A blockchain-based game studio is getting funding to take on “Magic: The Gathering” and “Hearthstone.” Announced this morning, Horizon Games raised $3.75 million in seed funding in a round led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital. Other investors included Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, Inovia Capital and more. Originally closed in the summer of 2018, the […]
Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, head of the Brooklyn-based venture studio ConsenSys, is moving to appease employees who say they’re fed up with unfulfilled promises about equity disbursements. Out of seven current or former ConsenSys employees interviewed by CoinDesk, four said they felt misled about the company’s employee share options. Although most employees are verbally and […]
A candidate for Congress in Florida wants to give ethereum-based tokens to campaign volunteers in an experimental effort to incentivize their work — and federal officials appear poised to give their approval. In late May, the campaign for Omar Reyes, who is running for office in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District as an independent candidate, sent […]
Samsung quietly released access to what they’re calling Samsung Blockchain that “helps developers to manage blockchain accounts easily.” Simple enough. Sadly, the rest of the description is a bit more opaque. “In addition, DApp does not need to make separate types of transaction that follows coin types by themselves anymore,” wrote Samsung. “The SDK offers […]
Cadence, an ethereum-powered marketplace for commercial debt, is out of its test phase. The startup, which recently secured a place on the Bloomberg terminal for its pools of commercial loans, is now open to all institutional and accredited investors. Such users can now contribute funds to packages of short-term loans that help businesses cover payroll, inventory and other unexpected […]
HDAC Technology, a blockchain company backed by automaker Hyundai, announced a partnership with blockchain startup CasperLabs to build and integrate a customized Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus protocol. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on June 28, a small initial step toward further cooperation. HDAC, issuer of the Hyundai-DAC token, is reportedly looking to switch from its […]
Ethereum’s leaders are pursuing a “moonshot” in the Middle East. The Ethereum Foundation’s head of special projects, Virgil Griffith, told CoinDesk the nonprofit is partnering with finance experts in the Gulf Coast to show that the world’s second largest blockchain is compatible with Islamic law. Islamic finance customs adhere to certain beliefs, including the prohibition […]
MET token holders now have the option to choose their blockchain, a feature that was first announced a year ago at launch but only rolled out last week. The developers of the Metronome project announced activation of the cryptocurrency’s cross-blockchain capability following successful test transfers of MET tokens from the ethereum blockchain to the ethereum […]
Executives from multi-million dollar startup Golem Factory are launching a new non-profit initiative called the Golem Foundation to pursue more ambitious research and development opportunities. As stated in a June 28 blog post by Julian Zawistowski, CEO of the Golem Factory, the aim of the Foundation is to “strive for new – perhaps innovative and […]
Users of Android phones and desktop computers have had the option to use Opera’s blockchain-friendly browser for months now, but iPhone owners have been left out of the fun. That’s now changed with the launch of the latest version of Opera Touch for iOS. As per a blog post from the firm, the new browser […]
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