Cryptocurrencies

Algorand and BridgeTower Capital Announce Strategic Partnership

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 9:14pm

b'BridgeTower Capital, a global private equity firm, focusing on traditional private equity investments and blockchain and DeFi markets, announced today a partnership with Algorand.

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  • b'BridgeTower Capital, a global private equity firm, focusing on traditional private equity investments and blockchain and DeFi markets, announced today a partnership with Algorand.
  • Algorand, the creator of the world\xe2\x80\x99s first pure proof-of-stake foundational blockchain, is a leading blockchain technology company accelerating the convergence of decentralized and traditional finance.\nBridgeTower will use Algorand\xe2\x80\x99s technology as the underlying blockchain solution to issuance of the BridgeTower Capital tokenized digital security.
  • It will also use Algorand as a preferred blockchain for BridgeTower products and services.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cAlgorand\xe2\x80\x99s partnership with BridgeTower is based on our aligned vision to provide access to decentralized assets and products as well as a shared focus to expand opportunities in financial services through advanced blockchain technology,\xe2\x80\x9d said David Markley, Business Solutions at Algorand.

Waves Sells Duck NFT “Perfection” for $1,000,000, Launches Duck Hunters Game to Incentivize Participation in Waves DeFi

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

To celebrate the sale, the team has released its roadmap for a series of NFT gamification initiatives coupled with DeFi yield farming mechanics on the Waves ecosystem.\nPerfection is the only NFT created in a series of one (1) by Sasha Ivanov, founder of Waves.

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  • To celebrate the sale, the team has released its roadmap for a series of NFT gamification initiatives coupled with DeFi yield farming mechanics on the Waves ecosystem.\nPerfection is the only NFT created in a series of one (1) by Sasha Ivanov, founder of Waves.
  • It received over 40 bids in an uncapped auction model before selling for 1,000,000 $USDN (Waves Neutrino Stablecoin).
  • Created in 2018, SIGN Art is the first NFT marketplace on the Waves blockchain and currently features over 170 artists with a total of 1245 drops and 627 sales.
  • Learn more at: https://www.sign-art.app/\nSwop.fi is an automated market maker on the Waves blockchain.

BOSAGORA Unveils Micropayment Protocol ‘Flash Layer’

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

The company is expanding its ecosystem by solidifying a foothold for completing an advanced and decentralized blockchain platform, including the DAO roadmap it recently announced.\nFlash Layer is a layer 2 payment protocol that operates on BOSAGORA\xe2\x80\x99s network.

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  • The company is expanding its ecosystem by solidifying a foothold for completing an advanced and decentralized blockchain platform, including the DAO roadmap it recently announced.\nFlash Layer is a layer 2 payment protocol that operates on BOSAGORA\xe2\x80\x99s network.
  • Compared to Lightning Network of Bitcoin or zk-Rollups of Ethereum, Flash Layer is far faster in a transaction with much lower charges.\nThe Flash Layer delivers a number of advantages, including strong security based on encoded updates in real-time and nearly no bugs by going through vast tests.
  • It is expected to be valuably used in diverse Dapps linked with real-world life as it allows for large-scale and frequent transactions with low charges safely and rapidly.\nAlong with the unveiling Flash Layer through YouTube live streaming, BOSAGORA had chances of communicating with global users.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe release of the Flash Layer marks a milestone that visibly demonstrates the development capability of BOSAGORA,\xe2\x80\x9d said Kim In-hwan, President of BOSAGORA.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cIn the months to come, we will introduce a variety of Dapps linked with real-world life by using the Flash Layer in the platform.\xe2\x80\x9d\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005433/en/\n'

BridgeTower Capital Launches Security Token Pre-Offering and Announces Global Expansion With Key Partners

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:00pm

BridgeTower\xe2\x80\x99s current blockchain staking product has grown substantially to more than $60 million assets under delegation within two months of launch.

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  • BridgeTower\xe2\x80\x99s current blockchain staking product has grown substantially to more than $60 million assets under delegation within two months of launch.
  • BridgeTower will aggressively add self-hosted Nodes over the coming months.\nBridgeTower also provides financial, operational, talent acquisition and marketing support for early to mid-stage growth companies.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe are excited to play a meaningful role in bringing the BridgeTower Capital token to market.\xe2\x80\x9d\nLondon-based Archax is the first ever digital securities exchange regulated by the FCA in London.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cBridgeTower has worked hard to develop a host of portfolio companies and partnerships that we are proud to join.\xe2\x80\x9d\nABOUT BRIDGETOWER CAPITAL \xe2\x80\x93 BridgeTower Capital is a global tokenized private equity firm with a traditional operational business approach towards growth.

ePIC Blockchain Completes $7.5 Million Series A Financing Round

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:00am

b'ePIC Blockchain Technologies Inc.("ePIC"), North America\xe2\x80\x99s sole Blockchain semiconductor design and mining rig vendor, announced today the completion of its Series A funding round for USD 7.5 million.

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  • b'ePIC Blockchain Technologies Inc.("ePIC"), North America\xe2\x80\x99s sole Blockchain semiconductor design and mining rig vendor, announced today the completion of its Series A funding round for USD 7.5 million.
  • Fort Capital Partners advised ePIC in the evaluation and structure of the offering.\n\xe2\x80\x9c2021 will be a stellar year for ePIC,\xe2\x80\x9d said Henry Quan, Chief Marketing Officer of ePIC.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWith a strong order book and a surging cryptocurrency market, ePIC is poised to become a major supplier of mining rigs worldwide.
  • ePIC is currently shipping Mining Rig for Siacoin and has 2 ASIC Mining Rigs slated for release during 2021.

Beth.Technology Announces Major Rebrand to I/O Fund

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:30am

The I/O Fund specializes in tech microtrends and has outperformed other popular tech focused innovation funds on the market.

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  • The I/O Fund specializes in tech microtrends and has outperformed other popular tech focused innovation funds on the market.
  • I/O Fund competes at the highest level and offers full transparency for individual retail investors.\nThe I/O Fund also features a free public newsletter with past stock coverage that included Roku at $33 , Zoom at $137 , and Bitcoin around $9,500 .
  • I\xe2\x80\x99m extremely proud of our team, and our market-beating results.\xe2\x80\x9d\nFor more information about I/O Fund, please visit our website at http://io-fund.com/ .\nI/O Fund is an actively managed fund that offers in-depth research and real-time trades.
  • I/O Fund empowers retail investors by offering a transparent portfolio alongside institution-level research and real-time notification of entries and exits.

Mentor Capital Rotates from COVID into Bitcoin Space

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:11pm

b'Mentor Capital, Inc. (OTCQB: MNTR) announced that it will be participating in the Coinbase IPO today on behalf of Mentor shareholders, and is adding a cryptocurrency and Bitcoin focus for any ongoing excess cash of Mentor.

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  • b'Mentor Capital, Inc. (OTCQB: MNTR) announced that it will be participating in the Coinbase IPO today on behalf of Mentor shareholders, and is adding a cryptocurrency and Bitcoin focus for any ongoing excess cash of Mentor.
  • Mentor Capital, Inc. CEO, Chet Billingsley notes, \xe2\x80\x9cAs Covid-19 drops off, we are rotating out of our efforts in the Covid business segment.
  • Mentor has also exited our small initial portfolio in public vaccine companies and will apply those funds into the Coinbase IPO today.\xe2\x80\x9d\nMr.
  • Billingsley adds, \xe2\x80\x9cThe Coinbase IPO is a significant milestone in the acceptance of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies in the financial world and business community.

GazeTV Launches Blockchain-Powered Social Entertainment Platform That Puts Creators First

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:29pm

b"GazeTV , the blockchain-based social entertainment platform, launches its solution empowering content consumers to reward creators for their work via tokenomic incentives and reward functions.

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  • b"GazeTV , the blockchain-based social entertainment platform, launches its solution empowering content consumers to reward creators for their work via tokenomic incentives and reward functions.
  • The GazeTV platform was built to empower creators and audiences to interact, support, and grow with one another.
  • The roll-out of GazeTV is segmented into several phases, each phase adding exciting additional functions and features to the platform.\n\xe2\x80\x9cAt GazeTV, we\xe2\x80\x99re repairing everything that is broken with social entertainment platforms,\xe2\x80\x9d says Jack Cheng, Co-founder of GazeTV.
  • Every second counts.\xe2\x80\x9d\nGazeTV.com is an innovative social entertainment platform with built-in tokenomic incentives and reward functions.

BitPay Joins Square-Founded Crypto Patent Effort COPA

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:30pm

b'BitPay , the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, today announced a partnership with the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) to share open source projects and use a shared patent library.

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  • b'BitPay , the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, today announced a partnership with the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) to share open source projects and use a shared patent library.
  • COPA acknowledges that cryptocurrency technology is built on the collaborative efforts of a community made up of developers, engineers, and designers.
  • So, BitPay pioneered blockchain payment processing to enable borderless payments using cryptocurrencies like BTC, BCH, ETH, DOGE and stablecoins USDC, GUSD, PAX and BUSD.
  • BitPay offers consumers a complete digital asset management solution that includes the BitPay Wallet and BitPay Prepaid Card, enabling them to turn digital assets into dollars for spending at tens of thousands of businesses.

Social Yield Farming Platform Don-Key Locks $2 Million From Crypto’s Top Players

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 4:00pm

b'Don-Key has completed a private funding round to bootstrap it\xe2\x80\x99s Defi social yield farming platform.

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  • b'Don-Key has completed a private funding round to bootstrap it\xe2\x80\x99s Defi social yield farming platform.
  • The $2.2 million was raised in the company\xe2\x80\x99s first round from leading blockchain funds, including, Black Edge Capital, AU21.
  • finance platform, where gamified social trading strategies will incentivize participants to work together and reap the spoils.
  • Don-Key addresses this with customizable strategies and \'copy farming\' make the decision making simpler for the common user.