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High Times Will Not Accept Bitcoin in Its Initial Public Offering

Marijuana culture media group High Times Holding Corp. has decided not to accept Bitcoin (BTC) in its initial public offering (IPO), according to an August 13 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The decision runs counter to the company’s Aug. 3 announcement, where it stated it will accept cryptocurrencies in order to attract investors. In the beginning ...

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In an Apparent First, High Times to Accept Crypto in Its Initial Public Offering

Cannabis culture media organization High Times Holding Corp. will accept cryptocurrencies in its Initial Public Offering (IPO), High Times reports Aug. 2. In doing so, it will reportedly be the “first traditional stock offering ever to accept investments” in cryptocurrencies. The “preeminent source for cannabis information since 1974” will accept Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in an effort to cast ...

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Public Chain ASCH Receives $7.5 Million USD Investment from Bitmain

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Philippines Securities Regulator Issues Draft of ICO Rules, Requests Feedback From Public

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a set of draft rules for regulating Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for public review, according to an official statement August 2. In the SEC’s Memorandum Circular, the agency stipulates that any company registered in the Philippines looking to run an ICO, or any ICO selling tokens to Filipinos, must submit an ...

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In Its First Public Acquisition, Binance Buys Decentralized Trust Wallet

Major crypto exchange Binance has made its first public acquisition, having bought Trust Wallet, according to an announcement July 31. Launched in 2017, U.S.-based Trust Wallet is an open source, anonymous, and decentralized wallet that supports Ethereum (ETH) and over 20,000 different Ethereum-based tokens (ERC20, ERC223, and ERC721). While the details of the deal are not disclosed, Binance told TechCrunch ...

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Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital to Make Public Debut on Toronto Stock Exchange

Mike Novogratz’s merchant bank, Galaxy Digital, will be going public on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange on August 1st, making it one of the first ever public cryptocurrency focused merchant banks. In an interview with Bloomberg, Novogratz expressed some concerns with the upcoming IPO, mainly centered around the decline in the cryptocurrency markets. “If I knew what I know now, knew ...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum ETFs are Good, But Need Easier Ways For Public to Buy

On July 29, Ethereum co-founder and renowned blockchain developer Vitalik Buterin discussed the necessity of infrastructure around Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the need to create better ways for the public to invest in major digital assets. Easier Methods of Purchasing Crypto Specifically, Buterin addressed the more institutionally-connected Bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs). In his Tweet, Buterin inferred that the institutional ...

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Two Major Spanish Public Institutions to Research Blockchain for Copyright Management

The Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) and the Madrid School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSIT-UPM) announced July 26 a research partnership into implementing blockchain for copyright management in the digital era. The two institutions have reportedly signed a one-year agreement to carry out collaborative research into building a digital processing platform for copyright management that would use blockchain alongside ...

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Hackers Briefly Mess up Waves’ DEX Public Launch

Decentralized exchanges hold a lot of promise. They represent a different method of exchanging value without too many central entities involved in the process. Even so, decentralized exchanges are not without their security flaws. The launch of Waves’ DEX exchange was marred by a brief incident, although the matter was resolved quickly. Waves’ DEX Faces a Small Setback Launching a ...

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