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Bison Trails Raises $25M in Funding Round Led by Blockchain Capital

News New York-based blockchain startup Bison Trails has raised $25.5 million in a new funding round led by major venture capital firm Blockchain Capital. One of the 21 founding members of the Libra Association, Bison Trails is providing blockchain infrastructure solutions for more than 20 blockcha..

ConsenSys CSO Seeks to Raise $50M for New Blockchain Investment Fund

News An executive at the Ethereum blockchain firm ConsenSys is launching a new blockchain-oriented investment firm, Aligned Capital. Sam Cassatt, the chief strategy officer (CSO) at ConsenSys, announced that the firm will be seeking to raise $50 million for its first fund in an announcement on Nov..

Weaponizing Blockchain — Vast Potential, but Projects Are Kept Secret

Analysis When Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that blockchain and artificial intelligence would “revolutionize war,” as Cointelegraph reported on Nov. 4, did he take things a bit too far? Jet engines have revolutionized warfare, and so have missiles and nuclear weapons — but shared digi..

Joe Lubin: China Will Avoid Blockchain’s ‘Decentralizing Aspects’

News China’s forthcoming digital renminbi is unlikely to use blockchain, considers Ethereum (ETH) co-founder and ConsenSys CEO Joe Lubin. In an interview for CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia on Nov. 6, Lubin argued that the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has little to gain — for its purposes — from the decen..

Initiative Including Microsoft, Intel and IBM Introduces Token Standards

News The Token Taxonomy Initiative (TTI) has unveiled a framework to standardize the construction of tokens. The initiative has made its Token Taxonomy Framework (TTF) available to the public, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 4. The platform-neutral framework will pur..

Ethereum 2.0 Validators to Earn up to 10% Annually for Staking: Report

News Ethereum 2.0 validators can expect to earn from 4.6% to 10.3% as rewards for staking on an annual basis, a senior ConsenSys exec says. 32 ETH required to become a validatorCollin Myers, head of global product strategy at blockchain firm ConsenSys, reportedly claimed that in order to become a ..

Crypto and Blockchain News From Japan: Oct. 7–13 in Review

News Japan, the second-largest source of traffic for global crypto exchanges to date, witnessed a number of industry announcements this week as the country hosted the major blockchain event Devcon 5 from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11. Organized on an annual basis by the Ethereum Foundation, the recent Devcon ..

ConsenSys Supports 7 More Ethereum Startups With $175K Grant

News Ethereum venture production studio ConsenSys has selected seven new Ethereum-based projects to support with $175,000 of funding. ConsenSys recognizes “more unique ideas”Speaking to crypto industry media outlet CoinDesk on Oct. 10, the company’s head of experiential marketing Yadira Blocker co..

ConsenSys Fully Acquires Ethereum Infrastructure Provider Infura

News Ethereum (ETH) venture production studio ConsenSys has announced that it had fully acquired Infura, a blockchain infrastructure provider that the firm previously backed. According to the blog post published on Oct. 4, Infura will continue its operations as a wholly owned business unit within ..

ConsenSys and WWF Roll Out Platform for Transparency in Philanthropy

News ConsenSys, a blockchain startup founded by Ethereum’s (ETH) co-founder Joseph Lubin, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have jointly launched the Impactio platform to bring transparency into philanthropy. Per an announcement made on Sept. 24, a new partnership between ConsenSys and the WWF res..

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