Week Ending 03.17.19
CHANGE HEALTHCARE FILES IPO
WAVES PLATFORM TO RAISE USD 120M
COINME HIRES MARKETING CHIEF
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Change Healthcare, the Nashville, Tennesse-based healthcare technology firm using blockchain and AI, said it plans to raise a placeholder USD 100m in an initial public offering.
Waves Plaform, the London, UK-based blockchain company, said it plans to raise USD 120m from a second funding round to be completed by the end of May.
ikioo Technologies, the Burbank, California-based medical technology company using AI, said it converted a USD 41m seed round to the blockchain through a security token offering.
Accelor.io, the Silicon Valley, California-based blockchain hardware maker, said it raised USD 2m in seed funding from Chengwei Capital.
Medici Ventures, the venture capital unit of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Overstock.com, the online discount retailer focused on blockchain investments, paid an unspecified amount for a 5.1% stake in Bankorus, a blockchain banking platform
LEGAL & REGULATORY
Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles was acquitted of most of the charges stemming from the spectacular collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange, according to a CNN report.
Coinme, the Seattle, Washington-based blockchain financial services company, said it hired Jon Maron as chief marketing officer.
Jeff Schumacher, founder and former head of BCG Digital Ventures, said he is starting blockchain investment firm 55 Catalyst Capital.