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TokenPay completes acquisition of 9.9% of Germany’s WEG Bank

TokenPay, a decentralized and self-verifying payment platform project today announced that it has officially closed a deal with WEG Bank AG, located in Berlin, Germany. Share certificates representing 9.9% of the equity interest in WEG Bank AG have been transferred to TokenPay Swiss AG, along with options to acquire an additional 80.1% of the bank upon customary regulatory approval.

Yahoo Japan subsidiary confirms 40% stake in new bitcoin exchange

Z Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yahoo Japan confirmed today after weeks of rumblings that it has signed a contract with BitArg Exchange Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of CMD Lab.

XYO Network acquires GEO to bolster crypto-location tech portfolio

In a move that strengthens San Diego-based XYO Network as a leader in the development of crypto-location technology, the company has recently acquired GEO. The company GEO and the team behind it first attracted the attention of XYO Network during EthDenver, one of the largest hackathons for Ethereum in the United States.

Circle acquires bitcoin and alt exchange Poloniex

Major US altcoin and bitcoin exchange Poloniex has announced that as of today, February 26, Poloniex will be joining Circle to build upon its foundations in order to further scale its platform and accelerate the token ecosystem in the months and years ahead.

Evonax buys and reopens service

It was announced today that Denmark-based Evonax has bought fellow Danish originated company Last year, in May 2017, the owners of a small bitcoin platform, that once specialized in BTC to PayPal transfers put their exchange business up for sale.

SBI Holdings invests in ICO consulting firm T1R

SBI Holdings, the Tokyo-based financial services company group announced today that it has invested in T1R, a San Francisco-based firm which is involved in the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) consultation business in the U.S.

BitPesa acquires European money transfer service TransferZero

BitPesa, the first and largest blockchain payments platform for Africa and Europe, announced today their acquisition of TransferZero, an international, online money transfer platform that specializes in sending money to consumers and companies in 200 countries using over 50 different currencies.

Crédit Agricole takes stake in financial blockchain specialist SETL

Crédit Agricole CIB participated in the private fundraising of SETL. This is the Bank’s first equity investment in a fintech. SETL was launched in July 2015 to deploy a multi-asset, multi-currency institutional payment and settlements infrastructure based on blockchain technology.

HashChain to acquire blockchain company NODE40

It was announced today that creator of one of the most encouraging bitcoin tax compliance applications, NODE40 is being acquired by Canadian based HashChain Technology, a publicly traded blockchain technology company.

BTCC acquired by Hong Kong-based blockchain investment fund

BTCC, the company behind the longest-running bitcoin exchange, today announced that it has been acquired by a Hong Kong-based blockchain investment fund. BTCC officials said the company will now focus exclusively on the international market and its three major products — BTCC Pool, Mobi, and USD Exchange, which will be led by Denver Zhao, Mark Ma, and Aaron Choi, respectively.

Blockchain banking app Bankera acquires the Pacific Private Bank

One of the biggest ICO sales to date, Bankera has announced that the goal of becoming a bank for the blockchain era and a one-stop store for all financial services will be delivered ahead of schedule.

Digital currency security firm BitGo to acquire Kingdom Trust

BitGo, the leader in digital currency security solutions for institutional investors, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kingdom Trust Company, a South Dakota-chartered, fully regulated trust company with over $12 billion in assets under custody.

The Crypto Company acquires majority in crypto portfolio and tax app CoinTracking

The Crypto Company, an OTC publicly traded technology company in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry announced it has officially completed an acquisition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CoinTracking, LLC, of a majority stake in CoinTracking GmbH.

Overstock blockchain subsidiary tZERO takes 24% stake in StockCross Financial CEO and tZERO Chairman, Dr. Patrick Byrne announced his company’s intent today for blockchain subsidiary tZERO to purchase a minority stake in StockCross Financial Services, Inc., a U.S., DTC Clearing Firm.

LEXIT announces blockchain-powered M&A marketplace

LEXIT, an Estonian startup developing network-based mergers & acquisitions solutions, last week unveiled its Ethereum blockchain powered marketplace. On LEXIT, appraisers, industry-specific experts, and other independent third-party agents are incentivized to match buyers and sellers.
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