StanChart’s Singapore Unit Completes First Blockchain-Powered Trade Finance Deal January 24, 2019

The Singapore unit of London-headquartered multinational banking and financial services firm Standard Chartered has completed its first blockchain-powered trade finance deal. The news was reported by Singapore’s English-language financial daily The Business Times on Jan. 24. The bank reported that the blockchain solution — developed by blockchain startup Distributed Ledger Technologies — had enabled an […]

ICOs Raised $160 Million in First Half of January, Report Says January 19, 2019

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) completed in the first half of January have raised around $160 million. The figure was provided in a report by ICO rating service ICObench shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 18. ICOs completed by Jan. 15 have managed to raise about 33 percent of the combined amount raised in the previous month […]

Blockchain Incubator Binance Labs Releases First ‘Batch’ of Blockchain Projects December 15, 2018

Binance Labs, the venture wing of the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has released its first “batch” of blockchain projects from its Incubation Program, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 14. Binance Labs is an initiative that seeks to help early-stage blockchain and digital assets projects and entrepreneurs through direct investments and […]

The Making of the First US ICO Fraud Case November 25, 2018

In common law systems, it is precedent that informs judicial approaches to new and previously unaddressed matters. The precedent that will likely shape the body of U.S. case law on fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) is currently being forged in a federal court in the New York borough of Brooklyn, where a 39-year old entrepreneur, […]

‘First’ Collectible on Two Blockchains: ‘The Cutest Crypto Game’ Now Available on EOS November 16, 2018

Blockchain Cuties, a decentralized crypto collectible game operating on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, has announced that it is now available on EOS. The developer company says the new step makes Blockchain Cuties “the first game which officially supports two blockchains simultaneously.” This is supposed to make transactions faster and the players can now breed both […]

Bermuda Government Approves First ICO Under New Regulatory Regime October 19, 2018

The government of Bermuda has awarded the first certification for an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) under the island nation’s new regulatory regime for crypto and blockchain business, the country’s only daily newspaper, the Royal Gazette reports Oct. 18. According to the Royal Gazette, the Minister of National Security Wayne Gaines — whose office oversees ICT […]

Coinbase Launches First ERC-20 Token on Platform October 12, 2018

Leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has started listing 0x (ZRX) token, according to an announcement published Oct. 11. The move marks the first time Coinbase has added support for an ERC-20 token. ERC-20 tokens are tokens developed and used solely on the Ethereum (ETH) platform, where ERC stands for Ethereum Request for Comment, and 20 […]

ZUEN Chain Launches ICO Backed by World’s First TotalWellness Blockchain Alliance Platform August 4, 2018

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Crypto Mining Giant Canaan Unveils First-Ever Bitcoin Mining Television August 4, 2018

Canaan Creative has launched what it hopes will be the future of the blockchain and the first of a series of releases that will improve its position as it battles for increased market share in the bitcoin mining device market. Dubbed the AvalonMiner Inside, the smart TV also doubles as a bitcoin mining device, and […]

High Times Becomes the First IPO to Accept Cryptocurrencies August 3, 2018

News On Thursday, the well-known cannabis culture brand and publication High Times announced it’s holding an initial public offering (IPO) and that it will be the first regulated A+ stock offering to accept cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space High Times Takes Another Step Into the Future by Accepting Cryptocurrencies for […]

First Crypto Firm IPO on London Stock Exchange Raises $32.5 Million August 3, 2018

A crypto mining company has raised £25 million (about $32.5 million) through an IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).  U.K.-based Argo Mining (ticker: ARB), which provides “accessible” crypto mining via a subscription service, is the first crypto company to be listed on the LSE. The company raised £5 million (about $6.5 million) more than its initial […]

Canaan Creative Launch World’s First TV with Bitcoin Mining Capabilities August 3, 2018

The second largest manufacturer of Bitcoin mining hardware has announced a new product aiming to bring Bitcoin mining to people’s homes once again. Canaan Creative are hoping to promote greater decentralisation on the Bitcoin network with the launch of a television set with mining capabilities. Are Devices Like the AvalonMiner Inside Going to Help Further […]

FlipNpik Token One of the First Available on New StellarX Exchange August 2, 2018

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Soar TGE to Generate the World’s First Fully Decentralised Global Super-Map Using Drones August 1, 2018

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‘World’s First’ Trade Blockchain Launches in Singapore to Link China and ASEAN Nations July 19, 2018

A Singapore-based e-government service provider – notably owned by a government body and a port operator – has launched a blockchain platform focused on cross-border trade between ASEAN nations and China. Singapore-based CrimsonLogic, an e-government solutions provider with a presence in over 20 countries, announced [PDF] details of its ‘inclusive and extensible blockchain service’ that […]

Kik Messaging App Reveals Its First Beta Product, Kinit July 19, 2018

Canadian messaging application Kik has launched its first beta product called Kinit, which is related to the company’s Kin token, TechCrunch reported July 18. The release follows Kik’s successful initial coin offering (ICO) which raised $100 million. The ICO for the Kin token concluded in September 2017, having raised almost $100 million from more than […]

Bitcoin Mining Firms Make Chinese Unicorns List for First Time July 18, 2018

Three bitcoin mining companies have joined a list of “unicorns” – private companies valued at over $1 billion – for the first time. The Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute published its Q2 Unicorn Index for the Greater China region on Wednesday, which notably included the names of several major bitcoin mining firms: Bitmain, Canaan Creative and Ebang. […]

Stellar Becomes ‘First’ Sharia-Certified Blockchain for Payments And Asset Tokenization July 18, 2018

Stellar, an open-source platform for distributed payments, is reportedly the first distributed ledger protocol to obtain Sharia compliance certification in the money transfer and asset tokenization field, according to a Stellar blog post published July 17. The Shariyah Review Bureau, a leading international Sharia advisory agency licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, has examined […]

Stellar Becomes First Crypto Protocol to Obtain Sharia Certification July 17, 2018

Stellar, the seventh-largest cryptocurrency network, has become the first digital ledger technology (DLT) protocol to obtain Sharia certification for payments and asset tokenization. The Stellar Development Foundation announced on Tuesday that, following a review of the technology’s properties and applications, the Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) had certified Stellar as a Sharia-compliant vehicle for conducting monetary […]

World's First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange Finally Opens to the Public July 17, 2018

The world’s first bank-backed cryptocurrency exchange is now open to the public after months of delays. Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings formally launched its in-house crypto trading platform, dubbed VCTRADE, last month. Yet, as reported by CoinDesk at the time, the trading service was only available for a group of selected users who pre-registered with the platform last […]