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South Korean Blockchain Startup Raises $8M for Identity Authentication

Blockchain company Iconloop has secured 10 billion Korean won (KRW) (over $8 million) from seven investment companies participating in a Series A funding round.Per an Oct. 10 announcement, it was Iconloop’s first venture capital investment since its establishment in 2016, with the participation of companies such as Korea Technology

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Decentralized Communication Startup New Vector Raises $8.5M

London-based decentralized communication startup New Vector has raised $8.5 million to drive adoption for Matrix, a major alternative messaging protocol.Slack rival Riot.IMThe Matrix protocol, which enables secure communication via end-to-end encrypted messaging applications such as Riot.IM, an alternative to WhatsApp, Telegram or Slack, will continue scaling and growing its

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Encryption Startup NuCypher Raises Over $10M from Bitmain and Polychain

Encryption startup NuCypher raises $10.7 Million in a simple agreement for future tokens (SAFT) from venture capital heavyweights, including Bitmain, Bitfury, Polychain Capital and others.Innovative encryption startup NuCypher has raised about $10.7 Million in what is referred to as a Simple-Agreement-for-Token (SAFT) in a financing round led by Polychain Capital

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Verisart Raises $2.5M to Expand Its Blockchain-based Art Verification Services

Verisart’s funding will be spent on extending the product and engineering team as well as launching a suite of premium services aimed at artists, galleries and collectors. Verisart is a platform designed to conduct certification and verification of artworks of different types which is carried out with the help of blockchain.

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Pioneer of Blockchain Certification For The Visual Arts Verisart, Raises $2.5 million in Series Seed Funding

About Richard KasteleinFounder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the

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Ethereum-Compatible SKALE Network Raises $17.1M for Mainnet Launch

The SKALE Network, decentralized Ethereum-compatible network, has completed a $17.1 million funding round for mainnet launch.Solid global backingBacked by the Liechtenstein’s Node Foundation and United States-based SKALE Labs, the SKALE Network now has over 40 investors in the U.S., European Union, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, according to

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