Edgeless.io has raised over $2 million to date, making it the most successful Ethereum-based gambling ICO in history. The virtual casino’s success puts it well ahead of previous record holders VDice who raised $1.6 million.
China's central bank is moving to regulate its domestic bitcoin industry, circulating new guidelines that, if enacted, would require exchanges to identify clients and adhere to banking regulations.
Google-funded Currencycloud is following a roadmap that is similar to the R3 consortium. Instead of pegging their system on Blockchain, Currencycloud is entering the financial industry with a Blockchain-inspired technology that is actually applicable to a wide range of operations such as transaction facilitation.
IBM InterConnect has announced the new release of IBM Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. The service enables developers to build and host security-rich production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud, and is underpinned by IBM LinuxONE.
A group of developers is working to replace the existing EVM – which enables the utilization of scripts on ethereum – with one built on the WebAssembly, or wasm, programming language. WebAssembly was launched in 2015, backed by a team drawn from Google and Microsoft, among other companies.
Collaborative savings and insurance platform WeTrust, an Ethereum blockchain platform aiming to bring financial inclusion to the masses, has announced the launch of its very first Trusted Lending Circles product. The blockchain-based reciprocal aid platform leverages smart contracts to allow anyone to create a Rotating Savings and Credit Association – ROSCA – with a group of trusted associates to help one another.
Hybrid blockchain application platform, the Qtum Foundation has raised over $15 million in a five days, placing the project among the top 10 blockchain-token crowdsale campaigns to date. Qtum started the first day by selling $10 million of its tokens in the first 90 minutes.