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Nolan Bauerle / CoinDesk:
Q2 2017 Blockchain Report: ICO funding hits $797M, exceeding VC funding in blockchain industry by 3x; total value of all cryptocurrencies is $100B, up 4x QoQ   —  To download the full State of Blockchain Q2 2017, visit CoinDesk Research.  —  Q2 at a glance:  — The asset class diversifies and bitcoin's total dominance wanes.
Sep 10, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Blockchain Firms Ripple, R3 File Dueling Lawsuits Over Crypto Contract Dispute   —  Distributed ledger startups Ripple and R3 have become embroiled in a new legal battle, with both startups filing lawsuits related to a contract dispute between the two firms.  —  Ripple alleged in a complaint …
Sep 8, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Filecoin blockchain data storage network completes ICO by raising a record $257M including $52M presale, surpassing the $232M raised by Tezos   —  Blockchain data storage network Filecoin has officially completed its initial coin offering (ICO), raising more than $257 million over a month of activity.
Sep 8, 2017, 3:01 AMIn context
Michael del Castillo / CoinDesk:
Six big global banks join Utility Settlement Coin, a project aimed at making it easier for central banks to issue currencies on a blockchain   —  Several of the world's largest banks have today revealed a series of steps to advance a project aimed at making it easier for central banks to issue currencies on a blockchain.
Aug 31, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Jonathan Keane / CoinDesk:
Kik raises $50M through private sale of its Kin token to institutional investors and plans to raise $75M more in ICO   —  Mobile messaging app Kik has raised $50 million from the private sale of its ethereum token Kin to institutional investors, including Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital and Polychain Capital.
Aug 29, 2017, 4:48 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Decentraland, a virtual reality world project that uses blockchain tech to track ownership of digital plots of land, raises $25M via ICO   —  A virtual reality project built on top of blockchain technology has raised over $26 million in ether via an initial coin offering (ICO).
Aug 20, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Bitfinex to stop all services to US clients in the next 90 days, citing SEC's recent investigative report that said securities law may apply to ICO token sales   —  Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by volume, has announced it will no longer allow U.S. investors …
Aug 11, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context
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

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