Week Ending 01.13.19
MONERIUM COMPLETES SEED ROUND
CHINA’S BLOCKCHAIN REGULATIONS TO TAKE EFFECT
2018 ICO VOLUMES SKYROCKET
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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
There were no acquisitions we tracked last week.
There were no filings among the deals we are tracking last week.
Monerium, the blockchain startup formed by the former chairman of Iceland’s central bank Jon Helgi Egilsson, raised USD 2m in a seed round led by Crowberry Capital and Hof Holdings, according to a Bitcoin Exchange Guide report.
LEGAL & REGULATORY
China said it plans to enforce real-name registration and require access to stored blockchain information from February 15, according to a Cryptoglobe report.
Nasdaq, the New York-based stock exchange, is looking to hire a blockchain and machine learning software developer, according to a CoinGape report.
Ownum, the Cleveland, Ohio-based blockchain company, has hired Randy Cole, a former official in Ohio governor John Kasich’s administration, as executive vice president and chief solutions officer, according to a Cleveland.com report.
Concordium Foundation, the Swiss non-profit firm developing a cryptocurrency, has hired former Nasdaq executive Hans-Ole Jochumsen as an advisor, according to a CoinDesk report.
Companies raised USD 21.48 billion from 1072 initial coin offerings in 2018, or just under 3.5 times the USD 6.58bn raised from 453 ICOs in 2017, according to Coinschedule data.