ICO and Crypto News

Singapore revising is rules to ease crypto business adoption, Japanese megabank Mizuho sponsors Omisego coworking space and Tezos community seeks an end legal battles...

Amex striding ahead of competitors VISA with new Hyperledger pilot, France gains 1800 jobs from IBM and Coinbase buys Paradex to enhance and expand their platform...

The first Sovereign State cryptocurrency is in the making in the Marshall Islands defining the future of crypto as real money, and VISA potentially in trouble as Japanese bankers successfully test a 1 million TPS blockchain...

Google finally appears to have heard about blockchain at long last, Canaan files a $2 billion IPO on its chip business and a group of investors seriously overpays for a domain name...

A stable weekend for the cryptocurrency markets, Coinbase apparently in talks to acquire a US banking license and another institutional exchange launches in the form of LMAX...

Odd news today as Worldpay can't see the light, PayPal just refuse to (whilst spending $2.2 billion acquiring another non-blockchain payment processor) and a "blockchain router" enabling multi-chain querying is announced...

The French now want in on crypto and blockchain after Finance Minister u-turn, the SEC launch a fake ICO site and Binance postpones a coin designed to eliminate volatility for being too volatile...

Coinbase announces an extensive suite of institutional products, HTC join the race for the first blockchain phone and Circle get specifically vague announcing USDC...

Zcash up 40% after news of it's addition to the Gemini exchange, CME launching Ethereum trackers but no plans (yet) for futures and NASDAQ to power another cryptoexchange...

A bumpy weekend for the cryptocurrency markets, ING and HSBC pull off their first blockchain financial trade and Snoop Dogg reportedly appearing at a secret Blockchain Week after-party...

De Beers announce a blockchain dedicated to tracking diamonds and the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies gets a boost as Huawei launch a Bitcoin mobile app...

Rumours of a possible Facebook cryptocurrency doing the rounds again after the word blockchain gets mentioned in a staff post - spoiler alert - highly unlikely anytime soon...

The celebrity crypto bandwagon gains more momentum with the announcement of "Owen Coin" for football fans, and the Iranian Government manages to make crypto even more complicated...

No sign of a Google blockchain yet as Oracle and Microsoft Azure wheel out their latest blockchain products and services in the race to dominate the cloud, and rumours of a NYSE cryptotrading platform is in the works...

Bitcoin and Ethereum stable but struggling at psychological barriers over the weekend, meanwhile, comments from the worlds oldest investment guru's clarify the "Old Money" world is running scared...

A huge step towards mass adoption of cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin Banknotes are launched in Singapore and JP Morgan appear to be more interested in blockchain with a patent application...

Goldman Sachs has announced it will be making moves into cryptotrading, clarifying "Bitcoin is not a fraud" and the long awaited Telegram public ICO is rumoured to have been cancelled...

Barclays still yet to clarify their stance on blockchain and crypto, bacon has (sort of) arrived on the blockchain, and another billion dollar blockchain fund in China...

The European Commission is considering blockchain as a method to thwart fake news and Venezuela keen to oil the crypto-cogs of world trade with crude oil discounts for Petro purchasers...

Mastercard patent filed to speed up transaction processing and node content verification and Warren Buffet thinks up new derogatory terms to label Bitcoin whilst still maintaining no positions in crypto...

Sony files a Digital Rights Management Blockchain patent that could potentially beat digital piracy and, at long last a Government official has admitted the traditional FIAT monetary system should be questioned...

BBVA run first blockchain loan process, IBM set to improve the jewelry supply chain with blockchain, and yet another top exec shouts at Bitcoin for all the wrong reasons...

Crypto markets make gains overnight as US markets suffer, institutions are making moves into crypto trading and a brothel takes it's first Bitcoin payment...

Amazon dives into "Blockchain as a Service", Marshall Islands pass laws to permit a native cryptocurrency and India feels the heat over knee-jerk regulations...

ICO ratings and changes for week 16, Coinbase suspends Wikileaks account - Wikileaks responds with name-calling and Facebook facing lawsuit over fake crypto-ads from a leading UK finance evangelist...

Leading insurance companies very positive on blockchain tech whilst weary bankers understandably anxious at Blockchain Expo, Walmart files more patents and a very positive speech by UK MP Matt Hancock...

Today it appears the "Old Money" institutions have succumbed to drinking their own Kool-aid with plans to implement the same failings of the current financial system onto the blockchain...

Verge gets busy with PornHub, NASA system to navigate space junk to be built using Ethereum, and Cambridge Analytica just shot their intended plans for an ICO right in the foot...

Coinbase buys Earn.com for an undisclosed sum, Mastercard blockchain patent granted and Barclays just don't seem to know what they want...

Dubai Bank rolls out blockchain solution to combat cheque fraud, Former Googlers set up xGoogler Blockchain Alliance and 75% compression enables the first DNA Sequence transfer...

Bitcoin and almost all altcoins made significant gains overnight displaying strong signs the bear market could be coming to an end...

JP Morgan Chase are being sued over credit card charges to users buying cryptocurrencies, Baidu sneak out with a blockchain image management system and Telegram public ICO may not happen...

Analysts at Barclays have likened the adoption of Bitcoin to the spread of infectious diseases in what is one of the most ridiculous and desperate claims from the old-money world yet...

Samsung Securities find out the hard way how blockchain could avoid errors, Indian police arrested in crypto-extortion and government backed fund launches in China...

ICO rating changes on ICOformula for week 14. The institutions are coming! What will Rockefeller and Soros bring to the crypto table as they enter the world of cryptocurrency?

Sovrin and IBM deal could be the answer to data breach prevention, trading monolith Monex goes crypto and Swiss bankers miss the point of blockchain...

Blockchain friendly mobile phones are on the way, Alibaba not at all amused with Alibabacoin and cryptocomedy "Buy The Dip" considering cryptofunding...

Whilst chipmakers are downgraded further on Bitmains new mining rig launch, One can now acquire a Royal cryptocurrency apparently in one of the most obtuse ICOs yet...

Several positive announcements on cryptocurrency exchanges, High prices for ICO promotional tweets, and Alien hunters potentially see a reduction in costs...

ICO rating changes on ICOformula for week 13, more banks adopting blockchain technology and China's central bank reportedly becoming very "pro-crypto"...

In an ICOformula exclusive we announce the pre-launch of what could be the hottest multi-sector ICO of the year for investors and crypto-miners...

After a punishing 24 hours both Bitcoin and Ethereum are down - We take a look at how to cope in a down trending market and make the most of the opportunities it presents...

According to the Mirror "newspaper" cryptocurrency isn't what we thought it was, Ford "driving" crypto patent and what's a "Death Cross" when its at home?

Financial institutions on Wall Street apparently parking old blockchain projects, solid gold castings Nelson Mandelas hands sold for Bitcoin, and a promising C2C ICO in Thailand...

South Korean conglomerates rush to fund exchange expansions, Steven Seagal steps down as a crypto ambassador and the results of most pointless crypto survey...

The ups and downs of ICO rankings over the last 7 days on ICOformula. Changes in the top 10, most improved ICOs by rank and ICOs that might have lost some luster...

Positive news from UK Ministers on cryptocurrencies, The SEC updates their site to provide information on ICOs and is Blockchain the Answer to the Facebook Data Debacle?

Another celebrity climbs aboard the crypto bandwagon, "Diet Bitcoin" making some far fetched claims and BMW schooling a crypto startup on the definition of partnership...

Thailand announces Blockchain Community Initiative, Reddit adds new rules for crypto-related posts and CryptoKitties raises another fist full of cash...

Warren Buffet reveals he has no shorts on (cryptocurrencies), fellow old-money folks join him and shout at Bitcoin. South Korean regulation complexity and Mastercard testing crypto-FIAT transactions in Japan.

The Ups and Downs of ICO Rankings - Movers and Shakers of Week 11. Bitcoin more stable and good news from Mark Carney and the FSB...

Congress members get confused, a top ICO rater throws his toys out of his pram and the first signs of extinction on the horizon in the old money payments sector...

The past 24 hours has seen a significant downturn for the cryptomarkets - we take a look at the reasons proffered by press and offer plausible (and more likely) alternative theories behind the dip

Quicker and easier crypto transactions on the horizon for UK and EU residents, Binance announce their own blockchain, IMF Head Christine Legarde on regulation and Cambodia confused by its own policies...

In the news today - Bitcoin stable despite confusion, Binance launches hacker bounties and a suggested Korean U-turn on ICO's and Crypto-regulations...

In the news today - Possible reasons for Bitcoins bumpy weekend, Cryptocurrency officially gets "defined" by wordsmiths, Another ICO scam reported and insight into why tokens take so long to get onto exchanges...

Last week Lloyds Banking Group joined a number of other banks in banning the purchase of cryptocurrencies with their credit cards citing concerns over consumer protection from the volatility of the cryptocurrency markets where holders have bought tokens using their facilities...

So far this year we have seen some incredible market volatility in both sides of the investment world with the global cryptocurrency market cap dropping by roughly 50% whilst the Dow Jones officially entered a “market correction” falling more than 10% from its record high at the end of January...

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