How Celsius Turned Its Crypto ICO Into a Billion-Dollar Lending Business

The Takeaway: Crypto lending startup Celsius raised $50 million in a token sale in 2018. Lending volume has surged since then, with 10,415 Celsius users taking out fiat loans after locking in crypto collateral. BitGo confirmed to CoinDesk that it held $1 billion worth of crypto deposits from Celsius over the past year. CEL tokens […]

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Co-Founder Sues Israeli Blockchain Firm for Breach of Contract

Co-founders of Israeli blockchain firm Orbs are being sued by former partner Elad Arad following the dissolution of his shares in a failed joint venture, Cointree Capital. According to Israeli business media Globes, Arad is suing partners and brothers Uriel and Daniel Peled, Orbs, Cointree Management Microverse, Hexa Labs, and Hexa Solutions following a failed 18-month […]

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Crypto Mogul Moshe Hogeg’s ICOs Have Unusual Patterns, Analysis Finds

Best-known internationally as the chief executive of the blockchain smartphone startup Sirin Labs, Moshe Hogeg is becoming known for something else in Israel – mounting lawsuits. As reported extensively by regional news outlets, a lawsuit filed in January claims Hogeg misappropriated funds from the sale of new cryptocurrencies for both his own gain and to […]

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Is ConsenSys Startup Token Foundry Dead or Doing Something Different?

Token Foundry set out last year to be the best platform for running initial coin offerings. The website of the ConsenSys-incubated startup said as much until as recently as January 21. Then, over the next few days, it would articulate two more missions before finally settling on a new goal: “This year we are adding new […]

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Playkey ICO Raises $10.5 Million for Cloud-Powered Gaming

The best video games require ever-more powerful computers to run them, but it may no longer be necessary for gamers themselves to keep buying ever-more expensive gear. Playkey, based in Russia, has built a network of servers that allow machines to offload much of the computing to the cloud, so slower machines can run high-quality […]

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