Samsung to Seek Collaboration With Platform Firms on Blockchain Innovation and 6G

The vice chairman of Samsung says the firm will seek to collaborate with platform companies on the development of blockchain. The vice chairman of South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung says the firm will seek to collaborate with platform companies on the development of blockchain, artificial intelligence and sixth-generation mobile networks. The news was reported […]

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Conglomerates’ Deep Pockets Continue Blockchain Growth in South Korea Despite Crypto Ban

A tough crypto regulatory stance has not discouraged Korea’s largest companies from investing in blockchain. Unlike in other countries, where startups are at the heart of blockchain development, the South Korean blockchain landscape has “chaebols,” large, family-owned business conglomerates in Korea, at its heart. Just about every month, reports and announcements of large South Korean […]

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Korea’s Largest Internet Firm Kakao Is Running a Crypto ICO That Is Not Subject to SEC Scrutiny

Kakao is close to completing the private sale of its cryptocurrency called Clay, raising $300 million. Kakao, South Korea’s largest internet conglomerate that operates applications and have nearly a 90 percent dominance in their respective markets, is running an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to raise funds for its blockchain project called Clay. In March, Kakao […]

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Hodler’s Digest, November 5-11: Star Trek’s Captain Kirk Defends ETH Decentralization, While Fake Elon Musks Overrun Twitter

The central bank is China comes out against crypto air drops, while a flood of fake Elon Musks take Twitter promising crypto giveaways. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, […]

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China: Bitcoin Mining Behemoth Bitmain Releases New 7nm Antminer Hardware

Bitcoin ( mining behemoth Bitmain has officially released two new 7nm (nanometer) “Antminer” crypto mining machines, designed to mine with the SHA256 algorithm. Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant Bitmain has officially released two new 7nm (nanometer)  “Antminer” crypto mining machines, according to an official tweet posted Nov. 5. Bitmain indicated in September that it would be […]

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Mining Giant Bitfury Raises $80 Million in Closed Funding Round as Mining Market ‘Matures’

Bitfury has released details of a major funding round with participation from various European and Asian investors. Bitcoin mining infrastructure provider Bitfury has raised $80 million in a closed funding round, the company revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 6. The round, which comes weeks after rumors Bitfury was considering an IPO, […]

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Hodler’s Digest, October 1-8: WSJ Gets In and Out of Crypto, While BofA Sees a $7 Billion Future for Blockchain

The Wall Street Journal creates, then gets rid of, its own cryptocurrency and the Petro may be ready for public sale in November. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, […]

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Venture Capital Investment in Blockchain and Crypto Up 280% in 2018, Report Shows

A new report from Diar reveals that “traditional” venture capital investment in blockchain and crypto firms has almost tripled in the first three quarters of 2018. “Traditional” venture capital (VC) investment in blockchain and crypto firms has almost tripled in the first three quarters of 2018, according to a new Diar report published September 30. […]

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Korea’s Largest VC Firm Makes First Investment in Enterprise Blockchain Startup

KIP is known for its investments in high-ranking firms, including Naver and Kakao. South Korea’s largest venture capital (VC) firm, Korea Investment Partners (KIP), is investing in its first blockchain startup, TEMCO, according to an October 1 press release. KIP is known for its investments in high-ranking firms that include Naver — Korea’s largest search […]

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