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INX Plans to Raise $130 Million USD From Milestone IPO

INX ltd, a crypto exchange startup, has announced plans to raise up to $130 million USD through an Initial Public Offering (IPO). INX has developed a regulated platform for cryptocurrency trading and an alternative trading system for security tokens, which it hopes will become a one-stop-shop crypto services platform. The move to raise money through an IPO is quite unusual by market standards, as generally crypto startups tend to raise capital via Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). On Monday, the company filed a draft prospectus with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission…

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BlockFi Raises Over $18 Million USD in Funding Round

US cryptocurrency lending startup BlockFi has raised $18.3 million USD in a funding round led by Valar Ventures, the company announced on Tuesday. BlockFi is the first company of its kind to receive institutional funding for crypto-based loans in US dollars, in the form of a $50 million lending facility from Galaxy Digital. The new capital will reportedly be used to expand the array of products on BlockFi’s existing platform that includes interest-earning accounts for Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto-backed USD loans. BlockFi also plans on using the investment to double…

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Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan Files for IPO in US Worth $200 Million

As per a report, Canaan Creative, the major Bitcoin miner manufacturer, is supposed to have confidentially filed for an IPO in the US. As Bitcoin has grown into one of the biggest cryptocurrencies in the world, a range of industries have cropped up that are seeking to provide services that will help create a more robust ecosystem, and most of them are bearing fruit. For instance, new crypto exchanges are cropping up every other day, and it has become an industry in itself. However, not much has yet been talked…

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Ripple Sells Over $250 Million in XRP in Q2 2019: What’s Next?

On July 24, Ripple Labs Inc., the company behind XRP, released its Q2 2019 report, which revealed that it had sold over $250 million in XRP in the quarter. The report outlines Ripple’s strategy of selling XRP going forward as well as focusing on establishing legit trading volume data. Ripple Reports 48% Quarter-to-Quarter Increase in XRP Sales In the first quarter of this year, Ripple sold $169.42 million worth of XRP, which means there was a 48% quarter-to-quarter sales increase for the second quarter. Going forward, the company intends to sell…

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Huobi Tokens | Huobi Group Buys Back 14 Million HT Tokens

Huobi has withdrawn 14 million Huobi Tokens (HT) from the open market. The move is part of the cryptocurrency exchange’s plan that seeks to stabilize the altcoin price as well as create new incentives for users by curbing inflation. An Ethereum address is to store the withdrawn tokens expected to form a reverse fund. By slashing down 14 million tokens, the exchange has essentially reduced the supply of tokens from their initial supply of 310 million coins. The reduction comes at a time when the altcoin has picked up some pace,…

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John McAfee Reiterates His $1 Million by 2020 BTC Price Prediction

In a rather haughty Tweet posted earlier today, American crypto enthusiast John McAfee wrote that he was “laughing his f—— ass off” at the concern over Bitcoin’s falling price this week. The entrepreneur went even further and reiterated his prediction that Bitcoin would reach $1 million by 2020. What has him so bullish? John McAfee Predicts Bitcoin $1 Million by 2020 Bitcoin price has fluctuated wildly in recent weeks. Unable to breach the $14,000 mark, Bitcoin topped out at approximately $13,650 and fell back below $10,000 at the end of…

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Bitpoint Hacked for $32 Million, Another Example of Crypto’s Volatility

A Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange called Bitpoint has suspended operations after it lost $32 million to a hacking last night. The company that runs the exchange, Remixpoint, discovered that ¥3.5 billion worth of various digital currencies had disappeared under its management. Bitpoint Hacked and Suspends Operations According to the exchange, the funds went missing from a hot wallet (a wallet connected to the internet), but other funds held in cold wallets or offline haven’t been affected. The hacking was brought to light when an error appeared in the exchange’s outgoing funds…

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Binance Hack | Hackers Make Off With $40 Million in BTC

According to Bloomberg, major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has suffered another hack. This time the hackers withdrew 7,000 Bitcoin, which values approximately $40 million USD. This is the second major breach the exchange has faced, the first being an incident in March 2018. A notorious issue in the crypto-space, hacks have claimed $1.7 billion USD in 2018 alone. Binance Hack Via a post on its website, the exchange said that the hack occurred through a single transaction in a “large scale security breach.” It furthered that the hackers used a “variety…

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Proof of Capital | A New Blockchain Venture Fund Worth $50 Million

A new blockchain-focused venture capital fund called Proof of Capital has been established by a group of investors. The aim of the $50 million USD fund is to encourage further adoption of blockchain technology. Blockchain Venture Fund: Proof of Capital The new fund has been founded by three partners: Phil Chen, Chris McCann, and Edith Yeung. It will invest in early-stage startups that are involved in blockchain technology. The group has highlighted various areas of the blockchain ecosystem that it is looking to back, including remittances, custody, wallets, security, and…

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IBM Blockchain | Santander Bank Enters $700 Million Deal with IBM

According to Cointelegraph, Europe’s Banco Santander and tech behemoth IBM have announced an accord involving the IBM blockchain. The pair signed a $700 million USD deal aiming to increase Santander’s technological developments. The news was released yesterday via a press release. IBM Blockchain The deal is a five-year “global technology agreement” that will improve the bank’s services by using innovative technology such as blockchain, AI, and big data. IBM will take care of the technology behind its new services. IBM has been leading the blockchain revolution in business across the globe. Only…

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