Blockchain Firm DIRT Protocol Raises $3M from Top VCs Including Coinbase Co-Founder

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The DIRT Protocol blockchain tech startup has secured $3 million (USD) in seed funding from some of the most prominent venture capitalists and angel investors in all of Silicon Valley – and the crypto and initial coin offering (ICO) space at large. On Wednesday, Yin Wu (Founder, DIRT Protocol) – an alumnus of YCombinator and Stanford who had her previous…

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John McAfee announces he will no longer work with ICOs due to SEC “threats”

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John McAfee is one of the most colourful and controversial figures in the whole cryptocurrency space and his promotion of ICOs has become notorious in the sector. Last month he revealed that he was charging $500,000 to promote an ICO… per tweet. And he claims to be worth it. His Twitter account is described by his team as “by far…

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DNN: The ICO looking to fix the news

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The news media is in crisis, with falling revenues, lower public trust and declining morale. According to a Gallup poll in 2016, the American public’s confidence in mass media to “report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has reached a historic low point. Only 32% of respondents reported feeling a great or fair amount of trust in the media. The…

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Loyakk: using smart contracts to revolutionise how companies do business with each other

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No business exists in isolation. Each has customers, and suppliers. Each collaborates with other businesses on new opportunities. These networks, these relationships, need to have trusted pathways to share the right data, while ensuring that other data are protected. Under the current models billions of dollars are lost each year from data leakage, limited access to the correct data and…

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Open Source University: an ICO to revolutionise the world of education and recruitment

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The online education market is seriously big business. Forbes valued it at $165 billion in 2016 and predicted that it’d be worth as much as $240 billion by 2023. The recruitment industry is even bigger, bringing in $150 billion in 2016 in the USA alone. However, both sectors are also riddled with inefficiencies and are ripe for disruption by the…

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WANLab ICO Project CryptoCurve (CURV) Partners With Wanchain (WAN)

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On Tuesday, it was announced that Wanchain (WAN) – an interoperable blockchain – has agreed to officially partner with one of its six WANLab accelerator projects, CryptoCurve (CURV), “to become the ‘Front-End of Wanchain.’” From Wanchain’s perspective, the decision to permit CryptoCurve the responsibility to handle its front-end design, user-experience (UX), amongst other things, appears sound. Indeed, CryptoCurve (see: pitch…

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Cryptyk to revolutionise cloud storage with blockchain and decentralization

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The market for cloud storage has exploded in recent years, and with a compound annual growth rate of 23.7%, it’s expected to reach over $88 billion by 2022. Businesses benefit as it allows them to minimise capital expenditure while offering their workforces increased mobility. Within the sector, data archiving solutions are predicted to grow the fastest: i.e. long-term secure storage…

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MeVu: the ETH-platform that lets you bet on anything, anytime, with anyone

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With the World Cup just around the corner everyone’s thoughts are turning to football. For many, those thoughts are also turning to gambling. Something to make the less exciting games just a little more interesting. Online gambling is a huge global industry. The market was already worth $30 billion by 2013, and this figure looks set to double by 2020.…

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Baanx: The ICO creating “The Amazon of Cryptobanks”

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Every day more people are entering the cryptocurrency world. At time of writing the total market cap for crypto assets is around $330 billion. According to some estimates that may grow to be as large as $40 trillion by 2030. Alongside this growth comes an exploding demand for crypto financial services, and today’s banking institutions are ill-suited to cope. The…

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