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Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Filecoin Presale Raises $52 Million Ahead of ICO Launch   —  San Francisco-based startup Protocol Labs has sold $52 million in a token pre-sale ahead of an initial coin offering launch next week.  —  Notable backers of the Filecoin pre-sale include Union Square Ventures and Sequoia Capital, according to a representative of the startup.
Aug 4, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
DAO marketplace District0x raises $9M in ICO, which started on July 18 and ended today but prohibited contributions from US residents   —  A blockchain project boasting support from industry venture firms Boost VC and CoinFund has completed an initial coin offering (ICO), netting around $9 million in ether.
Aug 1, 2017, 5:40 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
SEC issues investigative report concluding DAO tokens, a digital asset, were securities, and securities law “may apply” to token sales   —  The US Securities and Exchange Commission said today that the offering and sale of digital tokens “are subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws”.
Jul 25, 2017, 4:57 PMIn context
Alyssa Hertig / CoinDesk:
As BIP 91 activates, paving the way for scaling of Bitcoin, Jeff Garzik, lead developer of the SegWit2x network upgrade, talks about what's next for Bitcoin   —  Jeff Garzik has been accused of a lot of things of late.  —  Since taking the lead on turning the Segwit2x scaling agreement into code …
Jul 23, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Ethereum startup Parity warns of flaw in v1.5+ of its wallet software, says three multi-sig wallets have been compromised and ~$30M of Ether has been stolen   —  Smart contract coding company Parity has issued a security alert, warning of a vulnerability in version 1.5 or later of its wallet software.
Jul 19, 2017, 6:45 PMIn context
Michael del Castillo / CoinDesk:
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announces new members: Mastercard, Cisco, the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Scotiabank, others   —  The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is revealing its newest members.  —  As with previous announcements, entrants are divided between legacy institutions and startups building on the ethereum blockchain.
Jul 18, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Tezos blockchain project raises $232M worth of bitcoin and ether in largest ICO to date   —  The Tezos blockchain project has completed its initial coin offering, or ICO, bringing in a record-smashing $232m-worth of bitcoin and ether.  —  At close, Tezos had netted 65,536 BTC …
Jul 14, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Bancor, a platform for launching blockchain tokens, raises ~$150M in largest-ever ICO   —  An initial coin offering (ICO) for a blockchain project called Bancor has set a new industry record, raising approximately $153m in ether, the native currency on the ethereum blockchain, as part of a crowdsale that concluded today.
Jun 12, 2017, 5:50 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Vancouver-based cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX says its Ethereum smart contract error was due to updating Geth software, which led to almost $15M in losses   —  A Canada-based digital currency exchange is out as much as $14m worth of the cryptocurrency ether.
Jun 3, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Jonathan Keane / CoinDesk:
Brendan Eich's browser startup, Brave, raises $35M via its initial coin offering, selling out in under 30 seconds   —  Brave, the upstart web browser founded by Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, completed an initial coin offering (ICO) today that is likely to be distinguished for its speed and earnings.
May 31, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context

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