been disclosed. Gabriel joins a group of investors led by Working Group Capital Fund, Digital Currency Group, Merian Ventures, and Plug and Play. With the new investment, U.K.-based Provenance hopes […]

Czech Firm Reveals $100 Mln Venture Fund for Israeli Startups With ‘Emphasis’ on Blockchain

Investment banking firm Benson Oak revealed it would pump “around $100 mln” into Israel-based startups with an “emphasis” on blockchain, local Israeli news outlet the Jerusalem Post reported today, July 9. The Czech-headquartered giant’s subsidiary Benson Oak Ventures will focus specifically on the Israeli market. Having already raised $25 mln, a further $75 mln is […]

Union Square Ventures to Invest in Crypto and Blockchain Long-Term Without Dedicated Fund

Union Square Ventures (USV), a private equity and venture capital firm, has plans to invest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies over the course of the next 10 years, CNBC reports June 29. Those plans, however, do not include establishing a separate fund. Albert Wenger, managing partner at USV, told CNBC that “we see a lot of […]

Bitcoin in Its Dark Hours Still More Popular Than Beyonce

Google searches for Bitcoin have reportedly declined 75 percent through 2018, yet the leading cryptocurrency is still outstripping the famous pop-star Beyonce on Google Trends, CNBC reported Tuesday, June 12th. Bitcoin analyst Brian Kelly told CNBC’s ‘Futures Now’ that only during her Coachella music festival performance this April did the megastar briefly eclipse Bitcoin (BTC) […]