Binance’s New ICO Platform Ready for Takeoff

Binance will be holding initial coin offerings (ICOs) on the firm’s token sale platform Launchpad nearly every month in 2019. TRON’s BitTorrent and are two of the ICOs slated to be offered in 2019.

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French Parliament Rejects Crypto-Friendly Tax Changes

In France, several proposed changes to the laws governing the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies were rejected in the parliament on December 17th. The proposals would have made the tax treatment for transacting in cryptocurrencies more advantageous. The decision comes a week after two French lawmakers released a report advocating for the investment of hundreds of millions of public money in blockchain technology.

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In Shift from White Paper, Substratum to Begin Trading ICO Treasury

The CEO of decentralized computing startup Substratum Network announced the company is planning to begin actively trading some of the $13.8 million USD it raised in its 2017 ICO. In doing so, it appears the company is backtracking on its white paper, where it promised to hold its treasury funds in a predetermined portfolio.

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Thai Lending Platform JFin Coin Partners with R3 and Microsoft

J Ventures, which held one of the first initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Thailand earlier this year, announced a partnership with R3 and Microsoft to support its peer-to-peer lending system. The news indicates that R3’s “DLT Not Crypto” strategy may be evolving.

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Fabric Ventures Looks at ICO Fundraising for 2018 in Updated Report

Venture capital firm Fabric Ventures has released the second edition of The State of the Token Market report, providing a deep analysis of token sales (ICOs) for the first nine months of 2018. The company also lays out its predictions for the changes that blockchains could bring to the digital economy.

Read the full piece at Bitsonline.