Mason Borda is a tech entrepreneur focusing on blockchain infrastructure and security. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of TokenSoft Inc, a crypto treasury management and white label token sale platform. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. It began with some source code...
Quebec was fishing for tech giants but caught bitcoin miners. At least that’s how David Vincent, business development director at electric utility Hydro Quebec, describes the results of a campaign launched in 2016 to lure the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft to build their data centers in the...
To describe Telegram's planned initial coin offering (ICO) as ambitious would be an understatement. And it's not only because the provider of a popular messaging app is seeking to raise $1.2 billion, according to three people familiar with the offering, which would represent the largest crypto token sale to...
U.S. technology firm Kodak has announced that it will launch its own cryptocurrency, with plans to host an initial coin offering (ICO) at the end of January. In an official announcement, Kodak said the cryptocurrency would underpin "an encrypted, digital ledger of rights ownership for photographers." The idea is...
Malaysia's securities market watchdog has issued a cease-and-desist to a startup ahead of its planned initial coin offering (ICO). The CopyCash Foundation, according to a statement from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was sent the notice following an inquiry into its pitch to investors. On its website, CopyCash promotes itself as a...
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon now reportedly regrets calling bitcoin a "fraud," though he is still not a fan of the cryptocurrency. In an interview with FOX Business Tuesday, Dimon said: "The bitcoin to me was always what the governments are gonna feel about bitcoin as it gets really big, and...
Smart contract-based data platform Mobius Network successfully concluded a $35 million token pre-sale, the company announced Tuesday. The turn-key software provider announced it had raised $10 million more than projected on sales of its MOBI token, which in turn is based on the Stellar network. After it launches, Mobius...
David Silver is the founder of Silver Miller, one of the preeminent plaintiffs' law firms in crypto litigation. Silver Miller prosecutes cases against wayward cryptocurrency exchanges and misleadingly presented crypto-investment offerings. The firm is focused on representing victims of financial fraud. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. "You take the...
There's never enough eyes out there looking for threats against internet users. Take the recently disclosed Specter and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities, which showed how threats can linger for years undetected. Though as much as such giant engineering failures get attention, each of us is more likely to be hit by...
Bradley Miles and Sid Kalla are the co-founders of Turing Group, an incubation and advisory firm focused on token protocol design and the ICO sales process. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. If 2017 has taught us anything, it's that there's no shortage of...