Tags: ICO

Swiss regulator FINMA publishes ICO guidelines

In guidelines published last week, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA – set out ICO guidelines. These describe how it intends to apply financial market legislation in handling enquiries from ICO (initial coin offerings) organisers. The guidelines also define the information FINMA requires to deal with such enquiries and the principles upon which…

Pareteum adds blockchain to its Global Mobility Cloud

Pareteum has announced it has completed a development enabling support of Blockchain technology to its existing billing and settlement services. This capability enables Pareteum customers to participate in the “Digital Economy Monetization to the Cloud” and accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Airtokens and other forms of cryptocurrencies. Hal Turner, Executive Chairman and Principal Executive Officer of…

AirFox, AirToken and opening up the developed world

AirFox is the company seeking to make the mobile internet more affordable for millions of people. In October, 2017 it announced it had reached its $15 million funding goal. It then closed its public ICO after some 2,500 backers contributed to fund the development of AirFox’s blockchain consumer platform, AirToken (AIR), along with a microloans…

Trading Cryptocurrencies: A Beginner’s Guide – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin

Trading Cryptocurrencies: A Beginner’s Guide – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin (Trading Cryptocurrencies) is a modest, slim book of some 70 pages (an additional 15 pages are devoted to marketing services and other books by the author Clem Chambers). Priced at £7.99 for the paperback and £4.99 for the ebook version, it is expensive. Don’t be deceived.…

Bitcoin and ICOs: the 2018 question

In 2017 the Bitcoin and ICOs charge took Bitcoins from a valuation of US$952 and a market capitalisation of US$15 billion to a high point, on December 17th of US$19,939 and US$334 billion respectively. Five days later these had dropped 39%, to US$12,148 per Bitcoin and to a market cap of US$203 billion. A recovery…

Blockchain nomenclature – what’s in a name?

You might think that ‘blockchain nomenclature’ is dry stuff, not worthy of a promised technological revolution. You would be wrong. Such is the froth of the Bitcoin/ICO/crypto arena that some companies have even decided to change their names, to include (for example) blockchain or crypto. Here are four examples to stir the pot: Long Island…

Blockpass chases blockchain KYC

Blockpass has revealed its roadmap for a decentralized, KYC compliant blockchain identity verification platform. Through the use of Ethereum and smart contracts, Blockpass will offer shared regulatory and compliance services for people, businesses, objects and devices. In its initial phase, Blockpass will serve as an identity solution for the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem. The surge…

Could ICO identity compliance backfill IDaaS?

Identity as a Service (IDaaS) is not new. Jumio has offered services of identity confirmation for more than five years. It can take an image of a driving licence or passport or national identity card, where appropriate, and match the biometric details with a selfie enhanced by eye following (to ensure the image is not…

Lamden aims for rapid en-masse blockchain development

Blockchain intermediators Lamden aspires to deliver rapid blockchain development technology for enterprises. To fund Ethereum-compliant decentralized applications it has also announced its Tau token sale. This will begin in January, 2018 to raise US$10 million. Lamden recognises that increasing numbers of large corporates across all markets wish to accelerate in-house implementation of private and consortium…