Advanced Blockchain becomes first blockchain company to list on Germany’s Xetra Exchange

Advanced Blockchain AG, a German blockchain as a service (BaaS) provider, has been listed on the Xetra Exchange, making it the first blockchain developer to be registered on the Deutsche Börse-run digital stock exchange.

As first reported by CoinTelegraph, German securities brokerage firm Lang & Schwarz has facilitated Advanced Blockchain’s Xetra listing as designated sponsor and market maker. Before being listed on Xetra, Advanced Blockchain was listed on the Frankfurt...

Dfuse raises $3.5 million to further blockchain API mission

Dfuse, a provider of APIs for blockchain technology, has announced that it has raised £2.75m in a seed round led by Multicoin Capital, a thesis-driven cryptofund, and Intel Capital.

According to Dfuse, the latest funding will be utilised to expand its cross-blockchain technology platform and also grow its engineering and customer success teams. The company, in its own words, provides ‘the most robust and reliable Web3 data stack, with GraphQL, WebSocket and REST APIs to...

Helium raises £12m in series C funding round with major crypto backers

Helium, an Internet of Things (IoT) startup co-founded by the inventor of Napster, has raised funds worth $15 million (£12m) in a series C funding round that was conducted by Union Square Ventures and Multicoin Capital.

Since its inception, Helium, whose founders include Shawn Fanning and CEO Amir Haleem, has focused on creating a budget-friendly data network that IoT devices could access by using consumer Wi-Fi as its backend.

According to Helium, presently,...

Spring Labs raises $23 million in series A funding to further ‘un-bureau’ mission

California-based blockchain startup Spring Labs announced that it has raised $23m (£18m) in a recently conducted series A funding round led by GreatPoint Ventures. Existing investors including August Capital, General Motors Ventures, RRE Ventures, Galaxy Digital, Multicoin Capital, The Pritzker Group, and CardWorks also participated in the fundraising session.

Spring Labs is the developer of the Spring Protocol, which is a blockchain-based platform that transforms the way...

Voatz raises $7 million to help push mobile blockchain voting platform

Massachusetts-based voting and citizen engagement platform Voatz has accumulated a total of $7 million (£5.53m) in its latest series A fundraising round. The fundraiser - led by Medici Ventures and Techstars - will help Voatz to boost the accessibility and usability of its technology and expand its security footprint, as the company launches new pilot programmes with states, cities, and international jurisdictions.

The Voatz platform, which uses biometrics, encryption, and...

Proof of Capital launches with $50m blockchain fund and HTC partnership

As the crypto winter continues – whether it persists or has been overcome remains a talking point for those glass half-full or half-empty in the space – one ineluctable result is the rise of enterprise applications and use cases for blockchain technologies. But where will this rise take place?

Proof of Capital, a new venture fund, is advocating Asia as this base – and is putting its money where its mouth is with a reported $50 million investment.

The company, with...

Why the blockchain funding scene remains ripe: Cambridge Blockchain, Lucid Sight, Harmony and more

The cryptocurrency markets may continue to fluctuate, but the startup scene for those exploring and integrating blockchain technologies continues to thrive. Cambridge Blockchain, Lucid Sight, Harmony and Liquid.com are four such companies who in the past week alone have secured vital VC funding.

Massachusetts-based digital identity enterprise software provider Cambridge Blockchain has been joined by PayPal in its series A funding round. As part of this investment, both companies...

Europe to spend more than £600 million on blockchain in 2019, says IDC

According to the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide for H1 2018 that was published by IDC in February, the total amount on blockchain that Europe would be spending will go over £605.8 million in 2019.

Western Europe alone will cover 83% of the total spending, the analyst house added, while Central and Eastern Europe will cover 17%. By 2022, the total spending will reach £2.72 billion in Europe, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 73.2%.

Carla La...

Argentina government to co-invest in blockchain projects as cryptocurrency ‘goes mainstream’

Argentina is set to be known as the Latin American hub for a series of blockchain projects, which will be supported by Binance Labs and LatamEx, the Latin American crypto exchange. Its capital Buenos Aires, which has been selected for the next season of the Binance Labs Incubation Programme, already has 190 crypto merchants in the city alone, out of the nearly 260 merchants in the country.

All 10 projects – which will run every year for over a four-year period – will receive...

Forte and Ripple’s Xpring form $100 million fund to support blockchain technology in gaming

Blockchain-based platform technology provider, Forte, and Ripple's developer ecosystem initiative Xpring, have formed a $100 million fund to support game developers.

The funds will be operating alongside Forte's platform technologies and include open-source solutions designed in collaboration with Ripple to accelerate the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology in gaming.

With Forte's platform it becomes easy for developers to apply blockchain technology to their...