Ripio raised $31M during private tokensale

Argentinian blockchain based start-up raised big money in a private tokensale
12 October 2017   2315

The Argentinean start-up Ripio attracted $ 31 million during the private sale of RCN tokens. This is reported by CoinDesk.

The founders of the project attract investments to create a network of Ripio Credit Network, which unites borrowers, creditors and guarantors. Borrowers and lenders interact through Ethereum-based RCN tokens, and the guarantor undertakes to provide sufficient volume of lending operations to predict return on investment, debt management in the borrower's country of residence and to receive money on the debt obligation in case of default.

During the pre-sale in Ripio, FBG Capital, Maple Ventures and Blacktower Capital invested. According to the developers, investors from all over the world showed interest in the project, including Russia, South Korea and Canada.

We are extremely excited, that our pre-sale campaign was supported by both leaders of the blockchain industry and individual investors from all over the world. Our goal is to widen financial inclusion by extending credit lending globally, and for implementing it we have to have supporters worldwide.
 

Sebastian Serrano
Co-founder and CEO, Ripio

The launch of Ripio Credit Network was announced in September this year. In January, the Argentine start-up, previously working under the name BitPagos, attracted $ 1.9 million in investment and get rebranded. Venture funds Huiyin Blockchain Venture, Boost VC, Digital Currency Group and Draper VC invested in the project.

EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   71

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.
 

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.