OriginTrail Blazes A Blockchain Path In Food Chains

Blockchain, ICO News, Innovation, Regulation | November 17, 2017 By:

OriginTrail offers a blockchain protocol to track the provenance of foods in the fragmented global foods markets. The protocol allows for blockchain-supported data-sharing, providing transparency through consensus checks and data storage.

The Slovenian-Serbian team recently opened an office in Shanghai to focus on implementation of blockchain use cases in one of the world’s largest markets.


UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Issues Consumer Warning on Cryptocurrency CFDs

Announcements, News, Regulation | November 15, 2017 By:

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors about the risks in cryptocurrency contracts for difference (CFD).

A cryptocurrency CFD is a tradable instrument that mirrors the movements of the asset underlying it. It allows for profits or losses to be realized when the underlying asset moves in relation to the position taken,


Anguilla Creates Register For New Utility Token Projects

Blockchain, Crime, FinTech, News, Regulation | November 14, 2017 By:

UK territory Anguilla has passed a new law that will set up a registration process for digital token offerings. The Utility Token Offering Act (called AUTO Act) permits specified Anguillian entities to apply to be registered to conduct a utility token offering to “standardize registration and disclosure protocol for blockchain projects,”


Pryze Uses Blockchain For Automated Sweepstakes Promotions

Blockchain, FinTech, ICO News, News, Regulation, Uncategorized | November 14, 2017 By:

Pryze is an automated sweepstakes protocol built on the ethereum blockchain. It allows companies to hold sweepstakes competitions, handling all processes involved in launching and managing sweepstakes using a single platform.

Jupiter Research claims over 80% of all Internet users have participated in an online sweepstakes or contest in the past year,


European Financial Watchdog ESMA Warns ICO Investors, Companies

Announcements, ICO News, News, Regulation | November 14, 2017 By:

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), EU’s financial regulatory institution and European supervisory authority, is the latest financial regulator to issue a warning on initial coin offerings (ICO).

ESMA has released two statements, one on risks of ICOs for investors and one on the rules applicable to firms involved in ICOs.


Tomato Blockchain Project Hopes To Ripen Supply Chain

Blockchain, Innovation, News, Regulation | November 10, 2017 By:

You say tomato. I say tomah-toe. Some people say blockchain, at least in the view of some project managers for Ripe.io, who are trying to put together a business that will track the fruit’s international supply chain.

Former Wells Fargo banker Raja Ramachandran and Nasdaq executive Phil Harris are aiming to bring clarity to tomato provenance with their new company.


Germany’s BaFin Warns Public Against ICO Risks

Announcements, Blockchain, ICO News, News, Regulation | November 10, 2017 By:

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Germany’s financial regulator, has warned investors of the risks associated with initial coin offerings (ICO). BaFin is the latest regulatory authority to comment on the ramifications of ICOs.

BaFin stated that ICOs are a highly speculative form of investment and that the acquisition of tokens as part of ICOs may result in substantial risks for investors.