Posts Tagged ‘interview’

An Interview with Sirin Labs CMO on the Blockchain Smartphone ‘Finney’

CCN, in association with Brazilian industry outlet Criptomoedas Fácil, interviewed Nimrod May, CMO of Sirin Labs, to discuss the startup’s development of the world’s first smartphone to integrate blockchain technology. Codenamed ‘Finney’, the $1,000 smartphone will be manufactured by global giant Foxconn and will use Android as the operating system. Read the interview

Fintech Focus: Qudian Adapts to New Environment

Qudian Inc. was the toast of the town when it made a $900 million IPO in October, becoming the largest such offering in New York for a new group of Chinese fintech companies. But after a brief rally, things quickly went south for the stock amid a regulatory crackdown and concerns over the company’s ratio […]

‘I Think ICO is a Dirty Word’ — Lessons in Compliance from KodakCoin (Interview)

Bitcoinist spoke with Darren Marble, CEO of CrowdfundX, a fintech marketing firm that uses artificial intelligence and digital marketing to help its clients acquire retail investors and shareholders at scale. His company was responsible for designing, producing, and marketing historic Reg A+ IPOs to NASDAQ, NYSE, and OTC Markets Group, as well as Security Token Offers […]

ICO Market: “More Regulators Will Become Active In The Space” – William Pao

Block Tribune talked with O’Melveny financial services litigator William Pao about Centra and other ICO issues. Pao has written on the “potential tsunami” of cryptocurrecy securities lawsuits and notes that in less than half a year, some 13 cases have been filed across the country challenging ICOs under federal and state securities laws. Read the […]

Yes, your ICO needs a strong marketing plan to stand out from the crypto clutter

Despite incredible and revolutionary ideas, building a startup is never easy, especially in a technological landscape that not many people understand. Nevertheless, people still try—which means investors are weary from skimming through hundreds, if not thousands, of ICOs. They know very well that not all of these projects would have the best intentions, and of […]

Blockchain startups are overvalued: Q&A with Anju Patwardhan, Managing Director at CreditEase China

CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund is investing in fintech companies, mostly participating in B and C rounds. When CreditEase looks into a fintech startup, it starts with the startup’s geographic location, and whether the market offers multiple exit opportunities. The startup should have deep expertise in the finance area and use technology to solve problems in this […]

After The ICO: Q&A With Oleg Seydak, CEO Blackmoon Crypto

Blackmoon Crypto is a Fintech blockchain-based company that raised $30 million during its ICO in September 2017. The company lets its users create, promote, develop and manage investment funds while covering all aspects of technology and infrastructure from legal compliance to corporate structuring. From June 2015 to July 2017, Blackmoon processed more than $100 million in […]

Meet Alexandra Prodromos | The Driving Force Behind Chicago’s Rise as a Leading Blockchain Hub

Alexandra Prodromos has been working diligently with her team to build up Chicago as the city for blockchain startups and resources. As the Executive Director of the non-profit Chicago Blockchain Center (CBC), Alexandra works closely with both the private and public sectors to grow and support the blockchain community in Illinois. From hosting meetups and student developer workshops […]

AppNexus CEO Brian O’Kelley: ‘For me, the crypto ICO is a terrifying trend’

Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus chief executive, shares his views on blockchain – the adtech buzzword of the contemporary landscape. He discusses: “bitcoin-mania” and its resemblance to the dotcom boom; offers advice for marketers contemplating such technology; and elaborates on his own early attempts to harness it. Read more

How to conduct a successful ICO, according to TenX Co-founder Dr Julian Hosp

When cryptocurrency startup TenX launched its ICO, it raised a whopping US$43 million in a mere seven minutes. The company raised US$37 million in a presale — giving it a total of US$80 million of funding just from the ICO alone. But how did the founders manage to raise such a jaw-dropping amount? How were […]