BitKan to Raise $10M in a Series B Funding Round

The round was led by Zhongyunhui Capital, IDG Capital and Bitmain
04 April 2018   109

Based in China's Shenzhen, the start-up BitKan attracted an investment of $ 10 million during series B financial round, reports CoinDesk.

The round was headed by the Chinese financial company Zhongyunhui Capital. Among other participants - IDG Capital and the world's largest manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain. The latter had already invested in this start-up - in the spring of 2016, during the series A r financing round, the Chinese giant invested $ 1.6 million in BitKan.

According to representatives of BitKan, the funds raised will be used to expand the business and create a platform called K Site, the beta version of which is scheduled for April 20.

The new service is a platform where users exchange their generated content for KAN tokens. According to representatives of BitKan, the site will mark a step towards a higher quality of content and will be of great importance in an environment filled with "fake ICO and scams".

Free content can only attract page views, but putting up a paywall can improve content quality considerably.
 

Yu Fang

CEO, BitKan

As part of the expansion of its operations, the company also plans to open offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

The BitKan platform was founded in 2012. Initially, the startup specialized in over-the-counter trading operations, providing data on the prices of cryptocurrencies an wallets.

Consensus 2018 summit to be held in New York City

4th annual blockchain technology summit - Consensus 2018, will take place in New York City on May 14-16
22 April 2018   37

CoinDesk has announced its 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Along with the discussions on the blockchain technology, the event is going to feature a hackathon, PoW pitch competition and a scholarship award in a partnership with Zcash. Title sponsors of the event include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, Octagon Strategy and SONM.

Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Among the notable speakers there will be Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali, J.P.Morgan blockchain program lead Amber Baldet, eToro CEO and founder Yoni Assia, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, ConsenSys founder Steve Cerveny, Athena Capital founder Meltem Demirors and many others.

The full 3-day agenda of the event can be found here.