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Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
A man in New York allegedly stole $1.8M worth of ether cryptocurrency, kidnapping victim, forcing him to give up his digital wallet, then transferring the funds   —  The New York County District Attorney's Office has filed armed robbery and kidnapping charges against a man alleged …
Dec 17, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Restaurant review startup Munchee halts ICO after SEC investigation, which said in cease-and-desist order that the firm's tokens were unregistered securities   —  A California-based company has refunded a $15 million initial coin offering following an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Dec 11, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Blockchain startup Circle's subsidiary CENTRE raises $20M in an ICO under SAFT framework for a platform that aims to connect digital wallets like Alipay, Venmo   —  A subsidiary of blockchain startup Circle created to build an ethereum payments network has raised $20 million in a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) sale.
Dec 11, 2017, 4:30 AMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Tether, a service that offers dollar-backed digital tokens, says tokens worth $30M were stolen by hackers and it has suspended its back-end wallet service   —  Tether, the company behind a dollar-pegged cryptocurrency widely used in the market's exchange trade, is claiming that its systems …
Nov 21, 2017, 1:05 AMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Coinbase announces Custody, a digital asset storage service for institutional clients with a minimum of $10M in deposits; early access product launching in 2018   —  Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange startup Coinbase is launching a new storage service aimed specifically at institutional investors.
Nov 16, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Esports betting startup Unikrn, backed by Mark Cuban, raises $31M in ICO; Unikoin Gold token to act as a medium of exchange for bettors to use on the platform   —  E-sports betting startup Unikrn has raised roughly $31 million in an initial coin offering.  —  The firm collected 112,720 ethers …
Oct 23, 2017, 5:15 PMIn context
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Power Ledger, an Australian blockchain startup specializing in energy trading applications, raises $34M in an ICO   —  Australian blockchain startup Power Ledger has raised $34 million in an initial coin offering (ICO).  —  That figure includes the $17 million the firm …
Oct 6, 2017, 12:20 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
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

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