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Musicoin: A music industry where artists thrive and listeners are rewarded

There has been much concern about the death of music industry in recent years. However, its revival is just around the corner. Musicoin allows artists and consumers to exchange music and value on a frictionless platform.

Putin to challenge China in the Bitcoin race

Russia has a complicated history with Bitcoin. The debate to ban the cryptocurrency has swayed back and forth for the past several years, even threatening extremely harsh prison sentences, but things have recently taken a more supportive turn.

Future of ICOs, SEC verdict, and the Howey Test

With significant discrepancy between The DAO and virtual good-esque ICOs, we can expect the latter to be safe from the vice grip of US regulators for the foreseeable future. Entrepreneurs can still look towards ICOs as potential opportunities post the investigative report - but keep an eye out for further developments.

investFeed switch to cryptocurrency – token sale brings mainstream demographics on board

investFeed is a New York based “community powered social trading network” making the switch from US equities to cryptocurrency. Their pivot to digital currencies is described as a key move to cater to an exponentially growing industry. Check this piece out to read about developments on the investFeed platform.

Mauritius to become the blockchain paradise of “Ethereum Island”

A new collaboration has formed between the nation of Mauritius and ConsenSys, with the goal of transforming Mauritius into a blockchain technology hub – in other words, create an “Ethereum Island”.

When Putin Met Buterin: Russia may use cryptocurrency to propel its economy

On the sidelines of the International Economic Forum in St Petersburg, President Putin and Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin met briefly and discussed the direct application of blockchain technology in Russian businesses and particularly banking systems which we may see in the coming years.

Prediction Market Stox to Launch STX, a Smart Token Based on the Bancor Protocol

Invest.com’s prediction market product Stox will launch a token sale using Bancor’s smart token protocol. The funds raised will be used to develop the Stox open source, Ethereum-based prediction market platform.

City of Zug adopts uPort for access to government services

The Swiss city of Zug is leading the charge for legacy governments to adopt blockchain technology. A pilot program will allow citizens to gain access to some of the city’s services using their uPort account.

Eros.vision is all vision

Eros.vision is a wonderful concept (or degenerate anarchy, depending on your value-system). They propose a decentralized marketplace for sexworkers and clients to find each other. The vision is a very good one. If they don't do it, someone else should.

Distributed Cloud Computing Platform iExec Joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

iExec, a next-generation distributed cloud computing project built on Ethereum, is joining the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. iExec aims to create a decentralized cloud and set up a marketplace for computing resources.

Hedge Fund Launches Currency for Open Source AI Network

San Francisco based Numerai is launching a new virtual currency, the first from a hedge fund, which is set to play a key role in perhaps conjuring a new invisible hand. This synergy is expected to emerge, as with Smith’s version, from a multitude of individuals - but this time from collaboration, not competition - driving value for both the individuals and the company.

NEVERDIE’s $1.1 Billion Market Cap ICO to Boost Game Economies in Virtual Worlds

NEVERDIE, a leading brand in real currency Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) and virtual worlds, is launching a $1.1 billion market cap ICO on the Ethereum Blockchain to kickstart game economies and create jobs in virtual worlds.