Joint Venture Partnership $200m signed by Block.one

Block.one, the blockchain software EOSIO developer, informes about a partnership that sees creation of a new US $200 million joint venture fund, EOS Global
06 April 2018   909

Block.one today reported about a collaboration with blockchain veterans Michael Cao and Winnie Liu. That demands the creation of a new US$200 million joint venture fund, EOS Global. EOS Global will produce strategic investments in Asia-focused projects utilizing EOSIO. It is the fourth infusion of capital through Block.one’s EOS VC initiative which now totals 600m USD.

The blockchain space is a competitive one, but we are convinced that the speed, scalability and usability of the EOSIO open-source platform will enable rapid and radical innovation previously impeded by the limitations of existing protocols. We are incredibly excited to support an architecture that will drive mainstream blockchain adoption and foster new community-driven business models. 

Michael Cao, investor, founder of US blockchain mining facility
 

The new fund proceeds the advertisements of EOS VC partnerships with Finlab AG, Galaxy Digital, and Tomorrow Blockchain Opportunities.

Block.one is delighted to welcome investment from Michael and Winnie’s fund that will leverage EOSIO to catalyze the transformation of the digital assets space in Asia. EOS VC is expanding its global reach through divers partners poised to offer EOSIO projects unprecedented international access. 

Brendan Blumer, CEO, Block.one.
 

Block.one has made an initial obligation to deploy US$1 billion in partnership with heading venture capital investors to support development on the EOSIO platform. The EOS VC program suggests the funding the developers and entrepreneurs need to base community-driven businesses leveraging EOSIO.

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   294

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.

 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.