Miss Finland: Bitcoin’s Risk Keeps Most Women Away From Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin (BTC) is less popular among women because they are less interested in risky investments, according to one of the cryptocurrency’s best-known female proponents. Ryyti: Women “more risk-conscious” In a Twitter discussion on Sept. 5, Miss Universe Finland 2015 winner, Rosa-Maria Ryyti, argued Bitcoin’s risk factor made it more appealing to men. She was responding…

Thai SEC Warns Public About New Crypto Scam Operating Overseas

Thailand’s securities regulator has warned the public about scam entities posing as legal digital currency trading firms operating overseas. Investor losses are not known The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has discovered a new crypto scam where investors are lured into operating with companies outside the country, local English-language news outlet Bangkok Post reported…

Simetri Research Launches Dashboard for Short-Term Crypto Traders

Crypto research and analysis service Simetri Research has launched a new platform that displays short-term trading signals. Closing the information gap Crypto Briefing announced the new service, Coins on the Move, on Aug. 22. Coins on the Move is reportedly designed to meet the informational needs of short-term crypto traders, who prefer to actively buy…

Japanese HR and Tech Giant Recruit Holdings Invests in Blockstack

Blockchain startup Blockstack PBC has received strategic investment from Japanese human resources giant Recruit Holdings. U.S. startups look for Japanese partnerships The Block reported the startup’s new funding on Aug. 22. As part of the investment deal, Recruit, which is currently valued at $50 billion, is purchasing Blockstack’s STACK tokens. Blockstack CEO and co-founder Muneeb…

MouseBelt Launches Blockchain Scheme at Three Uni of California Sites

Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt has launched a blockchain education initiative at three campuses in the University of California system. Blockchain education at U.S. universities In a news release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 22, MouseBelt announced an initiative with UC Davis, UC Los Angeles and UC Santa Barbara to support blockchain-focused education, research and entrepreneurship. An…

Samsung-Backed Blockchain Startup Raises $7.5M from Shinhan Bank

South Korean blockchain startup Blockco has secured 9 billion Korean won ($7.5 million) in a recent Series B+ funding round participated by major local banks. Banks continue interest in blockchain Backed by South Korea’s tech giant Samsung, Blockco announced the investment in a blog post on Aug. 22. The funding round involved South Korea’s oldest…