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Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Acquires Stellar Wallet BlockEQ

Coinsquare, the crypto exchange that has been nicknamed the “Coinbase of Canada,” has acquired Stellar wallet BlockEQ as it seeks to expand its offerings beyond cryptocurrency trading. The Toronto-based Coinsquare announced the deal on Thursday, revealing that it had paid $12 million CAD (~$9 million USD) to acquire BlockEQ, a non-custodial

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Overstock’s Medici Ventures Acquires Stake in Agricultural Blockchain Firm

Medici Ventures, the blockchain venture arm of Overstock.com Inc., has purchased $2.5 million in equity in agricultural blockchain project GrainChain, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Dec. 4.Founded in 2003, GrainChain has developed a blockchain-powered system that enables supply chain parties to track the distribution process of harvests.

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German Crypto Exchange Bitcoin Group SE Acquires Investment Bank Tremmel

German holding company Bitcoin Group SE has acquired a 100 percent stake in investment bank Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH, the company announced in a press release on November 13, 2018. Bitcoin Group SE Significantly Expands Its Service Portfolio Bitcoin Group SE has reached an important milestone in the expansion of its service portfolio

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New York Digital Investment Group Subsidiary Acquires New York BitLicense

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has granted a BitLicense to NYDIG Execution, according to an official DFS announcement published Nov. 14.NYDIG Execution, a subsidiary of the New York Digital Investment Group LLC (NYDIG), is now legally authorized to operate cryptocurrency-related business and to conduct money transmissions.

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Blockchain Software Firm ConsenSys Acquires Asteroid Mining Company

Blockchain software technology firm ConsenSys Inc. has acquired American asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, Inc. through an asset-purchase transaction, according to an announcement published Oct. 31.Founded in 2009 and formerly known as Arkyd Astronautics, Planetary Resources is supposedly engaged in the exploration, extracting and refining of resources from asteroids. The

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To the Moon? Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Acquires Asteroid Mining Firm

Twitter Facebook New York-based blockchain software technology startup and Ethereum development studio ConsenSys has acquired asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, Inc. through an asset-purchase agreement. Following the acquisition, Planetary Resources President and CEO Chris Lewicki and General Counsel Brian Israel will be joining the team at ConsenSys, according to

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Ticketmaster acquires blockchain tech company Upgraded

Ticketmaster has announced the acquisition of blockchain technology company Upgraded.Upgraded converts traditional tickets “into secure interactive digital assets protected by blockchain”, providing event creators with more control and visibility over ticket distribution. Its approach leverages blockchain technology combined with dynamic, encrypted barcodes to prevent fraud often associated with paper or pdf-based tickets. The solution

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Ticketmaster Acquires Blockchain Startup in Bid to Combat Ticket Fraud

Major global ticket sales and distribution company Ticketmaster has acquired Upgraded, a blockchain startup using DLT and “smart tickets” to combat fraud within the industry. Share of Controversy Ticketmaster — which merged with Live Nation in 2010 to form Live Nation Entertainment — is a live music behemoth that either leases, operates,

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Goldman Sachs-Backed Firm Acquires Crypto Startup to Issue Tokenized Securities

Circle Internet Financial, one of the markets most well-known and well-funded crypto startups is acquiring crowdfunding firm SeedInvest in order to make it easier for startups to issue digital coins and to allow its customers to trade a greater variety of digital tokens.Major Development in Tokenized SecuritiesSeedInvest was founded in

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