• ICO-lateral damage December 17, 2017
     The ICO regulators are here, and they’re carrying big sticks. (PDF) “Coins or other digital assets issued on a blockchain may be securities under the federal securities laws… tokens were securities as defined by Section 2(a)(1) of the Securities Act because they were investment contracts … An investment contract is an investment of money in […]
    Jon Evans
  • Thales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN December 17, 2017
     Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense group Thales — in a deal worth around $5.43BN.  Read More
    Natasha Lomas
  • To ICO or not to ICO? December 17, 2017
     Sorry… I had to. For some actual wise words about crypto, read this. Read More
    Jonathan Shieber
  • The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction December 17, 2017
     As we grow as a culture, especially for newer generations, we need to start asking important questions: ‘how as a species do we begin the education process of device addiction?’ And more importantly, ‘how do we begin taking back control?’ Read More
    Ben Schippers
  • Do good companies ICO? December 16, 2017
     There has been a veritable explosion in the use of initial coin offerings (abbreviated ICO, sometimes also referred to as a token generating event or TGE, or a WTFLOL) to fund startups. Calculating the total investment in these offerings is complicated, but Coindesk puts the total right now at about $3.8 billion cumulatively, with the […]
    Danny Crichton