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How Two-Way Token Swaps are Bridging the Boundaries of Crypto

For many years now, Ethereum has been the platform of choice for projects for token issuance. The ERC-20 token standard provides a means of issuing a token quickly and easily before development begins. Projects can raise development funds by selling the tokens, with a view to migrating them to their

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Six Years since the first ICO – What’s Next?

On July 31, 2013, J.R. Willett launched the first-ever ICO, Mastercoin (now Omni), and tomorrow will mark 6 years since this monumental occasion. Looking at the last 6 years, it’s evident that the industry has matured and the very nature of fundraising within the blockchain space has changed. We’ve witnessed

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Komodo’s Antara Framework for Business-Ready “Smart Chains” Goes Live

Komodo, the original multi-chain platform, today announced that Antara, an end-to-end “Smart Chain” development framework, has gone live. A first of its kind, Antara allows developers to break away from the limitations of today’s single-chain blockchain platform architecture by enabling the creation of simple, scalable, modular, Smart Chains that are

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IMF Report: The Rise of Digital Money | Reactions from Industry Leaders

Yesterday, the IMF published a new report ‘The Rise of Digital Money’ outlining the potential effects cryptocurrencies will have on the current financial system and regulatory environment. The report states that the two most common forms of money today, cash and deposits, will face tough competition and could even be

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges: the Pollyanna of Finance

Bitpoint, a Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange, suspended all trading this week following the announcement of a hack, to the tune of 3.5 billion yen, or $32.5 million. Bloomberg report states that 2.5 billion yen belonged to customers. The tokens stolen include BTC, BCH, and XRP. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) recently

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