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Crypto Mining Company Responds to Android Malware Outbreaks

A mining equipment company CEO has responded to issues raised by mining malware hacks infiltrating Amazon Fire software and Android devices saying that it is not representative of the industry. Talking to NewsBTC, he also said that more crypto mining companies are likely to get listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). ‘It Gives Crypto… […]

Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain’s CEO Is Considering an IPO

Jihan Wu runs Bitmain Technologies Ltd., the world’s largest producer of custom cryptocurrency mining chips. Financially speaking not much is known about the Chinese company, though Wu has hinted at the possibility of holding an initial public offering (IPO), which would force Bitmain to reveal more. What an IPO Would Mean for Bitmain Given the uncertainty… […]

A London-Based Company Successfully Trademarks the Name ‘Bitcoin’

Multiple reports and public filings have shown a UK-based firm called ‘A.B.C. IPHoldings South West’ has successfully acquired a trademark for the name ‘Bitcoin’. According to a merchant on Etsy, IP-Holdings sent a cease and desist order because they were selling Bitcoin-themed t-shirts. Also read: There’s a Bitcoin Themed Card Game On Kickstarter Called ‘Bitcon’ UK […]

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen Developing Cryptocurrency Chia Without ICO

Bram Cohen — the inventor of file sharing service BitTorrent — is behind an up and coming cryptocurrency called Chia. Chia, which doesn’t require massive amounts of electricity like Bitcoin does, has raised almost $3.4 million without the help of an initial coin offering (ICO). The money will help the startup build its coin and blockchain, which […]

Telegram Raised $850 Million, But Was it an ICO?

The business model most people attribute to initial coin offering doesn’t always hold up. The recent Telegram “ICO” shows how some of these offerings are no longer accessible to the public. Changing the ICO Business Model If Telegram’s recent funding is an example, the concept of an ICO is no longer public. While the company […]

Coinsquare to Launch IPO on TSX — Hopes to Compete With Coinbase

This week the well known Canadian digital asset exchange, Coinsquare announced its plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) hoping to raise $150 million CAD ($120Mn USD). Coinsquare hopes the funding will help the platform be a direct competitor with cryptocurrency brokerage services like Coinbase and other U.S. based exchanges. Also read: Russia Finalizes Federal Law […]

IPOs vs ICOs

There has been some discussion regarding the difference between initial coin offerings and initial public offerings. It is evident the two have some degree of similarity on paper, even though they are two entirely different concepts in reality. In fact, one could argue the two ideas couldn’t be further apart from one another right now. IPOs and ICOs […]