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Op Ed: “We Never Thought of That” — When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs

With well over $3 billion raised this year alone, in very little time initial coin offerings (ICOs) have emerged as a major source of venture finance. Even companies that have already raised conventional venture funding will be tempted to raise additional funds through ICOs. Although not fully intuitive, some have labeled token issuances by entities that previously obtained equity financing as “Reverse ICOs.” One prominent example of a Reverse ICO has already occurred. Recently, Kik Interactive successfully completed an ICO of nearly $100 million. With over $3 […]

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Trustless Payment Startup Confido Makes Off with $375k of ICO Funds

Confido, an ICO startup whose name means “I trust”, has done a bunk with 1,235 ETH. The company was supposed to have been creating a trustless payment system using smart contracts. Instead, it was the project’s founders who have proven themselves trustless after deleting all their accounts and going dark. The $375,000 exit scam highlights the risks that are inherent to the still largely unregulated ICO market. See also: Cracks Appear as Critics Label Bitconnect a Ponzi Scheme Trust Less, Question More As a since-deleted Medium article […]

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PR: German Fintech Company Naga Group to Launch Token Pre-Sale

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The NAGA Group, creators of the first blockchain-based ecosystem for decentralized trading, investing, and education in financial markets, virtual goods, and cryptocurrencies. has announced the launch date of their NAGA Coin (NGC) token pre-sale. Who is The NAGA Group? Founded in 2015, […]

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Futures Markets: What They Are and What They Mean for Bitcoin

As bitcoin gains worldwide attention, there’s lots of discussions lately about futures markets. With companies like LedgerX and some pending bitcoin-based derivatives products coming soon from CME Group and Cboe, leading to some people scratching their heads wondering — What are futures markets and what do they mean for bitcoin? Also read: Internet Archive Adds Bitcoin Cash and Zcash for Donations Everyone Keeps Talking About Bitcoin Futures Markets Over the past couple of years, a few companies have been trying to apply derivative market trading into the world […]

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Rublix Is Reimagining Crypto Trading

The soaring fortunes of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is attracting massive amounts of media attention worldwide. This has led to a steady stream of traders flocking to the space amid record prices and subsequent asset returns. In some circles, this exuberance has to raise concerns about a bubble akin to the great global recession of 2008. On a weekly basis, a seemingly endless stream of new crypto projects, many predicated on little more than a hastily developed white paper and website, are being launched and creating a crowded […]

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PR: Crypto20’s Autonomous Crypto Index Fund Passes $15 Million

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. CAYMAN ISLANDS – CRYPTO20 is continuing to gaining momentum as it hits $15 million for its Cryptocurrency Index Fund. Over 5,000 contributors are part of the fund which, unlike competitors, is a finished product with a range of investor tools. With just […]

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CME Group Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures December 10

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) planning to launch its bitcoin-based derivatives products this quarter. Now according to CME’s bitcoin futures market specs, the firm plans to launch its derivatives products on December 10 pending regulatory approval. Also read: Troy University’s Malavika Nair Says Bitcoin Is Something Different Than a Classic Bubble CME Group’s CEO Terry Duffy: ‘Our Exchange is the Natural Home for This New Bitcoin-Based Vehicle’ At the end of October, the world’s largest options exchange announced it would be […]

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The White Paper is Dead – Here’s What Should Replace It

“Bitcoin Silver combines the revolutionary power of cryptocurrency with the speed of the Ethereum network to extend it’s [sic] accessibility and use value to the rest of the world.” So stutters the cover notes for one of the 300+ crypto white papers published this year. With more ICOs than there are writers qualified in the field, it’s no wonder their academic quality has plummeted. The white paper, as a pitch model, is dead. The question is: what should replace it? Also read: Bitcoin.org Owner Wants to Revise […]

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62% of Institutional Investors are Buying or Considering Buying Bitcoin

Over the past few weeks, a string of surveys has provided an insight into the public’s perception of bitcoin. Japanese; Americans; millennials – all have been grilled regarding the world’s leading digital currency. One group that have yet to speak their piece en masse is institutional traders – until now. A newly released survey sheds light on what investors think of bitcoin and it makes for interesting reading. Also read: Troy University’s Malavika Nair Says Bitcoin Is Something Different Than a Classic Bubble Traders are Fascinated by […]

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Hundreds of Bitcoin Cash Are Stuck in Segwit Addresses – But There Might Be a Way to Get Them Back

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of BCH is languishing in segwit addresses. The funds were mistakenly sent there by users who have no easy way of differentiating segwit and non-segwit addresses. Retrieving the funds is difficult, but not entirely impossible, as p2sh.info’s Antoine Le Calvez has revealed. He’s discovered what’s believed to be the first successful bitcoin cash recovery, aided by the miners who confirmed the transaction. Also read: Amaury Séchet Proposes New Bitcoin Cash Address Format for January 14 Stuck in No Man’s Land When bitcoin […]

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