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Data Market Ocean Tries New Token Sale After CoinList Offering Misses Target

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After a token sale on CoinList failed to reach its target, data marketplace Ocean is trying again on crypto exchange Bittrex International.

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As ICO Business Dried up, This Firm’s Headcount Fell From 120 to 50

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Significant layoffs at Ambisafe tell the tale of another ICO services startup that got too big in 2018.

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ConsenSys Pitch Deck Forecasts $100 Million Burn Rate for 2019

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A ConsenSys pitch deck obtained by CoinDesk details how the ethereum venture studio is courting outside investment.

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Blockstack to Raise $50 Million in Reg-A+ Crypto Token Sale

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Blockstack has filed with the U.S. SEC to to conduct a $50 million token offering under the Regulation A+ framework

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Christine Lagarde Pits Circle Against JPMorgan in IMF Debate

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Decentralized systems are coming for the banks, argued Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire, in a panel Wednesday at the International Monetary Fund.

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Bain Capital and Ripple’s Xpring Invest in DeFi Founder’s ‘Scout Fund’

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With a million dollars from Bain Capital and Ripple’s VC arm, Robert Leshner’s Robot Ventures is making small bets on early-stage crypto entrepreneurs.

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Coinbase, Paradigm Invest $15 Million in Startup Behind Disappearing Blockchain

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Made by the startup O(1) Labs, the lightweight Coda protocol is adding more big-name investors to its cap table.

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SEC’s First Crypto ‘No-Action’ Letter Took 11 Months to Secure

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The lawyer for TurnKey Jet explains the lengthy process of getting the first-ever assurance from the SEC that its token sale is good to go.

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Elon Musk Calls Dogecoin ‘My Fav Cryptocurrency’

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Weeks after calling bitcoin “brilliant,” Elon Musk has lauded one of the crypto market’s oldest and silliest alternatives.

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TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund Tops $100 Million, Completes First Acquisition

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An investor in Arrington XRP Capital has put up another $30 million, enabling the fund to acquire an Australian trading firm.

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