Blockchain 

Fintech Firm Billion Seals $2.1 Mln European Commission Grant for Blockchain System

Polish-British fintech firm Billon has reportedly sealed an almost €2 million (~$2.1 million) grant from European Commission’s Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Instrument program to develop a blockchain document management system. The news was reported by Billion in a press release on May 14. The Commission’s SME Instrument program provides funding for innovation projects which are close-to-market, and has reportedly awarded Billon a grant under Phase 2 of the program — which provides enterprises with up to 70% of the costs of their proposed project. Billon’s system, dubbed B4TDM (Blockchain…

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Bitcoin 

US Subsidiary of EU Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Seals Bitlicense From New York Regulator

The United States subsidiary of major European crypto exchange Bitstamp has been granted a virtual currency license from New York state’s financial regulator, according to an official press release from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) on April 9. The license, known as a BitLicense, has been awarded by the NYDFS to Bitstamp USA Inc., a subsidiary of the Luxembourg-registered exchange. According to the press release, the development makes Bitstamp USA reportedly the nineteenth firm to receive the department’s green light to conduct digital currency operations in New…

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Mining Giant Canaan Seals ‘Hundreds of Millions of Dollars’ in New Funding: Report

Chinese cryptocurrency mining manufacturer Canaan Creative has completed a multimillion-dollar funding round, local finance news outlet Securities Times reported on March 11. Canaan, which has not officially confirmed the report, is rumored to have raised an unspecified sum from as yet unknown backers. The size of the investment, according to the Times, which cites “informed sources,” lies in the hundreds of million of dollars, while the company’s worth is reportedly now in the billions of dollars. “From the point of view of market capitalization, after the current round of financing,…

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Crypto Hedge Fund Pantera Capital Seals $130 Million for Third Crypto Venture Fund

Crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital has already sealed $130 million out of a $175 million target for its third crypto venture fund. The development was shared with Cointelegraph in private correspondence with Pantera president Bill Healy on Feb. 22. For Pantera’s debut fund in 2013, the firm had raised $13 million, rising to $25 million for its second. As reported in August 2018, Pantera raised the game for its third offering, saying at the time that the $175 million target was “a function of how fast the space is moving,…

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Bitcoin 

Denmark’s Tax Agency Seals Authority to Collect Data from Three Crypto Exchanges

Denmark’s Tax Authority has been authorized by the country’s Tax Council to obtain information regarding all trades of cryptocurrencies across three domestic crypto exchanges. An official announcement published on the agency’s website reported this development on Jan. 14. The authorization means that three unspecified Danish crypto exchanges now have legal disclosure obligations to hand over identity information that includes names, addresses and personal tax numbers, as well as details of all crypto transactions made on their platforms between Jan. 1 2016 to Dec. 31 2018. The Tax Authority has said…

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Scalable ‘Blockchain’ Network Seals $35 Million From Sequoia Capital, Huobi and Others

A new blockchain-type network led by a Turing Award recipient and other academics has sealed $35 million in funding from big-name investors that include Sequoia Capital. The funding was reported by Fortune’s crypto-focused news section The Ledger on Dec. 4. Dr. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, a Turing Award recipient who has earned the moniker of China’s “godfather of computer science,” is among those spearheading the Singapore-registered Conflux Foundation. The Turing Award is an annual $1 million prize given to a person that has exceeded in the field of computer science. The…

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